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Old 15 July 2017, 19:54   #1
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Best RIB destinations on south coast of UK

G'day friends in the U.K. I'm visiting the UK, from Australia,in October and looking at help with an itinerary for great rib tours or towns with plenty of ribs to check out.
Kind of starting from Bermingham then heading to St Davids to check out out the Eco tours around 1000 islands.
Then hoping to head along the south coast.... wife wants to go to Bath, but trying to stick to the coast.
Is there a museum about ribs at the pacific college? Where is that?
Any other ideas of places and things to check ?

Thanks in advance
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Old 15 July 2017, 23:03   #2
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Best RIB destinations off south coast of UK



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Old 16 July 2017, 02:31   #3
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Once I had stopped laughing at Willks reply............
I would recommend ANYWHERE from Portsmouth to the west, right along to the Scilly Isles.
This whole coast is full of stuff. Enough to keep you satisfied for the whole of your time here.

BTW St. Davids is very good, but nowhere near 1000 isles, Birmingham is spelt thus, and the ATLANTIC college is at the boarding school housed in 12th-Century St Donat's Castle on the Welsh side of the Bristol Channel.

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Old 16 July 2017, 15:29   #4
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Fowey to Mousehole on the Cornish south coast

So much fun to be had with stunning bays, great restaurants, coastal walks and proper water to tackle.

Base yourself in Falmouth/St Mawes and the whole thingís easy in both directions.
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Old 16 July 2017, 15:43   #5
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Base at Brixham/ Torquay and
1) Go west Dartmouth, Salcombe, Newton Ferrers Plymouth and even into Cornwall
2) Go Noth & East - rivers Teign & Exe, Lyme Regis, even Waeymouth - stunng coastline.

I guess the questoins are:
1) Day trips or a anumber of days for a single trip, stopping over at night?
2) How big a RIB?
3) What length of trip are you comfortable with in a day? -no doubt dependent to an extent on RIB size

Consider the weather if you're coming over in October - autumn going towards winter, so temperature lower - air & sea, less daylight etc......

Sounds like you're up for a good adventure.

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Not many calm days in October, you're really at the start of the winter. If you are working you're way around the coast offshore, you are going to need a reasonable size rib unless you are trailering and sticking to rivers/estuaries (or are very adventurous!). It can get pretty 'lumpy' around the UK and if you are looking at ribs in general a lot of them may well be tucked up in bed for the winter by then. If you are in Falmouth, a trip up the Fal is a nice day out and a trip over to the Helford or the Scillies (depending on weather and experience) is worth a thought. Lakelandterrier has covered the bit in between then you are really up to Weymouth, Poole, the Solent/IOW and Chichester harbour area. I'll leave east of that to the locals. Hope the weather is kind to you, last year we had a great Autumn on the south coast well into October - the year before - not so good.

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