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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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Re: Holyhead to Hoyland - route recommendations please

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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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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Re: Holyhead to Hoyland - route recommendations please

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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Re: Holyhead to Hoyland - route recommendations please

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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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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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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Re: Holyhead to Hoyland - route recommendations please

A55 up into the mountains is stunning.........
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Re: Holyhead to Hoyland - route recommendations please

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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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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Re: Holyhead to Hoyland - route recommendations please

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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Re: Holyhead to Hoyland - route recommendations please

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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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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Re: Holyhead to Hoyland - route recommendations please

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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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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Re: Holyhead to Hoyland - route recommendations please

I saw a lot of beautiful things, thanks for all the recommendations!
My favorite was Snowdonia. I should spend more time there next time.

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Re: Holyhead to Hoyland - route recommendations please

A5 through wales is one of the nicest roads I've ever driven on a bike.

It takes you a little out of your way, but it's an amazing stretch of road.

Most motorway tolls in the uk take credit cards but it's always good to have a little cash handy just in case.
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