Six Mile Bottom Level Crossing at the ABC Railway Guide. Notes: In the 1790s the only building at Six Mile Bottom was a paddock run by a stable keeper. The hamlet derives its name from its distance from the start of Newmarket Racecourse and because it lies in a valley bottom. When the Newmarket & Chesterford Railway opened an intermediate station was built at Six Mile Bottom but it was named Westley.
It branched off the Eastern Counties Railway's London–Cambridge line at Great Chesterford and ran about 15 miles (24 km) north east to a terminus in Newmarket, with intermediate stations at Bourne Bridge (about 800 yards (730 m) west of Little Abington), Balsham Road (about 2 miles (3 km) south east of Fulbourn), Six Mile Bottom and Dullingham. Six Mile Bottom railway station is a disused railway station on the Ipswich to Cambridge line between Dullingham and Fulbourn.It served the village of Six Mile Bottom, until closure in January 1967.The station buildings and one platform remain as a private residence. Although the station is closed, the line remains in use by trains between Ipswich and Cambridge.Area: South Cambridgeshire.
The drive to Six Mile Crossing has a definite payoff, but the scenery along the way is impressive, too. This trip is all about beautiful landscapes, from start to finish. To reach Burro Creek Crossing Road, which is the link to Six Mile Crossing, travel north from Wickenburg on U.S. Route 93.