What are the best driving roads in the UK?

03 Feb 2022 | Speed
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* Road to Snowdonia, Wales

There are some fantastic driving roads across the UK. As the weather begins to warm up, you can finally take your new car out for a real spin. You don’t need to worry about black ice, snowdrifts or long winter nights. Spring is the best time of year for a drive through the countryside. Whether you like beautiful views or a challenging road – there is something for you in the UK. 

Just make sure to check your car before you set off on your new driving adventure. You could have it serviced and make sure all the documentation is up to date before going on a drive.

Here are some of the best driving roads in the UK.

The EVO triangle

The EVO triangle is a 20-mile route in North Wales, shaped by the A5, A543 and B4501. It comes down to the edge of Snowdonia and provides truly beautiful views across the Welsh countryside. You can play with hills and sharp corners before heading back into the village of Cerrigydrudion. Watch out for the mobile speed camera, and don’t get too carried away.

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* The Cat and Fiddle road winds through Cheshire

Isle of Man Snaefell Mountain Road 

If you fancy a striking mountain pass drive, there is no better place than the Isle of Man. It is thirteen miles of adrenaline-junkie heaven. Smooth tarmac combined with gradients of up to 14% makes it the perfect route for an afternoon adventure. The road is 422 metres above sea level, and there are plenty of sheer drops to make your tummy flip. National Geographic even ranked Snaefell Mountain Round as number 8 on their top ten drives, 2014. 

Cat and Fiddle

The Cat and Fiddle route is named after the pub on the summit of the drive. It’s one of the most famous drives in the Peak District and stretches from Buxton, Derbyshire to Macclesfield in Cheshire. It takes less than half an hour to complete, and there are several exhilarating bends. Drive through the moorlands and stop off at the Cat and Fiddle pub for lunch. 

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* Bodmin Moor along the Atlantic Highway

The Atlantic Highway

The Atlantic Highway is a much longer section of road than the other ones on this list. It spans over 70 miles of the A39 and goes from Fraddon in Cornwall to Barnstaple, North Devon. It runs through some of the most famous surf beaches in Cornwall and offers some fantastic coastal views. You could even keep going along the route and head up to Camelford on the edge of Bodmin Moor. 

Jump in the car this weekend and enjoy one of these driving routes.