A road with gentle curves and undulations leaving you with that essential interest - what is ahead?
Memorable MG Routes are not simply about the tactile pleasure of driving the road, particularly in an MG, but also the interest along the route from the views on the road, places to visit, sights to see and of course refreshment at tea shops and pubs! Yes that is the theme of this series - a hedonistic approach to MG motoring in all senses.

Memorable MG Routes

Newbury to Castle Combe along the old A4

For sheer driving pleasure, the A4 at times of relatively light traffic, takes a great deal of beating. In many places the road is open with long sweeping bends and occasionally you can still see the characteristic "three lane" feature so familiar from an earlier motoring age. There are many places of interest along the route from country houses and estates to ancient stone circles and mounds together with some enticing refreshment stops. 010907 MMGR01

Milford (A3) to Goodwood along the A286 through Haslemere and Midhurst
Through the quiet roads of Sussex and sleepy villages, bustling small towns and over the downs by the Goodwood horseracing course to the airfield at Goodwood, it is a route which never ceases to be a pleasure. Lunch on the veranda in the sunshine at the Goodwood Aeroclub is a welcome prize for an enjoyable MG motoring day. 15107 MMGR02

Great Shefford over the Berkshire Downs, across the Vale of the White Horse and on to Hook Norton
This route takes you from Great Shefford, north west of Newbury, up the Lamborn valley and up the dip slope to the Ridgeway along the Berkshire Downs. Then down the scarp slope and across the Vale of the White Horse to Faringdon and then on to Hook Norton NNE of Oxford. This route is one of contrasting scenery with a great deal of interest along the way. It is one that cannot fail to provide a memorable day in an MG! 070308 MMGR03

Circular route from Silverstone to Gaydon in Warwickshire and back
The route from Silverstone heads south to Stowe and then off to Bloxham and on to the Edge Hill ridge and then the Heritage Motor Centre at Gaydon. The return route is along secondary roads in Oxfordshire by Sulgrave Manor and finally on to the A43 to Silverstone. 011108 MMGR04

Visit to Hook Norton Brewery and then on to Silverstone
This route takes you from M40 J10 through the Oxfordshire villages of Aynho, Deddington and Swerford to the picturesque Cotswold village of Hook Norton. A visit to the visitor centre at the independent brewery is well worthwhile - even better the comprehensive 2 hour guided tour. Lunch at the Pear Tree at the entrance to the lane leading to the Brewery is a pleasure. The route then returns via Croughton to the A43 and then passes by Brackley to reach Silverstone where the Club's annual International MG Meeting is held. 030907 MMGR05

Atlantic Coast Express Route
Route under preparation

Invergarry to the Kyle of Lochalsh by Loch Shiel
The long hill up from Invergarry has the reward of the views over to the Rough Bounds of Knoydart and then the route winds through the hills until you reach the spectacular mountains seen as you drive the route along the shores of Loch Cluanie in Glen Shiel, surely one the most beautiful of the accessible glens.
Route under preparation
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Series will continue

A key feature of this series is contributions are welcome from members with their own memorable routes. So suggestions for additional routes
will be very welcome. A note with guidlines for the style, content and format of the Memorable MG Routes series is available. More