West Grinstead Station - HDR 1

Colin  Williams Photography

Farnborough, United Kingdom

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A 3 shot HDR Processed in Photomatix Pro, and CS3.

West Grinstead was a railway station on the Steyning Line which served the village of West Grinstead. It had a goods yard with a cattle loading bay and facilities for handling horse boxes. With the hunt kennels and national stud based in the area, the station saw substantial horse traffic.

The station closed as a result of the Beeching Axe in 1966 and now forms part of the Downs Link footpath. Although the main station buildings were demolished soon after closure, the station platforms have survived. The local parish council have erected a replica station sign in the vicinity, and an old railway signal has also been installed.

Linking the North and South Downs Ways, across the countryside known as The Weald, the Downs Link is a 37-mile path, easily divided into stages, through Surrey and West Sussex. It runs from Guildford, west of London, to the coast at Shoreham-by-Sea. Because most of the trail follows the route of two abandoned railway lines, it is wide and level, while affording lovely views of the Downs. And, best of all for the occasional walker like me, pubs, cafes and B&Bs punctuate the route at regular intervals.

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