HU3917 : A970 Northwards

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

A970 Northwards
A970 Northwards
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
Sunday, 7 October, 2018
Geographical Context
Uplands  Roads, Road transport 
Camera (from Tags)
Panasonic Lumix TZ60 
Road (from Tags)
A970 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! HU 396 176 [100m precision]
WGS84: 59:56.5269N 1:17.5848W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! HU 396 175
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NORTH (about 0 degrees)
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