The UK's Best Scenic Routes

When was the last time you took the scenic route or drove for pleasure? Get out for an autumn drive as we take a look at the UK's hidden driving gems!


If the name isn’t already enough to tempt you then the views and reservoirs along the stretch certainly will. The A57 runs through the Peak District via the Pennines, located between Manchester and Sheffield. Make sure to be extra careful in poor weather conditions as the winding roads and elevation changes can become hazardous!


Fancy a coastal drive? The B3306 stretching from St. Ives to St. Just provides an unpredictable drive with tight twists and bends. With the picturesque Cornish sea views, it makes a perfect drive for a getaway with the family.


The EVO triangle links the A5, A543 and B4501 to create a triangle. Named after EVO magazine who use the roads to test drive cars for their features. With sweeping bends, excellent roads and amazing scenery. The triangle is one of the UK’s best roads to drive for pleasure.


The Lake District is home to some of the UK’s most spectacular countryside. The winding roads through the A591 provide 30 miles of picturesque views of Lakeland fells and the banks of Windermere and Thirlmere. There are four different phases of bends, acceleration, cruising and braking which scientifically, according to Dr.Hadley of Warwick University makes the A591 the best road to drive in the UK.


The coast of Northern Ireland comprises of nine glens and the drive spans across cliffs whilst you take in the miles of coastal scenery. Quite simply one of the best scenic drives not only in the UK, but in the world.

An historic pass through the Scottish highlands, the cattle pass at it is often referred to is described as one of the most dramatic drives. With spectacular mountain views of the whole of Skye, the conditions in winter can be rough so ensure that you check ahead and take plenty of blankets and supplies in very cold weather!

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