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Written by Jason Rodhouse - 31 Mar 2007
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Location notes
Bugbrooke is a peaceful village in rural Northamptonshire. The West Coast Mainline runs past the village.
Railway type and traffic
The line that runs through here is on the busy West Coast Main Line. However, most freight does not pass here, instead taking the Northampton loop before rejoining near Rugby. Still, plenty of Virgin services flying past if that is what you are after. Also note that sometimes, often at weekends, all WCML services can be diverted via the Northampton loop.
Environment
This particular location is a field.
Road directions
From the M1, junction 15A:
Follow the signs to Rothersthorpe. Pass through the village, and you will shortly come to the new over bridge which crosses the railway line. Continue on this road, and you will soon notice a left hand turn to Gayton, and then a right hand turn to Bugbrooke. Take the right turn, and after a few hundred yards, you will notice the entrance to the field on your right.
If you cross over the railway, you`ve gone too far!

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Bugbrooke - East of the 'Clumps' map co-ordinates
Parking
Park by the field entrance, but do not block the gates!
Public transport
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Sun Compass
Sun Compass using Suncalc by brought to you by Vladimir Agafonkin:
It might be necessary to adjust the time to suit your visit, this link should open with the current day.
Bugbrooke - East of the 'Clumps'

Googly map
Streetmap links
Bugbrooke - East of the 'Clumps' general view map
Bugbrooke - East of the 'Clumps' close up map

Windows Local Live Link - image quality may vary
Bugbrooke - East of the 'Clumps'



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Photographic notes
The best shots are looking east from the field. If you want a shot looking west, this is only obtainable from the railway bridge itself, but this can be troublesome on a sunny day.
A quiet location, so video would not be a problem, apart from perhaps bleating lambs and at other times of the year, moo-ing cows (See fig 3)!


General views - All photographs © Jason Rodhouse unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking east


Fig 1 - Looking east


Fig 2 - Looking west


Fig 2 - Looking west

From the bridge

Fig 3 - Looking east


Fig 3 - Looking east

The sheep favour loco haulage!

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