Whats the furthest distance you can get from a tarmac road in the Uk?
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.Posted 8 years agouplinkMember
What kevonakona copied & pastedPosted 8 years agoPeterPoddyMember
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).
Didn’t know where it was, but I answered the question as it was set first!
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.Posted 8 years ago
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 mutterPosted 8 years agoMostly BalancedMember
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.Posted 8 years ago
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