- Which two points in UK are furthest apart, yet mutually visible?
I’d like an app for my phone so I could hold it up and see what I’m looking at in the distance.
I actually wrote an app that did this a few years ago while at Uni. It was a little rough around the edges but worked. Unfortunately I didn’t find the time to polish it up and publish it. Maybe I’ll go off and re-write it.Posted 4 years agoRusty SpannerSubscriber
Blackpool Tower from Todmorden’s a good spot, given the usual level of grot in the air.
You can see it from Pendle Hill on a good day, but not managed it yet.
Must be able to see the Lakes/Northumberland from Theively Pike too?
I’ll have a play later.
You can see Benny Hill from the Pennine Bridleway btw.Posted 4 years agoPz_SteveSubscriber
I’ve seen both Snowdon and The Isle of Arran from the top of Slieve Donard – each more than 100 miles away.
Actually, makes me wonder what are the two furthest apart places in the UK which can be seen from a single location (also in the UK). Arran and Snowdon must be in with a chance on that?
ETA Fairly sure you can see Sacfell Pike from Slieve Donard as well, which is also over 100 miles away. It’s quite a view!Posted 4 years agobajsyckelMember
I’ve seen the Cheviots from Lochnagar – 111 miles apparently.
I’ve almost done the reverse on a few occasions. From the summit of the Cheviot up to the tops of Angus, Mount Keen and Glenshee, over west towards what I thought must be Ben Lomond and Lawers area, and south down the coast to Yorkshire and SW to the Lakes. I’d been told that you should theoretically be able to see Ben Macdui but this (other) cool panorama generator suggests that would instead be Braeriach – though good luck making it out amongst the mass of hills. Cheviot is a good top for long views in several directions. According to that site the view theoretically extends 210km into the Cairngorms, 110km into the North Sea, 159km into the N York moors, and 143km down to the lakes, taking quite a bit of landscape in between.
Slieve Donard suggested above by PZ_Steve looks pretty good for distant views in all directions though – 212km to the SE, 197km to the N, 162km W, 193km E (in theory).
Also RE seeing Norway from the Cairngorms – impossible, but I’ve been on the top of Beinn Mheadhoin or Ben Avon IIRC and seen what looked like mountains “floating” in the distance to the east, seemingly way beyond anything else so understand where the idea might come from. Someone later suggested it could be a result of the inversion and diffraction of the light or some such, but I can’t remember the specifics. Pretty wonderous stuff in any case.Posted 4 years agowelshfarmerSubscriber
Of no relevance to this thread whatsoever is this interesting (?) fact. If one were to fly off the eastern edge of the Black Mountains in South Wales in say a microlight and were to maintain your altitude (approx 2000 feet), and were to fly due east you would not, assuming an adequate supply of fuel, crash into another hill until well into the Ural mountains beyond Moscow.
Told you it was irrelevant 🙂Posted 4 years ago
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