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Written by Mark Bearton - 08 Nov 2004
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Location notes
Grisdale Crossing is two miles north of Garsdale station on the Settle and Carlisle line.
Railway type and traffic
The Settle Carlisle is a popular freight, diversion and railtour route with coal and gypsum trains interspersed with the roughly two-hourly local passenger service.
The area around Garsdale is scenic and remote with very changeable weather. Thick clothing and a car for shelter are highly recommended for winter time.
Road directions
From the M6, junction 37:
Take the A684 east through Sedburgh towards Hawes. After passing under the railway at Garsdale take the first left at the Moorcock Public House onto the B6259 towards Kirby Stephen. There is a private track/public footpath on the left leading up to the old railway houses at the crossing after about half a mile.

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Grisedale Crossing map co-ordinates
There is room at the bottom of the drive for two or three cars. Do not drive up the lane as parking at the top is only for the house-owners.
Public transport
Garsdale station is 2-3 miles away.

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The nearest toilets are on Garsdale station. The Moorcock Public House is open all day.
The Moorcock Public House does have Bed and Breakfast accommodation.
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Sun Compass using Suncalc by brought to you by Vladimir Agafonkin:
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Grisedale Crossing

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Photographic notes
The sun is best in the afternoon for north-bound trains, though until late afternoon the front will be in shade. Southbound shots are possible but due to the slight cutting north of the crossing's footbridge these tend to be in shade. Warning for trains from the north is usually Garsdale's distant signal clearing. Northbound trains can be heard crossing Dandry Mire Viaduct at Garsdale if the wind is in the right direction. There are public footpaths crossing the field in front and behind the cottages and good shots can be taken from either or indeed from the 'patio' area in front of the houses.

General views - All photographs © Mark Bearton unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking north

Fig 1 - Looking north

Photo taken from field behind the cottages.

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