SUSTRANS Millennium Milestone - Lymm, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dtrebilc
N 53° 23.060 W 002° 29.072
30U E 534284 N 5915150
Quick Description: This is one of 1000 cycle path mileposts sponsored by Royal Bank of Scotland to celebrate both the millennium and the SUSTRANS national cycle network.
Location: North West England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 10/5/2017 11:11:39 AM
Waymark Code: WMWR4V
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Ernmark
Views: 1

Long Description:
This SUSTRANS network milestone marker is on the Lymm Railway line, a rails-to-trails cycle trail and footpath and follows the route of the former Warrington and Altrincham Junction Railway. This part of the path shares the route of National Cycle Route 62.

National Route 62 connects Fleetwood on the Fylde region of Lancashire with Selby in North Yorkshire. It forms the west and central sections of The Trans Pennine Trail which is a long-distance path running from coast to coast across northern England.

The milestone stands next to a SUSTRANS ranger station and is on the former site of Lymm Railway Station although there is no trace remaining.

SUSTRANS is an organisation that promotes the use of cycles as a green form of transport. A national network of cycle routes is being developed in conjunction with local councils. Wherever possible the routes avoid roads, but in some places have to share the road network.

As part of the millennium celebrations 1000 mileposts have been installed at various positions throughout the whole SUSTRANS network.

The posts all bear embossed discs showing a "Time Trail" symbol. These form a nationwide puzzle that can be cracked by collecting the symbols.

There are 1,000 cast-iron Millennium Mileposts, donated by The Royal Bank of Scotland, along the UK's National Cycle Network, a Millennium Commission project supported by £43.5m of National Lottery Funds. Each milepost has a Time Trail disc bearing symbols and hieroglyphics bolted into it.
By taking rubbings of these discs it is possible to gain clues to help decipher the code.
There are several layers to uncover to reach the solution and a special Ultimate Prize for those who can work it out. For many, especially children and families, the fun will be in just getting out on the Network to find the mileposts and discs.

This type was designed by John Mills and is called 'The Fossil Tree', this post takes the form of an abstract tree with relief imagery of fossils depicting the passage of time from early primitive creatures to the ultimate demise of fossil fuel driven technology.

Condition: Immaculate

Material: Metal


Name of road: Lymm Trail

Date placed: Not listed

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