2014

SD5992 : The M6 in Cumbria - Motorway with a View

taken 10 years ago, 3 km from New Hutton, Cumbria, England

The M6 in Cumbria - Motorway with a View
The M6 in Cumbria - Motorway with a View
The section of the M6 between Carnforth and Carlisle is possibly Britain's most scenic motorway. Easier to appreciate the view when sitting behind the driver (as here!). Howgill Fells ahead.
M6 Motorway

The M6 motorway runs from junction 19 of the M1 at the Catthorpe Interchange, near Rugby to the Gretna junction (J45). Here it becomes the A74(M) and M74 which continues to Glasgow.

The M6 is the longest motorway in the United Kingdom (232 miles) and one of the busiest. It incorporates the first length of motorway opened in the UK (the Preston bypass in 1958) and forms part of a motorway "Backbone of Britain", running north-south between London and Glasgow via the industrial north of England. It is also part of the east-west route between the Midlands and the east coast ports.


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Geographical Context: Uplands Roads, Road transport Motorway: M6 other tags: Motorway Mountains Fells Hills Tourist Route Sign 300 Metre Countdown Marker Motorway Junction Bridge Click a tag, to view other nearby images.
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SD5992, 39 images   (more nearby 🔍)
Photographer
David Dixon   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Monday, 24 March, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 22 April, 2014
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 592 924 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:19.5806N 2:37.7209W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 591 923
View Direction
North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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