The UK’s Best Roads for Travelers Who Love to Drive
Whether looking for a bit of a challenge while behind the steering wheel or a jaunt along some stellar scenery, there are a number of roads in the United Kingdom that are ideal for those that love to take a drive. Below is a list of some that are well worth the time to try out.
This route in North Wales got its name because it is often chosen by the writers of EVO Magazine to test drive vehicles for the publication. It has become a popular choice for car clubs. The 20-mile route starts on the A543 and heads north, featuring some great scenery and sweeping bends. A right on B4501 brings more turns and views of the Llyn Brenig Lake. It then heads back to the A5 to finish where it started. Perhaps due to its popularity, there are a number of speed cameras along the route, so motorists are advised to watch their speed.
Another road that will challenge drivers with tight twists and turns, this route in the Yorkshire Dales also has incredible views from the cliffs and some excellent areas to stop for pictures. The steep drop-offs are breathtaking.
Black Mountain Pass
Another route that gained popularity following exposure by the media, the A4069 in the Brecon Beacons (also known as Black Mountain road) has been featured on the television show “Top Gear.” Those who enjoy cornering will definitely want to check out the 12 miles of Black Mountain Pass.
London to Brighton
Leave London on the A23 south and head into the open countryside near Weald and South Downs. A bit further and the pace quickens along the coast toward Brighton. The feeling of freedom is undeniable on this stretch that will only take a couple of hours to complete.
There are a couple of routes in this area that are ideal for those who love to drive. The A169 heading north will take motorists through the Yorkshire Moors and some of the best scenery the country has to offer. The A171 west through Stonegate, Castleton and Hutton-le-Hole is historically an important road for drivers because it also goes through Kirbymoorside, which was the last town in England to begin using double yellow lines.
One of the most relaxing routes to take is the A149 between King’s Lynn and Cromer. The Norfolk Coast is known for beautiful nature reserves and a country estate or two. In the summer, the B1355 near Compton Hall takes motorists by a maze cut into a large cornfield.
Whether motorists are looking for the challenge of winding roadways or a leisurely journey through some picturesque scenery, there are more than enough routes in England to appeal to those who love to go for a drive.
Guest author Charlotte Fletcher has had some enjoyable driving experiences in the UK. She writes on behalf of Monkey, a car insurance comparison website that offers more tips for drivers in the UK.