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Discussion in 'United Kingdom' started by Dean 355, Oct 4, 2005.

  1. Dean 355

    Dean 355 Karting

    Mar 22, 2005
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    Can anyone suggest a good driving route for a 4/5 day trip in this country. I live in Kent and was going to head to somewhere like the Lake District, Cumbria etc but haven't really made my mind up. Looking to move around and stay in different places each night.

    Basically I am sick of our camera clod 30-40mph limited roads which surround me as this is all I get to drive the car on for most of the time. I want to find some nice open A & B roads that wont be clogged with traffic or have the police waiting to pull anyone doing 5mph over the speed limit.

    Any suggestions?
     
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  3. 360stimo

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  4. tommo

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    Forget the 4/5 day drive, join us on a drive of a lifetime, taking in the peak district, M62, some quick A roads and a spot of posing - 11th/12th November. See UK thread Leeds/Peak district
     
  5. Hud

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    Join us on the 11th/12th nov in the peaks.
     
  6. Hud

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    spooky:D
     
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  8. Dean 355

    Dean 355 Karting

    Mar 22, 2005
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    Looks interesting and will see what I can do, but I am confused.

    You mention secure parking in Leeds. Isn't that an oxymoron.
     
  9. murph7355

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    Nope, that's just a blatant lie :D
     
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  13. Dem

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    Parliament Square.

    Apparently, it's possible to do more than 30mph before braking for the next corner!

    :D:D:D:D:D:D
     
  14. mmm355

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    You beat me to it!
     
  15. Ravi355

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    Dean, get ovr to north wales, stay in bewts y coed, ther are soe fantsatic unpoliced clear road with lots of visibility. You can the go over to the lakes and work you way back. No the best time of year weather wise to do it though!
     
  16. Dem

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    What, on Sunday?!?!?!?!?
    :D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D
     
  17. Dem

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    Back 'on-topic', I know it's a bit of a trod, but I found some fantastic roads south east of Edinburgh earlier this year, heading towards Duns Castle (we were there for a wedding). We had a Mondeo hire car after flying up, but still fantastic fun across rolling hills. If you don't mind doing the miles, I reckon it would be well worth checking out.
    :)
     
  18. stevep

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    if yer at the lakes the road between penrith-alston-hexham is an abosolute must
     
  19. F308 MAN

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    give us a day or two dean, and i'll have you the finest, fastest route known to mankind.
    do you want hotel details too, and aprox. how many miles per day ?
     
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    you need a job
     
  21. F308 MAN

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    you need a life ! - hijacker.
     
  22. Dean 355

    Dean 355 Karting

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    Any hotels or good quality B&B's you can recommend would be appreciated. The problem with a lot of the places I have stayed at over the years is they are of the beaten track i.e. 3 miles down narrow country lanes.

    Probably looking at doing anywhere in the region of 50 to 200 miles per day once were at wherever we end up (if that makes sense).
     
  23. F308 MAN

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    sorry dean ... just spotted the above response.

    route to start at shrewsbury and end in matlock. (i am sure others may suggest best route to and from these)
    take A470/A44 to aberystwyth, then north around north wales for a few hours.... chester, wallasey, liverpool (you may catch IOM ferry for an optional day or twos' blast) then preston and north on A6 to Penrith (then another optional tour around Lakeland) .... from penrith (as per stevep) take A686 to Alston, stopping at the hartstop cafe at the top for a brew ... onward up to the A69 and west to corbridge ... head south on A68 with a slight detour to stay at the lord crewe arms in blanchland .... back to A68 south to darlington, then northallerton, thirsk, tadcaster, york, howden (past stevef's spot) knottingley, wakefield, holmfirth, glossop, chapel, buxton .... cat & fiddle (and back) then take ashbourne road .... turn off part way down into matlock.

    dependant on time, you could take on board the yorkshire moors and dales, also.

    if you fancy any of the above, give us a shout and i can firm things up.

    cheers, d
     

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