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From Cornwall back over to Bath

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From Cornwall back over to Bath

Hi! We will be taking the Atlantic Highway route to get the Corwall area. Is there another scenic route to take on the way out to capture more nice scenery as we leave and go back East??

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1. Re: From Cornwall back over to Bath

If time isn't an issue you could drive over Dartmoor.

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2. Re: From Cornwall back over to Bath

The Atlantic Highway has fabulous scenery but can be slow. Make sure you do it all the way from Taunton, to get the full scenic value.

Returning, you have a variety of routes, although none will be quick. I think I would take the A30 to Launceston, then go across Dartmoor via Gunnislake, Tavistock to Moretonhanpstead and Exeter where you join the M5. Another option would be the South coast route - A30 to Bodmin, then A38 to Plymouth, crossing the wonderful Tamar Estuary, then either continue on the A38 to Exeter - scenic but fast and busy, or use a good map to navigate your way round all or part of the South Devon coast until you reach Exeter. Totnes, Dartmouth, Salcombe, Teignmouth and Brixham are especially scenic, but be aware that this will be a long, slow, route.

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Hi there

Just do bear in mind that despite its rather romantic name, the A39 Atlantic Highway is often 3-4 miles from the coast, it's not like it overlooks the sea for its entire length. There are sections where it IS close like Minehead to Lynmouth and Barnstaple to Clovelly and others such as Bude to Wadebridge where it is up to 3-4 miles inland. Not trying to put you off, just pointing it out.

But as Sandy has said, it's never anything less than scenic.

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