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
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
SectionsA40/Abergavenny - Brecon • A40/Brecon - Carmarthen • A40/Carmarthen - Haverfordwest • A40/Central London - Denham • A40/Denham - Wheatley • A40/Haverfordwest - Fishguard • A40/Ross - Abergavenny • A40/Wheatley - Witney • A40/Witney - Cheltenham
JunctionsAbbey 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 • Cutteslow 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 Roundabout • Holtspur Temporary Terminal • Knaves Beech Interchange • Lancaster Gate Gyratory • Llanboidy Road Roundabout • Llandeilo Roundabout • London End Roundabout • Marble Arch • Marylebone Flyover • Old Beaconsfield Roundabout • Over Ross Roundabout • Over Roundabout • Oxford Circus • Paddington Interchange • Pedestal Roundabout • Penblewin roundabout • Pensarn Roundabout • Perivale • Polish War Memorial • 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 • Stokenchurch Interchange • Swakeleys Roundabout • Tarell roundabout • Target Roundabout • Three Pigeons • Weston Cross • Westway Roundabout • Wheatley Interchange • Wilton Roundabout (Ross) • Windyhall roundabout • Withybush roundabout • Wolvercote Roundabout • Wood Lane
ServicesMonmouth services • Oxford services • Ross Spur services • Stokenchurch services • Symonds Yat services
CrossingsA40 Bridge • Bridstow Bridge • Carmarthen Bypass Bridge • Chain Bridge (Llandovery) • Cherwell Bridge • Fishguard - Rosslare ferry • Gibraltar Tunnels • Holborn Viaduct • Marylebone Flyover • Over Bridge • Pont Lesneven • Wheatley Bypass Bridge • Witney Bypass Bridge
RoadsA40 • A40(M) (Central London) • A40(M) (Denham - Stokenchurch) • E105 (London - Fishguard) • E30 • EuroVelo 1 • Ffordd Arfordirol • Herefordshire Cider Route • Longest Lane • NCN4 • Oxford Ring Road • T10 (Britain) • T17 (Britain) • T43 (Britain) • T75 (Britain) • T77 (Britain) • T78 (Britain) • T79 (Britain) • Watling Street
PlacesAbergavenny • Acton • Beaconsfield • Brecon • Burford • Carmarthen • Central London • Cheltenham • Fishguard • Gerrards Cross • Gloucester • Harrow • Haverfordwest • High Wycombe • Llandeilo • Llandovery • London • Monmouth • Oxford • Raglan • Ross-on-Wye • Shepherds Bush • St Clears • The City • Uxbridge • West End • Witney
MiscellaneousA40/History • A40/Named Junctions • A40/Route
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A40 near Abergavenny - Geograph - 1286249.jpgBoxbush - Remains of railway bridge - Geograph - 168289.jpgModern A40 near Llanwrda (C) Alan Bowring - Geograph - 1037191.jpgModern Start of the A40 - Coppermine - 8772.jpgOld A40 near Raglan - Coppermine - 578.jpg
Other nearby roads
CheltenhamA40 • A4013 • A4015 • A4019 • A4105 (Cheltenham) • A435 • A46 • B4063 • B4070 • B4075 • B4076 (Cheltenham) • B4632 • B4633 • B4634 • Cotswold Scarp Scenic Route • E116 (Old System) • Longest Lane • M5 • T10 (Britain) • T44 (Britain)
GloucesterA38 • A40 • A4150 (Gloucester) • A417 • A4173 • A419 • A430 • A4301 • A4302 • A437 (Gloucester - Newport) • A48 • B4008 • B4063 • B4072 • B4073 • B4074 • B4214 • B4215 • B4641 • E116 (Old System) • Ermin Street • Longest Lane • M5 • T10 (Britain) • T16 (Britain) • T43 (Britain)
Ross-on-WyeA40 • A4137 • A4149 • A4152 • A449 • A48 • A49 • B4221 • B4228 • B4234 • B4260 • Herefordshire Cider Route • M50 • T43 (Britain) • T78 (Britain)