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August 22, 2005

Winter Warmer

Video courtesy of Trigger

The WinterWarmer route is the feisty grandfather of the classic 'Fish & Chip' run. The route isn't very long, so just make sure you have at least half a tank of petrol when you arrive : we won't be driving near many petrol stations, and you don't want to be late for Breakfast!

The Meeting Point
The meeting point is the car park at Ockham Common.

It's best to meet early. We've met at 0630 before, leaving at about 0730 crisp, empty roads.

At the M25 Junction 10 roundabout use the exit for the southbound A3, towards Guildford. Once on the sliproad, stay in the left lane and turn left before you get to the A3 proper at the junction on the sliproad signposted for Ockham Common and Effingham and immediately turn left again into the car park.

There's a greasy spoon cafe there and toilets. If you need petrol or other facilities, there are services a couple of miles along the Southbound A3 towards Guildford. There is also a convenient toilet stop about 10 minutes into the drive at Newlands Corner.

The Route
The route details can be found here:
There are 2 pdf files, a small one (300Kb) with just the text details of the route and a larger one (4.6Mb) with embedded maps as well as text.

Getting Home
To get back home, most of you will probably want to take the A3, which is the quickest and most direct route towards the M25 (for both clockwise and anticlockwise directions).

To get to the A3, do the following:
Head North from Hayling Island to the A27
Join the A27 Heading west towards Portsmouth (and London)
Come off the A27 at the next junction and follow signs to the A3

A more interesting route involves a trip to Chichester's roundabout strewn ring road (always a laugh), which eventually leads to the A285 that heads back towards Petworth, from which you can do the run in reverse until Ockley, at which point you continue on to Leatherhead and the M25.

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