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Title: Why I love driving in Northumberland
Post by: Duc de Pommfrit on August 26, 2010, 09:18:03 PM
Off work this week and had great fun driving the back roads of north Northumberland, empty roads except the odd tractor and old couple driving at 30mph.  Even the wife has enjoyed them (some of the time)!!!  :D

Picture is a very empty road which runs from Belford to Wooler, because of the weak bridges no big vehicles and only saw a BT van!!!

(http://i978.photobucket.com/albums/ae261/ducdepommfrit/Imj7age1.jpg)
Title: Re: Why I love driving in Northumberland
Post by: shian on August 26, 2010, 11:43:04 PM
nice, i do deliveries in the evenings and its really nice going on these small roads, you could be up and down and going round sharp bends, with trees and bushes right nect to the passenger side, and the all of a sudden it opens out and you see nothing but fields with barely a sign of civilisation, its great
Title: Re: Why I love driving in Northumberland
Post by: saint1d on August 27, 2010, 12:54:14 AM
I love setting off west from Morpeth and seeing where I end up, not done that in a long time now.  You are so right about the countryside and the lack of traffic  8)
Title: Re: Why I love driving in Northumberland
Post by: foxy on August 27, 2010, 02:17:58 PM
I agree, driving heaven. That B road alongside Hadrian's Wall is good fun, but you need to watch for "bottoming out". The road has the scares to prove it.
Title: Re: Why I love driving in Northumberland
Post by: saint1d on August 28, 2010, 03:42:28 AM
That's the Military Road, saw a Ferarri lose it there once lol
Title: Re: Why I love driving in Northumberland
Post by: gristleboy on September 04, 2010, 09:43:52 PM
Just had the great pleasure of taking the 185 across the A686 Penrith-Alston-Haydon Bridge for the first time this evening. First time in the Mazda.  Perfect weather, no wife in car and chance to see what it would do on this excellent road.  All I can say is that there will be significantly less rubber on the fronts due to the tight corners.  I could really feel the torque as did a punter in a souped up Rover 600 turbo who tried and failed to keep anywhere near me.  Great fun - Great car. Will examine tyres in morning when light again! ;D
Title: Re: Why I love driving in Northumberland
Post by: K13 RFF on November 16, 2010, 06:40:38 PM
I agree, driving heaven. That B road alongside Hadrian's Wall is good fun, but you need to watch for "bottoming out". The road has the scares to prove it.

got to agree there lyk mate really good road and plenty scenery to look at :)

theres some great roads all around northumberland and most of the time youl stumble accross them accidently. when you get to the end or get back home you think WOW!!!
Title: Re: Why I love driving in Northumberland
Post by: saint1d on November 20, 2010, 12:34:45 AM
Yeah the Military Road is great fun, but it wasnt for the Ferrari driver I once saw who had flown past me, only to see him a mile up the road after bottoming out.  Now that was quite amusing :P
Title: Re: Why I love driving in Northumberland
Post by: Duc de Pommfrit on March 12, 2011, 08:32:30 PM
Was driving around the border with Scotland today, had snow and very thick fog!!!  But a fun drive ;D ;D

(http://i978.photobucket.com/albums/ae261/ducdepommfrit/DSCN2477.jpg)
Title: Re: Why I love driving in Northumberland
Post by: a15cro on March 12, 2011, 10:16:57 PM
Did Scotland enjoy it and does Scotland fit in the passenger seat?
Title: Re: Why I love driving in Northumberland
Post by: Duc de Pommfrit on March 12, 2011, 10:27:07 PM
Did Scotland enjoy it and does Scotland fit in the passenger seat?

no she hated it!
Title: Re: Why I love driving in Northumberland
Post by: Donnee on March 14, 2011, 06:59:59 PM
gotta love them kind of trips out and about :)

few times i've started driving down country roads i know and ended up in the middle of nowhere due to the ol "wonder what's down here" or "oo that road looks quiet and fun"

pays to leave a sat nav in the car just in case for them days
Title: Re: Why I love driving in Northumberland
Post by: Willpower on March 25, 2011, 02:05:03 PM
Just as affirmation of the theme. This was between Lowick and Doddington. A car free road, I didn't see another vehicle for at least 10 miles.

(http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j124/willpower128/IMG_0690.jpg)



And just outside of Northumberland, a different take of an old favourite.

(http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j124/willpower128/IMG_0829.jpg)
Title: Re: Why I love driving in Northumberland
Post by: Donnee on March 25, 2011, 02:20:10 PM
Think I'll have to be arranging a tour out round that way myself :) I normally head south towards whitby, not really been up north in a while for a drive out :)
Title: Re: Why I love driving in Northumberland
Post by: hogi on August 01, 2013, 10:31:05 PM
Just hunting through some old threads...

At the risk of encouraging you to the 'desolate North East' - here's a canny link to tea and caykes if you want to come Fracking about ower here. :)

http://www.visitnorthumberland.com/results?map&ssid=824#resultstop

Title: Re: Why I love driving in Northumberland
Post by: wals35 on April 22, 2014, 10:57:10 PM
Alston,Keswick,lake district,Scottish boarders u cannot beat it