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#1 OFFLINE   pbottomley

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Posted 19 May 2018 - 11:32 AM

Right my old brown ones, I time to tell you all (in boring detail) of my plans to go to the UK seaside. Which bit? All of it. I have for reasons of my own (but you can read about it if you wish) I have decided to circumnavigate the UK coast line starting on the 2nd June, with an eye to finish 3 weeks later back where I started.

I shall be driving the Malt Loaf and I suspect I shall be partake in a slice or three on route.

This is Malt Loaf for those of you who don't frequent the Modern Shite area:
 
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And this is a Malt Loaf

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Mine has wheels leather seats and no fruity bits.

The plan is to drive from the superbly named Severn View Service on the M48, down round to lands end along the south coast and up the East coast... etc etc arriving back at the same services some hours later. 4500 miles give or take plumbed into the sat nav. 19 nights accommodation arranged.

There is a sponsorship page, but dont feel like you need to, this post is about me being as daft as a brush driving a Malt Loaf for fun first, charity whatever afterwards.
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More the plans here:
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Updates will be made most days once I am on the move, no doubt telling you how much I now hate the car, hate the sun, hate the sea and as or all those ice creams I think I may look like a cornetto.


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Posted 19 May 2018 - 11:38 AM

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Posted 19 May 2018 - 11:49 AM

This is Malt Loaf for those of you who don't frequent the Modern Shite area:


What is this shite you speak of?? Modern shite area??
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Posted 19 May 2018 - 11:53 AM

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Posted 19 May 2018 - 12:04 PM

Will you be camping in it? - can't open the annteak pages to read your plans. When do you start?



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Posted 19 May 2018 - 12:19 PM

Let us know when you land up in Scotland, sure we could cobble together a few shiters to meet you:)
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Posted 19 May 2018 - 12:26 PM

^^ This. I live on the coast in Devon. 

 

If your schedule allows, give me a shout.



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Posted 19 May 2018 - 12:37 PM

Give my gran in Exmouth a wave! Also, give me a wave when you get to Sandgate. Likely I’ll be there!

This is a great idea.

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Posted 19 May 2018 - 12:54 PM

I live on Wales Coastal route (Caldicot)

 

You are welcome to stay here or just pop in for a brew.


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Posted 19 May 2018 - 01:04 PM

Best of luck man. Looks like youve got a fast dash on the day you pass us at South Shields ish.

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Posted 19 May 2018 - 01:17 PM

Will you be camping in it? - can't open the annteak pages to read your plans. When do you start?

 

 

Fuck no, cabin fever if i did , slobbing in B&B's


 


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Posted 19 May 2018 - 01:23 PM

Let us know when you land up in Scotland, sure we could cobble together a few shiters to meet you:)

 

Scotland is as follows:

Musselburgh
11th June arrive, leave the morning of the 12th

Peterhead
12th June arrive, Leave the morning of the 13th

Wick
13th June arrive, leave the morning of the 14th

Ullapool
14th June arrive, leave the morning of the 15th June

Ardnamurchan

15th june arrive, leave the monring of the 16th June

Cambeltown

16th June arrive, leave the monring of the 17th June

Mull of Gallway

17th June arrive, leave the morning of the 18th June


 


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Posted 19 May 2018 - 01:26 PM

I live on Wales Coastal route (Caldicot)

 

You are welcome to stay here or just pop in for a brew.

 

 

I will of bene on the road for about 4 days by that point, a cup of tea would be welcome LOL  :mrgreen:


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Posted 19 May 2018 - 02:05 PM

Looks like a brilliant route, hopefully not overly demanding to the point that it ruins the trip. Looks like you'll be skirting right past my town on leg 15.



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Posted 19 May 2018 - 02:32 PM

So, you're arriving in Scotland just in time to miss Shitefest? Darn.

 

Have fun. I do like a nice roadtrip.


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Posted 19 May 2018 - 02:41 PM

So, you're arriving in Scotland just in time to miss Shitefest? Darn.

 

Have fun. I do like a nice roadtrip.

 

 

Yes I seem to be missing loads of good things, driving right past them all.

Will be passing  your neck of the woods on the 21st, will make sure to keep windows up doors locked and keep looking ahead at all times.

If i see TWC i will wave mind.


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Posted 19 May 2018 - 07:11 PM

Twintowns... Saltburn & Cockermouth !

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Wallsend?.....it's not the End of the Walled ;<)

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Posted 19 May 2018 - 07:23 PM

Yes I seem to be missing loads of good things, driving right past them all.

Will be passing  your neck of the woods on the 21st, will make sure to keep windows up doors locked and keep looking ahead at all times.

If i see TWC i will wave mind.

