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  • Whats the furthest distance you can get from a tarmac road in the Uk?
  • Premier Icon TandemJeremy
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    A wee challenge for the map geeks. Get your maps out folks.

    Premier Icon BigJohn
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    Are we including the wet bit between GB & NI?

    Premier Icon PeterPoddy
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    Heard this before, it’s about 7 miles, IIRC.

    Premier Icon Pook
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    I believe this is somewhere up the North West of Scotland is it not?

    Premier Icon druidh
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    Would that tarmac road have to be open to the public?

    And are you excluding islands?

    Premier Icon TandemJeremy
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    Druidh – no and no. Big john – no

    Premier Icon druidh
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    Is there any tarmac on St Kilda?

    Rockall?

    Premier Icon druidh
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    As far as the mainland is concerned, the Munros Lurg Mhor and Seana Bhraigh have long been held to be the most “remote” from public access. Swello and I did a bothy trip in to Maol Bhuidhe bothy (by Lurg Mhor) on the basis of a very similar STW thread a couple of years back.

    I’ve posted photos from it previously.

    Premier Icon Pook
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    the centre of Sheffield. No tarmac roads round here, they’re all made of papier mache.

    I win.

    Premier Icon CaptainFlashheart
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    London, surely? Streets are paved with gold.

    Premier Icon kevonakona
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    Are we including air space or just foot on ground?

    Premier Icon kevonakona
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    The furthest point from a metalled road in Great Britain is on the hillside of Ruadh Stac Beag, between Letterwe Forest and Fisherfield Forest in Wester Ross, Highland, Scotland. The distance from here to the nearest road (A832) is 11 km (7 miles).

    Premier Icon ooOOoo
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    7 miles? That’s rubbish 🙁

    Premier Icon grumm
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    Only 7 miles? Surely not.

    Edit: And it’s a bloody A Road! How depressing.

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    What kevonakona copied & pasted

    http://mapzone.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/mapzone/didyouknow/whatis/q_12_54.html

    Premier Icon MrSalmon
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    Only 7 miles? Surely not.

    Edit: And it’s a bloody A Road! How depressing.

    Yeah, I honestly thought there’d be plenty of places where it’d be 20 miles or something!

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    The furthest point from a metalled road in Great Britain is on the hillside of Ruadh Stac Beag, between Letterwe Forest and Fisherfield Forest in Wester Ross, Highland, Scotland. The distance from here to the nearest road (A832) is 11 km (7 miles).

    I WIN!

    Didn’t know where it was, but I answered the question as it was set first!

    WOOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    :mrgreen:

    Premier Icon druidh
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    That bit that kevonakona pasted is wrong on at least two counts.

    Great Britain includes lots of little islands with no roads at all.

    Maol Bhuidhe bothy is at least 8 miles from a metalled road.

    Premier Icon theflatboy
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    7 miles is quite a long way, all things considered. if i lived in some remote area i think i’d be more pissed off if it was more than that than pleased!

    Premier Icon Stu_N
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    I guess the west side of Rockall has to be the answer to TJ’s question.

    I’d always assumed it would be somewhere in the southern Cairngorms, probably around the Tilt/ Geldie/ Dee watershed. Might depend on whether metalled road has to have vehicle access to the general public or can be an estate road – I guess the Linn of Dee Road and the roads up Glen Feshie, Glen Tromie and Glen Avon go quite a way into the hills.

    Premier Icon Drac
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    Maol Bhuidhe bothy is at least 8 miles from a metalled road.

    As the crow flies 12.6km tp road from Achintee.

    Premier Icon TandemJeremy
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    Druidh – you are a ruddy pedant.

    Kevkona has the answer as I intended it. Maybe I should have said mainland or distance from either road or sea.

    I find it suprising that 7 miles is the furthest you can get from a road on the ruddy mainland [/i]

    Now to find somethng to out pedant Druidh on grumble mutter

    Premier Icon druidh
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    TJ, I asked you the question…

    druidh – Member
    Would that tarmac road have to be open to the public?

    And are you excluding islands?

    and you replied…

    TandemJeremy – Member

    Druidh – no and no.

    and the Ruadh Stac Beag answer is still wrong.

    Premier Icon HeatherBash
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    I’d have thought the area around the Tarf Hotel would be getting on for 10 miles from any (tarmac) road

    Premier Icon HeatherBash
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    Bit further North – An Sgarsoch?

    Premier Icon brakes
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    is this the Scottish version of Mornington Crescent?

    Premier Icon Drac
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    I’d have thought the area around the Tarf Hotel would be getting on for 10 miles from any (tarmac) road

    9 miles as the crow flies.

    Premier Icon druidh
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    Hmm – An Sgarsoch/Carn an Fhidhleir could be 14km

    Premier Icon MostlyBalanced
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    During the foot and mouth crisis when there was no off roading to be had down here in the south, me and a mate hiked the lenghth of Chesil Beach. The nearest road was maybe less than a mile from the mid point as the crow flies but without a hovercraft to get over the big wet marshy bit the only practical routes were about 5 miles.

    Premier Icon TandemJeremy
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    I have always understood the answer to be around 7 miles – where is the tarf hotel? I don’t know it

    Premier Icon druidh
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    NN927789

    Premier Icon TandemJeremy
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    Hmm – An Sgarsoch/Carn an Fhidhleir could be 14km

    Looks a good candidate and about 9 miles for sure – unless you count the glen tilt road which IIRC is tarmac up to the forest lodge which is only 5.8 miles away.

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    It’s not tarmac to Forest Lodge

    Premier Icon Wiksey
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    If you want remote have a look at Knoydart – just a short boat trip from Malaig but a bl00dy long way to get to the tip if you don’t take to the seas

    Premier Icon TandemJeremy
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    Ok Druidh – its a few years since I was on it. t is tarmac part way up tho is it not? You used to be able to drive up to the forest lodge

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    rockall doesnt count. we tried that one years ago and the UN told us to poke it.

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    Caution – further pedantry…

    This thread uses the word “tarmac” in the title. The kevonakona link refers to “metalled” roads. I think there’s room for some debate as to which tracks are metalled – e.g. the Forest Lodge one might qualify under that description

    Premier Icon TandemJeremy
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    Wiksey – but there is a bit of tarmac road at inverie

    Well remote tho for sure

    Premier Icon TandemJeremy
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    Druidh – aye – tarmacadam or macadam surfaces 🙂

    I meant tarmac as in wot any fule kno as a road.

    Premier Icon CaptainMainwaring
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    Surprisingly central, near the bottom end of Loch Treig on Rannoch Moor manages about 13km from any road

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