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Hollins Bottom is on the outskirts of Ramsgate in Kent on the Canterbury to Ramsgate line.
Railway type and traffic
Most traffic is Class 375 units on Charring Cross - Ramsgate/Margate services.
This location is on the old road bridge which is no longer in use since the the construction of a new road system.
From Ramsgate, head west on the A299 (Canterbury East) towards Canterbury.
As you leave Ramsagte, you come to a roundabout, turn right here, and you will cross the railway and arrive at the next roundabout. Take the first exit here, and after about a hundred yards, pull in on the left by the bollards. Walk along the old road to the railway bridge.Click here to set up your location for directions to this location Hollins Bottom map co-ordinates
Park off road by the bollards.
Ramsgate has lots on offer, cafe`s, pubs, shops, fish and chips..............
Ramsgate has lots of B&Bs etc.
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Hollins Bottom general view map
Hollins Bottom close up map
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Not the most useful of spots, but sometimes it`s nice to add a little variety to your locations! This location is likely to be too noisy for video footage.
The best shots of Eastbound trains would have to be taken in the morning, although on a 'slightly' dull day, an interesting shot can be had of eastbound trains from the wrong side of the line which would feature Richborough power station in the background.
General views - All photographs © Jason Rodhouse unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking east
Fig 2 - Looking west
Fig 3 - Looking west
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