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hi all...
i travel from liverpool M62 then M6 to coventry M69 to leicester then A47 to norwich it's quite a distance and would like to know if there is a better and quicker route to the broads.....thanks.... Question

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Hi Robbie,

Not an easy one The only shortcut I can think of is the A60 through Stoke and then either follow it to the M1 or take the A511 down to J22 on the M1. They're slower roads but considerably shorter so could be a good option if you're travelling at a quieter time of day.

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Robbie mate,
no rush cos when you get here its 3MPH anyway.
Enjoy. Smile

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Robbie,

For many years in May and September I used to drive to the Broads from Stockport, which provides most of the problems/options which confront you, (and the trip from Liverpool to Stockport is all motorway and a doddle). Before that I used to travel from the Leicester area. The A47, although better than it used to be, can still be a pain at weekends.

For what it's worth, the following is the route we settled on from the north-west. I do commend the part from King's Lynn onwards, if you are heading for Wroxham or somewhere else on the north rivers.

East on the M60/M67 past Stalybridge onto the A628 up Longendale. South onto the A616 to join the M1 (southbound) north of Sheffield. East onto the A57 to join the A1. South to Newark then east onto the A17 to the A47 at King's Lynn.

For Wroxham etc.,at the roundabout at the end of the dual carriageway which bypasses King's Lynn, turn north onto the A149, then after about 2 miles, east onto the B1148. Follow this all the way to Reepham, then head south-east on minor roads to Buxton, Horstead and Coltishall, and thence to Wroxham.

If you are heading for the south rivers, then stick to the A47 past Norwich to the south.

There's no easy route. By far the best plan is to do as I did and move down here. It's great.

Hope you make it,

Bill Saunders.


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I don't think there is any quick way from Liverpool to The Broads.

Last week I drove from Heswall (Wirral) to Ludham in 4 hrs 45mins. I went M56, M6 south to the M1 junction. Then A14 to Newmarket, A11 to Norwich and A47 southern bypass.

I have also tried doing M62 to the A1 then south to Newark, then A17 Sleaford, Kings Lynn and Norwich. It still takes about 5 hours.

I have also gone M6 to Knutsford then  over the Cat and Fiddle from Macclesfield, then Buxton, Mansfield, Newark etc. This takes even longer, but I was born and grew up in the Peak District so I just like to go that way. It also means you can stop at Chatsworth which is where I took the picture. It could be the Broads it's so nice.

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Hi , travelled down loads of times from Bolton..I always go on M62 to A1,then keep on A1 to Newark then take A17 to Kings Lynn then A47 straight throught to Norwich...

This is the way the AA route planner sends me and this year the way my Sat Nav took me...its a nice run and your only on the motorway for about 1 hour.. boat-sail

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i would take a similar route Leechy, but i exit the A1 at the Peterbro' north junction, and then continue straight down the A47, exiting at the acle roundabout for the northern areas.

I find its a lot easier then at the kings Lynn roundabout, as you can use the flyover type junction, which saves time queing.

Nigel, you should have popped in for a cuppa, Chatsworth is only a 15 min ride down the A6 for us Smile

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I agree with Bill, the B1148 from Kings Lynn is a good route to the northern rivers. The hotel/pub in the market square at Reepham does a good lunch, and Wroxham is only 30 minutes away!


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