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travelling bath to midlands

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6y, 3m agoPosted 6 years, 3 months ago
travelling bath to the midlands, just looked on maps and offers 2 routes. m4 m5 m6 m42(150 miles) or A429(100 miles)..

any one any knowledge on either route??

looking around 3pm departure so will be hitting traffic

thanks
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6y, 3m agoPosted 6 years, 3 months ago
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1 Like #1
Where in the midlands? I went from
Bristol to Wolverhampton this weekend and m6 was stacked. I would try and avoid unless you can't.
#2
leicestershire.. it says junctions 4 join m6 junction 2 leave it..

the other way takes me a429 all the way to warick then a46 around coventry :s



Edited By: m00nie on Aug 15, 2010 19:02: confused route steps with junction numbers.. doh
1 Like #3
I often go from a small village between Bath and Swindon to Birmingham. I take the back roads... A419 to A417 then get on to the M5 at J11a and straight up but I only ever travel outside of peak times so miss the traffic. However, you're going to Leics so definitely take the A429 as it's much much quicker and more direct - completely ignore M5!!

Edited By: baffledsalmon on Aug 15, 2010 18:47: --
1 Like #4
Or you could come off the M5 at Junction 9 and follow A46 all the way up to M69 at Cov.
1 Like #5
a travelling bath you say.... interesting...
1 Like #6
Agree with baffledsamon I go to Leicester occasionally and once made mistake of m5. Stick to the back roads you will save lots of time
#7
thanks all.. il give the back roads a try then.. :)
#8
If you join the M4 at junction 29...you're going the wrong way!

Have you tried the RAC or AA online routeplanners to see what they suggest?

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