I Think We Have Just Been Where You Fiats Dare Not Tread

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  1. laneside

    laneside Funster

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    We have just done the Journey from Minehead over Porlock Hill down to Lynmouth and out again towards Barnstable
    What a beautiful run that was on a sunny Autumn day

    We are in our Autosleeper on a rear wheel drive Trannie and with the leaves on the road it skipped a wee bit I am fairly sure front wheel drive Fiats would not have made it, but who dares wins it was spectacular. I just wish there had been a suitable stopping place to take some pictures for you, especially as you mount the rise before Lynmouth which looks like an I want to go back situation but is not as bad as first appearances sugest.

    Rising out of Lynmouth is somewhat steep with at least one hairpin bend on a one in four hill that I am fairly certain the Fiats would not have negotiated.

    Just waiting for someone to say we did it in our Fiat as I am sure they will

    Alan and Lynda ---- Still enjoying retirement
     
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    We had a rear blow out on the scooter on Lynmouth bank in September. Its flipping steep! about a mile up the road before you get to the steep bank there is a good pull in. We parked the van there and used the bike (well until it blew a tyre going back up)
     
  3. Bailey58

    Bailey58 Funster Life Member

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    My favourite part of the world which we are yet to do in the motorhome, especially Malmsmead, Oare and Badgeworthy Water. :Smile:

    Is the woodcarving store still in Lynmouth? Forty years ago I promised to buy myself a full size figure of a trapper/hunter with a deer on his shoulder when I had enough cash, not bothered now

    Think your right on Porlock Hill with a front wheel drive, we failed to climb a cobblestone road in the wet in Halifax on Wednesday, lucky I had somewhere to roll back and turn round! :Angry:
     
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    rainbow chasers Read Only Funster

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    Went up our Boxer and it flew up! Quite suprised, as I was intending to take the low road, but having travelled that route quite often - totally forgot and went for the hill!

    Had to use 1st around the bend, then 2/3 all the way!
     
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    hilldweller Funster Life Member

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    Pah, says a Fiat owner.

    You need to get to Switzerland you do, over there what you describe would be called a speed bump.
     
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    went up two years ago in fiat 100 multijet lunar moonstar . this year flew up in our 2.3 pvc swift mondial .there is nothing wrong with the fiat now its had the judder fixed :thumb:
     
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    Very true crackin machine to drive :thumb:
     
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    A couple of years aage we were at Minehead but avoided porlock hill as we had a FWD Transit and it lost traction far easier than the Fiat that we now have. We took a nice detour round Exmoor which was rather nice.
     
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