Game: Name that road!

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

  1. Aravis

    Aravis White-Haired Trundler

    Location:
    Gloucester
     
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    ColinJ

    ColinJ Hillfinder General

    I have gone back and edited the first post to show the relaxed conditions, but I still think we should stick to the UK so I have not changed that requirement.
     
    Last edited: 30 Dec 2017
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  3. Aravis

    Aravis White-Haired Trundler

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    Thanks, @ColinJ, but my reason for highlighing in the UK was that the scene in my picture is...in the UK!
     
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  4. I'll say that the mountain outline makes it the Mountains of Mourne in Northern Ireland, going by stock images such as this:
    upload_2017-12-30_20-44-52.png
    As for the exact location, I'm going to guess at the approach to Dundrum, and possibly here (from google maps)
    upload_2017-12-30_20-50-20.png
    - it could well be the same house, but some of the angles and the size of the mountains look wrong - maybe different types of lens between your photo and google maps?

    It took a lot of googling of east coasts to get this far.
     
  5. Aravis

    Aravis White-Haired Trundler

    Location:
    Gloucester
    I believe that is a bullseye! I agree, it's difficult to get a perspective that looks identical, perhaps due to different focal lengths. Those new trees on the left don't help either. But that's definitely where I was.

    Riding the Mourne coast road - Where the mountains of Mourne sweep down to the sea - is unforgettable.

    Anyway, congratulations. Over to you...
     
  6. OK then.

    Where am I?
    20150906 Wales ride (6).JPG
     
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  7. briantrumpet

    briantrumpet Veteran

    Location:
    Devon & Die
    Wales somewhere...
     
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    ColinJ

    ColinJ Hillfinder General

    Yes - I cheated and spotted that! :okay:
     
  9. Yes but I don't feel I can give the point for narrowing it down to a Wales-sized area. A bit more precision please gentlemen!
     
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  10. Aravis

    Aravis White-Haired Trundler

    Location:
    Gloucester
    You are at the Bwlch Oerddws car park, on the A470 between Dinas Mawddwy and Dolgellau, looking North-West. So it's morning!

    The Wales clue was pretty helpful. It looks like a pass and the road looks like an A road, leaving only a handful of possibilities. It's a road I've not ridden. Although I've cycled a lot in Wales, I don't think I've been north of the Severn on a bike, or if I have, only just.

    I have one more suitable piture if you're all interested. After that I think I'm probably out.
     
  11. Well done, spot on!
    I had ridden up from the Dinas Mawddwy (eastern) side the previous evening and camped behind a wall just out of sight of the picture, and carried on towards Dolgellau (west, behind me in the photo) after the picture was taken.
     
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  12. Aravis

    Aravis White-Haired Trundler

    Location:
    Gloucester
    This one is on the mainland of Great Britain - no offshore foray this time. Also, one clue I will give is that my elevation is over 500 metres, having ridden up the road you can see disappearing down the valley.

    BP22a.JPG
     
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  13. Siclo

    Siclo Senior Member

    Are we in the Peak District?
     
  14. I was thinking maybe South Wales, or Scottish borders? Thought I had it at one point but the curve of the road up that long valley is wrong. It looks like a B- if not an A-road.
     
  15. Aravis

    Aravis White-Haired Trundler

    Location:
    Gloucester
    Good thinking. It is Wales, and it's an A-road.
     
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