Allendale Town

August 8, 2009


A single pleasure to be on a train steeply to Alston still possible till 1976. The line of the track of the further inland Allendale Town branch line still exists (passenger sorvices eyndin in the 1930s, and the line closed completely in 1953, like ye nar) now abandoned.

The best 50 places to be in England are as follows but first in Allendale by a country mile:-

1. Allendale
2. Swaledale
3. Shingle Beach
4. Marsden (Grotto), South Shields
5. Lindisfarne (on the dunes and beaches and across at Banborough)
6. Dunstanborough
7. Hove Promenade
8. Peacehaven
9. Blyth, Northumberland (beach)
10.Seven Sisters and Birling Gap
11.Pen y Ghent, Yorkshire
12.Newcastle Grey Street from Reform Act Monument
13.Dirdle Door
14.Boniface Down, Ventor, Isle of Wight
15.Brookwood (cemetary)
16.Silchester
17.Rockingham
18.Redmile
19.Sudbury on Thames
20.Worthing
21.The Leas, Folkestone
22.Ravenscar
23.Ravenglass and Boot, Cumbria
24.Laundress Green, Cambridge
25.The City of London
26.Greenwich and Rotherhithe
27.Hampstead Heath
28.Twickenham, Kew and Syon Park
29.Kentish Town
29.Minnis Bay, Birchington, Kent
30.Storrington
31.Purfleet
32.Tilbury Power Station
33.Steel Rigg
34.Striding Edge
35.Redcar
36.Graveley Junction (canal)
37.Birmingham (canals)
38.Lichfield (cathederal)
39.Wombourne, Warwickshire
40.Soham, Littleport and Ely
41.Kidderminster (canal)
42.Stoke on Trent (canals)
43.Camden Square and Chalcott Square, Primrose Hill
44.Dovedale
45.Heptonstall
46.Burnley
47.Wigan
48.Liverpool and Formby
49.Hartlepool
50.Mytholmroyd

The worst places to be in England are:-
1. Luke’s Lane Estate, Hebburn
2. Portsmouth International Continental ferry terminal
3. Dover International Continental ferry terminal
4. Heathrow Terminal One and Two
5. Piccadily Station, Manchester
6. Derby
7. Sheffield (except for station and Showroom Cinema)
8. Swindon
9. Exeter
10.Monkwearmouth Metro Station
11.Middlesborough, Thornaby and Stockton
12.Corby
13.Grantham
14.Nottingham
15.Kettering
16.Slough (except for canal and rail viaduct to Windsor and Eton)
17.Streatham
18.Croydon
19.Purley
20.Poole
21.Southampton
22.Sutton
23.Thamesmead
24.Dover Town
25.Basingstoke
26.Bath
27.Guildford
28.Cheltenham
29.Burton on Trent
30.Ipswich
31.Maplethorpe
32.Dudley
33.Reading
34.Bournemouth
35.Cowes
36.Chesterfield
37.Leicester
38.Ealing
39.Harrow
40.Uttoxeter
41.Market Rasen
42.Bourne
43.Motorway Sevice Stations
44.King’s Lynn (station)
45.Loughborough
46.Lewes
47.Arundel
48.Tulse Hill
49.Clapham Common
50.Warwick

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