Tuesday, 2 October 2012

National Cycle Network - Canal At Shipley

This is one of 1000 mileposts funded by the Royal Babk of Scotland, to mark the creation of the National Cycle Network.

There are four different types of Millennium Mileposts. The design was the first post to be commissioned.  It was designed by John Mills, and his piece was entitled The Fossil Tree. The post takes the form of an abstract tree with relief imagery of fossils depicting the passage of time from early primitive creatures to the ultimate demise of fossil fuel driven technology.

It can be found in Shipley on the towpath path of the Leeds Liverpool Canal. It is on the Aire Valley towpath route which is part of Route 66.
National Route 66 of the National Cycle Network will run between Kingston Upon Hull and Manchester with a branch to Ashton-under-Lyne. The route will run via York, Leeds, Bradford, and Rochdale.


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