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103959Photo #103959Liss Riverside Railway walk follows the track bed of the old military railway; here, crossing the river Rother.Other:
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103958Photo #103958A cyclist on a ride from Wantage along ncn 544 takes a breather on the old railway embankment before resuming the trip to Didcot.Other:
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103839Photo #103839Spring sunshine and sylvan charm juxtapose with ambient gunfire on a ride down the Deepcut lock flight.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Shooting_Centre
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102935Photo #102935Cardiff’s Blackweir Bridge is a popular spot on a sunny Sunday in late October.Other:
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102934Photo #102934The heads of the valleys cycle route crossing the A465 on the Pengarnddu Bridge at Dowlais Top; a cosy sort of place.

www.lauraashley.com/blog/at-home/design-service-cosy-cottage-style-charm/
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102723Photo #102723The Bournemouth-bound Pines Express thunders through Spetisbury.
#p89290
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102722Photo #102722A cyclist on a ride from Tredegar pauses to savour the prospect of a downhill stretch into the Clydach's Gorge.Other:
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102178Photo #102178A cyclist on ncn 68 enjoys the view over Ribblesdale towards Pen-y-ghent.
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Rail_Class_44
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102177Photo #102177A view towards the viaduct from Ribblehead station yardOther:
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101924Photo #101924Cyclists heading along ncn 7 on the track-bed of the old railway line that carried iron ore up these hills to the erstwhile Consett Iron Works. The line is famously steep around here, so these heavy trains were quite a spectacle in the days of steam.Other:
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101923Photo #101923The approach to Sunderland from ncn 7 on the left bank of the river Wear.Cycleway:
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101450Photo #101450The legendary Teifi Valley Railway; sadly there were no trains running on this fine July day, but the cycle ride along ncn 82 to Lampeter was delightful.Other:
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101443Photo #101443A cyclist arrives in Leeds after a trip along the Trans-Penine Trail from Wortley.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wortley_Hall
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101442Photo #101442The port of Dover from ncn 1.Other:
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101438Photo #101438Some cygnets enjoying the morning sunshine at the mouth of the Exeter ship canal.Other:
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101435Photo #101435The enduring charm of the rural railway at Wickenby level crossing.

From the viewpoint of a train:
youtu.be/RmF81bgyp2U
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101424Photo #101424The view across the deer park towards Holkham Hall in all its Palladian splendour.Other:
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101422Photo #101422The Norwich Gates to Sandringham castle; not everyone's cup of tea: #p101329Other:
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101331Photo #101331Local lad makes good. Well known as a Tudor churchman and statesman, this sculpture of Wolsey reminds us of the great man's pedagogic sensibilities, as well as his love of cats.
seeds.suttons.co.uk/gardening/Wallflower-Cloth-Of-Gold
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101330Photo #101330The beach at Felixstowe getting some serious hammer on a glorious day in early August.Other:
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101329Photo #101329Statue of a man pointing at a bicycle.
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BR_Standard_Class_7_70013_Oliver_Cromwell
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101142Photo #101142A ride along the Glasgow spur of the Forth and Clyde Canal has ended up at Applecross Street Basin.
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forth_and_Clyde_Canal
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101141Photo #101141The view from Bowling Basin over the Clyde towards Erskine Bridge .
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forth_and_Clyde_Canal
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101140Photo #101140A cyclist on a trip along ncr 72 from Maryport pauses here to enjoy the view across the Solway Firth before continuing the ride to Carlisle.
www.rspb.org.uk/reserves-and-events/reserves-a-z/campfield-marsh/
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100729Photo #100729The 10.30 am for Devil's Bridge storms out of Aberystwyth in the charge of No.1213 'Prince of Wales'.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ystwyth_Trail
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100401Photo #100401The cyclist is aiming to head north and then east along ncr 72 but makes a slight detour here for a train-and-trail trip.
www.lakedistrict.gov.uk/visiting/thingstodo/cycling/eskdaletrail
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wenman_Joseph_Bassett-Lowke
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100188Photo #100188A cyclist on a ride down regional route 40 is clearly disoriented here, and has stopped just short of a plunge into the Loch.

