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Hitchin - Truro Half Way Stop Off ?

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Taking our Coachman VIP and just 2 adults from Hitchin, Herts down to Truro in August and looking for a recommendation for one night stop about halfway down. Looks like Yeovil or nearby  ? Any suggestions ? Van is 7.5m long. Thanks

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I always find a layby which are seperated by sland on the A30 . 

 

 

 

Dave

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I wouldn't go for half way distance, but half way time wise.  My trip from Colchester to Land's end is shown as 6 hours, you will probably be an hour less than that (being conservative)…  Do you really need to stop overnight with those times?

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Cadeside or Exeter Racecourse if you’re in the club.

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Do a route finder on Google Earth, it will tell you how long it will take you to go from point A to point B.  You then double it.  That is the time it takes you, not the mileage.  You can then see on the map, roughly the half way point, so start looking there.  There's a nice site Ross Park, at Newton Abbot.  Really nice site and has a lovely restaurant and bar, so don't need to go off site

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Polly, 

If you really want to use the A303 then look at West Down Orchard at South Petherton - but I would travel by M4 and M5

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17 hours ago, moorgate said:

Polly, 

If you really want to use the A303 then look at West Down Orchard at South Petherton - but I would travel by M4 and M5

Agree about the A303 route.  I used to travel up and down that way on a regular basis (frail parents in Plymouth), but I did it by motorbike, which is great on that route.  There's not that much dual carriageway beyond Stonehenge, and it's pretty hilly in places.  It's not unusual to get a 7-8 mile queue at the end of the dual carriageway approaching SH.  All the things that make the route lovely for a bike, are what makes it hard work for a caravan.  M4-M5 you can get up to 60 cruising speed and stay there...  Obviously you can get hold ups at  the M5 junction around Bristol...

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