NY9179 : A68 switchback

taken 9 years ago, 3 km from Little Swinburne, Northumberland, Great Britain

A68 switchback
A68 switchback
The A68 runs from near Darlington to Edinburgh by an inland route avoiding the major towns of the north-east. Through Northumberland, the line of the modern road coincides largely with the alignment of Dere Street LinkExternal link , the Roman road that ran from York to the Firth of Forth. Being a straight road of Roman origin in an upland area, it makes no concessions to topography but follows a switchback course of sudden crests and dips. This at High Cowden is the most sudden crest in the entire length of the road.
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NY9179, 22 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Sunday, 22 February, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 23 February, 2009
Category
Road > A road (Classified A)   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 919 792 [100m precision]
WGS84: 55:6.4662N 2:7.6817W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 919 791
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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