www.youtube.com/watch
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99754Photo #99754A cyclist on a ride from Southampton pauses to enjoy the rural isolation of the old station before heading for the seaside at Sandown.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Cycle_Route_23
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99573Photo #99573The middle of the road in Haltwhistle? Probably not:
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Centre_points_of_the_United_Kingdom
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Middle_of_the_Road_(song)
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99572Photo #99572A broad-beamed boat is about to descend Eshton road lock while a cyclist takes a breather after a ride along ncr 68 from Settle.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leeds_and_Liverpool_Canal
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98881Photo #98881The fine buildings of St Albans London Road station now house a day nursery.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alban_Way
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98880Photo #98880A cyclist heading for the coast on ncr 72 pauses to admire the cruise ship Norwegian Jade, which is about to set sail from Port of Tyne.

www.hadrian-guide.co.uk/
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98750Photo #98750Dappled shade on the approach to Thurgoland Tunnel on a sunny day in late Spring.

www.transpenninetrail.org.uk/
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woodhead_line
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98011Photo #98011Some careful horse-passing on ncr 26 as it crosses the river Frome just south of Maiden Newton.Road environment:
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97848Photo #97848Cycle parking at Porthmadog Harbour station is shared with other users.Cycle parking:
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97064Photo #97064Early Spring sunshine on ncr 3 as it follows the Bridgwater and Taunton Canal.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Somerset_Levels
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96250Photo #96250A westbound cyclist on ncr 4 enjoying a brisk bright February morning in the river Kennet's water meadows; here, crossing the river downstream of Southcote Lock on the Kennet and Avon canal.Cycleway:
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95762Photo #95762The three graces on a dull day viewed by a cyclist on ncr 56 heading for the Wirral and a trip around the coast to Chester.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pier_Head
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ferry_Cross_the_Mersey
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95459Photo #95459After crossing Salisbury Plain, a cyclist on ncr 254 takes a short detour to see Wilton Windmill before resuming a trip to Bedwyn.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilton_Windmill
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95458Photo #95458This eastbound cyclist on the South Downs way is on a ride to Chichester but takes a short breather here, having just ascended from Petersfield along ncr 22. From this vantage point there's a splendid view over the valley towards the Surrey Hills.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shipwrights_Way
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Downs_Way
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_Downs
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95318Photo #95318A cyclist heading up the Severn Valley on ncr 45 pauses to take in the view from the river's left bank over the Iron Bridge, and finds time to ponder a crossword clue: Tips remain useful for unparalleled setter (5).

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roger_Squires
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94369Photo #94369St David’s Cathedral on a fine morning in late September. The up-coming cycling will traverse the landscape in the distance here, as ncr 4 makes its way along the Pembrokeshire coast towards its end-point at Fishguard.Other:
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94368Photo #94368After what seems to have been a calm crossing of the Irish Sea the morning ferry from Rosslare approaches her berth at Fishguard Harbour for a rendezvous with the eastbound boat-train to Cardiff. The cyclist is aiming to return eastwards on the same train having reached the end of a trip along ncr 4.

www.stenaline.co.uk/
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fishguard_Harbour_railway_station
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94334Photo #94334The end of the road at Cape St Vincent.

