Thu Jun 11th, 2009 at 01:04:44 PM EST
Monday was a day for exercise, so I decided that the thing to do was stroll along part of the Brampton Trail, A walking route spread out through the counties of Leicestershire and Northamptonshire in the Centre of England. Starting from The Village of Lamport in the centre of the trail, opposite Lamport Hall (The place where Garden Gnomes were introduced to the UK)
Wandering down from the village you come across the entrance to the trail, stretching off in either direction South to Northampton, and North to Market Harborough
Trails made of ash following the line of the old rail route, the full route is just over 16 miles in length and features two tunnels each in excess of 400 Metres in Length
Halfway down each tunnel is an Air Shaft set in the roof, about three metres across
Which gives quite a view up from the Bowels of the Earth.
Along the rouite the Detritus of our railway past is scattered. Ruined cottages, Broken Bridges,signs and rusting wire.
But Amongst the ruins, nature is taking over.