Top 5 Great Scenic Drives in Britain
What better way to celebrate the end of quarantine and the start of British summertime than to dust off your satnav (or trusty map), plot a winding route and head for some of the most beautiful scenery that the United Kingdom has to offer. Whether you’re in the mood to explore dramatic landscapes, scenic mountains, captivating coastlines or lush green valleys, Great Britain has it all.
Here are our top 5 great British drives for summer:
1. The B3135 is arguably one of the most picturesque roads in the UK. Running from Cheddar through to Ashwick it has been crowned one of the best roads in Britain by many driving fanatics. With its winding roads through the stunning Mendip Hills, it’s one not to miss.
2. The road from Glasgow to Fort William AKA the gate to the Highlands, is a route that’s brimming with drama and history. Stretching for 108 miles, the journey typically takes 3 hours, but we’d recommend taking a whole day – there’s so much to enjoy along the way.
3. Third on the list is, the A701 from Moffatt to Edinburgh, which is popular with vehicles of the 2 wheeled kind. Motorcyclists often take this scenic route as an alternative to the monotonous motorway.
4. The A4069 also known as the Black Mountain pass, runs through the beautiful Brecon Beacons; laced with pretty pastures and babbling mountain rivers. The route is truly breath-taking and is the perfect place to leave the daily grind behind.
5. The Kirkstone Pass is the highest road pass in the lake district and is intensely beautiful; high above the treeline, the stark and striking Lakeland fells are interwoven with stone fences and summer grazing meadows, interrupted sporadically by a solitary tree. To experience this route’s mystical aura, set out on an autumn morning, before 9:30 am, when pockets of morning mist, still rising from the glens, give everything an ethereal quality.
Adventure awaits, go find it!
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