Author Topic: Gated roads  (Read 3350 times)

Re: Gated roads
« Reply #50 on: July 30, 2019, 11:31:50 am »
Here's one that my home-made gpx took us down on the Barmouth Boulevard.  Several gates along there.
http://www.gpxeditor.co.uk/routes2/users/ian%40ukcyclist.co.uk/Gated-road
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Re: Gated roads
« Reply #51 on: August 07, 2019, 10:19:12 am »
Here if memory serves.

https://www.google.com/maps/@53.8995134,-2.2660487,3a,75y,93.88h,72.99t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1svGdwFQf40mFhdr2sWAGVQg!2e0!7i13312!8i6656

Not sure if it's what you class as a public road. It is all surfaced. Part of the Lancashire cycleway.

Was reminded of it by the comment upthread about rounding a bend to a gate.

You go up to the farm you can see in the distance, through a gate to continue on the road, whizz downhill and do a sharp turn to suddenly see ANOTHER GATE.

I know someone who found a crashed cyclist lying in front of the gate. Very easy to do. I know it's there but it still almost catches me out.

Re: Gated roads
« Reply #52 on: August 07, 2019, 10:44:45 am »
Here's one that my home-made gpx took us down on the Barmouth Boulevard.  Several gates along there.
http://www.gpxeditor.co.uk/routes2/users/ian%40ukcyclist.co.uk/Gated-road
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I've cycled the main road on the other side of the lake lots of times and was there a couple of weeks ago. I've seen the track on the map but never thought to cycle it, although part of it looks like a private path and I don't know what the red dots indicate.

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Re: Gated roads
« Reply #53 on: August 07, 2019, 11:14:14 am »
http://www.gpxeditor.co.uk/routes2/users/ian%40ukcyclist.co.uk/Gated-road
... I don't know what the red dots indicate.

"Other route with public access
(not normally shown in urban areas)

The exact nature of the rights on these routes and
the existence of any restrictions may be checked
with the local highway authority. Alignments are
based on the best information available. These
routes are not shown on maps of Scotland"

https://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/docs/legends/50k-raster-legend.pdf

Re: Gated roads
« Reply #54 on: August 07, 2019, 12:02:07 pm »
http://www.gpxeditor.co.uk/routes2/users/ian%40ukcyclist.co.uk/Gated-road
... I don't know what the red dots indicate.

"Other route with public access
(not normally shown in urban areas)

And it's a lottery if they are rideable or not.

I know the similarly marked path between Crondall and Well would only be rideable on an MTB, certainly not on 25mm tyres part way into a DIY 400km ride.

(No gates on that stretch though, so this is off topic.)
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Re: Gated roads
« Reply #55 on: August 07, 2019, 06:50:01 pm »
I recall when I was a very young bagger being a passenger in a car between Folkestone & Canterbury and travelling along a gated road. This was May or June 1963.

I have found this, which could possibly have been it.

https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@51.1847622,1.1127494,3a,75y,328.6h,73.16t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sOsb1xkCIY4oUPLA-SY8eBw!2e0!7i13312!8i6656
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Re: Gated roads
« Reply #56 on: August 07, 2019, 07:08:31 pm »
The gate's back up on the Cardurnock to Bowness on Solway road at NY 1891 6083


http://www.streetmap.co.uk/map.srf?x=318915&y=560835&z=0&sv=NY+1891+6083&st=5&mapp=map.srf&searchp=ids.srf

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Re: Gated roads
« Reply #57 on: August 12, 2019, 11:37:38 am »
Off the Oundle road into Peterborough... "Elton gated Road" Just noticed the sign, not been down it...
https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@52.5328513,-0.389863,3a,55.4y,57.46h,96.39t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sd4p4wN8nh1s4MbDTdAw4_A!2e0!7i13312!8i6656
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