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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.

The road is asphalted and is called B3081. Starting from the village of Cann Common, this section of the road quickly climbs upward through narrow bends and hairpin turns. It's not long, at only just over a mile, but it twists and turns more than many an Alpine climb.

  

The road's winding design, providing stunning panoramic views, is very curvy and fun for a leisurely ride, so it pays to take it slow. The Autumn leaves bring colour to this interesting road. The hairpin corners are steep, leaf-covered and greasy, so caution. The climb starts shortly after leaving the village of Cann Common and hurls you straight into a 10% ramp, probably the steepest part of the climb, before the road plunges into the woods and the first of the hairpins.

 




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