The remotest place in Great Britian - Fact

Submitted: Sunday, Jan 30, 2005 at 16:17
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Is apparently 11 Kms from the nearest sealed road! Was wondering what the remotest place in Australia would be using the same criteria (distance from bitumen)?
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Reply By: timglobal - Sunday, Jan 30, 2005 at 16:22

Sunday, Jan 30, 2005 at 16:22
Have you got a reference for that? It sounds dubious.

Tim
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Follow Up By: Flute - Sunday, Jan 30, 2005 at 16:25

Sunday, Jan 30, 2005 at 16:25
location - on a hillside between Letterwe forest and Fisherfield. give it a google and check it out.
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Follow Up By: Flute - Sunday, Jan 30, 2005 at 16:27

Sunday, Jan 30, 2005 at 16:27
this is in refernence to 'mainland' GB.
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Follow Up By: Bjorn - Sunday, Jan 30, 2005 at 18:20

Sunday, Jan 30, 2005 at 18:20
I am actually surprised it is as much as 11km to a sealed road in any direction. thats impressive for the UK.
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Follow Up By: Utemad - Sunday, Jan 30, 2005 at 19:15

Sunday, Jan 30, 2005 at 19:15
I'd believe it considering the size of the country and its population.
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Follow Up By: timglobal - Sunday, Jan 30, 2005 at 20:21

Sunday, Jan 30, 2005 at 20:21
I stand pleasantly corrected.
From experience, many of the best UK 4x4 routes are old droving routes that are (thinking about it) often within sight or earshot of a main road.
Long live unsealed roads.

Tim
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Reply By: locallaw - Sunday, Jan 30, 2005 at 17:40

Sunday, Jan 30, 2005 at 17:40
Gidday,Dont know but Rabbit Flat on the Tannami might go close.Been ther twice and loved the trip.
Seeya Locallaw
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Follow Up By: Bjorn - Sunday, Jan 30, 2005 at 18:23

Sunday, Jan 30, 2005 at 18:23
I remember reading once that the world's most isolated tree (sahara i think) was hit by a frenchman driving a lorry. it was in the guiness book of records.
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Follow Up By: BenSpoon - Friday, Feb 04, 2005 at 12:35

Friday, Feb 04, 2005 at 12:35
you can always trust the french to pull through- Look how many of them rolled in the dakar this year.
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Reply By: Member - Davoe (WA) - Monday, Jan 31, 2005 at 10:11

Monday, Jan 31, 2005 at 10:11
could be why landrovers are the most popular 4by in Britain
Seriosly though I reckon you know you are in a remote spot if you cant hear the footy on the ABC. From travelling around I have found that 891 ABC adelaide is the most powerfull transmitter with it often having the strongest reception even in places like the Kimberly and top end
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Follow Up By: Flute - Monday, Jan 31, 2005 at 13:03

Monday, Jan 31, 2005 at 13:03
it would also explain the tiny weeny little fuel tanks on landrovers.
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Follow Up By: Baz (NSW) - Thursday, Feb 03, 2005 at 08:44

Thursday, Feb 03, 2005 at 08:44
What are you goin on about i don't think 95ltrs is tiny weeny do you !!!

Baz.
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Reply By: Mad Dog (Victoria) - Monday, Jan 31, 2005 at 14:18

Monday, Jan 31, 2005 at 14:18
Depends on how you judge remote...K's or $ :)
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Reply By: Mike-TS - Wednesday, Feb 02, 2005 at 23:36

Wednesday, Feb 02, 2005 at 23:36
Reminds me of my old man when he came across from the UK to walk the Bibblimun track in WA. He thought it was going to be a walk from pub to pub until I pointed out that you are 5-7 days away from a town sometimes - when I pointed out that there was also millions of dugites, tiger snakes and spiders he went home!

Thats why we live in the best country in the world - it kills visitors!
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