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Driving on A470

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Driving on A470

Hello all,

Travelling to Wales over Easter with my brother, we will be driving from Betwys-y-coed to Llandudno along the A470. Though ive been driving over 10 years in England, ive never driven in Welsh Country Roads such as A470 - any advice? Is it a dual carriageway and are there any specific things to watch out for?

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1. Re: Driving on A470

"re there any specific things to watch out for"

Dead sheep in the road?

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Are there animals such as sheep and deer to watch out for? Also, is the road single or dual carriageway. Any advice would be much appreciated.

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3. Re: Driving on A470

I was being facetious (wales, sheep, geddit? :-) however, you are in the country, there are always animals to watch out for :-) Its single carriageway.

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Ok I get it !

Thanks for your advice. Look forward to our trip to Wales.

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The A470 is not dual carriageway (may be a bit as you approach LLandudno). Depending on where you have driven in England, you won't find the Welsh roads very different.

They often have stone walls, can be narrow, have lots of bends and blind corners. Sheep can be a hazard, especially as they expect cars to stop for them and some take great fun in jumping out in front of you. Driving is often fairly slow. The A470 can be busy and at Easter the dreaded caravan will be out in force with the problems and frustrations associated with it. Be patient and don't try and pass - safe passing will be difficult.

It is a beautiful drive, so drive carefully, watch out for what all the other fools are doing, and enjoy it.

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Thanks very much, I appreciate your advice.

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