UCR: Loddon Lane/Brenda Parker Way

Location: Bramley, Hampshire, UK
  • Overall Rating: 2
  • Location: Bramley Green, Hampshire.
  • OS Explorer Map 144, 'Basingstoke, Alton and Whitchurch, Odiham, Overton and Hook'.
  • Starting OS Grid Reference: SU673593
  • Starting GPS Co-ordinates: N51 32' 90" W001 03' 50"
  • Finishing OS Grid Reference: SU665592
  • Finishing GPS Co-ordinates: N51 32' 80" W001 04' 60"
  • To see: not a great deal.
  • ALWAYS follow the Greenlane Code!
Being decent citizens, your Modern-Day Explorers discovered a fly tip at the eastern end of this byway and, since it was pretty inoffensive garden waste, we cleared it before driving this green lane. Post your thanks below!

Starting at the eastern end, then, this un-named byway leaves Mill Lane and follows the course of the River Loddon which lies a little to the south. (We have named this byway Loddon Lane simply because the river is the only defining feature nearby). Flanked on each side by tall hedges that are always kept well cut back, and with a surface of mixed earth and gravel its very easy going for all vehicles.

It's also incredibly short: no more than 800m long in fact. And on top of all that it is almost a perfect straight line, running almost due west. Short of that, there really is little else to write about this byway, and it soon ends on Folly Lane just north of Green Farm in Bramley Green. Worth a look if you're passing, but I wouldn't go out of my way if I were you.

Statistics:
Total distance: 0.81 km (0.5 mi)
Total time: 08:55
Moving time: 08:53
Average speed: 5.46 km/h (3.4 mi/h)
Average moving speed: 5.48 km/h (3.4 mi/h)
Max speed: 17.10 km/h (10.6 mi/h)
Average pace: 11.00 min/km (17.7 min/mi)
Average moving pace: 10.95 min/km (17.6 min/mi)
Fastest pace: 3.51 min/km (5.6 min/mile)
Max elevation: 113 m (369 ft)
Min elevation: 103 m (339 ft)
Elevation gain: 8 m (28 ft)
Max grade: 0 %
Min grade: 0 %
Recorded: 21/05/2013 14:21


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2 comments:

Dan said...

I think OS map calls this Brenda Parker Way, funny how boring lanes get named but good ones don't! Maybe she was incredibly dull!

James Brown said...

Hi Dan! Thanks for the update, most grateful. I'm not sure, but I think she was possibly a councillor for the local authority (so yes, altogether quite dull). I'm not sure of this either, but there is a I believe a whole system of footpaths and byways has been dedicated to her (much like, for example, the South Downs Way). I will update the title of this post with your recommendation.

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