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A small road over bridge, near the village of Broughton Gifford, Melksham is the nearest town. The bridge is over the single line between Chippenham and Westbury.
Railway type and traffic
This line carries the trial TransWilts Community Rail Service of up to four trips a day between Swindon and Westbury.
Heavy freight (stone, engineering and diverted freight liner trains) and diverted West of England express services when the Berks and Hants is closed.
Railtours also use the line from time to time.
The Glastonbury Festival creates interesting additional shuttle services between Swindon and Castle Cary.
Mill Lane is a quiet, narrow country lane.
Melksham is on the A350 and just south of the town is the B3107 heading west. It is off this road that you will find Mill Lane which crosses the single line between Chippenham and Westbury
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You need to be considerate when parking the lane is narrow and requires cars to be parked tight up against the hedges.
The zigzag bus (routes 68 and 69) pass by. Also the x96 (and a Saturday morning 14 service) pass the road end (about 100 yards). The location is also walkable from Melksham Station (about a mile) which currently enjoys a train calling about once an hour.Click here to set up your location for directions to this location
Full facilities are available in Melksham itself - a town of some 25,000 residents. And if you walk the mile between Melksham Station and the location, you'll pass by a large supermarket (Asda) and several other stores.
Well House Manor
in Melksham offers overnight accommodation and is the HQ of the local Community Rail Partnership, with a museum room / display of historic pictures and current posters and rail literature.
Sun Compass using Suncalc by brought to you by Vladimir Agafonkin
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Broughton Gifford, Melksham
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The line runs north east - south west so photography is good most of the day for the southbound services. Northbound can be a challenge as the sun moves round and heavily back lights the scene. Photography is good in both directions.
Gardening gloves and cutters would be useful to clear brambles and a ladder to see over the bridge walls if you are vertically challenged.
Links to photographs at this location
Nag's Pix ! - Slightly further north.
General views - All photographs © Ken Brunt unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking north east
Fig 2 - Looking south west
Fig 3 -
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