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Nature returns along the route of an old, long abandoned railway line.

The A371 Axbridge By-pass follows the route of the long abandoned Strawberry Line Railway in Somerset, S.W. England. Here to the North of the town of Axbridge, several different fruit trees can be found growing wild alongside the main road, where the railway line was originally cut into the hillside.

The photo shows some kind of wild apple, (Quince or Crab Apple?) There are also several other kinds of apple and pair trees growing right alongside the road - not to mention blackberries and all sorts of other goodies! But if you want to stop and pick them, you will need to be on a bicycle, not in a car. Or you could try walking! And, if you are on a bike, you will need to be going slowly - not racing around like the wind with your tight racing tights on - and your streamlined flashy helmet - trying to go just as fast as the flippin cars all the time?!!!


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Out and about in Somerset

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Taken with samsung SM-N9208

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  • 1/239
  • f f/1.9
  • ISO 40
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17 minutes ago, Fuggletim said:

Sometimes make you wonder if some random passenger once threw an apple core from a passing train?

Actually, thinking about it, you could very well be right. There are several different kinds of apple trees, pears and all sorts growing along that stretch of the old railway cutting...

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