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What's your favourite stretch of road in these parts?

I've just had a great summers evening blast from my Mum and Dad's back to Bristol on one of my favourite roads and it inspired me as to where else I might be missing out on

So my first nomination is the A46 from Nailsworth down to the M4 at Junction 18 (Bath).

And another fave is the B4425 from Cirencester to Burford.

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So my first nomination is the A46 from Nailsworth down to the M4 at Junction 18 (Bath).
I second this as being a fantastic stretch of road!! Windows down, sun shining, sunglasses on and some Foo Fighters/30 Seconds To Mars playing, and its alot of smiles for your miles

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How about the B3306 between St. Ives and St. Just? Especially first thing in the morning before it gets clogged up with emmits.

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How about the B3306 between St. Ives and St. Just? Especially first thing in the morning before it gets clogged up with emmits.

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Have to say it is a nice bit of road and I just happen to live there.
Though it does depend on what car you are in.We took the Cerbera on that route with the club after our xmas do........IT WAS F**KING AWFUL!!
However, the Gtv would be more suited. So if anyone is up for a blast on that road and end up at Lands End for a beer..............count me in

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It looks damn good on the map I'm down in Falmouth first weekend of July, I might just make the trip over and go for a blast.
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I second this as being a fantastic stretch of road!!
Thirded! Only a few miles from where I live so I drive that stretch quite often.

I also enjoy a good blast along the A384 between Dartington and Buckfastliegh when I'm down that way. Not often that it's quiet enough to put your foot down, but good fun when it is!

The A39 between Clovelly & Bude is another favourite.

And the all to short strech of the A38/A380 going up (and down) Telegraph/Holden hill is always fun. Well nearly always, there's a 40 limit on there at the moment.
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The A39 between Clovelly & Bude is another favourite.

And the all to short strech of the A38/A380 going up (and down) Telegraph/Holden hill is always fun. Well nearly always, there's a 40 limit on there at the moment.
Agree on both of those routes
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Puddletown bypass. Mainly because it means I'm nearly home (live in Puddletown). Watch out for the cameras/coppers on the on ramp after the A354 turn off though.
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Bugger all,in Hertfordshire.I prefer riding my bike,most of the time,given the number of speed humps,poorly surfacedr oads,traffic,and speed cameras.
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I have a new favourite stretch of road! Thought I'd try driving back home to North Cornwall from Bath taking the A39 pretty much the whole way. Boy am I glad I did! The A39 between Minehead and Barnstaple is absolutely brilliant. The road cuts through the top of Exmoor national park and the views are epically stunning. There's the Atlantic coast with massive cliffs on one side and moorland valleys on the other.

The road itself is pretty good too. Hairpin bends, swooping curves and straights cling to the side of cliffs and valleys. Just don't look down! Majestic stuff. Brilliant!

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I second this as being a fantastic stretch of road!! Windows down, sun shining, sunglasses on and some Foo Fighters/30 Seconds To Mars playing, and its alot of smiles for your miles

Great choice
You're not wrong there Simon, and the A46 is good all the way to Cheltenham, way better than the M5/M4.

Another fave is the A40, Gloucester to Ross-on-Wye with a solid 4.5m stretch of twisties.
And the A436 Andoversford to Bourton on the Water, not in the dark with GTV headlights though!
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I have a new favourite stretch of road! Thought I'd try driving back home to North Cornwall from Bath taking the A39 pretty much the whole way. Boy am I glad I did! The A39 between Minehead and Barnstaple is absolutely brilliant. The road cuts through the top of Exmoor national park and the views are epically stunning. There's the Atlantic coast with massive cliffs on one side and moorland valleys on the other.
The Atlantic Highway! Went to Appledore on my honeymoon last month and thought that was a great stretch of road too.
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Hello fellow Alfisti in Devon

I wonder if I may ask you (and your friends and family), please, about their experiences of accidents and near misses on the N Devon Linkroad? I am particularly interested in winter time accidents and near misses, but don't restrict those not caused by inclement weather.

My Daughter had a recent, blackice (police report) carsmash, when using this trunkroad in otherwise dry,clear, cold conditions. 2 other members of my family are also injured.

My Daughter has a lifechanging injury

IMHO, my continuing researches, (into causes, salting-services & council-controls, etc ) allow me to conclude that the decision to salt or not to salt Devon roads could be skewed by Council policy to avoid waste, i.e. salt & money.

That scares me.

If I'm correct, I believe that the policy must be challenged.

I believe that my researches will be more productive if more informed-opinion can be obtained, and shared, especially when it is via a respected Forum. Particularly if we can gain knowledge of specific locations which are prone to accidents and near misses

Please use Private Messaging or seek my phone number, if it will help. All contact will treated as strictly confidential.

