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A concrete footbridge over the Wootton Bassett to Bristol line near Chippenham. A pleasant rural location on the site of a former level crossing.
Railway type and traffic
Mostly FGW HSTs on Paddington - Bristol via Bath services. Some DMUs between Swindon and Westbury, plus a small amount of freight.
The end of a narrow rural lane. There are houses close by, also a small sewage works, but as the road goes no further than the now closed level crossing it is not exactly busy!
From M4, Junction 17:
Take the B4122 past the council depot until you get to a T-junction. Turn right here (B4069) and follow for approx 2 miles. Turn left (signed Langley Burrell), then once past the pub (The Langley Tap) turn right into Crossing Lane. Follow this until you come to the railway.Click here to set up your location for directions to this location Langley Burrell map co-ordinates
Plenty of parking right next to the former crossing. Avoid blocking the gate to the sewage works though.
Train to Chippenham, then a local bus service. You may have to alight on the B4069 and walk around a mile, depending on route/frequency of buses.Click here to set up your location for directions to this location
Langley Tap pub at end of lane, not tried it but looks pretty good. Serves food and Wadworth's beer.
The Langley Tap may have accommodation, otherwise B&B or Travel Inn in Chippenham.
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Langley Burrell general view map
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Good for shots in either direction. Northbound better AM, southbound PM. Trains starting from Chippenham are working pretty hard against the gradient so could make good video. You may need a step or similar to get above the parapet of the bridge.
General views - All photographs © Matt Weston unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking north
Fig 2 - Looking south
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