If you really enjoy the pleasures of driving, there are plenty of impressive roads in the United Kingdom that are waiting to offer you unforgettable experiences throughout the year. Some of these roads include:
1. Horncastle to Louth
This road connects the market towns of Louth and Horncastle in the Lincolnshire Wolds, an Area of outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). It is a traffic-free road that offers lots of overtaking opportunities. It has a combination of long bends, fast straights, and tight corners, making it a challenging and exciting road to drive on.
2. Forres to Alford
This 82-mile road is found in Cairngorms, Scotland. It has several bends and passes through the Cairngorms National Park, the largest national park in the British Isles. It passes a number of rivers and peaceful villages. You can make several stops to have drinks or mouth-watering dishes at the local restaurants.
3. The EVO Triangle
The EVO Triangle derives its name from the EVO Magazine, which normally uses the road to test drive cars for its magazine features. Over the past few years, the 25-mile road has continued to become very popular among driving enthusiasts. The road starts on the A543, just off the A5, and heads north as it enjoys tight bends and breathtaking scenery. Turning to the right onto the B4501, it offers spectacular views of the expansive Llyn Brenig Lake.
4. Penrith to Alston and Haydon
Regarded as one of the greatest drives in the UK by the AA, the A686, which runs majestically from Penrith, through Alston, and straight to A69, just after the famous Haydon Bridge, is very popular among both bikers and drivers. You start driving from the roundabout linking the A6 and A66 on the suburbs of Penrith. From there, you drive through a flat forest and head to the Langwathby Village, crossing the old metal-bridge that has been in place for more than 30 years. From Langwathby, the road climbs to Hartside Summit where you can stop for a meal or drink before heading to Haydon.
5. Black Mountain Pass
The Black Mountain Pass is a long road in Wales that stretches from the northern part of Gwaun-Cae-Gurwen as it heads to the beautiful villages of Lower Brynamman and Brynamman. It passes through several mountain ranges and impressive attractions.
6. The Llanberies Pass
The Llanberis Pass takes you from the small village of Capel Curig to the Royal Town of Caernarforn, past the Glyderau, Llynnau Mymbyr Lakes, and one of UK's largest and most visited mountains: Snowdon. Watch out for rocks as you head to Nant Peris.
7. The Elan Valley
The Elan Valley is found in the heart of Wales. It has sweeping bends and passes the reservoirs of Craig Goch and Penygarreg. While driving, watch out for stray sheep and patches of water on the road.
8. The Snake Pass
The Snake Pass is located in Peak District A57. It derives its name from its winding nature and boasts of superb views and exceptional scenery. It has lots of elevation changes, slight bends, and adverse cambers. It can be very slippery during the rainy season.
9. The Midlands Tick
This 50-mile road features a good mix of tight corners and long straights, explaining why it is suitable for an entertaining drive. It passes several towns, villages, cafes, and restaurants. Along the way, you'll see two old RAF bases and mobile speed cameras.
10. The Cheddar Gorge
The Cheddar Gorge is found in the West Country, about 15 miles south-west of Bristol and approximately 10 miles east of Weston-Super-Mare. It starts from the B3135 and heads to Cliff Road as it passes through Priddy and Plummer's Loan. It also passes through several villages and small towns.