ecovia-litoral-do-algarve.en.algarve-portal.com/
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93204Photo #93204Newport’s high street is on ncr 552, where there’s a fair on this May Day bank holiday. A passing cyclist has paused for a go on the Waltzer (not shown).
#p101443
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/May_Day
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93202Photo #93202Cyclists on ncr 5 & 8 crossing the Menai Straits on Telford’s suspension bridge, which is approaching its bicentenary. The bridge carries the London-Holyhead road, made to help link members of the Union.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Telford
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A5_road_(Great_Britain)
tinyurl.com/sywatkn
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93201Photo #93201A loaded touring bike is perhaps not the best choice for the Trans Pennine Trail at this point, where it climbs steeply over Pikenaze Moor on the approach to its summit. The Woodhead tunnels pass directly beneath the viewer at this point.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woodhead_Tunnel
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93200Photo #93200On a slight detour from ncr 81 a cyclist indulges in a little gricing at Welshpool Raven Square station; the driver is preparing his locomotive for the trip along to Llanfair Caereinion with an afternoon train.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Railfan
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Welshpool_and_Llanfair_Light_Railway
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93194Photo #93194The towpath of the Montgomery Canal affords a peaceful ride along ncr 81 between Newtown and Welshpool. Here at Brynderwen Wharf, the partially restored canal is in-water and home to diverse flora, including these rather fine water-lilies.

www.tate.org.uk/art/artists/claude-monet-1652
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nymphaeaceae
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93103Photo #93103Looking rather beautiful on this still summer morning, Bottoms reservoir in Longdendale is here seen from ncr 62, where it uses the track-bed of the spectacular Woodhead rail route just along from Hadfield. This town was often the setting for Royston Vasey, where the characters in TV's League of Gentlemen lived: Although I enjoyed the show, I hadn’t realised it was a documentary until I’d spent a night in the place.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woodhead_line
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_League_of_Gentlemen
hotelmania.net/hotel/hadfield/hikers-and-bikers/
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90968Photo #90968An eastbound cyclist on ncr 8 takes a slight detour to see the famously-named station. The sign would probably be just a blur to passengers on the line's famous express trains

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chester_and_Holyhead_Railway
www.railwaywondersoftheworld.com/irish_mail.html
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Llanfairpwllgwyngyll
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90287Photo #90287It’s high tide at Newport’s fabulous Transporter Bridge and this eastbound cyclist on ncr 4 has a choice of bridges by which to cross the River Usk, the other being the elegant City Bridge that can be seen in the distance here on this sunny evening.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newport_Transporter_Bridge
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89673Photo #89673A westbound cyclist on a slight detour off ncr 4 enjoys the view over the Taf estuary towards Laugharn as it nestles almost under the woods on Sir John’s Hill. This view was certainly often enjoyed by Dylan Thomas as he returned home from his writing shed, but whether this is the actual inspiration for his "Llareggub" is debatable.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Under_Milk_Wood
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Quay
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89441Photo #89441The Staffordshire Moorlands Link, which includes ncr 550 and 559 that meet here at Hazlehurst Junction on the Caldon Canal.

canalrivertrust.org.uk/enjoy-the-waterways/canal-and-river-network/caldon-canal
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89291Photo #89291Famous sights in Edinburgh including the Scott monument with Princes Street in the background. Waverly station's tastefully repurposed booking office is to the right.

