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Commuting to bristol from nailsworth area??

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kateandtom Thu 08-May-14 18:56:07

I have been getting some amazing help from mums net people who have been amazing in helping us decide on somewhere to live and commute to bristol. We both work in bristol and have a 3 and a 4 year old. We are looking for a thriving hopefully liberal lefty type community with a pub shop and good schools...we are considering Horsley and Chalford...does anyone commute from these villages or have any advice? Thanks so much!! :-)

TheCommonWoMan Fri 09-May-14 12:30:19

Hi kate.
I don't commute but if you are planning to do it long-term, I would definitely advice Horsley over Chalford as just getting across the valleys to either the motorway or A46 from Chalford would add quite a lot to an already long journey.

(PS - glad to see you've discovered Nailsworth.com - but be warned - there can be a lot of idiots on there and probably even more trolls than MN! )

Barbeasty Fri 09-May-14 12:52:48

It depends what time you'll be doing the journey and where in Bristol you're aiming for.

It takes me about 40 minutes to get from near Chalford to central Bristol, but I leave at about 6.30am. Much later and it's close to an hour, and if you hit the M32 after 8-8.30 it can be a lot worse. Coming home is about 50 minutes.

It really does depend where in Bristol you're aiming for though.

You have the choice of A46, M4, M32 or you can go down the M5, M4, M32 (I do this in then come home up the A46).

There's the A38 too, and various ways to cut through to the A46 (or M5).

If you cut through Avening/Tetbury and go past Westonbirt to join the A46 it isn't to bad a journey. And it is a pretty commute for the most part.

Horsley would be straight out onto the A46, but not too far to head out towards Wotton under Edge and the M5/A38. Again, depending which part of Bristol you want.

Google maps makes it about 10 minutes longer from Chalford to my office.

kateandtom Fri 09-May-14 14:12:53

That's really helpful. I love the sound of chalford but I think I could save 10-15mins of my journey if I moved to horsley which also seems like a lovely community..we both work in the centre of bristol. Thank you for the tips! X

kateandtom Fri 09-May-14 14:13:49

Thank you for the tip about the nailsworth forum....I feel a bit nervous I was too honest! X

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