M6 and M25

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  1. weejohnw

    weejohnw Funster

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    Can anyone please advise on what traffic is likely to be like on
    M6 and M25 on Bank Holiday Sunday 25th August?
    Have to make it from above Manchester to Tunnel.
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    M25 will be awful, I expect.
    I spent 3 hours on it yesterday, and managed 6 miles.
    How I was wishing for air con !
     
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    M6 will be heavy traffic so expect the usual bottlenecks, the M25 is best avoided unless you like wasting hours and fuel
     
  4. Wizbangs

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    From commuting experience, it could be easy or a nightmare or anything in between. Be aware of major roadworks in Birmingham. I would suggest you take the M6 toll road. We paid £11 yesterday going up to the Northern show and although expensive we felt it worth it to avoid the huge hassle.Going South seems less jammed than going North.

    I also think the M1 is as bad as the M25 especially for accidents to the south of Luton. Avoid the M1/M25 interchange for at least an hour either side of rush hour no matter what the day.

    It may well be worth considering cutting across to the M1 at your end and avoiding the M6 altogether or even going down the A1 then onto the M11. Yep I would probably do that.

    HTH and safe journey. :Smile:
     
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    I'm sure both will be clear on a Sunday as long as it is not too late. Are you flying between the two.
     
  6. shunter

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    I would travel after midnight and get to the Dartford bridge well before 06.00 rush hour:thumb:
     
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    Sunday may not be that bad... Friday at the start and Monday at the end are the real worst times....Also depends on what time you are travelling. Just allow enough time.. You may sail through Brum and then get held up elsewhere..

    Also consider the A14 and M11 route.. Not much in it really, few extra miles but cuts a chunk out of the M1 and M25 potential problems..
     
  8. Chris

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    My experience is that you should be fine provided you get tothe Dartford Crossing before 12 noon. I would suggest a very early start.

    Unless there is an accident the M6 usually behaves itself until you get close tothe M25.

    Luton used to be a traffic hotspot on the M6 but for some reason it's better these days.

    If you leave it later I would allow at least an hour for queuing to the tolls.
     
  9. tonka

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    DO NOT FOLLOW THIS MAN ANYWHERE !! You will get lost :Wink::Wink:

    :Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:

    M1 maybe ?? :Doh:
     
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    So it was a good move moving it to the M1.
     
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    Am I missing something. Does the M1 not run between Birmingham and the M25 past Luton. :Wink:
     
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    Now here's a novel idea :BigGrin: have motorhome will travel, take all the time in the world travel on the Saturday park up overnight, enjoy the drive put the air con and who cares what the traffic is like :thumb: that is if you can travel on the Saturday :BigGrin:

    All the best Rick
     
  13. Chris

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    Whoops:Doh:

    Getting my motorways mixed up:BigGrin:
     
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  14. tonka

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    Blame it on sun stroke.. :thumb:
     
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    We leave early and then stop before the rush hour and have a leisurely breakfast while the 'rats' commute. sometimes we travel through the night especially to the Channel and arrive at 6am ish.
    We are located just outside of Chester so we generally us the A41 to join the motorways or travel cross country to pick up the Northern leg of the M1 and travel down that way.
    Whatever way you chose,holidays and w/e are always busy,you only have to listen to 'Sally traffic',take a listen this afternoon from about 4pm onwards,she on Radio 2.
     
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    No, its the OP's fault.

    He should have said M6,M1, M25:BigGrin:
     
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    Free use of m6 toll

    If you are a member of the Caravan Club, I believe that you may travel toll free on the M6 on production of card.
     
  18. weejohnw

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    Arrive Cairnryan about 1pm, and aiming to reach just above Manchester after tea time to get a bite to eat and kip for the night, and then head off again around 7.30ish to get to tunnel for after 5pm Sunday. Tend not to drive too hard - 48 - 52 - usually passed by tons of motorhomes appearing to be taking part in a race or time trial!
     
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    I tend to go via the M40 then anti clockwise round the M25 and from Dumfries to the tunnel it makes a difference of about 10miles, personally I think it saves me time as never seems as busy.
     
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    Think it's reduced but certainly not free !!
    Those tight b@@@@@er dont give anything away...:Doh:
     
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