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The 5 Best Roads To Drive in the UK

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With so many to-die-for roads all over the world just waiting to be driven, you could be forgiven for thinking there’s nothing closer to home that is a pleasure to stretch your metaphorical legs on.

On the contrary, the UK is full of roads that leave you with your jaw dropped and – if you’re lucky and can pull the roof back – your hair swept back. What’s more, they’ll leave you with the unbeatable feeling of having had a great drive.

So what and where are these roads? Read on to find out – and leave us a comment afterwards if we’ve missed anything out.

The Cat and Fiddle

Named after the pub at the summit, the A54 – A537 runs between Macclesfield and Burton. Don’t expect to be alone though – the cat and fiddle is a popular biking road, but there’s plenty of Peak District scenery to go around.

Louth to Horncastle

The Lincolnshire Wolds are a wonderful part of England and the A153 between Louth and Horncastle is a sheer joy to drive. Drive this road and you’ll be driving through an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and it’s easy to see why.

Forres to Alford

The Highlands of Scotland are full of peaks and troughs and are undoubtedly among the most scenic areas of the UK. This means there are plenty of roads that often incredible views, and among them is the 82 mile stretch from Forres to Alford, with 360 degree vistas and twists and turns that leave your heart in your mouth. Stunning, without a doubt.

Penrith to Alston and Haydon

The A686 is such an incredible road to drive that even the AA has designated it ‘One of the Greatest Drives in Britain.’ The route from Penrith to Alston is known as travelling across the roof of England – because, on a clear day, the view’s stretch for miles and miles. This is another popular bikers’ road, and it’s easy to see why. The A686 is a pleasure to drive on, whatever the weather.

Snake Pass

Arguably we’ve saved the best to last – the remote parts of the A57 which connect the two metropolises of Sheffield and Manchester offer some breathtaking Peak District scenery, not to mention your fair share of hold-your-breath moments. The weather in this part of the world has something of a reputation and only the brave choose to drive this route in the wet or, worse, the snow. That said, on a sunny day, it’s an absolute driving treat.

Have we missed any of your favourite roads off this list? Let us know below.

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published: 15/01/2014 16:27:29

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