Photo Gallery

Since August 2001, I've been periodically getting odd looks from passers-by as I wander the countryside of Britain, taking photos of roads. I don't get any special thrill out of making a spectacle of myself in this way, but I do get a nice collection of images to share here.

Forth Bridges

There's plenty of pictures of the three magnificent bridges over the Firth of Forth at Queensferry. But not many are taken from beneath.

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M90

Rainbow Signals

The annual London Pride event was accompanied, in 2016, by some quite unusual changes to traffic lights around Trafalgar Square. The green men went missing — and seven new symbols took their place.

Linnyshaw Moss

The UK's widest motorway is not where you might expect to find it — in fact, it's on the unassuming M61 near Manchester. This gallery offers an overhead view of one of the UK's most unique and spacious interchanges.

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The Improbable A39

It crosses cattle grids and untamed moorland, it climbs 1-in-4 hills and plummets through hairpin bends, it runs single-track through woodland and historic villages. It's rugged and beautiful. Is it really the A39?

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A39

A470 End to End

The road that connects Wales together, but which nobody really uses... All five hours of the A470, from Llandudno to Cardiff, are here.

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Mistakes

Making road signs is a tricky business, but fortunately the professionals who design them get it right. Usually.

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Above the M8

Go to Glasgow and it's almost inevitable that you'll use the M8. The views of the city surrounding it are really quite unique.

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M8

A Piece of History

The lowly and pathetic A6144(M) motorway was downgraded in May 2006. This is the story of the mission to rescue some memorabilia.

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M1 Architecture

The most unique motorway in Britain owes its identity to its fifties architecture. Much of it is in danger of being removed or irreperably altered. This page documents it in detail.

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M1

New Medway Viaducts

Taken over the course of two years, from 2002 to 2003, these sixteen images chart the construction of two new bridges alongside the M2 Medway Viaduct.

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Thelwall Viaduct

Thousands of vehicles travel the M6 between the M56 and M62 each day. They all cross the River Mersey and the Manchester Ship Canal, and the bridge that carries them is notorious from travel reports nationwide. But what does it actually look like from the ground?

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1950s Streetlights

Some examples of the old-fashioned concrete lamp posts dating from the 1950's with their distinctive arched arm and fin around the back. These are now very much a dying breed.

C-Roads

A collection of photos of signs confirming the existence of C-roads.

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Old Signs

Examples of the increasingly rare signs from before the big change-over in the mid 1960's.

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What's new

Go west! New Ringways pages are here

A new set of Ringways pages are now online, looking at unbuilt motorways and road projects west of London.

No smoke without ire

London's Ultra Low Emission Zone has just expanded to cover the whole inner city, and across the UK, other cities are implementing their own Clean Air Zones. Is this the future?

Devon help us

Road signs are colour coded for different types of road, but in Devon there are more colours than anywhere else. What do Devon's colourful signs mean?

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EuroRoute

Today you can catch a train to France. You can even put your car on it, and be there in less than an hour. But in the 1980s, Euro Tunnel had competition - including plans to build a motorway across the English Channel.