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Written by Kevin Lee - 17 Dec 2007
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Location notes
A footbridge in rural Hampshire over the Portsmouth Direct line.
Railway type and traffic
3 trains per hour between London Waterloo and Portsmouth (450/444) as well as the Holybourne - Fawley tank train which runs around 10:30 north and 15:00 south on Wednesdays and Fridays.
Environment
Middle of nowhere! The location is a very little used concrete Southern Railway footbridge next to a farm nestled in the South Downs.
Road directions
From the A3(M), Junction 2:
Take the B2149 towards Rowlands Castle. When you get to the roundabout turn left towards Rowlands Castle, then shortly left towards Finchdean. When you reach Finchdean village continue straight through, passing under the railway line which you follow. Where the road takes a sharp left bend and goes over the railway take the lane that goes straight ahead, follow this up to the farm.

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Woodcroft Farm map co-ordinates
Parking
You can park on the verge just outside the farm, or drive through the gates and up the overgrown track towards the bridge.
Public transport
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Amenities
Nothing at the location.
Accommodation
Local Bed and Breakfasts and Hotels in Havant.
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.
Woodcroft Farm

Googly map
Streetmap links
Woodcroft Farm general view map
Woodcroft Farm close up map

Windows Local Live Link - image quality may vary
Woodcroft Farm



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Photographic notes
The line here is aligned North-South with some substantial trees to the West of the line, making this a morning only shot on sunny days, (with northbound trains being out-of-sun) but a good all-round location if its cloudy.
You can shoot from the steps or their landings (either side on a cloudy day) or from the bridge itself using both wide angle and zoom lenses. Some excellent video could be obtained here.


General views - All photographs © Kevin Lee unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking south


Fig 1 - Looking south


Fig 2 - Looking north


Fig 2 - Looking north


Fig 3 - Looking north


Fig 3 - Looking north


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