SP7485 : Millennium National Cycle Network sign near Market Harborough

taken 4 years ago, near to Little Bowden, Leicestershire, Great Britain

Millennium National Cycle Network sign near Market Harborough
Millennium National Cycle Network sign near Market Harborough
This post on the Brampton Valley Way is at the county boundary between Leicestershire and Northamptonshire.
National Cycle Network Mileposts

1000 Millennium cast iron mileposts were funded by the Royal Bank of Scotland to mark the creation of the National Cycle Network, and found along the cycles routes through the UK.

There are four different types of posts, "Fossil Tree" by John Mills, "The Cockerel" by Iain McColl, "Rowe Type" by Andrew Rowe, and "Tracks" by David Dudgeon. The four artists are from each country of the UK though all posts can be found in all four countries.

Read the National Cycle Network article LinkExternal link

Brampton Valley Way

The Brampton Valley Way is a 14-mile walking and cycling path, following the route of a dismantled railway line linking Northampton with Market Harborough.

The railway had opened in 1859 and had six intermediate stations. It passed through two tunnels, at Kelmarsh and at Oxendon. Regular services over the line were withdrawn in 1960, although the line continued to be used intermittently until 1981 when the final train ran.

Brampton Valley Way forms part of Sustrans' National Cycle Network route 6.

Sustrans' website has more information: LinkExternal link

The National Cycle Network

The National Cycle Network is a network of cycle routes. It was created by the charity Sustrans LinkExternal link (Sustainable Transport), aided by a National Lottery grant.

Many routes aim to minimise contact with motor traffic, though 70% of them are on roads. In some cases the NCN uses pedestrian routes, disused railways, minor roads, canal towpaths, or traffic-calmed routes in towns and cities.

National Cycle Network Route 6

National Route 6 of the National Cycle Network passes through Watford, Luton, Milton Keynes, Northampton, Market Harborough, Leicester, Derby, Nottingham, Worksop, Sheffield, Manchester, Blackburn, Preston, Lancaster, Kendal and Windermere, and will connect London and Threlkeld (nr. Keswick) in Cumbria when complete.

LinkExternal link National Route 6 on the Sustrans web site.

National Cycle Network Route 6

The National Cycle Network is Sustrans' primary initiative, providing up to 12,600 miles of walking and cycling routes across the country. Routes are numbered in a similar manner to the original A-road numbering system, radiating clockwise from London. The UK is further divided into ten regions, with regional routes numbered in a similar fashion. National Route 6 connects London with the Lake District; one of its branches is Regional Route 68, the Penine Cycleway from Derby to Berwick-on-Tweed.

National Cycle Network Route 6

The National Cycle Network is Sustrans' primary initiative set up in 1995, providing up to 12,600 miles of walking and cycle routes across the country. Route 6 links London with the Lake District.

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Saturday, 28 July, 2018   (more nearby)
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Thursday, 2 August, 2018
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Paths  Boundary, Barrier 
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Northamptonshire  Leicestershire 
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Market Harborough 
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National Cycle Network 
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OSGB36: geotagged! SP 744 855 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:27.7695N 0:54.3112W
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