SW9170 : Road Junction on the Plateau

taken 12 years ago, near to Rumford, Cornwall, Great Britain

Road Junction on the Plateau
Road Junction on the Plateau
The view from here almost makes this part of Cornwall look flat, but it is far from it. Like much of Cornwall it is a plateau cut through by valleys, lots of them. Most old roads tend to stay on the drier plateau land where they can, and where they have to cut through a valley go straight down and up again at a steep gradient. These roads were originally meant to be travelled on foot or by pack animals. More recent roads tend to cross valleys diagonally as they were designed for wheeled traffic which need less steep gradients.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 22 July, 2006   (more nearby)
Saturday, 22 July, 2006
Road Junction > Road junction   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SW 911 703 [100m precision]
WGS84: 50:29.7098N 4:56.8047W
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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