Do you love a road trip? Oh, I do. I love singing along to the radio, a good long chat, stunning scenery and just time away from the cares and worries of work and home. I think road trips can just be revitalising!
The UK has a range of spectacular roads and scenery and it really is hard to pick as each part of the country offers something different and wonderful. But I have picked – here are the best UK road trips in my opinion. What would be yours?
Black Mountain Pass
The Black mountain pass between Powys and Monmouthshire, Wales is a famous road that dips and weaves so much it has been described as a ‘rollercoaster ride on tarmac.’ It passes rivers and moorland, goes over narrow bridges and down into the valleys, It is a stunning 20-mile drive across the Western corner of the Brecon Beacon – at points, there are no rails so this is not one for the feint-hearted or easily distracted!
Snake Pass has often been heralded as one of Britain’s finest road trips. Snake Pass is a hill pass in the Derbyshire section of the Peak District right in the middle of the UK. It crossing the Pennines between Glossop and the Ladybower Reservoir and the scenery is utterly English and absolutely spectacular. Ladybower reservoir has history too this is apparently where historical significance as the bouncing bomb practice took place in the 2nd World war. It is called the snake pass because of the winding shape of the road.
Cheddar Gorge in Somerset is a nature and geology lovers dream road trip and it is full of amazing treasures to discover. There are beautiful hills with feral goats and buzzards. There are ancient limestone cliffs. There are farms and caves to be seen en route and gorgeous cafes to stop at. A journey through a natural wonder and just gorgeous.
To take on these fabulous road trips do make sure you have excellent tyres and that they are right ones for the conditions. TyrePlus explain the different types of tyres you need for different /weather conditions and they even provide a mobile fitting service should you require one