Quickest way out of Burnham on sea?

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Re: Quickest way out of Burnham on sea?

Postby phil parker » 27 Jan 2018, 8:14pm

This was my route - going through Clifton and re-joining the A38, but obviously, local knowledge is best!

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Re: Quickest way out of Burnham on sea?

Postby Redvee » 28 Jan 2018, 2:23am

Another option for Bristol is Concorde Way to Abbey Wood then through to Bristol Parkway station and out through Bradley Stoke and pick up A38 at Aztec West.

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Re: Quickest way out of Burnham on sea?

Postby Mick F » 28 Jan 2018, 7:24am

phil parker wrote:This was my route - going through Clifton and re-joining the A38, but obviously, local knowledge is best!

https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/780758780
Same as mine, but you came up Red Hill by the airport.
I've done it that way once, but it's easier via Congresbury.
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Re: Quickest way out of Burnham on sea?

Postby bikepacker » 28 Jan 2018, 12:03pm

Mick F wrote:My vote is through the middle of Bristol and head up the A38.
Fast and easy north of Bristol.



Why would you cycle along the very busy and hilly A38 into and out of Bristol, when there are much flatter and quieter routes adding very little to journey mileage and time?
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Re: Quickest way out of Burnham on sea?

Postby Mick F » 28 Jan 2018, 12:10pm

Because it's faster and easier.
A38 up Red Hill isn't good, so head out through Congresbury.
A38 north of Bristol is flat.
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Re: Quickest way out of Burnham on sea?

Postby bikepacker » 28 Jan 2018, 12:28pm

In the last 17 years I have travelled from Devon where I have family to Worcester where I live, around 70 times. Probably using your route around 15 but only on a weekend when traffic is lighter. I consider going through Bristol to be the worst option I have taken.
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Re: Quickest way out of Burnham on sea?

Postby Mick F » 28 Jan 2018, 2:30pm

Never found it an issue at all.
Quite enjoyed it actually!

Last time, I went up the hills to cross the Clifton Suspension Bridge. Hard work getting up there towing my gear in the trailer!
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Re: Quickest way out of Burnham on sea?

Postby mjr » 28 Jan 2018, 7:59pm

Mick F wrote:Never found it an issue at all.
Quite enjoyed it actually!

Last time, I went up the hills to cross the Clifton Suspension Bridge. Hard work getting up there towing my gear in the trailer!Screen Shot 2018-01-28 at 14.29.42.png

Yeah, don't climb the motorists' hills. As others have written, take the left fork in Ashton Court's grounds for an easier life.
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Re: Quickest way out of Burnham on sea?

Postby wjhall » 11 Apr 2018, 12:59pm

Something of a postscript, since you are probably in the Orkneys by now, but crossing Bristol is nothing to worry about. Entering over the suspension bridge, as recommended above, Bristol's leafy suburbs are an idyll of spectacular gorges (1, 2), verdant parks (3, 4), open spaces (6), historic architecture, stooping peregrines (7) and soaring buzzards. You will look back on NW Bristol as the highlight of the trip, probably wondering why you bothered with the rest.

From the 15th century Ashton court mansion (8), set in its deer park, you pass iron age forts (9) and Georgian curios (10), touching the elegant Georgian suburb of Clifton (11) and using minor roads to cross leafy suburbs dotted with historic interest from Roman (12), through the 12th century (13), including a medieval college (14), to Georgian, Victorian and modern.

Supplies (15, 16, 17, 18) and refreshments (19) are easily available, including cycle shops (20). All the open spaces provide good picnic spots.

North of Bristol I usually go through Spaniorum, towards Pilning, thence through Northwick to Old Passage and the bridge for Wales. There is a cycle path alongside the relevant bits of the A403. For Gloucester, use minor roads north through Olveston, Oldbury, Almondsbury, Thornbury, or Berkeley according to taste.


(1) http://climbbristol.com/

(2) https://www.about-bristol.co.uk/prk-05.asp

(3) https://www.bristol.gov.uk/museums-park ... tle-estate

(4) https://www.sustrans.org.uk/ncn/map/rou ... o-chepstow

(5) http://www.avongorge.org.uk/wildlife.php?ContentID=8

(6) https://www.bristol.gov.uk/documents/20 ... f7eaf14bf1

(7) http://bristolornithologicalclub.co.uk/ ... e-falcons/

(8) http://ashtoncourt.bower-ashton.co.uk/mansion.htm

(9) https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/leigh- ... n-age-fort

(10) https://cliftonobservatory.com/

(11) https://greatacre.wordpress.com/2013/05 ... l-clifton/

(12) https://www.about-bristol.co.uk/sea-00.asp

(13) http://www.westbury-parish-church.org.uk/about/

(14) https://www.about-bristol.co.uk/wot-00.asp

(15) https://stokebishopfruiterers.co.uk/

(16) https://finder.coop.co.uk/food/store/BS ... mpton-road

(17) http://redlandbakery.co.uk/where-we-are/

(18) http://www.aimeeswinehouseltd.co.uk/

(19) http://www.zestdeliandcafe.co.uk/

(20) https://black-boy-cycles.co.uk/