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Good photo viewpoints from Blackburn to Hellifield

Discussion in 'Photographic Guides' started by charterplan, Mar 12, 2014.

  1. charterplan

    charterplan Member

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    This is not my area, but would like some good viewpoints where to go along this line.
    Ideally close to the train if poss, as well as long views down the line,so I can get a few shots, but can any of the photographers help.
     
  2. JohnRobinson

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    Best Locations between Blackburn & Clitheroe
    Footcrossings = 1 ) approx 600 yds west of Langho station =http://www.steamingnorth.com/displayimage.php?album=174&pid=5845#top_display_media

    2) Billington - 200 mts west of trains coming off the viaduct around the council estate housing loop , footpath between the houses to the railway = http://www.steamingnorth.com/displayimage.php?album=174&pid=5858#top_display_media

    3) Barrow x 2 - a) Through the side of the Spread Eagle hotel and through two fields - best in the morning for east bound trains - http://www.steamingnorth.com/displayimage.php?album=174&pid=5956#top_display_media

    b) 200 mts east of the Spread Eagle Hotel - walk through two fields again - best in the evening for west bound trains = http://www.steamingnorth.com/displayimage.php?album=174&pid=5955#top_display_media

    if videoing then swop around for longer videoing seqencing

    4) Standen Hey - leaving Clitheroe - best for west bound trains - approach via "Farm track" and then footpath or from Mitton Road ,Whalley via a half mile walk along a old roman road - check o/s map http://www.steamingnorth.com/displayimage.php?album=174&pid=5964#top_display_media

    All stations produce nice pictures - Wilpshire & Ramsgreave. ,http://www.steamingnorth.com/displayimage.php?album=174&pid=5960#top_display_media

    Langho http://www.steamingnorth.com/displayimage.php?album=174&pid=6197#top_display_media

    Whalley = http://www.steamingnorth.com/displayimage.php?album=174&pid=5856#top_display_media

    Road bridges at Wilpshire station and farm track bridge further 200mts east

    Longer distance shots are from the A59 layby for shots of the viaduct
    Whalley - road towards Billington and Blackburn at the river for shots of the Viaduct ( and the next 100mts upm the road around the curve.
    Bridge at Whalley - take the road up the very steep hill on the opposite side to the railway for high level views of the viaduct


    John
     
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