ND1122 : Berridale Braes

taken 12 years ago, near to Berriedale, Highland, Great Britain

Berridale Braes
Berridale Braes
The A9 is one of only two roads into Caithness and the other way is much longer and single track for much of its length. The railway is an alternative but not much used. At Berridale the A9 is forced to drop around 150 mts from the moor and climb back up again inside a distance of 2 km. This photo shows the hairpin bend on the north side of the Berridale Braes and looks out to the southern side of the dale.

Whilst it is now much modified from the original layout especially down on the dale floor it is still a major obstacle for all heavily laden vehicles particularly coaches and heavy goods vehicles with a long steep drops to the dale floor to keep everybody alert. Note the emergency gravel traps on the southern side. There are none on this side. Taken from the old cemetery.
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Sunday, 23 April, 2006   (more nearby)
Monday, 1 May, 2006
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OSGB36: geotagged! ND 115 224 [100m precision]
WGS84: 58:10.8920N 3:30.3945W
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