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Morwellham Quay

Seaton Tramway

Tiverton, the Grand Western Canal - SS 9628 1237

The terminus of the Grand Western Canal

The Dart Valley - River and Railway


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Along the River Dart


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Weymouth harbour tramway


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Cheddar Valley Railway at Axbridge

Combe Hay


Limpley Stoke - ST 7825 6215

A world-famous aqueduct on the Kennet and Avon Canal plus the junctions of the Somerset Coal Canal with the Kennet and Avon Canal and the Camerton branch of the Bristol & North Somerset Railway with the GWR Bath - Westbury line.


Two railways and a canal crossed here on different levels, The Somerset & Dorset, the Camerton branch and the Somereset Coal Canal.

Midsomer Norton

Somerset & Dorset Railway Heritage Trust and the SDJR trackbed towards Radstock


WW2 pillboxes along the coast path

Paulton - ST 6566 5762

The terminus Paulton and Timsbury basins of the Somerset Coal Canal


Birnbeck Pier, with fond memories of day trips on the paddle steamers from Cardiff Pier Head, crumbles away as you watch.
Plus a collection of old Somerset County Council fingerposts at Sand Bay.

The West Somerset Railway

from Minehead to Bishops Lydiard


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Bradford-on-Avon - ST 824606

A Ramblers walk around Bradford-on-Avon with the Kennet and Avon Canal and a couple of glimpses of the GWR Westbury line through the trees.The Avoncliff Cloth Mill dates from the early 18thC and was converted from corn to cloth in 1763. A WW2 pill-box guards the aqueduct with its decidely drooping main arch.

Kingsdown Quarry (Swan Quarry), Kingsdown - ST 810670

Kingsdown Quarry or Swan Quarry at Kingsdown is a small quarry in the grand scheme of Bath Stone quarries but there's a lot of interest. Begun towards the end of the 19th century, it was unusual in that several companies were working it at the same time. The last workings finished in 1939 and, avoiding requisition during the war, the quarry hasn't worked since, despite a number of plans and ideas. The surviving complete crane was used by 'Marsh Sons and Gibbs'. There are a lot of artifacts displayed through the system and many quarrymen's calculations of the work done written on the walls. It's avery interesting little system.

Box Quarry, Wiltshire - ST 842691

A trip I missed, the Gwent Caving Club visited Box Quarry and found all sorts of bits and pieces. I'd already been committed to a cold, wet, misty walk with the Ramblers. Having seen these pictures I probably chose unwisely... Another time, hopefully. Thanks to Andrew Sheehy for the photos.

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