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Gated roads
« on: April 25, 2019, 10:28:48 am »
Looking for examples of gated roads please if anyone knows any. I am after exact lat longs/google maps links or description sufficient to derive the same. They need to be on actual public, tarmac, roads, not "scottish non-roads" / fire-roads, etc. Although it doesn't strictly matter if the road's a dead end as long as it's an actual public road not a private farm track.

Such as: https://goo.gl/maps/EgsEjSVy7Kz7cq2K7
I know of the above one in lincolnshire. Isn't there another one in shropshire somewhere? I vaguely remember a long climb on an audax heading out of somewhere like Clun, going through one - I thought it was the Elenydd but have checked the route and can't find it now.


I am mainly interested in "agricultural"-purposed ones like the above, but also examples of ones like "private community"-purposed ones like this:
https://goo.gl/maps/bE5AffNbCetfiVnE9 would be quite helpful (but they're probably easier to find by googling).
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Re: Gated roads
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2019, 10:34:05 am »
There is a lovely long example with associated furrowed fields and lots of gates that Polar Bear used to take us down near Long Itchington. Perhaps someone who knows the area and the one I mean can give a ref?
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Re: Gated roads
« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2019, 10:36:06 am »
The Long Itchington one is at:  https://goo.gl/maps/8erGQWsz9mHPjEtF9

Also, this one has often featured on rides from Long Itch: https://goo.gl/maps/bvs96rdcgh3jJDYC6 (But possibly doesn't qualify, as although it's tarmacced, I'm not sure it's a public road.)

Found this last weekend:  https://goo.gl/maps/cgCtBUxE1688rBUGA

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Re: Gated roads
« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2019, 10:45:00 am »
I think its the second long Itch one Kim has referred to that I was thinking of as it has the C and C certified site.
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Re: Gated roads
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Re: Gated roads
« Reply #5 on: April 25, 2019, 11:15:53 am »
Thanks very much Kim, Edd and Canardly - much appreciated  :thumbsup:
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Re: Gated roads
« Reply #6 on: April 25, 2019, 11:17:54 am »
Do roads with gates for crossing railways count, or are you only after gated roads where the gates gain you access to an area?
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Re: Gated roads
« Reply #7 on: April 25, 2019, 11:22:06 am »
Been down a lane near me this morning that is signed at both ends as a Gated Road. Unfortunately the gates were removed about 10 years ago. I think the few residents in the lane keep the signs up to deter others from driving along.
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Re: Gated roads
« Reply #12 on: April 25, 2019, 12:09:10 pm »
There's one between Dunwich and Diss - I'd need to check out my route to let you know where it is.


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Re: Gated roads
« Reply #14 on: April 25, 2019, 12:34:39 pm »
In urban areas streets are sometimes gated to prevent rat-running - does this help?

https://goo.gl/maps/Wm4KJY7nnLPDDEAH7
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Re: Gated roads
« Reply #15 on: April 25, 2019, 12:36:29 pm »
I remember these two from a 2 day touring version of the Fred Whitton last year:

(both near the A66 West of Penrith)

https://goo.gl/maps/7Sx77yPVVn89JXyT9

https://goo.gl/maps/Ke9gWofvNizW1L418




Re: Gated roads
« Reply #16 on: April 25, 2019, 01:23:02 pm »
In urban areas streets are sometimes gated to prevent rat-running - does this help?

https://goo.gl/maps/Wm4KJY7nnLPDDEAH7
That's only gated on half of the road - the other half has a 'No Entry' sign which I have witnessed drivers cheerfully ignoring.

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Re: Gated roads
« Reply #17 on: April 25, 2019, 01:45:59 pm »
The easy way off Watership Down has two gates.  Gates used to be common on Dartmoor, to keep livestock that grazed on the open moors from descending into the lanes.
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Re: Gated roads
« Reply #18 on: April 25, 2019, 01:47:52 pm »
There was a section on the original LEL 2017 route which was gated that didnt feature on the final version, on the way in to Thirsk before the A19 IIRC... I'll look it up

ETA: Colley Broach Road from just before Thorpe Hall to Coxwold https://goo.gl/maps/fW58pSfGYyVQLtaJ6

Also: One of my fave lanes when back home, Tunstall Lane https://goo.gl/maps/ubp2YbTRuRXsmZim7
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Re: Gated roads
« Reply #19 on: April 25, 2019, 04:31:48 pm »
"High Leicestershire" - the lovely area in the triangle between Leicester, Melton, and Rutland - has several. Here's one: https://goo.gl/maps/oSLrBoJVPCeCmfXcA
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Re: Gated roads
« Reply #21 on: April 25, 2019, 04:52:53 pm »
There is 3 on the road between Ingleton and Dent
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https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@54.247806,-2.4299748,3a,75y,233.79h,69.92t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sxqP0epcT8Bvmw4V2Qy9fwA!2e0!7i13312!8i6656
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(I can't think of any that haven't already been mentioned or don't have cattle grids attached. Sorry.)
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Re: Gated roads
« Reply #22 on: April 25, 2019, 05:02:33 pm »
There are actually four on the Kingsdale / Deepdale road between Ingleton and Dent. The other one should come third in the above list, on the way down to Dent.
https://tinyurl.com/y6cjgur3

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Re: Gated roads
« Reply #23 on: April 25, 2019, 05:07:25 pm »
There's probably a way to get OSM to return a massive list/map of the things.  Some combination of barrier and highway tags, I expect.
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Re: Gated roads
« Reply #24 on: April 25, 2019, 05:15:40 pm »
This is a 'good one', by which I mean it's not. This is the road which is just a little east of the Oxnop Scar road up from Swaledale and this is the top end of it, where it meets the real Oxnop Scar road. The gated one is on the right here, and presumably the Google car drivers were aware that there are seven gates in about 5km and thought better of it. I came up it once and it was pretty irritating as the road is markedly steep too so opening seven gates was not ideal. At the time, they were all closed.
https://tinyurl.com/y6ty472x

And there's this, on the road from Healaugh up to Arkengarthdale.
https://tinyurl.com/y556ec43
(It's usually closed.)

And this occasionally closed one on Goat Lane, around Fountains Fell.
https://tinyurl.com/y2q9lrcg

And another *very* occasionally closed one on Mewith Lane on the Way of the Roses.
https://tinyurl.com/yyyr2ldg