Game: Name that road!

T4tomo

Guru
Definitely Scotland!

Not Skye, Rum or Jura. Something a bit more prosaic; Arran seen when approaching the Claonaig - Lochranza ferry. I was there a couple of months ago, but I'm surprised how narrow the road looks for what is an important through route, so it wasn't my first guess:

https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@55.7...4!1sOFlUnYfTtEn7HfcUzsJSmg!2e0!7i13312!8i6656

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indeed - single-track road to ferry terminal. guess the traffic comes in waves and generally in one direction at a time

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I confess I haven't ridden it...... yet: I'm plotting an Ardrossan to Inverness via Caledonian way, so will have the reverse view
 

Aravis

May the winds be ever in your favour
Location
Gloucester
This should be easy, though you may wonder why anyone would choose to ride it:

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Aravis

May the winds be ever in your favour
Location
Gloucester
Yep, well done @Alex321. In times gone by, if I wanted to ride up into mid Wales, it would be Severn Bridge, Wye Valley, A40/A4137/A49 to Hereford and probably on to Leominster. It all seemed perfectly sensible at the time. Nowadays I'd be more likely to pass under the A49 bridge in Hereford on the cycle path, although I might still head out of the city south-west on the A465 in search of better things.

Maybe something a little older again next time. :B)

Over to @Alex321.
 

Alex321

Über Member
Location
South Wales
Yep, well done @Alex321. In times gone by, if I wanted to ride up into mid Wales, it would be Severn Bridge, Wye Valley, A40/A4137/A49 to Hereford and probably on to Leominster. It all seemed perfectly sensible at the time. Nowadays I'd be more likely to pass under the A49 bridge in Hereford on the cycle path, although I might still head out of the city south-west on the A465 in search of better things.

Maybe something a little older again next time. :B)

Over to @Alex321.
I think that was the first time somebody has posted a road here that I have immediately thought "I know that one".
 

Alex321

Über Member
Location
South Wales
Ok, let's try this one.
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I'm just leaving a village with delusions of grandeur here.
 

Aravis

May the winds be ever in your favour
Location
Gloucester
I always prefer to wait for the setter's confirmation if possible. I think I'd better go ahead now, and I know how much you all appreciate my clues.

The old woman can tell you a tall one:

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slow scot

Über Member
Location
Aberdeen
I thought Glencoe, but the hills are wrong. Quite like the road up Glen Lyon though. The clue is interesting. An old woman in Gaelic is “Cailleach”, and there is a small Glen off Glen Lyon with that name. It’s also the name of a few hills.
My recent guesses have all been rubbish however, so I’ll await the excellent sleuthing of others!
 
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