A44 Fish Hill Broadway to Blockley / Chipping Camden

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1 - One of the best, go and try it
7
47%
2 - Always worth a detour if you are in the area
7
47%
3 - Worth trying
1
7%
4 - Not worth trying
0
No votes
5 - Avoid it
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Total votes: 15

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A44 Fish Hill Broadway to Blockley / Chipping Camden

Post by spokey » Mon 22 Jan, 2007 13:45

This is a sample route, intended to show you what your RoadZ submissions should look like. If you have any comments on the format, please discuss them on the "RoadZ format comments" thread.

How I found it: Garyw introduced me to this stretch of road on a Christmas Cruise, I think. It's become the jewel in the crown of many of my runs since then.

Useful tips: The really cool thing about Fish Hill is that it doesn't how you get to Broadway, pretty much any of the roads around there is a hoot! Fish Hill is (much) better going up from Broadway than down towards Broadway. :wink:

Where it is: Broadway is roughly halfway between Cheltenham and Stratford-upon-Avon.

Estimated distance: 5 miles

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For the purposes of the exercise, I have assumed that you will be approaching Broadway from the north, on the B4632 via Weston Subedge. When you get to the A44 junction, turn left towards Oxford on the A44 and head up the long, nearly straight Broadway Bypass. The first left-hander is quite sharp, followed by a lo-o-o-o-ong sweeping right-hander then a deceptively sharp left-hander (watch out for it!) and a gentler right-hander.

After the adrenaline rush of the Hill, I strongly recommend hanging a left on either the B4081 or the road immediately after that and heading to Chipping Camden for a refreshing glass of lemonade. :mrgreen:
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Post by garyw » Mon 22 Jan, 2007 15:14

You stole my only vote, although you have missed one of mine and Phils fav roads :wink:
Although one of Navigators and Jow least fav roads :twisted:

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Post by c_w » Thu 25 Jan, 2007 17:06

I've driven up "Fish Hill", it's quite an unusual road!!! Quite wide, twist and very steep; looks like something out of an arcade game!!! :lol:

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Post by Phil » Thu 25 Jan, 2007 17:18

garyw wrote:You stole my only vote, although you have missed one of mine and Phils fav roads :wink:
Although one of Navigators and Jow least fav roads :twisted:

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Could that be Ilmington - Mickleton perchance. :lol: :lol:
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Post by garyw » Thu 25 Jan, 2007 17:33

Phil wrote:Could that be Ilmington - Mickleton perchance. :lol: :lol:
Doh!

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Post by spokey » Thu 25 Jan, 2007 21:24

Go on then, Phil or Gary ... I'm waiting for the submission of a new Road. :wink:
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Post by Straight6 » Wed 07 Feb, 2007 18:17

This is always the favourite part of my drive from Worcester to Oxford area - particularly as you can see how many people you can overtake on the climb (dual carriageway).

I've managed 11...

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Post by spokey » Wed 07 Feb, 2007 18:29

Straight6 wrote:I've managed 11...
I'm generally too busy holding on to count. :drive
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Post by garyw » Wed 07 Mar, 2007 17:41

I did Fish Hill and the other road with the Porsches last weekend.
Replies were that it rates highly one their best ever...

It was wet and it was scary :twisted:

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Post by muppet » Wed 07 Mar, 2007 17:47

Straight6 wrote:This is always the favourite part of my drive from Worcester to Oxford area - particularly as you can see how many people you can overtake on the climb (dual carriageway).

I've managed 11...
Ive done twelve , an atric and a caravan on the A9 on single carriageway section , did someone mention forward planning on the better driving thread :nerd:
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Post by Phil » Sun 11 Mar, 2007 17:30

I've just done a 100km cyclosportif event which went to Fish Hill but fortunately didnt go up it. :lol: :lol:
Bet its scary cycling up there with all those those cars racing up it. :twisted: :twisted:
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Post by Lazeodoom » Wed 22 Aug, 2007 18:39

I haven't driven the whole of this particular section, but I do drive from Brum to Isle of Wight sometimes... The motorway gets boring but the A44 from Evesham-Oxford is a cracking piece of road, plenty of overtakes on, and some cracking fast bends.

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Post by srvz3 » Tue 25 Mar, 2008 12:49

drove up Fish Hill Easter Sunday and the new powerflex bushes worked a treat :D . that sequence of corners going up always feel as though you could always take them a little faster, which i imagine you could until the hill spits you off.

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Post by vzh7gk » Fri 19 Feb, 2010 12:38

Fish Hill used to be a much more interesting drive before the bypass :D

For a nice twisty bit, take what used to be the A46 (now B46xx [32?]) south from Broadway to Toddington. Turn left at the roundabout (have a cuppa in Toddington station cafe and admire the GWSR [I'm a former volunteer]) and follow the twisting B-road up the hill. At the top you can either turn left heading across the top of the Cotswolds back towards Broadway, or continue onwards as far as Stow-on-the-Wold...

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