SS8846 : Start of the ascent of Porlock Hill

taken 4 years ago, near to Porlock, Somerset, Great Britain

Start of the ascent of Porlock Hill
Start of the ascent of Porlock Hill
Taken from the junction of the High Street (A39) and the B3225, this shot looks on to where the A39 starts to climb out of the village up its 1 in 4 hill (25%). The road off to the right is the scenic toll road. There's no fun in climbing the hill in our modern cars. It was much more uncertain whether we would make it in my 1958 Austin A35 with its 1000cc engine struggling and no lower gears left, and with the primitive cross-ply tyres losing their grip. Ahh, those were the days!
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Date Taken
Sunday, 15 September, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 13 October, 2013
Geographical Context
Village, Rural settlement  Roads, Road transport 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SS 8837 4673 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:12.5300N 3:35.9654W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SS 8842 4674
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West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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