As you leave the A3 southwest
of Guildford and run up the long slip road for Milford, there is always a sense
of relief to be off the frenetic pace of the busy dual carriageway. There
is also the feeling that an enjoyable route to Goodwood is beginning which will
take you through some beautiful countryside and the attractive market towns of
Haslemere and Midhurst. The road ahead has gentle curves
and undulations leaving you with that essential interest - what is ahead?
At modest speeds, the winding roads suit the handling of a pre-war or classic
MG. You need to take time as there is a great deal to see along the route and
interesting places to stop and enjoy. Probably the high point of the route is
your first glimpse of the smooth lines of the South Downs ahead.
Memorable MG Routes series
This is the
second Memorable MG Route in a new series launched in the revived Safety Fast!
The viewpoint on top of the
South Downs close to the grandstand on the Goodwood horse racing course, provides
a panorama over West Sussex. On a bright day the views for 30 miles north can
to Goodwood Aerodrome along the A286
You can download a copy of
the two page article on this second Memorable MG Route together with a photo guide
to the route and a detailed route guide with directions, places to see, diversion
options and suggested refreshment spots. They are both PDF documents.
guide to the route
Walk on Black Down
Detailed route guide
a copy of the guide in PDF format.
Route guide and details
new series called Memorable MG Routes has been launched|
Memorable MG Routes are not simply
about the tactile pleasure of driving the road, particularly in an MG, but they
are also about 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!
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 guidelines for the style, content and
format of the Memorable MG Routes series is available. More