Overnight A43 Oxford Northampton area

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  1. makems

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    Looking for somewhere cheap to stop for a few hours kip on the way back home from Portsmouth.
    Because of the time the ferry docks I reckon somewhere along the A43 will be as far as we get before it gets too late to start looking.
    Anybody got any recommendations?
    We will be stopping only to sleep, won't need to fill up empty out or hook up or anything else!
     
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    I would say any lay-by where there are lorries parked:thumb:
     
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    Hi.
    Come off the A34 just before the M40 signed "Weston on the Green".Plenty of old lay byes along here Keep on this road through "Middleton Stoney" CAUTION SPEED CAMERA.
    If you cannot find a lay bye along there,you will come to junction 10-M40 cross over onto A43,super big old lay bye about two islands up towards Brackley (Jugernaut recommended) . In Brackley itself,there are various Ind estates.park up spots,but you may find yourself sharing with some of "Darlingtons favourite Knights of the road ?" Dickinsons Transport. BE WARNED. do NOT go for a swift half with any of them,you will be so far over the breathaliser,you won't be able to drive for 3 days.
    If you REALLY want a meal and see how the other half of the Juggernaut jockeys live,go and park up at "Jacks Hill Cafe! A5 north 200yds from Towcester,you can kip there as well,but may need to have a swift half at Brackley,to sleep through the noise of fridge boxes running:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
    Go on,you know your WORTH IT.
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    3 questions
    1) what are the dates - traffic in that area horrendous around Grand Prix time
    2) how long is the m/h as know a v friendly pub with brilliant food but dont have a big car park and are considering joining brit stops and a v m/h friendly
    3) how far off route are you happy to consider

    tip - do not stop at the M40 services at Oxford (j8) or Ardley (j10), they have heavy fines for over 2 hour stays, although they do have parking, just not sure what the charges are
     
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    Hi
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    As you come off of the A34 towards Weston on the green,not to far on your left is a pub called the Chequers i think. Have called in there when dressed up (Best overalls) NO !! it is a nice place and had a nice meal,maybe if your POSH and have LOADS of money you could ask the landlord/Patron if you could catch forty winks in his car park ?:Wink::Wink:
    Tea Bag
    PS, Tried to edit first post.......... FAILED:Eeek: (So whats new there then?)
     
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    1) what are the dates - traffic in that area horrendous around Grand Prix time

    This coming Friday. 11 April

    2) how long is the m/h as know a v friendly pub with brilliant food but dont have a big car park and are considering joining brit stops and a v m/h friendly

    9metres so need a couple of acres to turn around!

    3) how far off route are you happy to consider

    a few miles but don't want to go wandering down too many country roads!
     
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    Ha ha. Used to live just outside Darlo so know what you mean. Fortunately I never have to worry about being breathalysed as I can't drive due to poor eyesight. Gwen does all the driving!:thumb::thumb:
     
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    We have a large driveway in Thame, about 15 miles SW of Oxford
     
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    May not get internet for a couple of days while travelling to Bilbao so don't be surprised if I am unable to Thank any further replies straight away!
     
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    Not bad, your house :BigGrin:
     
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    We've just been on the CC site at Bladons Chase right next door to Blenheim Palace on the A44 Woodstock Road, not far off your route. On the slip road leading to the CC site entrance between the A4095 Bladon Road and the A44 is provision for coach parking, probably for Churchill's grave at Bladon but we saw lorries parked up overnight last week. Some daytime traffic take a short cut but most find it easier to do a left turn on the roundabout for Woodstock so you shouldn't get much overnight. You could always tell anyone you're waiting for the site to open. :Laughing:
     
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    If youre coming up the A34 use the carpark by the river in Abingdon - one of the few places that allows overnighting
     
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    Sorry none of my ideas are going to be suitable then, real shame. Looks like plenty of ideas coming through though.
     
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    Hi 15 Edward,

    I am also looking for an overnight, do you have the coordinates or a street name for this car park.

    Jim
     
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    Sorry, posts that pass in the ether.
     
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    our other stop over in that area ( Mother in law used be there) is through East Hendred up to the Ridgeway parking but its a bit of trek off the A417 right through East Hendred.
    We loved waking up there and always felt secure with the local Nuclear Police routine check through the night!! ( Harlows just below)
     
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    Along that road, between Weston and Middleton Stony, there are two decent lay bys that were regular spots for me in the old days.

    But they soon fill up with trucks so choose your time carefully...

    JJ :Cool:
     
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