ST9434 : Trunk Road near Chicklade Bottom

taken 11 years ago, near to Fonthill Bishop, Wiltshire, Great Britain

Trunk Road near Chicklade Bottom
Trunk Road near Chicklade Bottom
This is the dual-carriageway A303 Basingstoke to Honiton trunk road descending to Chicklade Bottom, a dry enclosed valley flanked by the chalk downs of west Wiltshire. The road is usually very busy with traffic travelling at high speed down the hill, but there was a fortuitous break in the traffic. At the bottom of the hill, the dual carriageway fairly abruptly comes to an end. The dualling of the stretch of the road along Chicklade Bottom, and other similar sections either side near Wylye and Mere has been planned for a long time.

The road on the left is a tarmaced farm road that comes up from Chicklade Bottom and provides access to farmland on this side of the A303, and further up, behind the camera, it crosses under the trunk road to the woods of Fonthill Bushes and the eastern end of Great Ridge, see ST9435 : Track junction, Great Ridge near Chicklade.
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Date Taken
Friday, 29 June, 2007   (more nearby)
Sunday, 1 July, 2007
Dual carriageway   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 943 345 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:6.6238N 2:4.8995W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 946 346
View Direction
West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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