Directions to The Meet - Help please

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  1. Forestboy

    Forestboy Funster Life Member

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    We will be travelling North to this weekends Opening meet and I'm not sure if I should exit M42 @ jnc 10 or jnc 11.

    10 looks the quickest route but takes you up a B road for quite a long way, is this road suitable for a 36ft Rv? or should I stay on M42 until 11 and play it safe. Could do without any stressfull moments or more scratches.

    Thanks :thumb:
     
  2. kands

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    Hi Ror
    Although we have been there some time ago, I can't remember :Blush:
    I can only suggest that you call the site and ask their advice mate.....
    Please can you post the answer? :Smile:

    Keith
     
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    my sat nav say's j 11 left to a444 to burton/measham
    dave
     
  4. Forestboy

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    Tried phoning earlier but no response will try again in the morning. Have also sent them a request by e-mail.
    I will post the response as soon as I recieve it.
     
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    hi from M42 TAKE A5 watch for speed camera before turn on to

    the A444 TO TYCROSS about 5 miles look for signs for wellsborough and bosworth i think its brown signed also:thumb: the b585 bosworth water trust is on the right turn right for far coton

    http://www.multimap.com/maps/?&hloc...|14|4&loc=GB:52.62236:-1.4311:16|CV136PD|CV13 6PD
    [HI FROM M1 TAKE A5 TO A444]

    INPORTANT!!!! FOR LARGE RVS AND MOTORHOMES

    DONT COME THE OTHER WAY ON THE MAP THROUGH FAR COTON HAS ITS NARROW AND AND HAS STEEP HUMP BACK BRIDGE .... USE A444 AND B 585
     
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    Thanks, Saruman! Most helpful. Rep given and thread rated top!!

    Bryan
     
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    Thanks Saruman :thumb:

    Thats brilliant, if anybody could stuck on a bridge it would be me.
     
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    Thanks for that Ray, I don't know why you think you have a monopoly on doing stupid things Ror :Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:

    Keith
     
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    Just to add for those travelling from the North via the motorways; the most direct motorway route is M42, Junc 11 (Burton on Trent). Then , off the roundabout, follow A444 towards Twycross Zoo / Nuneaton. Do not venture onto B roads until you have to turn off to the campsite as there are numerous narrow, hump back bridges and squiggly lanes through medieval villages (that means Kands and Geo need to leave all the village hardware and railings etc in place please!!!)

    The A444 eventually joins the A5 close to Nuneaton at a very tricky and dangerous crossroad junction for those approaching from alternative directions, so please do take care. Both the A444 and A5 are used extensively by huge trucks.

    Take care, all those travelling to the meet, looking forward to seeing you there.

    Laurie :thumb:
     
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    any recommendations for us coming from Cambridge way?

    towing camper
     
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    Hi Laurie
    Thanks for that, although I have to say that I have armour plated the side and now fully intend to take out street lights from now on :Rofl1::Rofl1: Geo, you have been warned..... Stay at least 100 feet from my tailend mate :Rofl1:
    From Cambridge, use the A14 then directions as above I would suggest.....

    Keith
     
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    good one laurie:thumb:

    ALSO beware the SPEED CAMERAS on the A5 near the A444 turn ITS 50 mph
    ALONG THERE but HGVS get done for going over 40 mph our [hgv] speed limit along there!!! i often wondered how it noes the differance between vans and hgvs?? but beware a bloke at work got done doing 48 :RollEyes: 3 points:Blush:


    cheers RAY
     
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    The A444 is also full of speed cameras and the odd mobile unit or so :Sad: so BE CAREFUL.
    Also, the Twycross zoo area is notorious for pile-ups (usually silly hotted up hatches who don't negotiate the bend / adverse camber very well) so please try to avoid races with such characters and keep out of the ditches!!!! Keith, in the spirit of public service, leave the street lamps alone and play dodgems with these little nasties instead :Rofl1: Seriously, though, the A444 has areas of adverse camber like at the Twycross area, and its also the exit from the zoo as well, just to compound it, you have people who don't look for oncoming vehicles when entering the A444 from the zoo exit and I've seen a number of bumps there, some serious.

    If we all get hopelessly stuck on the grass pitches I don't live too far and will collect the venerable Rangie to do a bit of tractor practice!!!

    Whichever route you take, just remember to stick to M and A roads until the campsite turnoff, do not listen to the Satnav dollies leading you up the creek, or in this instance, canals!!! :Rofl1:

    Hope to arrive around 6pm ish on Friday...........only 3 more sleeps till then!!!!


    Laurie:Wink:
     
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    Can't wait:thumb::Rofl1:
     
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    This is the reply from the site I requested confirms what you guys have said I think.


    Hi,

    I would advise using J11 and continuing down the A444, There is a narrow
    bridge on the other route that would cause problems for some!

    Kind Regards

    Paul McRobert
     
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    Want me to bring an awning tie down kit Ror?? :Laughing: :Laughing:
     
  17. Forestboy

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    Owwwee that was spitefull;

    Might see if I can get the bits cheaper now I hear Westcroft have some bargain basement deals on. :Wink:

    Mind you a cheap bottle of Rose and alls forgiven :thumb:

    If the wind blows I'll be the bloke chasing bits of Rv around the site
     
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    Fyi...

    Based on Sarumans direction tips for RV owners and Camcondors post and Forestboys contact with the site, (thanks Ray, Laurie and Ror :Smile:) the route we intend to take, in our RV, is pictured below.

    Given the comments about hump back bridges :Eeek: and 'interesting' lanes :Eek!: I thought it might help. (A picture paints a thousand words, and all that :Wink:)

    If anyone can see anything wrong let me know :BigGrin:

    Bryan
     

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    still not sure about how to get there from Cambridge, knowing our navman will end up down some winding lane towing our TT

    :RollEyes:
     
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    Hi Poor Relations

    1. Don't stress.
    2. Get yourselves onto the A5 OR THE M42 from where you live - a road atlas should help!
    3. Both the M42 and A5 cross the A444 at some stage - for M42 its junction 11 then take the exit marked A444.
    4. Head towards Twycross Zoo / Bosworth Battlefield on the A444 and don't leave the A444 until you turn off to the site just as Ray has pointed out in the other thread.....
    5. Don't stress
    6. Set your navman, but with your own route in mind - ie don't follow her witterings mindlessly......
    7. Don't stress!!!!
    8. See you there tomorrow sometime!!!!


    :thumb::thumb::thumb:

    Laurie
     
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