NY2823 : Country east of Keswick

taken 4 years ago, near to Keswick, Cumbria, Great Britain

Country east of Keswick
Country east of Keswick
The forested area ahead is on the slopes of Latrigg.

In the distance to the left (but still in square) is the A66 dual carriageway bridge over the River Greta. I have always been puzzled by the fact that, when the A66 was improved, the only bit of dual carriageway between Penruddock NY4327 and north Bassenthwaite NY2128 is here, at what must have been the most expensive spot to build it. If it had been done on the basis that, perhaps, all of the A66 would be dualled in the future, then I could understand it. But there was not the slightest attempt to build the rest of the A66 to make it easy to dual in the future - quite the reverse - and so I remain baffled.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 9 October, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 13 October, 2013
Geographical Context
Farm, Fishery, Market Gardening  Roads, Road transport 
Road (from Tags)
A Road 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 2885 2378 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:36.2494N 3:6.1772W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 2895 2374
View Direction
West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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