Britain’s best drives

Driving in Britain can be amazing. We’ve got some incredible roads that you can head out on to have a lot of fun. Combine the dramatic and ever changing British scenery with some undulating roads and you can have some real fun in your car. Check out some of what we think are Britain’s best drives:

The Black Mountain Pass 

The black mountain pass is widely recognised as one of the most fun places to drive in the UK. It’s a 20 mile stretch along the A4069 in Wales. It winds its way over the Black Mountain range of Brecon Beacons. It’s full of twists, dips and climbs for you to enjoy, just make sure you keep an eye out for wandering sheep! 

Snake Pass 

Snake pass isn’t for the faint hearted. The road is full of elevation changes and lots of twists and turns. You’ll find the pass on the A57 crossing the Peak District between Manchester and Sheffield. It has superb scenery and at the highest point reaches 1679ft above sea level.  Check the weather before you go, however, as this is one of the first roads to close when it snows. 

Cheddar Gorge road as on one of Britain’s best drives

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Cheddar Gorge 

Cheddar gorge is consistently rated one of Britain’s best drives. You’ll find it in Somerset along the B3135. You’ll get up close to the gorge’s cliff face and tackle big twists and turns before the road opens out into sweeping scenery and a gentler gradient.   

Hartside Pass 

You’ll find Hartside pass along the A686 in the Lake District. It starts in the beautiful village of Melmerby and climbs to an impressive height of 1904ft. At the top, you’ll get awe-inspiring panoramic views over the Cumbria and southern Scotland. 

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Buttertubs Pass 

Buttertubs pass in the Yorkshire Dales is a really fun one to drive. At times, very little separates you from the sheer drop down the cliff face. You’ll get gorgeous views over the Dales and thoroughly enjoy the winding road. Start out in Thwaite and head up the B6270 for this incredible drive. 

The Evo Triangle

Another Welsh route for you is the evo triangle. Your journey takes you in a, you guessed it, triangle between Pentrefoelas, Llyn Bran and Cerrigydrudion. You’ll cover around 20 miles on the A543, A5 and B4501 round sweeping bends, tight corners and dramatic views over the Llyn Brenig Lake.

Let us know if you’ve been on any of these amazing routes, or if you think we’ve missed off something incredible! Have fun testing your skill on Britain’s best drives.

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