HU4352 : A970 passing Loch of Girlsta

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

A970 passing Loch of Girlsta
A970 passing Loch of Girlsta
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, 23 July, 2019
Geographical Context
Lakes, Wetland, Bog  Roads, Road transport 
Camera (from Tags)
Panasonic Lumix TZ60 
Road (from Tags)
A970 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! HU 430 529 [100m precision]
WGS84: 60:15.5107N 1:13.3926W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! HU 430 528
View Direction
North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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