Thursday, 29 May 2014

Sustrans Milepost at Swain's Valley

Yesterday I showed you a glimpse of the new signpost on the Trans Pennine Trail.

1000 Millennium cast iron mileposts were funded by the Royal Bank of Scotland to mark the creation of the National Cycle Network, and they are now to be found along the cycles routes throughout the UK.

There are four different types of posts, "Fossil Tree" by John Mills, "The Cockerel" by Iain McColl, Rowe Type by Andrew Rowe, and "Tracks" by David Dudgeon. The four artists are from each country of the UK though all posts can be found in all four countries.

This one is designed by David Dudgeon. Six mileposts are to be erected on this stretch alongside the former Godley Junction to Apethorn railway line. I expect it will be coloured over in the next few weeks.

A closer view of the top and bottom of the sign can be seen on Hyde DP Xtra.

A contribution to signs, signs.


  1. Interesting, and very different!

  2. A wonderfully clear photo of the milepost. I didn't realise they were still putting up new ones.

  3. Never seen a milepost anything like this one. I like it. Good find.

  4. It's an unusual design for a sign post. I like it too.

  5. I like it, it looks quite industrial.