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Written by Jason Rodhouse - 24 Sep 2007
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Location notes
Shustoke is about halfway on the Birmingham-Nuneaton line.
Railway type and traffic
Local 'Central' units can be seen on the line, as can various freight workings, mainly DB Schenker and Freightliner.
This is a quiet location in the countryside.
Road directions
From the M42, Junction 9:
Head south on the A446 until you reach the first roundabout. Turn left here into the dual carriageway (Faraday Lane) and take the first left which will take you to Lea Marston.
From here, head Eastwards which will bring you to Whitacre Heath. When you reach the main road, turn left, and then the first right, and follow this road until it joins the A4098. Stay on this road which will bear right, and then bear left, and shortly after thiss you will notice farm buildings on either side of the road. A public footpath on the right hand side at the next bend will lead you straight to the location.

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Shustoke Reservoir, Crossing #3 map co-ordinates
You can park your vehicle safely at the side of the road.
Alternatively, you can park in the car park which is accessible from the south of the reservoir. All Shustoke locations are linked by the same footpath, but it is easier to get to the single locations as described in their 'individual' road directions.
Public transport
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There are at least a couple of pubs in nearby Whitacre Heath. Also nearby is Water Orton which has many shops that should provide for most needs.
You could always try the Railway Guest House in Whitacre Heath. There is also a large hotel just to the North of Lea Marston, which is situated off of Haunch lane.
Sun Compass
Sun Compass using Suncalc by brought to you by Vladimir Agafonkin:
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Shustoke Reservoir, Crossing #3

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Streetmap links
Shustoke Reservoir, Crossing #3 general view map
Shustoke Reservoir, Crossing #3 close up map

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Shustoke Reservoir, Crossing #3

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Photographic notes
Beware long shadows from tall trees..... But generally, trains to Nuneaton are best photographed before lunchtime, and after lunchtime for Birmingham bound trains.

General views - All photographs © Jason Rodhouse unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking west

Fig 1 - Looking west

Fig 2 - Looking west

Fig 2 - Looking west

Fig 3 - Looking west

Fig 3 - Looking west

Fig 4 - Looking east

Fig 4 - Looking east

As can be seen here, you are very close to the track. Make sure you are a sensible distance and be aware of movements. Make yourself noticeable to drivers.

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