What is better than a ride to Aberdyfi Beach along some nice Welsh roads? ? This could be made into a longer day out if you wanted to venture North into Snowdonia.
Starting in Redditch (or Studley) make your way over to Bromsgrove and then take the A448 towards Kidderminster. This is a nice road with some nice corners, not many places to overtake if you get stuck behind someone.
When you reach Kidderminster take the A442 towards Bridgnorth. This road is great with plenty of sweeping corners, woodland and great views. Don’t forget to make a breakfast stop at The Food Stop Cafe at Quatford.
Suitably refreshed after a full English and a cuppa. Continue on your way to Bridgnorth, picking up the A458 towards Shrewsbury. After a few miles you reach Morville where you veer off onto the B4368 sign posted Craven Arms. The B4368 takes you all the way to Craven Arms where you turn right onto A49.
After about half a mile turn left off the A49 onto the A489 sign posted Newtown and Welshpool. You follow the A489 for a long time, bypassing Newtown, through Caersws and onto Machynlleth. Go through Machynlleth and pick up the A493 which will take you all the way to Aberdyfi (Aberdovey).
Having eaten the fish and chips on the beach ?, head back along the A493, back through Machynlleth onto the A489 to Glantwymyn. Here you carry straight on picking up the A470 to Mallwyd. At Mallwyd take the A458, this will take you through Welshpool and all the way to Shrewsbury.
Use the A5 to bypass Shrewsbury and head onto the A458 to Bridgnorth. Just follow the reverse route from Bridgnorth through Kidderminster to Bromsgrove before making it back to Redditch (or Studley).
Download the KMZ file below. Feel free to use the route as a base and adjust accordingly or follow the route exactly, up to you ?
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