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A footbridge in rural Hampshire over the Portsmouth Direct line.
Railway type and traffic
3 trains per hour between London Waterloo and Portsmouth (450/444) as well as the Holybourne - Fawley tank train which runs around 10:30 north and 15:00 south on Wednesdays and Fridays.
Middle of nowhere! The location is a very little used concrete Southern Railway footbridge next to a farm nestled in the South Downs.
From the A3(M), Junction 2:
Take the B2149 towards Rowlands Castle. When you get to the roundabout turn left towards Rowlands Castle, then shortly left towards Finchdean. When you reach Finchdean village continue straight through, passing under the railway line which you follow. Where the road takes a sharp left bend and goes over the railway take the lane that goes straight ahead, follow this up to the farm.Click here to set up your location for directions to this location Woodcroft Farm map co-ordinates
You can park on the verge just outside the farm, or drive through the gates and up the overgrown track towards the bridge.
Nothing at the location.
Local Bed and Breakfasts and Hotels in Havant.
Sun Compass using Suncalc by brought to you by Vladimir Agafonkin
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Woodcroft Farm general view map
Woodcroft Farm close up map
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The line here is aligned North-South with some substantial trees to the West of the line, making this a morning only shot on sunny days, (with northbound trains being out-of-sun) but a good all-round location if its cloudy.
You can shoot from the steps or their landings (either side on a cloudy day) or from the bridge itself using both wide angle and zoom lenses. Some excellent video could be obtained here.
General views - All photographs © Kevin Lee unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking south
Fig 2 - Looking north
Fig 3 - Looking north
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