LE to Okehampton

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LE to Okehampton

Postby dod2565 » 26 Apr 2020, 7:16pm


I am new to this forum but i am looking for a little advice.

Can anyone please tell me how much climbing you would do if you did the above and stayed on the A30 the whole way and what would be the steepest gradient you would encounter.


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Re: LE to Okehampton

Postby Mick F » 26 Apr 2020, 8:54pm

The A30 is the easiest way from LE all the way to Exeter.

From there, head out from the junction into Marsh Barton A377 junction north into the city centre to join the Old A38 (now B3181) to Waterloo Cross and for the A38 for Taunton etc.

A30 from LE to the Penzance Bypass is undulating and Cornish, but nowhere near as bad as the main roads A390/A38 etc.
A30 after crossing over into England at Dunheved Bridge just east of Launceston gets hilly, and the climb up to Sourton (west of Okehampton Bypass) is one heck of a climb. You get up to 1,000ft there at Sourton.

However, as I said on Para One, it's the easiest way all the way to Exeter ................... however, it's not a nice ride at all as it's a major trunk road. It's fast, but not a pleasure.
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Re: LE to Okehampton

Postby dod2565 » 26 Apr 2020, 10:37pm

Hi Mick
Thanks for your quick response.
Do you have any idea how many feet or meters you climb on that part of the route.

Thanks again

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Re: LE to Okehampton

Postby Paulatic » 27 Apr 2020, 8:19am

Drawn with MapOut

The profile shows possibly the worst climb around mile 45 Pehale
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