Lake District Route

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Lake District Route

Postby drumtochty » Thu Sep 03, 2009 3:56 pm

Going from Aberdeenshire to the Lake District in the MX5 later in the year or next May.

If doing it in the MX 5 we want B and C roads.

No problem to about Stirling. From there south, two suggested nice routes if anyone has done them.

Stirling to say Moffat without doing the dualers and motorways.

Moffat to Penrith again non M74, A74, M6.

We will be doing the Ulswater route from Penrith.

In the Impreza usualy just turn right onto the A90 and apart from lunch at Moffat just stay on the main roads.

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Postby Rugger » Thu Sep 03, 2009 5:48 pm

Greeting........I quite like the A68 south from Edinburgh going through Jedburgh and down to Keilder forest........

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Postby Richardn » Thu Sep 03, 2009 7:29 pm

Rugger wrote:Greeting........I quite like the A68 south from Edinburgh going through Jedburgh and down to Keilder forest........

Andy
:) 8) :)


Then hang a right to middleton-in-teesdale
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Postby liathach » Thu Sep 03, 2009 7:32 pm

Eddie,

If you want to avoid dual carriageways as far as possible, I would take:-
A966 to Fettercairn/Edzell/Brechin
A933 to Friockheim
B961 to Dundee
Through Fife, possibly via coastal route, to Forth Road Bridge
From FRB, you need to work your way round Edinburgh to pick up the A703 to Peebles
B7062 to Traquair then the B709 to join the A708 to Moffat - this is not an A-road as we know it! Or stay on the B709 to Langholm and A7 to Carlisle.
From Moffat, you cd take the B7020 to Lochmaben and on to join the A75
Or you cd take the B7076 (which is probably the old A74) and run parallel to the M74 to Gretna Green
Pick up the old A6 at Carlisle to Penrith and then the usual route to Ullswater.

Have a great trip! Mind and pack light!
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Postby drumtochty » Thu Sep 03, 2009 8:11 pm

Not away to pick up a car yet?

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Postby liathach » Thu Sep 03, 2009 9:10 pm

Already done so!

I took the train down to Buxton on Monday. B&B'd overnight and meandered along to Bakewell the next day. I arrived about an hour before the car which was delivered from the supplying dealer to the broker. Checked it over and had various features demonstrated, paid for it and then headed off to Harrogate. Took a variety of roads from Harrogate to Aberdeen to make it a more interesting journey and was able to vary my speed. Didn't manage to get the roof down till Scone!

It feels very tight compared with the Mk1 and there are no rattles!
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