SUSTRANS Millennium Milestone - Cheetham Fold, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dtrebilc
N 53° 26.355 W 002° 05.122
30U E 560755 N 5921524
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: 5/15/2018 3:20:17 PM
Waymark Code: WMY9K5
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Ernmark
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Long Description:
This milestone is on national cycle route 62, which covers the east and central part of the Transpennine Trail which connects Southport on the west coast of England with Hornsea on the east coast. At this point the trail follows the former Godley to Apethorn Railway, a short section of railway that formed one side of a triangle and allowed goods trains to be re-routed.

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.

Sustrans commissioned four artists from the four countries of the United Kingdom to design cast iron ‘Millennium Mileposts’, but each design was spread throughout the network rather than being only installed in the country of birth of the artist.

This English Style milepost was designed by Brighton based Jon Mills, entitled “The Fossil Tree”. The 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

Inscription:
3 1/2M REDDISH VALE     GODLEY 2 1/2M


Name of road: former Godley to Apethorn Railway, now Transpennine Trail

Date placed: Not listed

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