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Must drive roads for visitor to UK

Must drive roads for visitor to UK

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jackal

11,153 posts

187 months

Monday 20th August 2012
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pistolp said:
M25 on Monday morning about 830am
great for undertaking practice ... you can usually do Mach4 in lane 1

mhh

Original Poster:

1,285 posts

147 months

Tuesday 28th August 2012
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I'm finalising my itinerary and need to decide where to go. If you had a choice of Wales+ Peak District + Dales in a loop from London or flying/training to Scotland and renting a car there to spend all the time in Scotland, which would it be? I have 5-7 days and plan to get a 991 Porsche from Avis. I'm travelling solo so can cover decent distance each day.

masermartin

1,599 posts

82 months

Wednesday 29th August 2012
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Can you get agreement to pick up in Scotland, and drop off in London? That way you can spend 5 days in Scotland and 2 coming back via the Peaks and Wales.

I know this isn't what you wanted to hear! wink

mhh

Original Poster:

1,285 posts

147 months

Wednesday 29th August 2012
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masermartin said:
Can you get agreement to pick up in Scotland, and drop off in London? That way you can spend 5 days in Scotland and 2 coming back via the Peaks and Wales.

I know this isn't what you wanted to hear! wink
I just looked, and the 991 wasn't available in Scotland despite being there previously. I like your plan so I'll enquire at Avis. smile

mhh

Original Poster:

1,285 posts

147 months

Sunday 7th October 2012
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I had the car dropped to my London hotel yesterday and drove the length of Wales before overnighting in Colwyn Bay. This morning I played around the Evo Triangle and detoured towards Hexham before reaching Glasgow tonight. The 991 is quite a car. It feels light and a bit soft after my Turbo S but it super smooth and a great tourer. Hitting the suspension button is necessary in the tighter stuff though. I can't believe the weather. 2 solid days on the road and haven't used the wipers for more than cleaning bugs off the screen.

I'm hoping I feel more energetic in the morning. I've booked accommodation for tomorrow night in Portree. I'm afraid I might have overdone the first 2 days in my excitement.


Edited by mhh on Monday 8th October 17:52

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masermartin

1,599 posts

82 months

Monday 8th October 2012
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Good luck with the weather and keep us updated!

mhh

Original Poster:

1,285 posts

147 months

Monday 8th October 2012
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Got to Skye. Thanks everyone for the advice. It's proving invaluable as I plan each day. smile

The roads just keep getting better. biggrin


andrew

7,915 posts

97 months

Monday 8th October 2012
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spooky !


BoxerF50

499 posts

96 months

Monday 8th October 2012
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This is definitely worth a trip, west coast of Scotland:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a9fGDIj4Ah8&fea...