Your favourite driving road in the UK?

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Your favourite driving road in the UK?

Post by CynicalRobot » Sat Dec 23, 2017 4:15 pm

*Sorry if this is in the wrong section or if there is already a thread on this subject, i cannot seem to find it :(


I am looking for what peoples favourite driving roads are in the UK!

Day to day i am driving in and out of London, so with Christmas almost here... i am looking for some nice driving roads for me to go and investigate over the holidays, finally some alone time, phone off and just driving and enjoying my new car.

Any recommendations? :D

Thanks!

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Re: Your favourite driving road in the UK?

Post by .Griff. » Sat Dec 23, 2017 4:23 pm

A458 >> A470 From Welshpool up into Snowdonia.
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Re: Your favourite driving road in the UK?

Post by jc848 » Tue Dec 26, 2017 7:39 pm

A93, A939, A87 are my favourites if you have enough time to go to Scotland

Closer to London - A507 to Baldock and B158 from Potters Bar are both decent roads although you will need to be early as they can get quite trafficky

If you're going to Wales B4520, B4519 make a decent loop around beware of the sheep though

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Re: Your favourite driving road in the UK?

Post by Mad_Mac » Tue Dec 26, 2017 7:55 pm

That might help http://www.drivingforpleasure.co.uk/roa ... -roads.php
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Re: Your favourite driving road in the UK?

Post by RickN55 » Wed Jan 03, 2018 11:24 am

A169 Pickering - Whitby
A174 Whitby - Saltburn coastal rd
A57 Snake Pass - A628 Woodhead Pass - Mortimer Rd
Hardknott Pass (not so much of a driving road for speed and fast bends, But great for steepness and views)
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Re: Your favourite driving road in the UK?

Post by CynicalRobot » Wed Jan 03, 2018 11:38 pm

Thanks for the suggestions :spotman:

Is there ever a forum meet for a drive along these types of roads? i would love to get involved in one

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Re: Your favourite driving road in the UK?

Post by Mad_Mac » Thu Jan 04, 2018 9:08 am

Im sure we could organise something but this would be probably more local.
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Re: Your favourite driving road in the UK?

Post by Barney McGrew » Thu Jan 04, 2018 9:42 am

Are you based in North London?

A good route I like on a Sunday is the B184 North from Ongar heading to Gt Dumow, then the B1057 to Finchingfield for a tea stop before heading back.

Roads are generally quiet and has some great corners. I usually go on the bike though, on a Sunday in summer it's pretty much a biker haven but the odd performance car comes through too enjoying the roads.

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Re: Your favourite driving road in the UK?

Post by CynicalRobot » Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:37 am

Barney McGrew wrote:
Thu Jan 04, 2018 9:42 am
Are you based in North London?

A good route I like on a Sunday is the B184 North from Ongar heading to Gt Dumow, then the B1057 to Finchingfield for a tea stop before heading back.

Roads are generally quiet and has some great corners. I usually go on the bike though, on a Sunday in summer it's pretty much a biker haven but the odd performance car comes through too enjoying the roads.
Hey Barney, i am actually near Gt Dunmow, i am going to google map a route now! thank you!
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Re: Your favourite driving road in the UK?

Post by Barney McGrew » Thu Jan 04, 2018 11:08 am

Sounds perfect then, the road to Finchingfield is a great one for a nice spin if you're so close and then you have the option of the 3 B roads radiating from there if you want to go a tad further.

You have to be a bit more careful in summer as the hedges get higher and reduce corner visibility but otherwise they are nice national speed limit roads.

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Re: Your favourite driving road in the UK?

Post by Goon » Mon Jan 15, 2018 5:38 pm

Really like the B4329 across the Preseli hills, but its aced by the A487 from Aberaeron to Dolgellau.

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