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Going away for bank holiday? When are you leaving?

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TantieTowie Mon 18-Aug-08 11:30:47

Heading from Bristol to Cornwall this bank holiday weekend - but hoping to avoid getting stuck in queues (we have an 18mo who gets loud when the car is stationary and only naps for 45 mins or so). Any thoughts on the best time to travel? I'm thinking Friday morning back Monday morning ...

olympicsnotfederer Mon 18-Aug-08 11:40:40

I would set off now....wink

tiredemma Mon 18-Aug-08 11:42:41

Going camping in the cotswolds on friday. Probably piss down, nothing unusual there then.

olympicsnotfederer Mon 18-Aug-08 11:49:08

the forecast is better towards the end of the week...

Heifer Mon 18-Aug-08 12:50:08

going camping in the midlands (from wirral) am leaving friday 2.00pm ish.

Tbh I am not expecting much traffic the route we are going, but you never know!

When we used to travel to Cornwall from Swindon the traffic was always horrendous at bristol, so would be worth you trying to join M5 further down?

lindseyfox Mon 18-Aug-08 16:20:50

we are going wed to fri to avoid any bank hol traffic!!!

we usually got wed til sun and have found sunday eve a good time to travel back

Goober Mon 18-Aug-08 16:22:41

We are going this Friday, coming home the following Saturday.
Very excited DCs, DH not coming with us.

MaloryDontDiveItsShallow Mon 18-Aug-08 16:23:51

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

TantieTowie Wed 20-Aug-08 11:31:02

Yes, am thinking I may have chosen bad time to head off - but this is only weekend MIL, who we're visiting, could do. I think an early start on Friday may be the answer. Are schools back yet? that might delay some getaways?

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