Night stopover required

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  1. Jez and Lin

    Jez and Lin Funster Life Member

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    Can anyone recommend an overnighter in the A14 / M11 area? We are travelling from Yorkshire to the Tchunnel on the 3rd Sept & because I can't set off until the evening I wouldn't reach Kent till the early hours. Don't mind where even a Service area just so we can grab some sleep.
    Many thanks, Jez
     
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    The Cambridge services are a couple of miles north of Cambridge on the 14 :)
     
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    Won't you be going down the M1, M25 and M20 to the Eurotunnel Terminal?

    Why the A14 / M11 area?

    Or have I lost my bearings?

    :france::france::france:
     
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    I just find the A1 / A14 / M11 a better route. I can knock a good 45 mins off my journey to Walthamstow (where my daughter lives) if I go that route. Its a lot quieter than the M1 & I will hit the M25 further round so not so much Wacky races to contend with!
     
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    Large service area near Stansted on the M11
     
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    I now always the A14 / M11 route.. There are a lot more options if you want to stop for a break in layby's. Apart for a few large roundabouts its dual carriageway and motorway all the way..
    The M1 / M25 can be a real bind.....

    Depening on where the Op starts from in Yorkshire they may even be coming down the A1 to join the A14.
     
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    To be honest Tonka I can't recall hitting one roundabout now on that route they've got rid of all of them from Doncaster to the A14 if memory serves. They only problem I now encounter is if they decide to close the A1 for maintanance on a weekend, you are suddenly hit with having to go across country to the M1 (not good) I need to be more proactive before I set off to ensure I don't foul up.
     
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    Sandy says that Tesco at the junction of the A12 is a good place to stop. :BigGrin:

    Ivy​
     
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    You have a PM.:RollEyes:
     
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    a 14 overnight

    We came that way a couple offweeks ago. at A14/ A1 junction turn left. a few hundred yards on left nice truckers layby behind a big hedge. if full go
    half a mile cross over and return down A1 another big lay by. then left onto
    A14 or a little more south. very clean and quiet
    enjoy trip. travel safe...
    Froghopper
     
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