Driving is one of the most rewarding and enjoyable pastimes available to us in the modern era. Naturally many of us petrolheads turn to the warm idyllic landscapes of southern Europe when we think of the ultimate driving road. Though we don’t blame you for this, (continental Europe hosts some fantastic ribbons of tarmac) we would employ your first to look a little closer to home. The UK is to many a beautiful tapestry of driving roads which link our exponential country together. So, which of these exponential roads is the crowning jewel of the UK’s driving roads?
Wales is a nation that is unquestionably inspiring. Its land is steeped in history and every valley, river, and hillside has its own incredible story to tell. We’re sure that one of the main things which you know Wales for is its incredible typography. The hills, mountains and valleys are truly inspiring and this is why the A44 is the first road on our list. This sprawling river of asphalt effortlessly winds its way through the world-famous Snowdonia National Park. With some of the nation’s finest corners to test your skills on and long straights to push the limits the road really does have it all.
The Buttertubs Pass
The Yorkshire Dales is probably one of the best-kept secrets when it comes to outstanding areas of beauty in the UK. The rolling hills and rocky outcrops really are incredible and leave many visitors completely transfixed with the area. The B6770 or Buttertubs Pass as it is known to locals is truly one of the best ways to experience this English gem of a region. The road snakes through the hills offering high-speed corners, fantastic views, and stretches of incredible straights.
This list would be far from complete without the mention of Scotland. It is, after all, one of the most enchanting nations in the world and is laden with exceptional roads for driving. Mainly this is thanks to the incredible topography of the land and dramatic mountains. The A896 is certainly not a road for the faint hearted as the route tackles some pretty challenging terrain. One of the most famous sections is a set of hairpin bends which snakes down the side of one of the many mountains which you will pass through.
One of the main things which you will need to look out for with your lorry is the engine quality and the state of the tyres. Of course, this will require you to have a service at every possible opportunity and professional service at that. So, make sure that every safety box is checked out before you head out on your next route. If you’re after a fleet service then make sure you contact our staff today!