Game: Name that road!

Discussion in 'Photo Gallery' started by ColinJ, 10 Dec 2017.

  1. bruce1530

    bruce1530 Über Member

    Location:
    Ayrshire
    All correct so far....
     
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    ColinJ

    ColinJ Hillfinder General

    Found it!

    Harvesting Street View image ...
     
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    ColinJ

    ColinJ Hillfinder General

    Fairlie Moor Road, near West Kilbride!

    Fairlie Moor Rd Scotland.jpg
    And the turbines were installed AFTER June 2011! :okay:
     
  4. Aravis

    Aravis White-Haired Trundler

    Location:
    Gloucester
    Removing the requirement to have part of a bike in the picture would have opened up a lot of opportunities.
     
  5. bruce1530

    bruce1530 Über Member

    Location:
    Ayrshire
    Spot on.

    The first picture was taken from the top of the hill, up on the moor. The second was lower.

    It’s a great road for cycling - single track road with passing places - the climb up from the coast road is about 700ft over a mile an a half, then a more gentle descent down towards Dalry. I say that despite having had an encounter with black ice up there which put me on crutches for a month...

    https://www.strava.com/segments/3766716

    In the background you can see the islands of Great Cumbrae (millport) and Little Cumbrae, with Bute and Arran in the background.


    The 2 wind turbines sit on what used to be a (man-made) oil rig construction site - it’s now the National Offshore Wind Turbine Test Facility.

    And the hidden industry - on the coast, just out of shot to the left, is the Hunterston nuclear power station, and to the right is the deepwater ore terminal.
     
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  6. bruce1530

    bruce1530 Über Member

    Location:
    Ayrshire
    The bike was under me when I took the photo :-)
     
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    ColinJ

    ColinJ Hillfinder General

    Let's say that ideally your bike should be visible, but if you have run out of suitable photos including the bike, then just post one of the road. You should at least have cycled to that location though - don't just post a picture lifted off the Internet or snapped from a car window!

    I'll trawl through my pictures and come up with one shortly ...
     
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    ColinJ

    ColinJ Hillfinder General

    Ok, here is another one. If you know it, you will recognise it instantly. If you don't, you would struggle to work it out!

    This ancient oak tree was very distinctive. I say 'was' because after years in that condition it was finally brought down by a severe gale in January of this year. It was estimated to be between 700 and 800 years old.

    Spooky tree revisited.jpg
     
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  9. Aravis

    Aravis White-Haired Trundler

    Location:
    Gloucester
    That is the Laund Oak, Bolton Abbey. On the minor road heading north on the east side of the river, near the Strid.
     
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    ColinJ

    ColinJ Hillfinder General

    It certainly is, or sadly, WAS ...

    Your turn!
     
  11. Globalti

    Globalti Legendary Member

    Did Prince Charles hide in that oak as well? He seems to have hidden in all the others.
     
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  12. Aravis

    Aravis White-Haired Trundler

    Location:
    Gloucester
    OK then. With the recent relaxation in the rules, this one qualifies - I've checked! An early morning shot from October 1985:

    BP24a.JPG
    When I looked for this spot on street view, I was able to find the house but the immediate surroundings seem to have changed drastically in the 32 years since the picture was taken. The mountains should be completely distinctive though. At this point I'm about to ride perhaps the most romantic section of coastline in the UK, something I'm proud to have on my list.
     
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  13. slow scot

    slow scot Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Aberdeen
    Pap of Glencoe perhaps, from near the old Ballachulish ferry?
     
  14. Aravis

    Aravis White-Haired Trundler

    Location:
    Gloucester
    No, it's not that part of the world.

    It's always difficult to judge how big a clue to give. When I said it's a early morning shot, that was intended to help with the direction of view, implying that it's likely to be an east coast scene.
     
  15. Globalti

    Globalti Legendary Member

    Oooh no that's not, er, pap shaped enough. It does look Scottish though.

    As above it's taken facing south or south-east and there's a small town with a church and what could be a barracks or warehouse on the water front.
     
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