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Half term Saturday 16th Feb, Travelling on A40 when is best?

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We usually travel down on the Friday and overnight near the resort, but this time due to work we will probably be getting on to the A40 in the afternoon of the saturday 16th, when is the time to really avoid? as we may be able to get there 1pm ish, with even less sleep on Friday night (the days of driving through the night are gone before it is suggested, I am too old for that!)

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Without wishing to come across as being unhelpful I would say Saturday early afternoon is the worst time of all.

Half term will be the worst of the worst. It will get slower and slower the closer to the resort you get.

Overnight drive might be much more preferable, even though you don't like it. Or just get loads of films. Chill out and go with the flow.
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@emwmarine, Thanks, overnight drive just leaves me knackered for too long now, used to do it all the time, but having worked out timings, we may be able to get to the A40 at macon for about midday, so hopefully.............just depends how late the boat is, its usually late when its full...........
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Best time if you can't do early is to leave it till a lot later. Stop early on Friday, have a good supper, have loads of sleep and aim to arrive in resort about 7pm.
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@pam w, Thank you, we have all our own gear, and lifts and lessons are done, so that could be a solution, will play it depending on how late said boat is
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Best time if you can't do early is to leave it till a lot later. Stop early on Friday, have a good supper, have loads of sleep and aim to arrive in resort about 7pm.


I think that's right. Perhaps even later - stop for dinner en route.
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Having been one of the first to divert off when the Chamois tunnel closed a few years ago, I can say that either you need to be earlier than that or as other have suggested, have a leisurely start on Saturday, stop for lunch and or dinner and let the worst of the crowds just go.
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