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Written by Pete Lawson - 02 Aug 2004
last update by Matt Prosser - 18 Jul 2013
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Location notes
This is a farmers crossing half way between Nailsea and Yatton.
Railway type and traffic
The main line between Bristol and the Southwest. Plenty of HSTs, Voyagers, 143s, 158s, 150s etc. Some freight.
Steam trains include the Royal Duchy Excursion, The Devonian, and the Riviera Express amongst others.
Link to Real Time Trains
RTT Link Mud Lane Crossing
This link should be close to the location, but may not be the actual location so please check the page. This link will take you to what is happening 'around now'. Dates and times can be changed at the top of the page.
This is open fields at the end of a muddy track and only suitable for daytime visits.
The farmer whose land this level crossing is on is very welcoming and friendly, treat the land with respect and keep him that way.
Road directions
From Nailsea & Backwell Railway Station:
drive to the A370 Bristol Weston Super Mare main road. Take a right at the lights and leave Backwell. Follow this road all the way to the next main set of lights at Brockley Combe. Take a right onto the road for Chelvey. After about half a mile there is a forked junction. Take the left road and proceed down this country lane. Watch out for oncoming traffic, the locals drive like they are not expecting anything to come in the opposite direction. After about a mile you will enter the village of Lower Claverham and you will pass a big farm called Claverham Court on your right. Slow down and keep your eyes peeled!. Mud Lane is the next turning on your left and as it is exactly as named... a lane and muddy...

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Mud Lane Crossing map co-ordinates
There is parking at the end of the lane right next to the level crossing. If you do not want to risk driving up the lane then park up next to the gate on the right of the entrance to the lane (without blocking it) as close to the hedge as possible.
Public transport
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No amenities for miles around. Take a packed lunch and plenty to drink.
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.
Mud Lane Crossing

Googly map
Streetmap links
Mud Lane Crossing general view map
Mud Lane Crossing close up map

Windows Local Live Link - image quality may vary
Mud Lane Crossing

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Photographic notes
This is a location that best suits long telephoto lenses or those taking videos. You can see for absolutely miles in either direction and the track dips and hollows giving some exciting shots. The line is also on a rising gradient in the direction of Yatton. Light is great throughout the day.
Links to photographs at this location

The Bristol Railway Archive - Mud Lane

General views - All photographs © Pete Lawson unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking east

Fig 1 - Looking east

Looking towards Nailsea

Fig 2 - Looking west

Fig 2 - Looking west

Looking towards Yatton

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