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Route from M6 Junction 38 Tebay to Appleby with Caravan


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Hello there.  Can someone please advise me as to the best route to Appleby  from the M6.? I could go on to Junction 40 and then take the A66  but this  seems a long way round. Alternatively there is the A685 to Brough then A66 or the B6260 via Orton. The B 6260 may not be suitable for caravans?  Any advice graefully received.Thanks David.

 

 

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Dave,

I towed the B6260 last year from near Appleby, where we were staying in a CL, to Jnct 38 and it is not a problem towing a caravan.

 

The via Brough route A685 involves a steep climb out of Ravenstonedale and Kirkby Stephen is a bit of a nightmare at times with a van on the back whilst going on to Penrith for the A66 is very much longer.

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I don't know the area but Google street view shows the B6260 to be quite a good road.

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A few years ago that is the type of question you ask on the RAC website then you could print a map of directions.

 

don’t know if that service is still available since gps systems …SOME can avoid bridges tolls ferry’s etc. Pick the best route fastest etc etc 

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Thanks so much. The B6260 it is then and will look at RAC 

.Very helpful  David.

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I've driven the B6260 many times and it's the shortest and best. 

I agree to avoid Kirkby Stephen. 

Graham

Unless otherwise stated all posts are my personal opinion 

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Go to J40 at Penrith and take the A66 to Scotch Corner. Appleby is well signed. Much the best route and easiest drive.

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He's going to Appleby not Scotch Corner 

Graham

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I've never had a problem with Kirby Stephen and that's towing an 8' wide van - we have stayed a couple of times at Pennine View Caravan Park (nice site) when we take the van into service at ALV.

VW Touareg Escape towing a 2018 Knaus Starclass 695

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