Slip On Your Sunglasses And Head Out On The Summer Road

It is International Sunglasses Day and despite being in Britain, it is time to head out on that open road. Whether the sun is out or not, we have some great suggestions of where you can head out to. You may have a convertible with a roof that drops down in seconds, driving with the wind rushing over you or you may own a big SUV that allows you to head off-road for a summer adventure.

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Whatever car you have, there is no excuse for not heading out on a glorious adventure for the day with friends, family and your sunglasses (unless it is pitch darkness. Nobody’s got time for people who wear sunglasses in the dark). You may have your own route to tell us about, but these are our top drive suggestions.

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Black Mountain Pass in Wales

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This is a road to travel when the darkness breaks and the sunlight spills into the valley at daybreak. This does require you to be prepared, but to see the sun’s rays spill across the fields and mountains of Wales, is truly glorious.

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This road isn’t a dull straight one either. It is a challenge for those who enjoy corners and bumps that make this road into a rollercoaster of a ride. This isn’t meant to put you off. It truly is a fun road to drive whether you take it casually or you aim to feel like a driver on Top Gear.

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On this route, you cut through the Brecon Beacons, passing through Lower and Higher Brynamman, climbing to 1,600 ft before dropping down in Llandovery. There are plenty of twists and turns to keep you focused and entertained along the way.

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Great Train Robbers’ getaway route in Buckinghamshire

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The Great Train Robbery of 1963 lives on as a British legend, despite the robbers having now passed away. The robbery took place on the 8th August and the robbers were able to steal £2.6 million, most of which has still never been recovered.

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This is a great trip to take on the weekend, particularly in the morning. Set off along Stewkley Road in Burcott and head towards Cublington. Head past Cublington on the road to Whitchurch, taking in the beautiful views of the Vale of Aylesbury. Follow that by turning left at Quainton, which is actually signposted with the silhouette of a steam train. Head along this route until you hit Brill, where the robbers hid away on Leatherslade farm nearby. This is where they were eventually arrested and sentenced to life.

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Taking this route will show you how the robbers attempted to escape justice, but ultimately failed. 

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Hippo Leasing drives for summer time infographic

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Taking the A686 from Penrith to Haydon Bridge

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This is a quintessential English road with rolling farmland on either side