SK0792 : Featherbed Moss from Holden Clough

taken 21 years ago, 4 km from Chunal, Derbyshire, Great Britain

Featherbed Moss from Holden Clough
Featherbed Moss from Holden Clough
Climbing up the A57 from Glossop towards the Snake
A57 Snake Pass
The Snake Pass is a transpennine crossing between Manchester and Sheffield in the Peak District, carrying the A57 road. The road was engineered by Thomas Telford and opened in 1821 as a turnpike road in 1820 as the most direct route between the two cities. Although Snake Pass is still the shortest route between Manchester and Sheffield, it is regularly closed in winter because of snow, and has seen several longer-term closures owing to subsidence following heavy rain and the more northerly Woodhead Pass, which is less steep and at a lower altitude, is now the primary road link between the two cities. Unlike the Snake Road, the Woodhead route is a trunk road.

The name of the road between the outskirts of Glossop and the junction with the A6013 at Ladybower is actually Snake Road, with only the highest point by Featherbed Top taking the name Snake Pass. However, in informal use, Snake Pass (or The Snake) refers to the whole route. Although the name “Snake Road” is appropriate to the winding route, the name actually derives from the emblem of Duke of Devonshire, which has a coiled snake on it.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 7 January, 1999   (more nearby)
Thursday, 21 February, 2008
Moorland > Moorland   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 079 921 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:25.5543N 1:52.9548W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 074 925
View Direction
Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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