Images of Fineshade Wood

 

The busy road to Top Lodge

 

Residents and visitors agree that the single-track lane up to Fineshade can already become impossible at peak times and the junction with the A43 is extremely dangerous. 

These pictures are a reminder of just how bad it can get.  

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Doug's crash 2
Doug's crash 2

A serious 3-vehicle collision at the A43 junction on 7 May 2019. All three vehicles had to be recovered but fortunately there were no serious injuries

February 2019
February 2019

Even at this time of year, in good weather the site is choked. The caravan site opens next month!

Grdlock 1
Grdlock 1

Easter Monday 2017 Total gridlock - crowds had come for the Gruffalo Spotters Trail

Grdlock 2
Grdlock 2

Easter Monday 2017 63 vehicles parked in the road. No fire engine would get through

Grdlock 4
Grdlock 4

Easter Monday 2017 Total gridlock - carparks full

February 2019
February 2019

There's a proposal to access a static caravan site from this junction

Accident 21-7-16
Accident 21-7-16

Police attended a collision at the dangerous A43 junction on 21 July 2016

Timber Lorry and queuing traffic
Timber Lorry and queuing traffic

A big event was "organised" at Top Lodge

2nd Feb 2014
2nd Feb 2014

Even in February the single-track lane can be clogged

5 August 2014
5 August 2014

In summer the caravan site traffic joins in too.

Cyclists and caravans
Cyclists and caravans

A busy, dangerous place for youngsters

Parking in the lane
Parking in the lane

Some on the public highway, some on the FC road.

Confusion in the lane
Confusion in the lane

Faced with a long queue to park people stop in the passing places and walk up.

Top Lodge Traffic
Top Lodge Traffic

Informal parking on the lane compounds problems at peak times

No room to park
No room to park

If the carpark is full where do you go?

Trailers
Trailers

Horse boxes and vehicles with trailers make an uneasy passage up the hill

Cyclists at the A43 Junction
Cyclists at the A43 Junction

Forest Holidays' traffic survey did not record cycle usage.

A43 Junction
A43 Junction

Traffic building back onto the trunk road