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Written by Jason Rodhouse - 15 Jun 2007
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Location notes
If it wasn`t for the nearby M1, this would be a quiet rural location on the outskirts of Long Buckby.
Railway type and traffic
The Location sees regular Virgin services running alongside the busy motorway, and also the occasional local service.
Apart from the odd exception, all freight is pathed along the Northampton loop, and does not pass through this location.
Link to Real Time Trains
RTT Link Long Buckby, Greenhill Farm
This link should be close to the location, but may not be the actual location so please check the page. This link will take you to what is happening 'around now'. Dates and times can be changed at the top of the page.
The location itself is at the end of a couple of fields, the first field is normally home to cattle..... so be wary when there are young calfs about.
Road directions
From M1 Junction 18:
Head towards Kilsby. When you reach Kilsby you come to a roundabout, at which you need to take A5 turning to Milton Keynes. After a short time, you will see a left hand turn to Watford. Ignore this, and continue down the A5. Shortly after crossing the canal, you need to pull in the Parking area on the left hand side. If you pass 'The New Inn' on the right, you have gone too far! The pub is pretty much right next to the parking area. Just behind you on the same side of the road is a farm entrance, go down here, and you should be able to pick up the public footpath which is clearly signposted.

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Long Buckby, Greenhill Farm map co-ordinates
Park your motor in the designated roadside parking area, as described in the road directions.
Public transport
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The New Inn on the opposite side of the road is highly recommended. They serve meals, generously filled baguettes, and perhaps more importantly, have real ale on tap!
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.
Long Buckby, Greenhill Farm

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Streetmap links
Long Buckby, Greenhill Farm general view map
Long Buckby, Greenhill Farm close up map

Windows Local Live Link - image quality may vary
Long Buckby, Greenhill Farm

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Photographic notes
This location is only good for southbound train from about midday, and northbound trains from about 3 o`clock onwards.
Shots can be taken from the approach to the bridge, and also from across the fields.
Unless you like Muted video, or intend to play loud music over the top, you can forget this place for video. Unless of course, the motorway is closed......

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

Fig 1 - Looking north west

Fig 2 - Looking south east

Fig 2 - Looking south east

Fig 3 - Looking south east

Fig 3 - Looking south east

Fig 4 - Looking south east

Fig 4 - Looking south east

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