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PostPosted: Sun Sep 27, 2020 7:30 pm 
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I have a days annual leave booked for later in the week, and as most places are in lockdown or restricted, i was thinking of taking SWIMBO for a day out/roadtrip.

Has anyone got any recommendations for a roadtrip route (possible with a pub (for the wife)/eatery (for me) on route.

Starting point would be South Birmingham

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 27, 2020 7:41 pm 
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Hereford, Ross on Wye, Monmouth, through forest of dean to Alvington (where I live) stop at Swan Tea Rooms for lunch (blatant plug as we're friends with the owner)

Swan House Tea Room - Tea Room, Restaurant
https://swanhousetearoom.com/

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 27, 2020 9:00 pm 
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Stratford-on-Avon, south to the view from the Burton Dassett Hills, near Gaydon, home via Warwick Castle

Or, if just a drive and a pub, something like the above, but add in the Malvern Hills.

ANother nice drive, but one I haven't done in years, is to go north. Then across country from Cannock to Rugeley, Uttoxeter and up over the hills to Ashbourne, Bakewell and Buxton. Lots of eateries in Bakewell and Buxton.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 2020 6:12 pm 
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If you enjoy a good drive and ancient history, trying to follow the route of Offa's Dyke is well worth it. Me and a friend had an afternoon to ourselves when working in Hereford area many years ago, and headed out for a drive, just for the hell of it. Despite it persisting it down for most of it, and coming across some quite hairy "mountainside" flooded roads, there are some lovely places along the way. We must've stopped at a couple of castles and a monastery.

You can't follow the direct route by car, but with a decent map (we had an OS Road Atlas, which was very detailed) it can be quite fun trying to keep as close as possible to such an historic "landmark".

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