ND1122 : Berridale Braes

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.
Creative Commons Licence [Some Rights Reserved]   © Copyright Jim Bain and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.
year taken
1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright
1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright
TIP: Click the map for Large scale mapping
Change to interactive Map >
Grid Square
ND1122, 55 images   (more nearby )
  (find more nearby)
Image classification?
Supplemental image
Date Taken
Sunday, 23 April, 2006   (more nearby)
Monday, 1 May, 2006
Road scene   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ND 115 224 [100m precision]
WGS84: 58:10.8920N 3:30.3945W
Photographer Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ND 120 227
View Direction
West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
Looking for a postcode? Try this pageExternal link
Clickable map

This page has been viewed about 747 times.
View this location: KML (Google Earth) · Bing MapsExternal link · OS Map Checksheet · Geograph Map · geotagged! More Links for this image
W Go E
You are not logged in login | register
donations welcome!