British Driver’s Name Their Favourite UK Road Trip

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British Driver’s Name Their Favourite UK Road Trip

British car owners are spoiled for choice for scenic summer staycation drives, but there is one route that’s more beautiful than them all, according to a poll – the A82 from Loch Lomond to Glencoe.

In a survey conducted to discover the most awe-inspiring routes to experience by car in the UK, it garnered 24 per cent of the vote, ahead of the A591 from Kendal to Keswick in the Lake District (23 per cent) and Cheddar Gorge in Somerset, which came third (21 per cent).

Just missing out on a podium place was Hardknott Pass in the Lake District (fourth, 20 per cent), with Northern Ireland’s Causeway Coastal Route, known for its dramatic scenery and featuring in Game of Thrones, and Snake Pass in the Pennines coming joint fifth (17 per cent).

British car owners are spoiled for choice for scenic summer staycation drives, but there is one route that’s more beautiful than them all, according to a poll – the A82 from Loch Lomond to Glencoe.

Other UK-based routes that made the list, drawn up from a study by the Motor Fuel Group (MFG), include the Black Mountain Road in the Brecon Beacons National Park (sixth, 16 per cent), the roads running through the New Forest (joint seventh, 15 per cent) and Llanberis Pass in Wales (joint seventh, 15 per cent).

The study also revealed that almost half the nation (47 per cent) say it’s high time they explored more of what Britain has to offer – with four in 10 Britons (42 per cent) saying they are planning to take a UK road trip this summer.

BRITONS’ FAVOURITE SCENIC UK ROADS

  1. Loch Lomond to Glencoe – 24%

 

  1. Kendal to Keswick, Lake District – 23%

 

  1. Cheddar Gorge, Somerset – 21%

 

  1. Hardknott Pass, Lake District – 20%

 

5= The Causeway Coastal Route, Northern Ireland – 17%

 

5= Snake Pass in the Pennines  -17%

 

  1. Black Mountain Road, Brecon Beacons National Park – 16%

 

7= A New Forest journey – 15% 

 

7= Loch Lomond to Lochgilphead – 15%

 

7= Llanberis Pass, Wales – 15%

 

8= The Atlantic Highway (Barnstaple to Newquay) – 14%

 

8= The Road to the Isles (Fort William to Mallaig) – 14%

 

  1. Buttertubs Pass, Yorkshire Dales – 12%

 

10= The Cat and Fiddle (Buxton to Macclesfield), the Peak District – 10%

 

10= Ribblehead Viaduct, North Yorkshire – 10%

 

Source: Motor Fuel Group survey

 

William Bannister, CEO at MFG, said: ‘This poll shows that, as the country unlocks from a difficult year of restrictions, we are going to see a resurgence in the popularity of road trips.”

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INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE FOR THE DAY

Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life. – Mark Twain

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Happiness is…a road trip.

 

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So I went to the Chinese restaurant and this duck came up to me with a red rose and says, “Your eyes sparkle like diamonds.” I said, “Waiter, I asked for a-ROMATIC duck”.

LOVE IS…

Love is…the deliciousness of shared sleep.

 

TURN…TURN…TURN!

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