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A while ago I started a thread called my favourite drive. I decided it would be nice to post some pictures. Many miles of this journey are along very narrow one car wide roads which are quite exciting to drive. So is the bridge, which is very narrow at any sort of speed!

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Looks wonderful - thanks for posting these pictures Jeff


I hope I don't meet you coming in the opposite direction though - I wouldn't want to have to reverse the length of that with my caravan in tow


Next time I head off to the Peaks I'll make sure I have my camera with me! Beautiful countryside there.

 
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Hi John,
I don't know if you could cross this bridge with a caravan as it is not much wider than my Mondeo.

Best wishes,

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Sorry guys, no pictures, but the road from Chipping (wher I live) to Longridge is an interesting run with a couple of long, full bore straights. Apart from the buses and damn farmer giles's spreading muck over the road instead of the fields (that's why my motorcycle's panels aren't a matching colour! Luckily I nailed Nat'l Farmer's Union for the repairs etc.) The Capri's large bore exhausts sound wonderful going up and down the box


Another interesting road set in warmer climes is the one leading to Mount Teide in Tenerife which runs through a village called Vilaflor. It would be a great hillclimb road if it was closed off!

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My wife and I have had a few holidays in Carmarthenshire ( could this be the most unspoilt county in the UK ) in recent years and I love the drive through the A40 from Llandeilo/Llandovery/Brecon, the road is a nice quick flowing and very scenic route which runs alongside the river Usk for much of the way and great views of the Brecon Beacons, you even get to thinking that you're driving the original Nurburgring in places.

We also look out for forestry roads and found this route in Brechfa Forest last September, for twenty minutes I played at being Colin McRae.



I have loads of other favourite routes in the Highlands in Scotland, the Lake District, the Peak District and Cornwall - it's nice to be able to drive these areas instead of the congested South East of England where I live.

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it's great fun when I say they are near me and so far from you!


need to find that last post to remind me what i said was my fave then maybe some pics
 
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David,
From Brecon along the A40 is a wonderful road, their is section near Halfway
which is a series of hairpin corners thought the trees that I love. I often drive this road going to West Wales.

I think Camarthenshire is the most unspoilted county in the UK and there are so many really great drives from one town to another.

When Don came to stay with me we could not believe how little traffic their was once you got out into the countryside.

The Bridge in my pictures is not far from Brecon.

Wales best driving road in the world. (of course I not biased)

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QUOTE (Intergrali @ 27 Mar 2004, 00:16)it's great fun when I say they are near me and so far from you!

I'm not sure how to take that Intergrali?!

Jeff
We have friends who moved to Llansadwrn a couple of years ago hence our visits to the area. I know Halfway very well. If you're ever in the area try the excellent Farmers Market in Llandovery which they hold one Saturday a month.

David
 
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I still, after driving countless miles in the last 32 years get the same thrill that I had when I was 17 as the exhaust note hardens and the rev counter needle heads for the red zone. Loving every mile I drive. Am I the only one of the group of us nearing or just passed 50 that feels this way?

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I hope not RR!
Mind you I will only be 38 later this year

And what is it about the noise of a V8 (preferably, or 6 or 12)? Before anyone starts, yes a BDA twin cam sounded good too.

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Sorry Jeff - the ultimate drive in Wales is from Llandovery via Rhandirmyn to Lyn Brianne reservoir (a beautiful road especially before they tarmaced it!) then back down the Abergwesyn road (remember the Motoring News Road Rally Championship?) to Beulah.
And to be in Gods pocket, it should be driven in a STRATOS!.
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QUOTE Another interesting road set in warmer climes is the one leading to Mount Teide in Tenerife which runs through a village called Vilaflor. It would be a great hillclimb road if it was closed off!

Hey Difflock!

I know that road well! spent alot of time in Tenerife during my twentys and remember one particular Sunday drive up that route - We were on pertol fumes by the time we got to the top and found the one petrol station open luckily (filling it up took 0.5 litres short of a full tanks worth
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To celebrate our lucky break from having to coast the whole way back down we hit a Bar and the local 'Sangria' - PAH! not strong stuff we thought - the 3 of us sank 5 Litres of the easy going tipple in two hours.

Needless to say the trip down was NOT pleasant
A hard lesson learnt me thinks.
 
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Phil,
Richard and I drove that road up to Lyn Brianne over the Easter holidays it is a great road, with the most amazing scenery. The run back to Beulah is wonderful and my favorite part is as you drop down the 1/4 hill around the hairpin corners just after leaving the top end of the reservoir. I have played rally driver down this wonderful road in many cars.

David,
Lyn Brianne reservoir is just out of Halfway and straight into the mountains.

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Jeff

Yes I've driven a lot of the roads in the Black Mountain area and they are lovely.

David
 
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