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Old 9th April 2019, 11:28 AM
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Default Holyhead to Hoyland - route recommendations please

Hi everyone,

I just got myself ferry tickets to Holyhead (Nutt Travel, 116 GBP roundtrip fully flexible - May bank holiday weekend).
I'm visiting friends in Hoyland and I was wondering if you guys can recommend me a nice route to take. Would the standard "avoid highways" option in Google Maps give me an enjoyable route?

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Old 9th April 2019, 06:31 PM
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Off the motorways if you have time

your near peak district national park when you get to hoyland
they prefer you cycle (hire a bike)
beautiful spot though
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Originally Posted by featherduster
Off the motorways if you have time

your near peak district national park when you get to hoyland
they prefer you cycle (hire a bike)
beautiful spot though
Thank you!
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Old 11th April 2019, 10:05 PM
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If you have time drop off the a55 and head down to betwsy coed
then wrexham back up through chester and over to stockport and cut across the north of the peak district.only other route might be maccelsfield buxton across peak to chesterfdield and then up to hoyland either way around 200 miles and ferry usually docks it around 12.
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Old 11th April 2019, 11:19 PM
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This is the part of a Route I have used going accross the UK, takes in LLanberis Pass Snowdon and Peak District (includes Mam Tor) and Ladybower Reservoir mostly A roads, Have not used the route from the Peak district to Hoyland but is is not that far.
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Old 12th April 2019, 02:02 AM
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Paris to Berlin?...



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Default Re: Holyhead to Hoyland - route recommendations please

Originally Posted by TriDolph
If you have time drop off the a55 and head down to betwsy coed
then wrexham back up through chester and over to stockport and cut across the north of the peak district.only other route might be maccelsfield buxton across peak to chesterfdield and then up to hoyland either way around 200 miles and ferry usually docks it around 12.
Originally Posted by Unfazed
This is the part of a Route I have used going accross the UK, takes in LLanberis Pass Snowdon and Peak District (includes Mam Tor) and Ladybower Reservoir mostly A roads, Have not used the route from the Peak district to Hoyland but is is not that far.
Thanks for the very useful comments guys!
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A55 up into the mountains is stunning.........
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Fill your bike up with fuel in Holyhead....then head up A55 and up into the mountains enjoy the roads and countryside

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Originally Posted by Japcati
Fill your bike up with fuel in Holyhead....then head up A55 and up into the mountains enjoy the roads and countryside
Very nice! Will definitely check it out! Thank you.
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Do I need to have GBP in cash / coins for something? Any tolls / etc.. Or I'll do fine with a VISA card?
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Allways handy to have 20 or 30 quid cash......just incase.

Little petrol station I stopped off at had no card machine so cash was needed.


Just inform your bank that you will be using your card in the UK on certain dates.....so they don't block it thinking it's fraud

PTSB are well known for doing this unless you ring them in advance of your holiday away.


Only toll I know of would be the M6 toll when skirting around Birmingham.....but you won't need to be on the M6 tolled motorway.

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Originally Posted by Japcati
Allways handy to have 20 or 30 quid cash......just incase.

Little petrol station I stopped off at had no card machine so cash was needed.


Just inform your bank that you will be using your card in the UK on certain dates.....so they don't block it thinking it's fraud

PTSB are well known for doing this unless you ring them in advance of your holiday away.


Only toll I know of would be the M6 toll when skirting around Birmingham.....but you won't need to be on the M6 tolled motorway.
Will do, Thanks!
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Old 16th April 2019, 10:35 PM
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Don't speed as they have dozens of police speed traps, North Wales is biker central at the weekend for the fast bikes and twisties. the Betws-y Coed road is a Mecca for sports bikes, brilliant road.

Head from there on the A5 to Ruthin then Mould and Chester, Northwich, Macclesfield into the Peak District and across to Buxton, Castleton. Stop here as its fantastic, like stepping back in time and then into Sheffield on the back roads and have a blast up the M1 to relax at the end.

Enjoy the roads
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Originally Posted by CharlieR View Post
Don't speed as they have dozens of police speed traps, North Wales is biker central at the weekend for the fast bikes and twisties. the Betws-y Coed road is a Mecca for sports bikes, brilliant road.

Head from there on the A5 to Ruthin then Mould and Chester, Northwich, Macclesfield into the Peak District and across to Buxton, Castleton. Stop here as its fantastic, like stepping back in time and then into Sheffield on the back roads and have a blast up the M1 to relax at the end.

Enjoy the roads
Very exciting description, thanks for all the info! It makes me restless sitting in my office chair
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