www.jdwetherspoon.com/pub-histories/scotland/edinburgh/the-booking-office-edinburgh
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89290Photo #89290On a bright spring morning an eastbound cyclist on ncr 24 pauses at a commemorative plaque on the parapet of the old railway's over-bridge. In the line's hey day, long-distance express trains passed this way.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pines_Express
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89072Photo #89072Along the Vale of Neath ncr 46 takes to the towpath of the Neath Canal. Here on this restored section, a southbound cyclist pauses to enjoy the sylvan scene where an aqueduct takes the canal over Rheola Brook.Bicycle:
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88122Photo #88122The cycle ways of South Wales make extensive use of the numerous disused rail lines and canal towpaths so that this mountainous landscape is relatively easy to negotiate by bicycle. And the views are quite splendid; as in this shot of Cefn Merthyr in early spring sunshine, taken from Aberfan on Taith Taf.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aberfan
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taff_Trail
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87886Photo #87886Northbound cyclists on ncr 2 turn off the track bed of the old ’Hayling Billy’ line just prior to this point as the old railway’s bridge across Langstone Harbour has long since been removed; its remains are visible in the distance here.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hayling_Island_branch_line
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87266Photo #87266The old railway's station buildings at Thorpe Thewles are now used as the visitor centre and tea rooms of Wynyard Country Park. Here, the northbound ncr1 starts to follow the disused line, but this cyclist is momentarily taking shelter from the morning’s rain in the hope that it might ease off after a cuppa.Bicycle:
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87257Photo #87257It's a beautiful day here beside the Horseshoe Falls where the River Dee feeds the Llangollen Canal. The cyclist is about to head back down the canal's towpath on ncr 85.Destination:
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86175Photo #86175Improbably, an erstwhile outpost of London’s north-west railway network, where, according to the poet John Betjeman: "Grass triumphs. And I must say I’m rather glad". Maybe he would have been more approving of ncn 51 that this westbound cyclist is following.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metro-land
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86168Photo #86168The Llangollen canal briefly follows the Anglo-Welsh border here at Tilstock Park lift bridge, where a southbound cyclist is seen waiting for a boat to pass.
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Llangollen_Canal
Bicycle:
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86122Photo #86122A westbound cyclist on ncr 41 pauses under the roadside shade to admire Loxley church and the view towards Stratford upon Avon.Road environment:
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85891Photo #85891Here on ncr 442 is this tribute to the poet Edward Thomas, and a cyclist is duly enjoying the tranquillity around here; it's a great mode of transport if you enjoy listening to birdsong as you travel...

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adlestrop
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85889Photo #85889There's a cheery wave from the cab of this Great Western Railway pannier tank as it departs Bodmin Parkway with a heritage service for Bodmin General. The cyclist has arrived here on ncr 3 from Bodmin, and is waiting for an eastbound train from the adjacent main line platform.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heritage_railway
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85888Photo #85888Looking north from ncr1 on its clifftop approach to Berwick upon Tweed. The East Coast Main Line is adjacent to the viewer at this point, so passengers on the line's express trains could also enjoy this view, albeit more briefly.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graeme_Obree
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85886Photo #85886Huts line the beach at Mudeford Sandbank where this ferry from Mudeford Quay is taking its passengers. The westbound cyclist is following a detour from ncr 2 at this point, along a local route to Hengistbury Head and Bournemouth sea front.Bicycle:
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85885Photo #85885The cycling conditions were near perfect along the Severn flood plane on this summer day. Here, on ncr 45, is Chaceley's church, which is just a stone's throw from the Severn's right-bank and the village's riverside pub.Road environment:
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85866Photo #85866A northbound cyclist on ncr 41 waits as a boat passes Splatt bridge over the Gloucester and Sharpness canal.Cycleway:
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85865Photo #85865Early autumn on regional route 55, where it joins the towpath of the Worcester and Birmingham canal. The northern portal of the Wast HillsTunnel is in the background.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wast_Hills_Tunnel
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85863Photo #85863A view across Whitesand bay from ncr 3 on its way from nearby Lands End. There's only a sprinkling of beachgoers on this glorious day.Destination:
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85862Photo #85862For non-alcoholic refreshment here on the cliffs at Lands end. Not to be confused with the First and Last Inn at Sennen, which is a mile or so inland.

www.firstandlastinn.co.uk/
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62860Photo #62860The eastern end of the undercliff route from Brighton. There's also a cliff-top route from Brighton, which continues further eastwards along the coast from here.Other:
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62858Photo #62858Here, ncn 41 joins the track bed of the former Great Central Railway on its approach to Rugby through Ashlawn Cutting . In the line's hey day, some of the country's fastest steam-hauled expresses passed this way.
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Master_Cutler
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62857Photo #62857Chesil Beach from above FortuneswellDestination:
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62856Photo #62856The end of the road at Portland BillDestination:
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