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As expected, installation of bird mesh involves removal of the tall wooden fence that's been making it more difficult to spy on progress

A large rectangular hole in the path alongside the realigned brook: site of next cattlegrid?

Trail alongside realigned brook on Ditton Meadow: first patch of tarmac done.

Trail river bridge north ramp: base tarmac done, top layer still to do?

Harwich

Electric Palace, Harwich https://electricpalace.com/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electric_Palace_Cinema,_Harwich

A Treadwheel Crane dating from the seventeenth century. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Treadwheel_crane

National Cycle Network, Harwich.

NCN51 at slip road. Very hard to see if something is coming whilst on the cargo trike. Left lane should be closed to improve sightlines and reduce motor vehicle speeds. https://t.co/yqGdAf7kmx

NCN51 alongside West End Road, Ipswich

I guess that this (alongside the Marleigh haul road) is the new connection to Newmarket Road for the Jubilee path, bypassing the P&R site.

I guess that this (alongside the Marleigh haul road) is the new connection to Newmarket Road for the Jubilee path, bypassing the P&R site.

Signs at each end of the jetty say Footpath closed 25 Oct for 1 week

Millennium Milepost Middle Clayton This milepost is a Mills type and has a T2/3 disk, it is one of the T2 mileposts found on NCN Route 51 between Milton Keynes and Bicester. This milepost has been recently repainted.

Millennium Milepost Winslow This milepost is a Mills type and has a T2/4 disk, it is one of the T2 mileposts found on NCN Route 51 between Milton Keynes and Bicester. This milepost has been recently painted.

Millennium Milepost Shipton This milepost is a Mills type and has a T2/5 disk, it is one of the T2 mileposts found on NCN Route 51 between Milton Keynes and Bicester. This milepost has been recently painted.

Millennium Milepost Lower Grange Farm This milepost is a McColl type and should have a T2/6 disk although this has never been installed. It is one of the T2 mileposts found on NCN Route 51 between Milton Keynes and Bicester. This mile ... [more]

Millennium Milepost Weasel Lane This milepost is a Mills type and has a T1/3 disk. As far as I can tell this milepost is not a part of any trail as there are no other T1 disks in the area. This milepost was hit by a car in 2012 and wa ... [more]

Millennium Milepost Tattenhoe Valley Park This milepost is a Rowe type and should has a T5/20 disk, it is one of the T5 mileposts found on NCN Route 6 and NCN Route 51 between Leicester and Milton Keynes. This milepost has been recent ... [more]

Millennium Milepost Furzton Lake This milepost is a Mills type and should have a T5/19 disk although this has never been installed. It is one of the T5 mileposts found on NCN Route 6 and NCN Route 51 between Leicester and Milton Keynes. ... [more]

Millennium Milepost Knowhill This milepost is a Mills type and has a T5/18 disk, it is one of the T5 mileposts found on NCN Route 6 and NCN Route 51 between Leicester and Milton Keynes. This milepost has been recently painted.

Millennium Milepost Midsummer Boulevard This milepost is a McColl type and has a T5/17 disk, it is one of the T5 mileposts found on NCN Route 6 and NCN Route 51 between Leicester and Milton Keynes. This milepost is slightly off-route ... [more]

First sight eastbound of what's around the corner

Scope for estate agents to get creative re Marleigh properties: "premium Jubilee Path active travel route on your doorstep ..."

Further components being fitted on top of ramp sidewalls at Chisholm Trail river bridge.

Additional obstruction at cattle grid adjacent to ncn51 on Ditton Meadows. Fixed at oblique angle, so reasonably benign in one direction but potentially hostile in the other direction.

It's a bit counter intuitive, but a group of cyclists on NCN route 51 seems to have stopped for a snack at the A14 services.

Staff at the A14 services park here on NCN route 51

NCN route 51 - I assume there was once a route across what is now the A14 here.

NCN route 51 leaving Exning

NCN route 51 turns east here for a traffic-free route into Newmarket

NCN route 51 turns east here for a traffic-free route into Newmarket

Cycle parking by the clock tower, Newmarket

Entering the shared-use area by Newmarket High St

Shared-use section of NCN route 51 by Newmarket High St (and Sheffield stands)

NCN route 51 in Newmarket - on a contraflow street, although that may not be clear to drivers.

