Best road from Shrewsbury to Carlisle.

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Gercymro
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Best road from Shrewsbury to Carlisle.

Postby Gercymro » 13 Jun 2018, 8:32pm

Doing a solo wild camping Lejog 12 days in September and Im worried about the A49... to Warrington...Is this a safe road to cycle.
Also can anyone help me out on the best route up to Carlisle from Shrewsbury. As these roads gives me a headache trying to map out!!!

PeterT
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Re: Best road from Shrewsbury to Carlisle.

Postby PeterT » 14 Jun 2018, 10:18pm

These are the Garmin routes we took last year from our homes near Stourbridge to Carlisle. We didnt pass through Shrewsbury but you should be able to find a route from there through quiet roads to a point before Market Drayton.
https://connect.garmin.com/modern/course/15536431
https://connect.garmin.com/modern/course/15536435
https://connect.garmin.com/modern/course/15536443

shadwellrhino
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Re: Best road from Shrewsbury to Carlisle.

Postby shadwellrhino » 15 Jun 2018, 7:55am

See Days 7-10 of this post: viewtopic.php?f=22&t=121231
I followed A49 and A6 for much of this route without any problems. Took a few detours to use quiter roads that didn’t add too many miles.

Gercymro
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Re: Best road from Shrewsbury to Carlisle.

Postby Gercymro » 15 Jun 2018, 6:28pm

Thank you so much for the info... I'll check these out this weekend.

notlobgp14
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Location: Leyland Lancashire

Re: Best road from Shrewsbury to Carlisle.

Postby notlobgp14 » 28 Jun 2018, 9:01pm

Hi, please Don't use that route around Leyland and through Preston. I'm not sure how the rider picked it out, just doesn't make sense to swing about like that.

You're better off getting on the A49 south of Leyland, say Charnock Richard, ride through Euxton and arrive at Bamber Bridge. Pickup Route 55, taking a Left at The Hob Inn, into Preston. Follow Route 6 through town to the Crown Courts A6. Follow the A6 to the M6 / M55 Junction. Continue North on the Old A6, second exit off the major roundabout.

sbcoombs
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Re: Best road from Shrewsbury to Carlisle.

Postby sbcoombs » 1 Jul 2018, 10:53am

We rode through Warrington on A49 this week and it was no problem, other than the volume of traffic lights.