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And another fave is the B4425 from Cirencester to Burford.
I agree! That would be one of mine
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Please note that the following request has received permission from the AO Administrators.......

Hello fellow Alfisti in Devon

I wonder if I may ask you (and your friends and family), please, about their experiences of accidents and near misses on the N Devon Linkroad? I am particularly interested in winter time accidents and near misses, but don't restrict those not caused by inclement weather.

My Daughter had a recent, blackice (police report) carsmash, when using this trunkroad in otherwise dry,clear, cold conditions. 2 other members of my family are also injured.

My Daughter has a lifechanging injury

IMHO, my continuing researches, (into causes, salting-services & council-controls, etc ) allow me to conclude that the decision to salt or not to salt Devon roads could be skewed by Council policy to avoid waste, i.e. salt & money.

That scares me.

If I'm correct, I believe that the policy must be challenged.

I believe that my researches will be more productive if more informed-opinion can be obtained, and shared, especially when it is via a respected Forum. Particularly if we can gain knowledge of specific locations which are prone to accidents and near misses

Please use Private Messaging or seek my phone number, if it will help. All contact will treated as strictly confidential.

PLEASE HELP IF YOU CAN

Thank you in advance.
Ok, some readers, but no replies . Mmmmmm. Thank you for looking.....it would be good to have your opinions, though.
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I'm afraid that due to the nature of my work I can't help you out with this. I'm sorry to hear about your tragedy and I hope you get the result you're after.
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I don't know the road numbers but i like the back roads from Stonehenge across Sailsbury plains to Frome, GREAT FUN.
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A303 by Marsh, a small stretch of twisty, first thing in the morning when there is no one around it is great to use the whole road..

The road between Chepstow and Coleford in the Forest of dean, part of it is called the tydnham chase, again a cracking road.
 
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yeah i live in tetbury so in the middle of these nice roads and they arenice if you have soft suspension,the views are great and the way the roads go are great but the condition of the surface of the tarmac is awfull.blame the council,i have countlass kinks in my speedline wheels from where i have hit massive pot holes on a roads around here and it get on my nerves big time that i pay nearly 200 a year in tax.how about i keep the 200 my self and buy my own tarmac to put in pot holes.
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another one is the windy road into dursley.
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How did I miss this thread!! I grew up in Nailsworth for and went out with a girl in Tetbury for 4 years, it sure is a beautiful area full of plenty of happy memories. There are some great roads up there but every time I go back it seems there are more and more traffic lights popping up to spoil things for us all, and no matter when you get up there you always catch up with an oldi doddering about in a Rover with a flat cap.

That A46 used to be a good blast, hang a left past Babdown where all the learners went to practice. I remember the days, blatting through in the middle of the night in a MkII Escort, used to turn the engine off on the hill back down into Nailsworth to save fuel!

Great road up on the Minchinhampton common but I hear it's been made a 40mph zone, used to get over a ton along there, the days of blatting up the W in my neighbours 1275GT Mini with twin Webers. 4x4'ing back down the ladder, racing a mate in a Citroen AX GT and me on my bike down the W - mountain bike wins every time! Last time I went back a mate took me out in his Subaru rally car, broadslides past Tom Long's post, carrying it through into the turning into the reservoir, the performance in that thing can only be described as violent!

There are so many great driving roads back in the 'shire, great for cycling and hooning about in the car.
 
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Torrington - Morchard Road.

Some twisty bits, some striaght bits, not much traffic!
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well dibby i live in tetbury now and work at calcot manour at the crossroad to dyrsley and nailsworth.My P4 is perfect for the back roads and the Gloucester wiltshire boarder is my play ground.

I mostly drive at night now due to traffic,so you will often catch me past midnight on a sunday night having a good drive.the snow was fun.
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I do enjoy the road from Avebrury to Devizes, you can geally let rip and do some overtaking.
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well dibby i live in tetbury now and work at calcot manour at the crossroad to dyrsley and nailsworth.My P4 is perfect for the back roads and the Gloucester wiltshire boarder is my play ground.

I mostly drive at night now due to traffic,so you will often catch me past midnight on a sunday night having a good drive.the snow was fun.
Nice one, I know Calcot Manor, used to pass it most nights visiting the science teacher's daughter I was seeing about 10 years ago on Northfield Road in Tetbury and we used to head over the Priory for a couple of drinks.

... and how can I forget the Avening road into Nailsworth? Tight, twisty, narrow. Last time I was back there I lost a lad in a Clio Cup Sport through the twisties in the heavy tractor power 147 on the way back from karting up at Hullavington.
We've got some good lanes round south wales but the police vans swarm all over the good ones, the A470 through Brecon and the A48 across to Cardiff are favourites but such good roads late at night, nothing compared to Glos/ Wilts though.
 
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