Jacob's Ladder. Rothbury

Selected for Google Maps and Google Earth

Comments (11)

Sue Allen on September 4, 2008

No spot to pause for breath, either....these are truly long stairs, they go on and on and ON!

Nice one Skida! (I might redo your link as it went astray, if you don't mind, as your steps deserve a view much more than my namby pamby steps....:D - )

Very kind regards to you on this wet morning!

Cheers, Sue

Sue Allen on September 4, 2008

Your link went astray to a non existant user, then it worked - something weird is going on with Panoramio this morning! These are fantastic steps with no place to 'pause for breath' either!

Well done, Skida. I might go and remove the replacement link I did, as I think it doesn't need it after all. Oh what a tangled web we weave when we practice to interfere....... :D

Very best wishes to you, Sue

skida on September 5, 2008

Many thanks for climbing my steps, Sue.

I have worked out the problem with the link: If you see the link in your list of conversations on your gallery page and click it, it tries to find a user with that number, but if you open the photo's page and click the link it looks for the photo with that number. Weird!

slidersmom on September 6, 2008

a very interesting photo! i'd never make it up the stairs! glad i dont have to use them. kat

skida on September 7, 2008

Thanks kat. Thsi area was flooded yesterday and Rothbury was cut off from the outside world. If it doesn't stop raining soon I will start building an ark!

skida on September 15, 2008

Thanks Billy. I thought they looked good from the bottom so I didn't need to go to the top! ;)

mo48spook on March 24, 2009

where did the name long stairs come from? in my 60+ years it has always been called jacobs ladder.

skida on March 24, 2009

As a visitor, rather than a local, I wasn't aware the steps had a name, so I am grateful for your information and I have changed the title accordingly (it may take a month or so for the title to change on Google Earth).

iliveinrothbury on April 15, 2009

Hi, I live in Rothbury and i heard you had called Jacobs ladder, The long Stairs. Well im not being meanor anything but that is offensive because it really annoys the people of Rothbury. Also there is a bomb shelter on the right hand side of Jacobs ladder as your going up. I see it every day when im going down to the park or on my way to and from school. Im in middle school and once you have walked up and down these stairs for 12 years you kinda get used to it. Thats again for changing the name to Jacobs ladder. The people of Rothbury really appreciate it. It makes a change to call it by the correct name. Thank. Hannah

iliveinrothbury on April 15, 2009


Or email us at rothbury@live.co.uk

We do guided tours just check our website for details.

skida on April 15, 2009

Hi Hannah. I appreciate your comments and I apologise about the earlier title which I made up because I didn't see anything to suggest the correct name. Thank you for visiting my photos and please excuse the errors of this old, befuddled visitor to Rothbury.

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Photo taken in Rothbury, Morpeth, Northumberland NE65, UK

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  • Uploaded on September 4, 2008
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    by skida
    • Camera: PENTAX Corporation PENTAX Optio 50
    • Taken on 2008/03/15 13:24:52
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    • ISO Speed: ISO58
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