NCN route 51 in Newmarket

NCN route 51 in Newmarket - ahead to the High Street, right through a cycle contraflow gate

NCN route 51 crossing Newmarket High St

NCN route 51 approaching Newmarket High St

Route sign for NCN route 51 in Newmarket

Cyclists Dismount When Horses Present - NCN route 51 shares the Yellow Brick Road - a track for horses to take between the stables and the gallops in Newmarket

Unsigned start of NCN route 51 north from central Newmarket

Link from NCN route 51 in Newmarket

NCN route 51 parallel to the Yellow Brick Road - a track for horses to take between the stables and the gallops in Newmarket

Proper shared-use link from NCN route 51 on the edge of Newmarket

There's good permeability off NCN route 51 in Newmarket, but dropped kerbs would be helpful.

Link from NCN route 51 on the edge of Newmarket

NCN route 51 on the edge of Newmarket

NCN route 51 on the edge of Newmarket

NCN route 51 on the edge of Newmarket

NCN route 51 on the edge of Newmarket (and bridge to playing fields)

Potholes where NCN route 51 turns left to enter Newmarket

Shared-use path under the A14, Exning

Warning of northbound cyclists crossing from the shared-use path on the bend

Not very obvious left-turn on NCN route 51 in Exning

Route signs on NCN route 51 in Burwell - the route through the car park to Tan House Lane (and Ely) is not shown on OpenCycleMap

Route sign on NCN 51, Burwell

Turn right then left in NCN route 51, Burwell

Resurfacing on NCN route 51

Badly-positioned new bollard on ncn51 is all-but invisible to approaching eastbound riders.

Gate and railing at cattle grid on Stourbridge Common leave ncn51 with a clear width of just 1.15m. The adjacent gate when open leaves just 1.0m.

One (of previously two) cattle grids has at some time been removed where ncn51 crosses Coldham's Brook on Stourbridge Common.

Badly-positioned, unyielding, inadequately highlighted new bollard obstructs ncn51 on Ditton Meadow

Badly-positioned, unyielding, inadequately highlighted new bollard obstructs ncn51 on Ditton Meadow

ncn51 on Stourbridge Common is rendered just 1.3m wide by greenery, and the other side is crumbling.

Finished surface on new Ditton Meadows link between ncn51 and Chisholm Trail

ncn51 jetty is open, and protected by a cattle grid

ncn51 jetty is open. some temporary fencing protects users from ongoing bridge works

ncn51 jetty is open

ncn51 jetty is open

ncn51 jetty is open (and already getting a lot of use)

Odd-looking position of cattle grid within width of culvert on ncn51 reinstatement

Progress towards reopening ncn51 at the Chisholm Trail bridge site

A temporary fence is being erected between ncn51 jetty and the ongoing bridge works.

Cattle grid (in box at left) on ncn51 will be very close to the new culvert beside the Chisholm Trail bridge

Formers being installed for the cattle grid on ncn51 between Ditton Meadow and the new jetty

Could be preparations for the cattle grid on ncn51 between Ditton Meadow and jetty

Base layer in place for reinstated ncn51 on Ditton Meadow next to Chisholm Trail river bridge.

Pouring and levelling a concrete base for ncn51 next to the new culvert

Work in progress to reinstate ncn51 east of the Chisholm Trail bridge

Refreshing - and judging by the marker posts widening - ncn51 east of the Chisholm Trail bridge and working on the gap between this path and the new culvert

Progress on surface of new ncn51 jetty

Progress on surface of new ncn51 jetty

Beginning to work on new path between NCN51 on Ditton Meadow and the east end of the new jetty

Beginning to work on new path between NCN51 on Ditton Meadow and the east end of the new jetty

Next layer of subsurface is being laid on link path between NCN51 and Chisholm Trail at south edge of Ditton Meadow

It looks like the culvert will work well to interface with the existing path beside the river, and with the turn towards the bridge ramp

ncn51 culvert is usefully wide, but railings are upright and don't match those on the jetty

Railings are being fitted on the culvert where ncn51 will cross the brook

Railings are being fitted on the culvert where ncn51 will cross the brook

Road open over Chisholm Trail underpass, ncn51 diversion route open but narrow again

Quite a bit of work still to do east of the culvert in order to reopen ncn51 at the Chisholm Trail river bridge

ncn51 culvert next to Chisholm Trail river bridge revealed at last after removal of sheet piles

Lifting the last sheet pile from in front of the ncn51 culvert next to the Chisholm Trail river bridge

Sheet piles around culvert being extracted

Working on steps between Chisholm Trail river bridge and ncn51

Presumably permanent river-edge sheet piles below and beside ncn51 jetty

I think a new platform in a different position will be needed for this machine to lift the remaining piles

Revealed at last: east edge and wings of culvert for ncn51

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