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Written by Stephen Bersey - 24 Mar 2008
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Location notes
Located on the Nene Valley Railway situated between Orton Mere and Ferry Meadows. Delightful location on a curve.
Railway type and traffic
Preserved line with a mixture of Steam and Diesels. Operating Days can be found on the NVR Website.
Environment
The location is situated in Nene Country Park, the footpath which crossing the line is predominately used by Golfers and Cyclist.
Road directions
From the A1, Junction 17:
Join the A1139 (Fletton Parkway) and turn left at the first exit (this is a continuation). Follow the A1139 which is sign posted for the A605 / East of England Show ground. When you reach the second roundabout, take the forth exit (A605) for the Whittlesey direction follow the road, continuing in a straight direction past another two roundabouts, you will come to a set of traffic light, turn left into Orton Mere were the car park is found. On arrival, there is a footpath / Cycle path, turn left and follow the path along which leads to the crossing (Approximately 8 minutes walk).

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NVR, Yacht Club Crossing map co-ordinates
Parking
I would recommend leaving the Car at Orton Mere (close to the Nene Valley Railway Station and walk 8 -10 minutes to Yacht Club Crossing. There is car parking in Ferry Meadows, but this cost and there is very little difference between walking from Ferry Meadows Country Park and from Orton Mere to the crossing.
Public transport
Number 14 bus from Peterborough Bus Station (Queensgate). Check the Stagecoach in Peterborough Website.

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Amenities
There is a cafe and toilets located in Ferry Meadows Country Park, at the end of Ham Lane.
Accommodation
There are lots of Bed and Breakfast in Peterborough.
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.
NVR, Yacht Club Crossing

Googly map
Streetmap links
NVR, Yacht Club Crossing general view map
NVR, Yacht Club Crossing close up map

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NVR, Yacht Club Crossing



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Photographic notes
The location is on a sweeping cure and is generally good any time of the year. One disadvantage is there are very tall trees near by and in low sun can cast a shadow on the subject. Noise levels are excellent, as this is a quiet, peaceful, location.


General views - All photographs © Stephen Bersey unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking east


Fig 1 - Looking east


Fig 2 - Looking east


Fig 2 - Looking east


Fig 3 - Looking west


Fig 3 - Looking west


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