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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-17-2019, 03:50 PM Thread Starter
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Somerset, North Devon Run

This is already posted in another thread so just a reminder. Also on Spider Facebook group. 13 already going. All welcome.

Meet. 10am Saturday 18th May 2019. Old Well Garden Centre, Uffculme, Cullompton, Devon.

Start. 10.30am

M5 Junction 27 (Petrol available at services) Signpost; Wellington A38. 500 yards to Old Well Garden Centre. EX15 3ES (Please use overflow car park).
Turn left out of Garden Centre then second exit on roundabout back towards M5.
2nd exit off motorway roundabout onto the North Devon Link Road, and follow for 7 miles.
At roundabout take 3rd exit onto A396 signposted Bampton.
Follow for approx. 5.2 miles, turn left at the Exeter Inn staying on the A396 signposted Minehead.
After approx. 1.5 miles turn right at Black Cat Garage, staying on A396, then immediately cross the B3227 to stay on the A396 (awkward double junction!)
Follow A396 for approx. 19.8 miles to Dunster. (Through Dunster with caution, bollards, boulders, fence posts, and pedestrians to negotiate!)
At 'T' junction turn right onto A39 signposted Bridgwater and Taunton.
After approx 1.4 miles in Carhampton, turn left onto B3191 signposted to Blue Anchor.
This section should have taken approx. 1 hour. We will stop here for comfort break and refreshments. (Toilets and cafe facilities)
Retrace road back to A39 and turn right at 'T' junction signposted Minehead. (Traffic here may mean the group gets split, so to regroup we will meet at Minehead Premier Inn car park).
Follow A39 to roundabout. Take 3rd exit, signposted; Sea Front, Butlins. Premier Inn is approx. 0.5 miles on the left.
Once regrouped, return to roundabout and take the 3rd exit, back onto the A39 signposted Porlock, Lynmouth.
Follow this road for approx. 6.7 miles into Porlock.(Care through Porlock as road narrows in places).
Staying on A39 follow road up Porlock Hill and onto Exmoor. (Porlock Hill is the steepest 'A' road in the UK). (Look out for AA Sentry box number 137. One of only 19 left in the country).
After approx. 6.7 miles turn left into County Gate car park where we will have another short break. (Toilets).
Left out of car park following A39 into Lynmouth.
In Lynmouth at the bottom of Coutisbury Hill, follow the road round to the right and continue up Lynmouth Hill for approx. 1.8 miles to Barbrook.
At 'T' junction turn left onto A39 signposted Lynmouth, Porlock, Simonsbath. Follow A39 up Shamble Way.
After approx. 2.3 miles turn right on bend, onto B3223 signposted Simonsbath. (We will stop on the moor for photo opportunity)
Continue onto B3224 through Exford, left over bridge and after approx 2.3 miles turn right onto A396 signposted Dulverton and Winsford.
Follow road for approx. 5.1 miles, turn right onto A396.
Follow road for approx. 9.0 miles.
Turn right at the Toll House in Exebridge, signposted Brushford and Dulverton. To finish at...
Anchor Inn car park is 300metres on left.
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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-07-2019, 03:55 AM
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Sorry going to miss this!

Hi All

Unfortunately we're going to miss this - in Italy to watch the start and finish of the Mille Miglia, and catch some Spring Sunshine too.
We'll be in a Hire Drive 500L while you will all be getting foreheads burned with the UK sunshine.

Not been on Forum for a while, but glad to see some Members are sticking with it - will miss Peggy and the strange people in white at the Snake Pass last year!!

G & Y
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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-10-2019, 05:10 AM
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Hi all,

We are a definite and have booked into Chestnut House Guest House in Tiverton on Fri/Sat night. Really enjoyed last years run in Buxton and the Peak District. Looking forward to meeting up again.

Cheers, Tim and Mary

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Hey Tim, I remember you from last year, we'll have to compare exhausts again! I'm staying in Tiverton also on Friday night, at the Bridge Guest House which is close to the centre. Maybe we can meet up Friday night? @Kay-Rich-and-Peggy are not far away either, how about you Lee (@NERO-RAGNO) are you in town Friday night?

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Hello, unfortunately a set of circumstances has occurred so we cannot make the drive next weekend - have fun!

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I've managed to get some free time so will definitely make it for the Devon run. First group trip for me in the Lusso...... although I did a few meets in the dark days of MX5 ownership !
I don't have access/can't find the Facebook page so can we keep updates on this page as well, thanks.
Looking forward to nice drive. Just me this time, but wife has promised to accompany me to Belgium GP in August (if I pay ? !!!).

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Hi All.
Great to see more of you have signed up. Looking forward to meeting you all. Directions are as previous post. Meet at The Old Well Garden Centre. EX15 3ES at for a 10.30 start. I will distribute a printed copy of instructions on the day.

Charlie and Caron.
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