What road would you travel

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  1. Cardeau

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    I'm off to Padstow (AKA Padstein) soon and have the following options:

    M25 then M4/ M5

    M25 then A303

    M25 then A30

    Distance wise theres not a lot of difference between the 3 routes. Am I better off using the M4/M5 and hopefully maintaining a constant 60mph? If I choose this option am I missing out on spectacular scenery by avoiding the other 2 routes? Are the A303/A30 routes reasonably MH friendly?

    Being a Southerner this will be my first time driving outside the M25:Rofl1:

    Thanks

    Richard:driving2:
     
  2. vwalan

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    hi i would go m25 then 303 then a30 from honiton.
    used to do that route regular. in vans and trucks . i only live a few miles from padstow used to go to streatham .303 is a very pleasant ride .look out for stonehenge etc . nice roads and lots places to stop if need be etc. .if you use theroad from exeter to plymouth and down its further .best exeter okehampton bodmin then wadebridge . have a good one .
    hope you like fish n chips .stinky stein as loads of them .hee hee.
     
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    I agree....303/30 much nicer.......Motorway is so boring.
    Scenery on the 303 is great.

    barry
     
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    What you really need is a way to avoid the M25 :Rofl1:
     
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    yes if you started from here you could cycle it .hee hee
     
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    a southerner, you jest.:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1: m4/m5, A361, and on down the coast from barnstaple on the A39 stopping at wildies if you wish at Ilfracombe far nicer than Padstow and national award winning chip shop in Braunton without making rick even richer.:thumb::thumb::thumb:
    that route takes you across the southern edge of Exmoor and has great Scenic views down along the coast, not forgetting to stop and visit the witches museum at Boscastle, then along to Tintagel to visit camalot, going on to Delabole and having a drink in my favourite pub. you will know it when you see it. before arriving at Padstow if you must, hee hee. now that is a north Devon tour.
    With excellent fast roads all the way.
     
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    can say roger isnt wrong .ilfracombe .croyde woolacombe etc all good favouites of mine .there used to be a donkey sanctuary up that way as well down by a lovely quiet little cove .
    might have been lee been awhile since i was there.
    used to have a couple of nights in the carpark by the health center in braunton .had to bounce the kerb as it had a height barrier. behind the pub there.
    you could in fact never get to cornwall.
     
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    spot on Roger,, done that route with our friends fom Lee though not to Padstowe just down to Mevagissy via Bude and Tintagel:Smile::Smile::Smile::Smile:
     
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    He's right you know......:thumb:

    :Eeek:In answer to your original question, all depends on what day of the week, and at what time you travel.:Eeek:
     
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    Here is my fave road

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SLAi7XAafLU[/ame]
     
  11. Mr Colpot

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    We went down the A303 on Saturday and I would say everyone looked out for Stonehenge! We were stuck nose to tail for an hour barely moving until we passed the stones.
     
  12. vwalan

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    hi. but what a piece of history. just think of the time they have been there.
    shame its not so easy to stop and touch them .
    i lived not far from them as a child for a while we used to camp right by the stones as kids . about 11-12 yr old great times . i,m sure there is magic in them.
    but the 303 is a fantastic road to travel on. you could stop at sparkford and visit the haynes museam. its steeped in history from roman roads to very early burial grounds . one of my uk favourite places.
     
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