Driving Delights Part 1: The Top 5 UK road trips

Leon Poultney
Driving Delights Part 1: The Top 5 UK road trips
Driving Delights Part 1: The Top 5 UK road trips

You don't have to jet off to far-flung places to find testing twists, speedy straights and breathtaking scenery. Believe it or not, the UK is home to some of the greatest drives this side of Route 66. Follow our guide to some of the most rousing routes this fair island has to offer.

1. Black Mountain Pass, south Wales

The army trains soldiers in survival techniques using the isolated, open expanses of the Black Mountain region but this wilderness also plays host to a stunning stretch of road. Pick up the A4069 at Llangadog and make your way towards Upper Brynamman. The roads will soon change from distinctly average to utterly hair-raising as the Tarmac challenges with sharp switchbacks and fast straights that perilously cling to the edges of mountains.