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A40/Cheltenham - Ross

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A40
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From:  Cheltenham (SO956216)
To:  Ross on Wye (SO606255)
Via:  Gloucester
Meets:  A46, B4075, B4633, A4013, B4063, M5, A417, A38, A417, B4215, A48, B4216, A4136, B4222, B4224, B4260, A449, B4234
Old route now:  A38, A417
Primary Destinations
Counties

Gloucestershire • Herefordshire

Route outline (key)
Arrowwest.jpg West Ross - Abergavenny
A40 Cheltenham – Ross
East Arroweast.jpg Witney - Cheltenham

Cheltenham doesn't seem to have any direct routes through it, the A40 taking what must be three different courses! We travel out of the western side of Cheltenham past the GCHQ "listening post" building to our right. The road now bypasses Staverton and other villages via the Golden Valley bypass, which is a high-grade road with a 3-level junction with the M5 (J11).

Gloucestershire's county town keeps its close neighbour Cheltenham in its place by denying it a proper bypass. Gloucester's own bypass takes the A40, multiplexed with the A38 and A417, round the north of the city and then, (without the A38 which has struck off to Tewkesbury) across the Severn. The A417 then strikes off north to Ledbury and Leominster, and shortly after the A48 strikes off south to Chepstow and South Wales.

Between Gloucester and Ross through traffic is recommended to take the M5–M50 dogleg to avoid this unimproved section skirting the Forest of Dean. Despite this, the A40 is trunk between the M5 and the Herefordshire border.



A40
Sections
Junctions
Abbey Way Gyratory • Abergwili Roundabout • Arle Court Roundabout • Asthall Barrow Roundabout • Bank • Benhall Roundabout • Blackbridge Roundabout • Bridgend Square • Brynich roundabout • Burford Roundabout • Canaston Bridge Roundabout • Coxs Meadow • Cutteslowe Roundabout • Denham Roundabout • Ealing Common • Eden Roundabout • Elmbridge Court Roundabout • Eynsham Roundabout • Forest Gate Junction • Gipsy Corner • Golden Valley Junction • Greenford Roundabout • Hanger Lane Gyratory • Hardwick Gyratory • Headington Roundabout • Highnam Corner • Highnam Roundabout • Hildersley Roundabout • Hillingdon Circus • Holborn Circus • Holland Park Roundabout • Holtspur Temporary Terminal • Holtspur Roundabout • Knaves Beech Interchange • Lancaster Gate Gyratory • Llanboidy Road Roundabout • Llandeilo Roundabout • London End Roundabout • Marble Arch • Marston Interchange • Marylebone Flyover • Old Beaconsfield Roundabout • Over Ross Roundabout • Over Roundabout • Oxford Circus • Paddington Interchange • Pedestal Roundabout • Penblewin roundabout • Pensarn Roundabout • Perivale • Polish War Memorial • Pont Lesneven roundabout • Prendergast Roundabout • Pyebush Roundabout • Rafael roundabout • Raglan Interchange • Raglan Roundabout • Robeston Wathen Roundabout • Salutation Square • Savoy Circus • Scotchwell roundabout • Shepherds Bush Green • Square and Compass • St Giles Circus • St Pauls Gyratory • St Clears Roundabout • Stokenchurch Interchange • Sturt Farm Interchange • Swakeleys Roundabout • Tarell roundabout • Target Roundabout • Three Pigeons • Travellers Rest (Carmarthen) • Weston Cross • Westway Roundabout • Wheatley Interchange • Wilton Roundabout (Ross) • Windyhall roundabout • Withybush roundabout • Wolvercote Roundabout • Wood Lane
Services
Crossings
Roads
Places
Miscellaneous
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A40 Raglan-Abergavenny 1 - Coppermine - 972.jpgBridstow Bridge crossing the River Wye - Geograph - 678291.jpgOld A40 at sunset - Geograph - 321180.jpgPolish War Memorial roundabout ahead - Geograph - 3166407.jpgCrossed lines - Geograph - 284556.jpg
Other nearby roads
Cheltenham
Gloucester
A38 • A40 • A48 • A417 • A419 • A430 • A437 (Gloucester - Newport) • A4150 (Gloucester) • A4173 • A4301 • A4302 • B4008 • B4063 • B4072 • B4073 • B4074 • B4214 • B4215 • B4641 • E116 (Old System) • Ermin Street • Longest Lane • M5 • T10 (Britain) • T16 (Britain) • T43 (Britain)
Ross-on-Wye
A40 • A48 • A49 • A449 • A4137 • A4149 • A4152 • B4221 • B4228 • B4234 • B4260 • Herefordshire Cider Route • M50 • T43 (Britain) • T78 (Britain)


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