NZ0808 : Cautious descent, Moor Lane

taken 8 years ago, near to Barningham, County Durham, Great Britain

Cautious descent, Moor Lane
Cautious descent, Moor Lane
Normally in conditions like this I'd expect the only people to be using the tiny moorland roads would be local farmers in four-wheel drive pickups or Landrovers, so it was a bit of a surprise to need to step off the road surface to allow a red Alfa-Romeo to pass, driving very slowly and looking as though touching the brakes was not on the agenda at all. As I took the photo, he was just starting onto a steeper bit and further on, out of sight, he would encounter some more steep bits and bends and some very icy patches. Continuing my own walk back to my car not far out of the village of Newsham, I found no cars in ditches, so presume the descent was accomplished in safety. I did meet an Asda delivery van coming up the hill though, and he seemed as though letting the revs drop was not on the agenda, as it would be a long job reversing back down if he once lost traction ...
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 3 February, 2010   (more nearby)
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Wednesday, 3 February, 2010
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Road > Minor road   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 0827 0825 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:28.1731N 1:52.4345W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 0814 0811
View Direction
Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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