HU4329 : A970 at Cunningsburgh

taken 3 years ago, near to Bremirehoull, Shetland Islands, Great Britain

A970 at Cunningsburgh
A970 at Cunningsburgh
Cunningsburgh, formerly also known as Coningsburgh (from the Old Norse: Konungsborgr meaning "King's castle"), is a hamlet on the coast of Mainland Shetland, nine miles south-west of Lerwick, about halfway between there and Sumburgh Head.
The A970 (Shetland Islands)

The A970 runs for 71 miles across most of the length of the "Mainland" in the Shetland Islands. It is a good-quality single-carriageway road for most of its route. Travelling from south to north, the road begins at Grutness near Sumburgh Airport and winds around the many hills and inlets passing close to a number of small villages without going through any large ones before Lerwick. After looping around Lerwick, a short spur runs to Scalloway whilst the main route continues northwards towards Brae where it crosses the narrow isthmus of Mavis Grind. At Sandy Lochs the road splits and a four-mile spur goes through Urafirth to Hillswick. The main route continuing to the right towards its northern terminus at Isbister. This last part of the route tends to be narrower with passing places.

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Date Taken
Thursday, 20 September, 2018   (more nearby)
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Thursday, 4 October, 2018
Geographical Context
Village, Rural settlement  Roads, Road transport 
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Panasonic Lumix TZ60 
Road (from Tags)
A970 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! HU 431 294 [100m precision]
WGS84: 60:2.8462N 1:13.6687W
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OSGB36: geotagged! HU 431 293
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