For an upcoming UK rail trip, on day 1 I'd like to go from A to B, spend a few hours in B, then carry on to C. On day 2, I'd like to go from C back to B, spend several hours in B, then carry on from B back to A.
I've had a look, and an off-peak return from A to C is cheaper than an A-B return plus a B-C return. (That isn't always the case, due to things like split ticketing, but that's a whole other can of worms...). Timing wise, an off peak ticket is valid, so the only question is if I can break the journey in both directions.
The National Rail Off-Peak ticket terms and conditions page has this to say on breaks of journey:
Break of journey is allowed on the outward portion of Off-Peak tickets unless otherwise indicated by a restriction shown against the ticket's validity code and in all cases on the return portion of Off-Peak return tickets.
Assuming I've understood that correctly, I think I'd always be fine to go from A to C on one day, then stop off in B on my way home. Is that correct?
What about a break of journey on the outbound though. Is it commonly allowed, or commonly restricted? And how do I find out for my given journey?