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    Wanted a route from Farnborough to Alston. I have 414 miles going west of Birmingham

    As title. I have to get from 30 miles south of London to Alston. I'm going by bike so I really want to avoid M ways wherever possible.
    London, the Midlands and Birmingham and Manchester are in the way, as well as Oxford, Coventry and Derby.
    I do have a route I use regularly which goes well west via Shrewsbury, bit of M6 to Preston then across the Yorkshire Dales which avoids most of the main roads-414 miles.
    Anyone have a more direct route which avoids the big towns and congested roads please?
    Thank you!!

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    414 miles..

    If your south of London, I would suggest the Euro Tunnel to Calais; from there to Amsterdam is about 200 miles iirc..Then the ferry to Newcastle upon Tyne.

    From Newcastle to Alston is only about 45 miles so that's a shorter route by 169 miles..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bucephalus View Post
    If your south of London, I would suggest the Euro Tunnel to Calais; from there to Amsterdam is about 200 miles iirc..Then the ferry to Newcastle upon Tyne.

    From Newcastle to Alston is only about 45 miles so that's a shorter route by 169 miles..
    This is the correct answer, avoiding nearly all the difficult bit north of Farnborough in one crafty side step.

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