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Written by Jason Rodhouse - 22 Jul 2007
last update by Jason Rodhouse - 01 May 2013
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Location notes
The foot crossing has been closed (April 2013), it is not know if it will reopen.


Lolham Bridges is just to the north west of Peterborough. The busy East Coast Main Line runs through here.
Railway type and traffic
Regular East Coast and Hull trains pass the location, as well as local DMU services. There are some freight workings.
Environment
The location itself is a public foot crossing which is 'out in the sticks' so to speak!

Please note:
The pathway to the crossing has been neglected, and you currently have to negotiate a couple of fallen trees which have fallen over the path. An alternative path has been made avoiding them, but this involves walking up a muddy slope, which needless to say, is not ideal in certain weather conditions.
Road directions
From Market Deeping (North of Peterborough) head west on the A16 towards Stamford. From this road, you need to take the left turn towards West Deeping. Continue past this village until you reach the Level crossing. Shots can be had at the level crossing, but you may prefer to go to the foot crossing. To get there, continue south over the crossing. You need to find a little bridge which will let you cross the dyke into the field on the left. Once in the field, turn back on yourself, and follow the footpath to the railway.
You can also get to the crossing from the footpath from Maxey Road, but this walk is much longer.

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Lolham Bridges map co-ordinates
Parking
You can park on the left by the level crossing, or on the grass verges beyond the crossing. However, if parking on the grass verge, please park on the west side of the road, else you may end up in the dyke! Be careful!!
Public transport
See the road directions.

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Amenities
Nothing at the location itself, but there are a few pubs in the surrounding villages. Nearby Market Deeping should cater for any other needs!
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Sun Compass using Suncalc by brought to you by Vladimir Agafonkin:
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Lolham Bridges

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Photographic notes
The foot crossing has been closed (April 2013), it is not know if it will reopen.


The line here runs NW to SE. Shots can also be had in both directions here, and from both sides of the line. However, the fencing of a nearby bridge can be obtrusive when photographing southbound trains from the southern side of the line. Stepping slightly to the right should overcome this.


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


Fig 1 - Looking north west


Fig 2 - Looking north west


Fig 2 - Looking north west


Fig 3 - Looking south east


Fig 3 - Looking south east


Fig 4 - Looking south east


Fig 4 - Looking south east


Fig 5 - Looking north west



Fig 5 - Looking north west

From the level crossing.

Fig 6 - Looking south east



Fig 6 - Looking south east

From the level crossing.

Fig 7 - Looking east



Fig 7 - Looking east

From the field.

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