How far do folks venture for a weekend break?

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  1. Jeannette van den Oever

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    Itching to get away, I'm looking at all sorts of options, but realistically have narrowed it down to a 90 mile radius of Cambridge. This will let us explore almost up to York, the Black Country (lived in Worcester for a few years), the Cotswolds, Home Counties, most of Kent and of course Lincolnshire, Norfolk and Suffolk.
    Doesn't sound too bad does it?
    Having our 4 girls, we're limited to weekends only out of term time. Oh yes, husband has to pop to the office occasionally to pay for our FUN. :)
    Exotic locations will have to wait for a while, sigh.
     
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    200 mile max for a weekend and even then we try and leave Thurs eve til Sun or Mon
     
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    I would think about two hours travelling would be enough but it really depends when you leave. If you have to wait until after work/school on Friday then you are likely to hit traffic and it could be late when you stop.

    We are lucky living where we do as there are some great bits of Devon and Cornwall within easy reach but in winter I would always want to stop before it gets dark which would mean getting away shortly after lunch on Friday where possible.

    Of course if you are travelling to a specific event then the distance could be very great if you were keen enough to get there.
     
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    Living in notloB we have to contend with the M6/M60/M62 to go south east or west around Manchester but luckily we have the North York Moors and The Lake District so as has been said we can be in a fantastic part of the country in a couple of hours hopefully on Friday afternoon/evening.
     
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    As Devon says about 2 hours unless we really want to go to an event, sometime we just go 15 miles from home and feels like the other side of the world.
    2 hours for me covers a lot of options living in the South West of Scotland.
     
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    If we are going away just for a weekend, Friday & Saturday night home Sunday we go up to 100 miles or a couple of hours driving and hope to leave by mid morning on the Friday. We normally do this once a month to keep the wheels turning. Sometimes we only go an hour away just for a change of scenery. (y)
     
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    We are planning 2 hours max leaving around 4pm on a Friday during the light nights. We have many great places to go to that can be reached easily from 1 - 2 hours and as Lorger says, even 15 miles is sometimes enough if the place is right.
     
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    I believe that you only have to be up the road as long as you are away from home. I live only 30 mins from Windermere but we often pop up there for a couple of nights. There is always something new to see.
     
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    5hr round trip August bank holiday W/E

    We need FUNSTER meets and rallies nearer the border.
     
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    When my boys were young we tended to stick to our local C&CC DA. There were lots of children which meant they played all day and were happy, we could sit around and chat and drink, so we to could chill and relax. Most meets were never more than an hour away. Was quite surprised the other week to see my two university based boys at a C&CC youth meet at Alton Towers with a load of the others they grew up with. They seem to have all become friends for life. (y)
     
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    If it's just for a weekend trip 2 hours max. You need to make sure that you don't spend more time driving than having fun.
     
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    Spoilt for choice for the w/e on our doorstep ,anywhere in Cornwall Devon,Dorset some lovely fishing spots (y)
     
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    We are off to Hawick next weekend
    That's why I posted we are going to Hawick next weekend :)
     
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  14. Jeannette van den Oever

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    Hoping to get away twice a month - at least in better weather. Near or far, I think the biggest turnoff is the traffic. So I think the best plan is to work from home on Friday and bundle the kids in the MH, as close to 3:30 as possible.
    Returning early on a Monday sounds naughty - bit like playing truant - but I like the sound of it!
     
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    Put a pin in the map where you live do a fifty mile radius from it, I would image it would take a long time to exhaust the possibilitys.

    We tend to do 50/60 mile for a short weekend. :Smile:
     
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    Living here I can drive 10 mins and be happy(y) but usualy do 20;):LOL:

    Get hubby to work a bit harder and pay the tenner for a bit more fun:sneaky:
     
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    I run up to Scotland from brum for a weekend
     
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    Paid for me yesterday ;)

    Paid for her just now ;)
     
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    we did the pembrey meet for a weekend but left mid morning friday 430 miles round trip and definitely going again next year:party3:
     
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    Ha ha well done, and double well done on FOUR girls:eek: anyway fingers crossed for a boy next;)
     
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