Lost Railway Walks: Explore 100 of Britain’s lost railways

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100 selected walks across the length and breadth of Britain’s lost railway lines. Each walk includes a short history of the railway before it closed, a description of what can be seen along it today, practical details such as car parking, access by public transport, a detailed route map and historical and modern day photographs.

4,500 miles of railway and 2,000 stations were closed between 1963 and the mid-1970s. While many of these still remain hidden away in the undergrowth or have been lost to road improvements and urban or industrial development, a growing number continue to be slowly reopened both as recreational footpaths and cycleways and as wildlife corridors.

Some of our lost railways have also been incorporated into long distance paths, while they all form wildlife corridors in which butterflies, birds, small mammals and wild flowers flourish. They all provide a perfect setting to enjoy a day’s walk in the countryside.

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“If the author is Julian Holland, and the subject is railways, you know you’re going to be in for a treat” Cotswold Life

"Some of Britain’s railways may be lost – but, with the level of enthusiasm Julian Holland can muster for his subject, they will never be forgotten." Western Morning News

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From a very young age Julian Holland has had a fascination with railways. He is a writer and photographer on many railway books, including the highly acclaimed and award winning The Times Mapping the Railways (2011), Exploring Britain’s Lost Railways (2013) and Great Railway Journeys of the World (HarperCollins, 2014). As well as being passionate about train travel, Julian is a leading commentator in the media on railways.

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