What is the best driving road in Britain?

Last Updated: 11th Jul 2017
What is the best driving road in Britain?

9th May 2016

Summer is on its way and we are looking forward to the sun and warmth. We know there is no better way to spend those summer days than getting out and cruising around in your car with your friends and family. But where do you spend your days driving?

We have rounded up the best driving roads in Britain for your pleasure – you can thank us later – so fill up your tank, grab your friends and snack (whichever order you want) and hit these amazing roads.

A591 – Kendal to Keswick

This road is officially the best driving road in Britain according to maths. Yes, maths. Quantum physicist, Dr Mark Haldey and F1 track designer Hermann Tilke have worked out that the A591 is Britain’s best driving road because it carries the right balance of bends and long stretches that allows you to enjoy the exhilaration of acceleration and speed, while enjoying the breath-taking scenery of the Lake District.

If you are thinking of taking a trip into the Lake District to maybe enjoy a gorgeous walk or to see one its famous mountains or just to spend a day in one of its quaint little villages or towns, then you have to take this road. You will fall in love with it and driving even more than you already do.

cheddar gorde

B3135 – Cheddar to Ashwick

Starting in the home of Cheddar cheese, this road is known for getting the juices flowing through a combination of beautiful scenery and a brilliant mixture of hairpin turns, sweeping bends and long straights.

You will also pass through the famous Cheddar Gorge with large rock faces rising up on either side, allowing you to navigate through it carefully. The whole road is only 14 miles long so you may feel it is too short to try, but the satisfaction you get at the end of those 14 miles is worth a go.

It is broken into three sections despite the fact its only 14 miles long. The first section just after leaving Cheddar is the most demanding part of this road. It is full of tight sections with hairpin turns and twisted sections and you need to be able to place your car precisely and demands total concentration.

Section two is reserves for the rocks falling away into trees and sweeping bends replacing tight hairpin bends allowing for an amazing relaxed cruise. And the third section brings this short road to an end with long straights with slight changes in gradient. Without a doubt this road needs to be driven by everyone at some point in their lives.

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The Evo Triangle

This route actually includes three roads starting on the A5 west, then A543 north-east and the B4501 south. This road became famous thanks to the Evo Magazine and that’s how it got its name the Evo Triangle. It has since commonly been used as a great backdrop for many motor publications.

 It is approximately 20 miles long and passes over rolling moorland that holds nothing except a few houses and farms mostly. The A5 is a long straight road that has a temporary appearance of an American highway until pulls out a few small wiggle turns. When you turn onto the A543 you head into the trees and higher ground, but the trees quickly fall away into moorland and open sky again. This is where the road kicks up the excitement level with quick straights and long cambered turns. The road begins to feel like a race track for the public with its many sweeps, straights, swoops and climbs.

 When you hit the B4501, you head into woods again and everything looks greener again. The blurry scenery looks fantastic out of your car window and even if you aren’t heading anywhere, this road is great for just having a safe public playground for you and your car.

A82 – Glasgow to Fort William

This road is 140 miles long and is a principal route through the central west side of Scotland, taking you from Lowland Scotland to the Scottish Highlands passing the shores of Loch ness and Loch Lomond and through the shadow of Britain’s tallest mountain, Ben Nevis. It is the main road artery of Scotland.

The A82 is a road for those people who believe bigger is always better and this road never disappoints. The first 20 miles are a pleasant drive with Loch Lomond next to you, but after 15 miles the road begins to liven up. Fair warning, it does become a little tight with lorries and coaches but if you catch it on an empty day, this section becomes amazing fun with its sweeping bends and tight turns.

Eventually it opens up and you don’t have much to deal with except take in the exceptional view before you. When you begin to enter the mountainous range the road cost from long and straight to include frequent and tighter corners. Eventually the mountains will subside and you will see the beautiful and legendary Loch Ness before you. You end your trip in a similar way to how you started it with a beautiful Loch in sight, but the difference this time is that you have just driven one amazing road.

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A4069 – The Black Mountain Pass

The Black Mountain Pass was made famous by Jeremy Clarkson and Top Gear driving a Mercedes AMG SLK along it and has since been nicknamed ‘the Top Gear road’. It is only 27 miles long but has been complimented for having some of the best corners available on a road.

This road has a collection of hairpin bends and sensational views that are worth a trip to see, although want out for the Sunday logjams as this road has been extremely popular since Clarkson drove it all those years ago.

With the summer heading our way, these are just a few roads you could try out in your newly leased car. If you are tempted to take a shot at these roads and are looking for a cheap lease cars, we can offer you amazingcheap car leasing.

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