East Anglia to Snowdonia - route?

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  1. stevec

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    We shall be heading off to Snowdonia from Norwich tomorrow and would like some advise on the best route. Google maps takes us motorway routes through Coventry. Not a route I've travelled within the last twenty years! We intend to take two days getting there so no great rush and will stay overnight about half way. Anyone else done this from this neck of the woods?
     
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    A11,A14,M6,M54,A5
    We frequently travel from Bury St Edmunds to Shrewsbury and this is our route. If we leave about 10:00 we comfortably do it in about 4 hours .
    Have safe journey
    Chris
     
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    personally i would do it in one hit with a break for lunch as a night in snowdon is going to be much nicer than a night in the midlands
    ive found getting out of norfolk is a pain apart from the A11/14 route if you realy feel its to much stop the other side of coventry stratford or bromsgrove way
     
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    As @Zoppydog stated.. I did Thetford recently and live in Staffordshire..
    Duel carriageway and Motorway for most of it until you hit the A5 past Telford.
    The New junction of the A14 and M1/M6 is a vast improvement.
     
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    We usually try to make the journey part of the trip :).

    Last year we went to Anglesey from Dereham, stopping for one night by the river at Chester (Little RooDee carpark - £3). We travelled via Grantham, Nottingham to Stoke on Trent, calling off at a couple of NT properties en route.

    I used to go to Coventry when my daughter was studying and much preferred the A605 via Peterborough to the rat-race of the A14. IF you want a quick route, continue on up to Shrewsbury but it's not my ideal way of starting a holiday. There are some good BritStops in the Midlands.

    Gordon
     
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    Last year we went to Anglesey from Dereham, stopping for one night by the river at Chester (Little RooDee carpark - £3). We travelled via Grantham, Nottingham to Stoke on Trent, calling off at a couple of NT properties enroute.

    That's the one I'd do(y)
     
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    Slightly more scenic, find your way to the M6/A500 (J16 near Crewe) then turn off west along the A500/A534 towards Wrexham. Then head for Coedpoeth and take the A525/A5104 to the A5 just west of Corwen. Either stick with the A5 towards Bethesda or turn off for Bala and just as you enter the town turn right and drive across the hills towards Trawsfynedd then on to the Porthmadog area for the coast.

    Also, the A50 from M1 J24 towards Stoke avoids Birmingham without adding a significant number of miles to your journey.
     
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    We're heading to Norwich for the Motorhome Show later in the month from the Welshpool/Shrewsbury area. Last time we were in that part of the world we went the A14, A11 route and hated it. This time we're going to try M54 onto the A5 to Hinkley then up the A47. Saying that, the last time we went we were heading just west of Lowestoft so maybe it made more sense going the A14 A11 route. Can anyone vouch for the A47 route? There seemed to be a plague of speed cameras on the A14 A11 route. Just couldn't relax and enjoy the drive!
     
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