Raglan to Carmarthen.

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  1. johnp10

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    Going to Carmarthen next week from Humberside.

    Many years since I drove A40 from Raglan across past Brecon, Llandovery, etc.
    Good road or go motorway for a quick run?
    Don't want to hang about, need to be in C by about 3 pm.
     
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    Personally I'd drop down the A449 from Raglan & pick up the M4, but it's horses for courses really, all it takes is one bad prang & it's game over on either road.
     
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    That was actually plan A.
    Granddaughter wants to go the "pretty" way.
    As an ex HGV driver, mway looks favourite.

    M50 down to M4 is a little hilly in places, I'll tell her them's the Beacons!

    Cheers.
     
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    Try the RAC or AA route planners. I've just tried the RAC one for this journey and it came up with three alternatives, one using the M62 and then south through the middle of Wales. It wasn't the fastest but there was little between the three routes. Given the time of year avoiding motorways might be sensible. None of the three suggested routes used the Severn Crossing.
     
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    On your way you can pop in here for a coffee mate (y)
     
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    Your a bad granddad, shame on you :wondering::frowny:......your just wanting to save money by not paying the toll........:active:
     
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    What toll?
    Only involves a toll if you drop down M5 as far as Bristol.
    Planning to go M5 / M50 / A440 / A449 to the Mway.
    Cuts off that Bristol / bridge corner.
     
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    M50/M4 looking at your timings you should be OK around the Newport /Cardiff area at middayish.
    Good night stop at Burry Port harbour near Carmarthen.(y)
    Cheers
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    I know.......we always used the M50..........(y)
     
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    Cheers.
    We have four night stop organised, planning to have a day out at Burry Port or Pembury.
     
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    Regularly did the trip down from Midlands to Carmarthen & whilst the A40 is the most scenic it's longer. The quickest shortest route is Heads of the Valleys Rd - A465 & always the route I took. This cuts off a corner compared to M4 route which can be hell at certain times. There are roadworks going on at the moment on part of Heads of Valleys route though & as @MH 55 FUN said any incident on whatever's route & game over !
     
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    Are good old Burry Port, Llanelli, Pllw, Ponyates, Trimsaran, Pembrey............I could go on.......
     
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    Don't you mean Pembrey........
     
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    Probably.

    Stop is sorted.
     
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    Drop down to Neath, join Mway Just south of there, then onto A48?
    Used to use that route when I was an the road.
    Not a bad run.
    If there are road works on heads of the valleys, A449 / M4 looks favourite, I need to be there by about 3.30pm.
     
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    Yep that's your best bet IMV. Google maps on the day should say which is the fastest (if that's the most important to you)
     
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