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A66, the Pennines

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I always stop at this layby when I pass here, spectacular all year round.
22nd Mar 2007, 08:11   | tags:,,


anonymous says:

Not a good road to be on in the snow :-) good for the photos though.... And the skies.... perfect m8.

22nd Mar 2007, 08:13

kostika says:

Wonderful shots. Absolutely gorgeous.

22nd Mar 2007, 08:26

nige says:

very cool joker.

22nd Mar 2007, 08:33

SaharaSB says:


22nd Mar 2007, 08:53

Mrs Euphro says:

What a fantastic sky! Lovely pictures :)

22nd Mar 2007, 09:17

paintist says:

lovely shots, but I would stay inside my nice warm cab if I were you....

22nd Mar 2007, 09:23

ViX says:

These are great... did you use a filter or was the sky really that looming?

22nd Mar 2007, 09:43

factotum says:

Lovely, esp. the vertical shot which is my favourite.

22nd Mar 2007, 10:58

Sprocket says:

that is a BIG sky

22nd Mar 2007, 11:48

gosh. they're quite epic. well done.

22nd Mar 2007, 12:16

hildegard says:

Aye, it's reet chilly oop there, happen tha's caught it nicely... ;)

22nd Mar 2007, 12:45

Gael says:

abfab, Joker. I remember some of your old ones from here ; )

22nd Mar 2007, 14:18

JokerXL says:

Cheers all. Glad y's like it.
Pretty damn spectacular up there.
It was late afternoon and the sun was low, kind of illuminating the underside of some of the clouds.
I exposed for the sky (not an illegal act in that part of the country) and adjusted the light levels on the ground section which was pretty dark in consequence.

23rd Mar 2007, 19:33

i vividly remember walking the stretch of the pennine way which crosses the A66 more than the others, coming over that moor towards the road in late september afternoon, the stretch was 17 fairly arduous miles and I arrived at the youth hostel in the middle of nowhere to find it was shut, with a sign on the door saying the nearest phonebox was 3 miles away... deep joy. A local farmer took pity and gave me a loaf of bread and three tins of beans. It was a windy night! Love driving over that road and always plan our holiday route around it - first to the sis-in-law in Leeds then up to my brother in keswick.

24th Mar 2007, 09:49

JokerXL says:

You walked the Pennine way PH?
Very adventurous!
I did a little bit of the ridgeway path, down near Marlborough, Reading way when I was about 14, on a bike.
Similar experience with YHA.

24th Mar 2007, 13:33

yes, did the Pennine Way, Lyke Wake Walk, Coast to Coast, Offa's Dyke, some of the Cornish Coast and most of the Pembrokeshire Coast path, all but the latter done before I had kids of course!

24th Mar 2007, 18:57

JokerXL says:

That's a lorra,lorra walkin!

24th Mar 2007, 19:54

Viv says:

wild country

I used to enjoy going over Shap - another road out of Penrith!

25th Mar 2007, 16:01