From the first ticket … to the first Green Heritage Way route

Brampton station, with the former Dandy Line platform on the right

Back in 1842, Thomas Edmondson was the station master at Brampton in Cumbria, on the Carlisle to Newcastle Line. A horse-drawn carriage was used along the Dandy Line to connect the station with the town.

The real significance of this choice of route was that Thomas created the very first card passenger tickets in the world. This is an appropriate connection as I will shortly be showcasing a two-stage description of a new walk from Carlisle to Brampton to launch a set of car-free linear walks using public transport..

Talkin Tarn
The Dandy Line

Published by markrichardswalking

An outdoor writer since my early twenties, with a passion for walking and linescape art, which quickly coalesed into the creation of practical guides exploring the remarkable landscapes and heritage of Britain.

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