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are there any 3-4 hour (round trip) drives that i can do (greater manchester)

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  1. kanyewest

    kanyewest Senior Member

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    are there any 3-4 hour (round trip) drives that i can do starting from Walkden Foodhall, Walkden Retail Park, Walkden M28 3UD? im looking for some fun/scenic drives. so preferably nothing with GATSOs and no boring motorways with congested traffic! i dond mind motorways if im mobile, but would prefer to stay off those (wouldnt be be opposed to using them on the way back)
     
  2. Brimfull

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    North Wales is less than one hour from Manchester, has some great driving roads and is also home of the Evo Triangle.

    Also if your interested in aviation/photography the mach loop can be worth a visit. Both these sites mentioned can be found on the web

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    What about snakes pass near Blackburn? @Maypack what did you think?
     
  4. kanyewest

    kanyewest Senior Member

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    do you know the names of any particularly interesting roads down towards wales, or will i have a blast with any of them?

    ill do some research on the mach loop and see whats up, thank you
     
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    Google the Evo Triangle it will tell you all the road names, it's where top gear usually feature new cars

    Mk2 Seat Leon FR TFSI
     
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    kanyewest Senior Member

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    You could even arrange a track day at Anglesey race track or oultan park as these are under the 3 hour from Manchester.

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  9. Maypack

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    In the right weather and on a good day,it’s a great road for opening up the engine and having some fun. Some nice straights and some twisty bits too.

    If I was to do it again I’d like to go over it, turn round and go back the other way to see which was better.

    Give it a try.
     
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    So when has the Snake Pass been near Blackburn ?
     
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    Yeah sorry lol I associate that with where I'm going/coming from haha i've been on it coming home from Blackburn.
     
  12. Maypack

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    Just to clear confusion, I did NOT drive snake pass anywhere near Blackburn. The one I drove was between Glossop and the Ladybower Reservoir at Ashopton. :bleh:
     
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    "funding has been secured to ‘improve safety’" Riiiiight.
     
  15. Brimfull

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    Living in the area of the Evo Triangle,I have seen a number of tragic traffic accidents on that particular route, more so since evo magazine named it and exposed the route to the public.

    The route is totally enjoyable at the legal speeds, however very few obey the limits of the speed, the layout of the road and their driving capabilities.

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