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Good Evening All
There will be no IL/TP next week,Friday 23rd, because Fran and I are undertaking a mammoth trip around England, to see and stay with with friends and family we haven’t seen for yonks.
Monday: Belford to Peterborough.
Tuesday: Peterborough to waltham Abbey.
Wednesday: Waltham Abbey to Bodmin.(2 nights)
Friday: Bodmin to Preston to rest and stay two days with the kids!
We shall be avoiding motorways and taking our time, stopping as and when the mood takes us. I am trying to plan a route from Bodmin (Nanstallon actually) to Preston and finding one that avoids large built up areas and motorways is proving a challenge. I don’t have a satnav as I prefer maps.
Any daytime cup of tea stops along the way would be a bonus ;o}
Hope you enjoy it:0)
How is the route planning going?
where are you getting stuck?
A30 to Exter - A37 to Shepton Mallet + Clutton
Chew Magna - Winford - Portbury -one section of M5 to get over the river
Avonmouth - Aust - over the bridge to Chepstowe
can give details if you wish for each section as below
Summary: 360.6 miles (7 hours, 46 minutes) 09:00 0.0 Depart Nanstallon on Local road(s) (West) 0.2 mi
09:00 0.2 Bear RIGHT (West) onto Local road(s) 0.1 mi
09:00 0.3 Bear RIGHT (North-West) onto Local road(s) 1.5 mi
09:02 1.9 Bear LEFT (North) onto A389 65 yds
09:02 1.9 Keep RIGHT onto B3266 3.1 mi
09:06 5.0 Bear RIGHT (East) onto Local road(s) 0.7 mi
09:07 5.7 Bear RIGHT (East) onto Local road(s) 32 yds
09:07 5.8 Bear RIGHT (South-East) onto Local road(s) 1.3 mi
09:09 7.0 Turn LEFT (North) onto Local road(s) 10 yds
09:09 7.0 Bear RIGHT (North) onto Local road(s) 0.8 mi
09:10 7.8 Bear RIGHT (East) onto Local road(s) 164 yds
09:10 7.9 Bear LEFT (East) onto Local road(s) 10 yds
09:10 7.9 Bear RIGHT (East) onto Local road(s) 0.3 mi
09:11 8.2 Turn RIGHT (South) onto Local road(s) 0.3 mi
09:11 8.6 Bear LEFT (East) onto Local road(s) 0.8 mi
09:12 9.3 Bear RIGHT (East) onto Local road(s) 32 yds
09:12 9.3 Turn RIGHT (South) onto Local road(s) 0.7 mi
09:13 10.0 Turn LEFT (North) onto A30 57.7 mi 10:02 67.7 Take Ramp (LEFT) onto M5 4.6 mi M5 / Taunton / Honiton / Exmouth
10:06 72.3 At Exit 29, keep LEFT onto Ramp 0.4 mi A30 / Honiton / Exeter Airport
10:07 72.8 Take Ramp (LEFT) onto A30 [Honiton Road] 19.3 mi
10:24 92.1 Keep LEFT onto A303 25.0 mi
10:48 117.1 At roundabout, take the SECOND exit onto A37 11.7 mi
11:00 128.8 Rest break (15 mins)
Expecting a day off, when you only work one evening a week, is really too much!
Bodmin to Preston avoiding motorways and large built up areas is quite difficult. The A30 from Bodmin to Exeter is now dual carriageway, almost motorway standard, and quite busy. Getting around Birmingham can pose a puzzle.
You could go - Bodmin, Launeston, Tavistock, Princetown, over Dartmoor Mortonhampstead. Two Bridges Hotel near Princetown does some nice meals. Exeter can be a traffic nightmare. So you may have to use A30, M5 to J27 and then the old A38 to Taunton and on to Bristol. But both Taunton and Bristol have traffic problems. The M5 around Bristol is always busy. You may want to go Avonmouth then Aust, over the Severn and then Chepstow, Hereford, Shrewsbury and north.
wiz-king yes, I know I am pushing it a bit ;o}
Fruit Bat /\0/\ & Woolwell I thanks shall continue to fine tune a route taking your recommendations into consideration.
It wasn't so much as getting stuck as just not knowing the lie of the land so to speak.
should read : thanks I shall........etc. It was the nightmare of circumnavigating Birmingham that gave me the jitters!
I will now miss 2 Friday's as I will not be able to do the one on the 23rd.
Have a good journey.
It's ME, ME, ME, all the time with you. you were away last year.
At Gloucester, take the A40 to Ross on Wye then the A49 up to Warrington, then to St Helens, Ormskirk and the A59 to Preston.
A scenic drive up the edge of Wales
Chepstowe - Hereford - Shrewsbury - Drury (Chester)- Birkenhead - Mersey tunnel - seaforth - Ormskirk - Preston
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