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Written by Jason Rodhouse - 24 Sep 2007
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Location notes
Shustoke is about halfway on the Birmingham-Nuneaton line.
Railway type and traffic
Local 'Central' units can be seen on the line, as can various freight workings, mainly DB Schenker and Freightliner.
Environment
This is a quiet location in the countryside.
Road directions
From the M42, Junction 9:
Head south on the A446 until you reach the first roundabout. Turn left here into the dual carriageway (Faraday Lane) and take the first left which will take you to Lea Marston. From here, head Eastwards which will bring you to Whitacre Heath. When you reach the main road, turn right, and follow this road until you need a left hand turn to Hogrills End. Take this turning, and follow the road bearing right down Hogrills End Lane when you reach the small junction. Just after this road bears left, you should notice Lansdown House to your right. There is a public footpath just beyond this that will lead you to the location.

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Shustoke Reservoir, Crossing #1 map co-ordinates
Parking
You can park your vehicle safely at the side of the road.
Alternatively, you can park in the car park which is accessible from the south of the reservoir. All Shustoke locations are linked by the same footpath, but it is easier to get to the single locations as described in their 'individual' road directions.
Public transport
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Amenities
There are at least a couple of pubs in nearby Whitacre Heath. Also nearby is Water Orton which has many shops that should provide for most needs.
Accommodation
You could always try the Railway Guest House in Whitacre Heath. There is also a large hotel just to the North of Lea Marston, which is situated off of Haunch lane.
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.
Shustoke Reservoir, Crossing #1

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Streetmap links
Shustoke Reservoir, Crossing #1 general view map
Shustoke Reservoir, Crossing #1 close up map

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Shustoke Reservoir, Crossing #1



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Photographic notes
Shots here are generally on all of the day, and can be had in both directions and from both sides of the line to suit most lighting conditions.


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


Fig 1 - Looking east


Fig 2 - Looking east


Fig 2 - Looking east


Fig 3 - Looking east


Fig 3 - Looking east


Fig 4 - Looking west


Fig 4 - Looking west


Fig 5 - Looking west



Fig 5 - Looking west


Fig 6 - One of the vans in the field



Fig 6 - One of the vans in the field


Fig 7 - Looking east - Image Richard Tearle



Fig 7 - Looking east - <i>Image  Richard Tearle</i>


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