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Written by Chris Moxon - 28 Jan 2009
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Location notes
An over bridge in a shallow cutting about two miles East of Sheringham and only half a mile inland from the North Sea.
It is on the North Norfolk Railway, a 5.5 mile heritage railway situated (as its name suggests) in North Norfolk.
Railway type and traffic
Being a heritage line workings are hauled by a variety of steam and diesel locos. The closer to August it is, the more chance there is of steam running, with two out daily throughout August itself. Diesel services can also be worked by the resident DMU. There are several galas and events throughout the year.
A country location surrounded by open fields. The nearest significant housing is in Sheringham two miles away, so no crime problems. However it is out of the way, and the local roads have no pavements or street lights so advisable to stick to daylight hours.
Road directions
The footpath to the location comes off the A149 coast road running East-West between Sheringham and Blakeney.

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NNR, Dead Man's Bridge map co-ordinates
No parking. Cars have been known to stop off in 'laybys' in the area that are entrances to farmer's fields but the nearest proper parking is in Sheringham 2 miles East.
Public transport
Sheringham is served with an hourly rail service to Norwich. Either walk from there or take a bus West down the coast road.

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No Amenities. Again travel to nearby Sheringham where there are delicious Fish & Chips to be had!
Various B&Bs exist in Sheringham.
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.
NNR, Dead Man's Bridge

Googly map
Streetmap links
NNR, Dead Man's Bridge general view map
NNR, Dead Man's Bridge close up map

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NNR, Dead Man's Bridge

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Photographic notes
The line at this point is running East-West so trains heading into Sheringham are good till mid day after which trains coming out of Sheringham are in the sun. There is only really one angle each way as crossing the bridge always results in a shadow down the side.

General views - All photographs © Chris Moxon unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking east

Fig 1 - Looking east

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