July 07, 2017 at 9:30 PM
Take time this summer to explore new horizons in your car. The summer is a perfect time to take a road trip. Traveling by car gives you freedom to set your own schedule as you go. It’s also a very affordable way to take a holiday trip for individuals, couples, or the entire family. Not sure where to go? Consider these top seven road trips in the UK.
A82 towards Glencoe, Scotland
If you take a trip along A82 from Glasglow up to Glencoe, you’ll pass some gorgeous scenery along Loch Lomond. Glencoe is a famous glen well known for its amazing views. Don’t forget your camera! For more adventure, continue your journey on A82 all the way up to Iverness.
A4069 Black Mountain Rd., Powys, Wales
The A4069 is also known as the Black Mountain Pass. This is a road trip everyone should take. The road meanders through the Brecon Beacons National Park. The drive takes a bit over 40 minutes. You could spend more time exploring the wonders of nature in Brecon Beacons. There you can find waterfalls, wildlife, and activities like horse riding.
The Dark Hedges, Ballymoney, Northern Ireland
A filming location in Game of Thrones, The Dark Hedges are eerily beautiful. In the eighteenth century, the Stuart family planted beech trees along Bregagh Road leading up to their Georgian mansion. The unique tree-lined road is in Ballymoney in the province of Ulster. For sat nav, use BT538TP. If you want more local scenery after viewing these magnificent trees, you may want to take a trip along the Causeway Coastal Route.
Bealach na Ba (Pass of the Cattle), Ross and Cromarty, Scotland
Bealach na Ba leads to Applecross Peninsula. This peninsula lies between the mountainous mainland and the Island of Skye. The way to the peninsula has some spectacular views. This tricky road has narrow sections that allows only one car.
Cheddar Gorge – Somerset, England
Travel on B3135 through Cheddar in Somerset to see stunning limestone cliffs. In Cheddar Gorge, there are tourist attractions that showcase the natural wonders of the rock formations. You may want to take time out from the drive to explore some caves. Feeling energetic? You may want to climb the 274 steps up the side of Cheddar Gorge and go up 48 steps to the top of the Lookout Tower which offers incredible 360° views.
The Snake Pass
Snake Pass twists through the National Trust's High Peak Estate in the Peak District of Derbyshire. The pass crosses the Pennines. You can travel this tumultuous pass on A57 from Manchester to Sheffield. Please be aware that the road is a challenging drive with all its twists and turns. However, the incredible views make Snake Pass a treasured favourite road trip for many people.
Abergwesyn Pass, Wales
Brave the windy road for spectacular views on the drive from Tregaron as you make your way to the beautiful Llyn Brianne reservoir. You will need to drive cautiously since the road features hairpin turns and the occasional sheep.