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by carlislemike
15 Oct 2019, 9:43am
Forum: On the road
Topic: London Liverpool Street area Traffic at 06.30 weekdays
Replies: 8
Views: 456

Re: London Liverpool Street area Traffic at 06.30 weekdays

mjr, that seems a plan which also seems to be the Cycle Travel option. I agree, Liverpool Street is awfully designed for access or even visibility. Mike
by carlislemike
12 Oct 2019, 7:42pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: London Liverpool Street area Traffic at 06.30 weekdays
Replies: 8
Views: 456

London Liverpool Street area Traffic at 06.30 weekdays

Any one able to give me an idea of the traffic around London Bridge to Liverpool Street or Hoxton to Liverpool Street at about 06.30 on a Monday or Tuesday? Need to get to Liverpool Street Station to catch a train up to Ipswich. I don't commute in London, in any shape or form and haven't been in tha...
by carlislemike
11 Oct 2019, 8:53am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: 3 Day Suffolk Tour
Replies: 30
Views: 613

Re: 3 Day Suffolk Tour

Overwhelmed by response and the suggestions made. As for accommodation, I’ll try to sort things when my plan is drawn. Strangely, the places suggested, in the main have been seen, mainly by car, with extended family. A solo visit should make them all more understandable. As for the suggestions re st...
by carlislemike
9 Oct 2019, 9:54pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: 3 Day Suffolk Tour
Replies: 30
Views: 613

Re: 3 Day Suffolk Tour

brynpoeth wrote:Worth reading 'The Rings of Saturn' by W G Sebald, travel and musings in Norfolk + Suffolk

Absolutely my first inspiration. Now I need to find decent b&bs!
by carlislemike
9 Oct 2019, 9:02pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: 3 Day Suffolk Tour
Replies: 30
Views: 613

3 Day Suffolk Tour

Just been reading the 4 Day Norfolk Tour recommendations. As I’m thinking of doing nearly similar length in Suffolk. I thought train from Liverpool Street, London to Darsham and riding on from there, via the coast, to Norwich (via Lowestoft). Already had a couple of great suggestions re a plan to co...
by carlislemike
6 Oct 2019, 7:05pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Churches - interesting
Replies: 77
Views: 4890

Re: Churches - interesting

This is a fascinating thread. I am not religious per se but do recognise their role in our common history. I also like the architecture and art they embody. May I throw in my two pennyworth? This site is absolutely a great starter http://www.suffolkchurches.co.uk and it leads from Suffolk to Essex a...
by carlislemike
29 Sep 2019, 9:23pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Heathrow and car rental question
Replies: 8
Views: 288

Re: Heathrow and car rental question

This link may help; and NO, I don’t work in Car Hire. https://www.rentalcars.com/SearchResults.do?country=United+Kingdom&doYear=2019&puTimeCombined=10%3A0&doFiltering=true&dropFtsIata=LHR&filterTo=49&dropLocationName=Heathrow+Airport+%28LHR%29&emptySearchResults=false&...
by carlislemike
29 Sep 2019, 9:11pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Heathrow and car rental question
Replies: 8
Views: 288

Re: Heathrow and car rental question

sorry VW not BW as above. Alamo, Herz, Avis or other major Car Rentals all operate from Heathrow
by carlislemike
29 Sep 2019, 9:06pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Heathrow and car rental question
Replies: 8
Views: 288

Re: Heathrow and car rental question

I agree with the above but go with a Vauxhall Zafira, VW Transporter or similar. The former if it’s just 2 of you plus bike boxes, the latter if there are more than 2 folk aboard. With the Vauxhall, you should get away with moving the rear seats forward and removing and placing the parcel shelf dire...
by carlislemike
25 Sep 2019, 8:27am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Galloway Forest Dark Sky Park
Replies: 7
Views: 622

Re: Galloway Forest Dark Sky Park

A fascinating find on this website. Immediately struck how interesting it would be to visit for a couple of nights but access without the car wouldn’t be fun; means a train trip to Ayr as nearest mainline station. Getting to Ayr is a beggar from anywhere down South ie Watford and lower. Anyway, than...
by carlislemike
22 Sep 2019, 5:41pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Halesworth Southwold Lowestoft
Replies: 13
Views: 461

Re: Halesworth Southwold Lowestoft

Just following your route as far as Langley Street /CLaxton, on Cycle Travel then put in my own deviation to Yelverton, Poringland, Framingham Earl then to Norwich. I’ve visited Poringland and Framingham by car in previous quests so this should be fun.
by carlislemike
22 Sep 2019, 11:51am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Halesworth Southwold Lowestoft
Replies: 13
Views: 461

Re: Halesworth Southwold Lowestoft

since you are going past Somerleyton. You could continue to St Olives and over the bridge there ( quite a view of the marshes) , Haddiscoe, and then follow the side roads from the B1136 to Thurlton , Loddon, Langley st, Carleton St Peter, Rockland St mary, Surlingham ( broad), Bramerton. I used to ...
by carlislemike
22 Sep 2019, 9:31am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Halesworth Southwold Lowestoft
Replies: 13
Views: 461

Re: Halesworth Southwold Lowestoft

Thanks folks, the die is cast. APT to Halesworth, reasonably straight to Southwold then north to Kessingland with a short pop down to Covehithe Cliffs. Thence Pakefield, Lowestoft, Somerlyton and train to Norwich. The wind is the main factor as the forecasts are winds from the south to North which I...
by carlislemike
21 Sep 2019, 3:36pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Halesworth Southwold Lowestoft
Replies: 13
Views: 461

Re: Halesworth Southwold Lowestoft

I was merely thinking of popping off the main route to see the coast at Covehithe. I don't think it is a cycle friendly path towards the north of the county. I have walked it years ago and with the erosion and 'cliff' falls, it was dodgy enough in places, even then.
by carlislemike
21 Sep 2019, 7:58am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Halesworth Southwold Lowestoft
Replies: 13
Views: 461

Halesworth Southwold Lowestoft

A flat route in the main but the question is, do I follow the Cycle Travel Route Halesworth to Southwold which is essentially B1124 to Uggleshall, Wangford, Reydon to Southwold ie minor roads Or do I go for the slightly more direct route which is the more usual car route, Holton, Blyford B1223 A145 ...