The service station, featured in Barrow Hill, was inspired by the paranormal thriller Sapphire & Steel (Adventure 6), and a real location found on the main road which runs between Looe and Polperro, down here in Cornwall. The service station is a lonely place, based on the hilltops overlooking the Looe valley and Talland Bay. The local maps show that the service station is actually surrounded by Barrow Mounds, and Tumuli. A few pine trees shelter the location from the coastal winds, which whip across the landscape and through the service station, rattling the petrol pumps as it passes.

The Service Station / Petrol Station / Near Pelynt Pine trees mark the boundary. The location that inspired Barrow Hill Service Station.

Left: The 'real' Barrow Hill service station, on the Looe to Polperro road. Multimap
Middle: Pines mark the boundary.
Right: The Service Station photographed through a muddy bus window!

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