A Guide to the Best Driving Roads in the UK

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We all know a great route is essential to achieving the perfect driving experience. Whether you’re looking for exquisite landscapes or seeking a thrill, there’s countless roads with twists and turns worth trying to help you discover your dream driving journey. We’ve gathered together a list of roads popular with motorists to bring you a guide to the best driving roads in the UK.

Snake Pass (A57)

Named after the Snake Inn near the summit of this route, Snake Pass runs through the Peak District between Manchester and Sheffield. The A57 route is not only famous for its serpentine twists and turns, but also for its questionable safety record and frequent winter closures. Maybe one for the more daring motorists out there, Snake Pass is sure to provide a thrilling driving experience.


Cat and Fiddle Road (A537)

Cat and Fiddle Road, aptly named after the popular Cat and Fiddle Inn that has sat at the route’s summit since 1813, runs between Macclesfield and Buxton in the Peak District. The twisty A537 is edged with a dry-stone wall, great to overlook the views of the Peak District National Park and beyond. Named the UK’s most dangerous road in 2017, make sure to take care when travelling on this one.

Fosse Way

Unlike the other roads on our list, Fosse way is dead straight. But don’t let that deter you, as the straight road makes for a relaxing cruise with delightful sights. Not far from Listers Head Office in Stratford, Fosse Way runs diagonally across England, from Exeter to Lincoln. Built by the Romans circa AD40, it is thought to have been a main trade route back then. Now, however, it offers views of picturesque villages and tranquil landscapes.

The Black Mountain Pass (A4069)

Running through the Brecon Beacons National Park for 19 miles, the Black Mountain Pass and its twists and turns have become somewhat legendary. High mountain peaks cast shadows over the deep ravines and glens of the surrounding landscape. Sometimes referred to as the ‘Top Gear road’ after Jeremy Clarkson’s famous drive on the route, this swooping mountain pass is a favourite with many motorists.


Glasgow to Glencoe

This 92-mile route from Glasgow through to Glencoe is often referred to as one of the best driving routes in Scotland. At only around 2 hours to drive the full route, it’s no surprise motorists travel from all over the UK to the Scottish Highlands. Running through Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park, wind your way through this spectacular glen as towering mountains loom overhead, for an exciting driving experience with breathtaking views.

EVO Triangle (A5, A543 and B4501)

The 20-mile triangular route through North Wales, named after the car magazine ‘EVO’, is familiar to many as a great place to test drive new cars, and drivers alike. The EVO Triangle includes the A5, the A543 and the B4501 and crosses the edge of Snowdonia. With winding roads, tight corners and big hills, the EVO Triangle offers not only a great drive, but superb views too.

Cheddar Gorge (B3135)

At only 3.6 miles, you’d imagine trips through Cheddar Gorge become quite repetitive. But that’s definitely not the case when faced with the cliffs, crags, pinnacles and extensive cave systems that run along the route. As England’s largest gorge and one million years old, carved by torrential floods of a melting ice age, this idyllic route near Mendip Hills in Somerset is a journey sure to enthral every motorist and thrill-seeker.


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