 

If you see TWC, I'll be hounding you off my driveway! Probably. If you know timings once you're on the move, let me know and I might pop down. Get plenty of pics as well. A certain magazine might be interested...


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Posted 19 May 2018 - 10:26 PM

You'll be passing within a couple of hundred yards of my place on leg 16 - in Broughton in Furness.

 

I've only been through Maryport (Scaryport) a couple of times, I imagine one night there will be enough!

 

Depending where you want to stop for a bite of lunch,

 

Gosforth - The pie shop is fantastic in Gosforth

Broughton in Furness (my village) - the village bakery or the Square cafe are both excellent

eddyramrod will know Barrow better than me

The coast road from Barrow to Ulverston is home to the world-famous* Roy's ices, a yellow ice cream van at the beach which has a large selection of excellent ice creams, recommended! There's a little cafe nearby too, I think there was a shiter meet there 4-5 years ago, shortly before I moved here.

 

Looks like a good trip!


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Posted 22 May 2018 - 09:59 AM

I live near Brighton, tea/food available when you pass by here! Or a bit of Saab convoy action?

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Posted 22 May 2018 - 10:39 AM

Scotland is as follows:


Peterhead
12th June arrive, Leave the morning of the 13th
 

 

That is spectacularly bad planning. Shitefest is only about 50 miles south of Peterhead 2 days beforehand!

 

I may be able to swing past Peterhead on the evening of the 12th though, and Tayne is also in Aberdeen too. 17-Coffees is even closer to Peterhead but he works nights.

 

If me and Tayne turn up you'd get 2x BMW 3 series coupes, an E36 and an E46!


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Posted 22 May 2018 - 10:47 AM

Wot no Norn Iron?

 

And you're going right through the ferryports of Stranraer and Cairnryan at the tail end of Leg 14.

 

Kettle's on if you change your mind! I'm only down the road from the Port of Larne...



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Posted 22 May 2018 - 10:49 AM

Maybe we could arrange a Solent Shiters minimeet to coincide with your trip past us. Mick's Monster Burgers on Portsdown Hill suggests itself again as a suitable location. If you need overnight accomodation, I can probably put you up on Hayling, but your plans to skip the M27 will make that challenging I think.


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Posted 22 May 2018 - 05:58 PM

Maybe we could arrange a Solent Shiters minimeet to coincide with your trip past us. Mick's Monster Burgers on Portsdown Hill suggests itself again as a suitable location. If you need overnight accomodation, I can probably put you up on Hayling, but your plans to skip the M27 will make that challenging I think.

 
 
 
Thanks for offer but all accommodation sorted, I am staying in Eastbourne that night, but even if we don't meet up (as it would have to be a midweek lunchtime effort), the view from Portsdown Hill looks great (Mick's burgers is indeed Monster).  :mrgreen:


 


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Posted 22 May 2018 - 06:01 PM

Wot no Norn Iron?

 

And you're going right through the ferryports of Stranraer and Cairnryan at the tail end of Leg 14.

 

Kettle's on if you change your mind! I'm only down the road from the Port of Larne...

 

 

Port of Larne is in Northern Ireland, I am not planning on crossing that bit of water.


 


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Posted 22 May 2018 - 07:05 PM


Thanks for offer but all accommodation sorted, I am staying in Eastbourne that night, but even if we don't meet up (as it would have to be a midweek lunchtime effort), the view from Portsdown Hill looks great (Mick's burgers is indeed Monster). :mrgreen:

midweek lunchtime is not necessarily a problem with enough notice. What date will it be?

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Posted 23 May 2018 - 07:02 PM

Swanage to Eastbourne Via Mick's monster Burgers 6th June 2018. Time mucho nearer the time. Got Ferries to cross etc.


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Posted 23 May 2018 - 08:14 PM

Swanage to Eastbourne Via Mick's monster Burgers 6th June 2018. Time mucho nearer the time. Got Ferries to cross etc.

I might well join you, if that's ok?

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Posted 23 May 2018 - 09:39 PM

I live on the Eastbourne side of Bexhill so you will go right by my door at the start of leg 4. Happy for you to pop in for a cup of tea or coffee in the summerhouse. Alternatively I could ride in front of you on my bike at the Pevensey roundabout.



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Posted 24 May 2018 - 07:55 PM

Gosforth - The pie shop is fantastic in Gosforth


It's good, but the one nearby in Seascale is slightly better, and Seascale is actually a coastal village. Gosforth, errrr, isn't. Got to get to this pie shop before midday though, otherwise builders working at Sellafield will have bought everything. It's opposite the Co-op.

There's also a decent ice cream shop in Seascale. Look out for the hotel facing the sea with a concrete cow outside. The ice cream shop's in the cellar of that building.

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