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Snake Pass is a mountain pass at an elevation of 1,680 feet (510 m) above the sea level, located between Manchester and Sheffield in Northern England. The pass is traversed by the A57 road.

Winston Churchill Avenue is one of the busiest roads in the British overseas territory of Gibraltar. The avenue cuts directly across the runway of the Gibraltar airport. If having to be cautious of other drivers wasn't enough, on Gibraltar's Winston Churchill Avenue you have to watch out for planes too.

Swindon's Magic Roundabout

Swindon's Magic Roundabout is one of the most complex rotaries in the world. Located in Swindon, a large town within the Borough of Swindon and ceremonial county of Wiltshire, in South West England, it has five smaller roundabouts direct traffic clockwise while cars travel counterclockwise around the inner circle.

 

Stocksbridge Bypass is located in Stocksbridge, near Sheffield, situated in the north of England. The road is said to be haunted and many people have experienced strange happenings on the bypass. It's one of the Top#18 Haunted Roads in the world.

Hardknott Pass

Hardknott Pass is known as one of Britain's most challenging roads. This single track road right through the middle of the Lake District National Park, in the region of Cumbria, England, it’s a heart-stopping series of sharp and narrow hairpin bends. It’s said to be the steepest road in England with a gradient of 1 in 3 (about 33%).

 

A229 going from Kent to Sussex in South East England is said to be the Britain's most haunted road. Many drivers have reported seeing a woman in a white dress appearing in front of their car. Drivers may find themselves engaged by a bride of death... It's one of the Top#18 Haunted Roads in the world.

 

Rosedale Chimney is a mountain pass at an elevation of 312 m above the sea level, located in the centre of the North York Moors national park in North Yorkshire, England. The tarmac road approaching the pass is one of the steepest roads in Europe with a gradient of 33%.

 

Zig Zag hill is one of the best driving roads in Great Britain. It’s part of the B3081 road and is located near Shaftesbury, a town and civil parish in Dorset, England. It’s said to be the windiest one mile stretch of road in Great Britain. Zig Zag Hill is like a concentrated hit of Alpine driving. It lasts for just one mile, but one could be forgiven for believing they are ascending Col de Turini.

 

Cow Green Reservoir road is a narrow and short mountain road with a length of 4mi, located in Teesside, in the north east of England. The road was built between 1967 and 1971.

The 7.5mile stretch of road between Macclesfield and Buxton, in the county of Cheshire, has been named the most dangerous road in Britain. Known locally as Cat and Fiddle, it should more fittingly be dubbed 'the widow-maker' because of its mounting death toll.

Great Dun Fell is a mountain pass at an elevation of 848 m (2,782 ft) above the sea level, located in Cumbria, England, in the Pennines mountain range. It’s the second-highest hill in England's Pennines.

 

Darwin Road is a gravel road located in the Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas), an archipelago in the South Atlantic Ocean on the Patagonian Shelf.

Mam Tor is a mountain hill at an elevation of 517 m (1,696 ft) above the sea level, located near Castleton in the High Peak of Derbyshire, England.

 

Zig Zag Road is a tarmac (pristine and smooth) road winding its way up North Downs in Surrey, in the South East of England.

Newby Head Pass is a mountain pass at an elevation of 1,439 feet (439 m) above the sea level located in North Yorkshire in England.

The Burway

The Burway is a very challenging drive in Shropshire, England. The road is pretty narrow, steep (up to 20%) and inexperienced drivers are cautioned not to drive this road in any condition as it is single track.

 

A39 is an extremely beautiful and rewarding journey to make in south west England. The drive is definitely worth it. There are many excellent photo opportunities here. Don’t forget your camera! It runs running from Bath to Falmouth via rural Somerset and the Atlantic coast.

 

Located on the southern edge of the Mendip Hills, B3135 (also known as Cliff Road) is one of the best driving in the world and certainly an enjoyable road to drive. Take on surprising corners, before escaping the gorge to enjoy sweeping curves and long straights as you approach Ashwick.

Chris Froome has become the first man to cycle non-stop between Folkestone in Kent, England, and Coquelles in the Pas-de-Calais, France. Froome rode through the tunnel at training-pace, completing the 32-mile journey in 55 minutes and reaching 65kmph.

A 14 mile single lane road from junction M65 in Lancashire to A65 at Long Preston, North Yorkshire, in A682 road is described as England's most dangerous road. It has claimed over 100 lives in the last 10 years.

 

Kirkstone Pass is a mountain pass at an elevation of 1,489 feet (454 m) above the sea level, located in the English Lake District, in the county of Cumbria.

 

The M6, also known as the backbone of Britain, is the longest motorway in the United Kingdom and one of the busiest. At the same time, the six lanes wide road has been named Britain's most haunted road. It's one of the Top#18 Haunted Roads in the world.

 

The Wrynose Pass is a mountain pass at an elevation of 393m or 1,281 feet above the sea level, located in the Lake District National Park in Cumbria, England. You need to be a confident driver to attempt this.

 

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