SO9315 : A417 descending towards the Air Balloon roundabout

taken 4 years ago, near to Birdlip, Gloucestershire, Great Britain

A417 descending towards the Air Balloon roundabout
A417 descending towards the Air Balloon roundabout
The road descends from about 290m ASL to the roundabout by the Air Balloon Pub. It then drops steeply towards the M5 and Gloucester.
The A417/A419 Trunk Route
One of the few new cross-country routes created in recent years, the A417 and A419 together form a strategic link between the M4 (junction 15) with the M5 at Gloucester (junction 11A). The major new dual-carriageway route connects Swindon, Cirencester, Cheltenham and Gloucester, and longer distances destinations via the two motorway corridors.

When it was first designated in 1922, the A419 ran from Hungerford, Berkshire, to Gloucester. The section from Cirencester to Gloucester was renumbered the A417 before the Second World War, and the A419 was extended from Cirencester to Stroud. The A417 is a 96 mile trunk road between Streatley in Berkshire to Hope Under Dinmore in Herefordshire.


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Date Taken
Wednesday, 7 August, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 5 October, 2013
Geographical Context
Roads, Road transport 
Road (from Tags)
A417 
Near (from Tags)
Birdlip 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 9323 1546 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:50.2623N 2:5.9797W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 9315 1530
View Direction
North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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