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Upstreet is a small village in Kent. The Canterbury-Ramsgate line runs through here.
Railway type and traffic
Most traffic is Class 375 units on Charring Cross - Ramsgate/Margate services. There are also less frequent services which take the line down to Dover from here.
This is a quiet foot crossing which leads to a walk along the Great Stour.
There is a sign which says PRIVATE PROPERTY, but this refers to the area where the boats moor up. The footcrossing here is a public right of way to the footpath which follows the river to the west.
From Canterbury, head towards Margate on the A28. This will lead straight to Upstreet. As you arrive at the village, look for a right hand turn to Port Farm. There is a track immediately after this which you will be able to drive down to a car park.Click here to set up your location for directions to this location Upstreet - The Moorings, Stour Valley map co-ordinates
There is a good place to park at the bottom of the lane. Many vehicles can be parked here safely.
Nothing at the location itself, but the village has its own store where snacks and freshly made sandwiches can be purchased. There is the Royal Oak in Upstreet itself, and there is also a pub at nearby Grove Ferry.
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Upstreet - The Moorings, Stour Valley
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This is a good location to capture eastbound workings in the morning. Shots in the other direction are limited, although they can be had from the 'wrong' side of the line if overcast.
General views - All photographs © Jason Rodhouse unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking east
Fig 2 - Looking west
Fig 3 - Location notice
The manager of the moorings make his feelings about dog waste quite clear. So if you take a dog, take note!
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