Pensford to Hallatrow


Pensford station - later Before we leave, and cross the viaduct, you may care to have another look at the station building, positioned high up off the steep main road (A37) heading up out of Pensford, (going North) towards Bristol. By definition it has to be high, for the line to continue on across the viaduct. 
Like the A38 pre-motorway, the A37 carries very heavy traffic, crying out for a rail alternative.
The village is well below, as we cross. Fascinating former mining communities, fascinating country, and home to world-famous musician Acker Bilk. The stone circles at Stanton Drew are only a mile or two away, behind us on the other side of the viaduct.
 

The next call is at Hallatrow:-

Pensford village from the viaduct
Hallatrow
Looking back, to the north, the line from Camerton came in from the right, beyond the goods shed. Some passengers who used to alight here, still recall repairing to The Plough Inn for drinking at a rather youthful age.....   Today, The Plough is a private house, but you could do worse than stroll across the road if visiting the area, to the Old Station Inn, which has a railway carriage restaurant. The station awning has been preserved, as part of a private house on the site.

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