Enjoy driving an Memorable MG Route

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! Yes that is the theme of this series - a hedonistic approach to MG motoring in all senses. More


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


Here in the wide centre of Malborough, a welcome stop for a visit to the Polly Tea Rooms, a particularly attractive place for morning coffee or a cream tea. After a welcome break it's back on the road with gentle curves and undulations leaving you with that essential interest - what's ahead?


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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 along the route.
MMGR01
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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 and on to the airfield at Goodwood - it is a route which never ceases to be a pleasure. Lunch on the verandah in the sunshine at the Goodwood Aeroclub is a welcome prize for an enjoyable MG motoring day.
MMGR02
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Great Shefford in the Lambourn Valley via Faringdon to Hook Norton
This route takes you from Great Shefford, close to J14 on the M4, up the Lambourn Valley, over the Berkshire Downs and then across the Vale of the White Horse via the historic market towns of Faringdon and Witney, skirting east of Chipping Norton and finally dropping into the quiet lanes through Swerford to Hook Norton. Lunch at the Pear Tree at the entrance to the lane leading to the Brewery is a pleasure after enjoying the visitor centre. MMGR03
Silverstone to Gaydon and back to Silverstone
This route was used as the "Tour de Silverstone 2008" which took place in June as part of the Club's International MG Meeting at Silverstone. A circular 80 mile tour starting at Silverstone Circuit, travelling through quiet lanes to the Heritage Motor Museum at Gaydon and then returning by another route to the home of British motorsport. MMGR04
Factory V8 Test Route
The Factory test routes used over the years are set out in a very useful booklet produced by the MG Car Club and available from Club Office. You can download a PDF copy of the booklet together with a photo guide to the V8 Test Route.
Factory test routes booklet and V8 Test Route photo route guide
Wester Ross Trail from Dornie near Kyle of Lochalsh to Ullapool
Driving around Wester Ross is an adventure on its own with many single track roads and breathtaking scenery with huge mountains. It's one of the most enjoyable routes in any car but particularly in a classic MG.
MMGR06 & Photo route guide
Through the Northwest Highlands from Dalwhinnie (A9) to Skye
A wonderful route over hills and along glens from the Drumochter Pass on the A9, through Dalwhinnie, Laggan Bridge, Spean Bridge and on to Invergarry. Then up the long hill up from Invergarry to a viewpoint with the reward of thelong views over to the Rough Bounds of Knoydart. The route winds through the hills until you reach the spectacular mountains seen as you drive along the shores of Loch Cluanie and then down Glen Shiel and on to Skye. Two interesting diversions - into Glen Roy to see the Parallel Roads and visiting the brochs in Glen Beag plus an alternative route to Skye using the Glenelg ferry.
MMGR07 & Photo route guide
Wild Assynt and the North
Assynt is a remote and wild landscape north of Ullapool in the North West Highlands with many spectacular views across wild moorland to remarkable mountains like Quinag, Canisp and Suilven. Viewed from different vantage points, groups of these mountains can seem mysterious and weirdly-shaped as they peer above the skyline. Always vast, this landscape can change - sometimes intimidating but then with a weather change it can take on a mantle of breathtaking beauty. Certainly a memorable route in an MG.
MMGR08 & Photo route guide