HU4024 : Sixty Degrees North

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

Sixty Degrees North
Sixty Degrees North
Shetland is on longitude 01W of Greenwich and straddles latitude 60N, 598 miles (962km) north of London and just 400 miles (643km) south of the Arctic Circle. This is as far north as St Petersburg, Russia, or Anchorage, Alaska. The line of latitude is marked with roadside signs on either side of the A970.
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)
Submitted
Saturday, 6 October, 2018
Geographical Context
Coastal  Islands 
Camera (from Tags)
Panasonic Lumix TZ60 
Road (from Tags)
A970 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! HU 4029 2412 [10m precision]
WGS84: 59:59.9975N 1:16.7686W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! HU 4029 2414
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SOUTH (about 180 degrees)
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