HU3375 : Layby on the A970 near Smirnadale Water

taken 12 months ago, near to Burraland, Shetland Islands, Great Britain

Layby on the A970 near Smirnadale Water
Layby on the A970 near Smirnadale Water
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
Sunday, 23 September, 2018   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 2 July, 2019
Geographical Context
Roads, Road transport  Moorland 
Road (from Tags)
A970 
Camera (from Tags)
Panasonic Lumix TZ60 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! HU 331 750 [100m precision]
WGS84: 60:27.4875N 1:23.9715W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! HU 331 750
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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