Snake Pass

Snake Pass, one of the best drives in the UK

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

Winnats Pass

Winnats Pass: a brutally steep (28%) climb in England

Winnats Pass is a mountain pass located in the High Peak area of the Peak District, Derbyshire, England. The road to the summit averages over 10%, with a considerable section of 28% near the top.

Wrynose Pass

Wrynose Pass, a rond only for confident drivers

Wrynose Pass is a mountain pass at an elevation of 393m (1,281ft) above the sea level, located in the Lake District National Park in Cumbria, England. You need to be a confident driver to attempt this, with gradients up to 1 in 4.

Hardknott Pass

Hardknott Pass, a steep drive in Cumbria

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%).

The Burway

The Burway, a steep ascent in Shropshire

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.


Road A229 in England: ghost stories and local legends

The 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 Haunted Roads in the world.

Swindon's Magic Roundabout

Swindon's Magic, an Insane 6-Circle 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.

Mam Tor

Get behind the wheels for Mam Tor

Mam Tor - the Shivering Mountain - is a mountain pass at an elevation of 461m (1,512ft) above the sea level, located near Castleton in the High Peak of Derbyshire, England.

Kirkstone Pass

Kirkstone Pass is, purportedly, riddled with ghosts

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

Lindisfarne Causeway

Lindisfarne Causeway, the tide covers the road twice each day

Located in the county of Northumberland, in the extreme Northeast corner of England, just a few miles south of the border with Scotland, it lies a tidal island known as Holy Island, also called Lindisfarne. Twice a day the ancient path to the island disappears with the tides, leaving the Holy Island of Lindisfarne out to sea. Each year there are many reports of people 'risking it' and having to be rescued from one of the raised safety points on the causeway. 

B3135-Cheddar Gorge

B3135-Cheddar Gorge, an enjoyable road to drive

Located on the southern edge of the Mendip Hills, the B3135 road (also known as Cliff Road) is one of the best world's roads 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.


Eurotunnel connects France and England beneath the Strait of Dover

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.

Porlock Hill

Porlock Hill-A39, one of the steepest roads in England

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.

Honister Pass

Honister Pass, a steep paved road in England

The Honister Pass is a mountain pass at an elevation of 356m (1,167ft) above the sea level, located in the English Lake District. It is one of Cumbria’s highest passes, with a gradient of 1 in 4.


Road M6 is Britain's most haunted road

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 Haunted Roads in the world.

Rosedale Chimney

Rosedale Chimney, one of the steepest climbs in Europe

Rosedale Chimney is a mountain pass at an elevation of 312m (1,023ft) 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, toughest and most spectacular finishing climbs in Europe, with a gradient of 33%.

A537 (Cat and Fiddle)

Cat and Fiddle Road, the British Widow Maker

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 (Road A537), it should more fittingly be dubbed 'the widow-maker' because of its mounting death toll.

Cow Green Reservoir road

A narrow road to Cow Green Reservor

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.

Stocksbridge Bypass

Stocksbridge Bypass, a Top Haunted Road in England

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 Haunted Roads in the world.

Great Dun Fell

Great Dun Fell, everything you need to know about this famed road

Great Dun Fell is a mountain peak at an elevation of 848m (2,782ft) above the sea level, located in Cumbria, England. It’s said to be the highest road in Britain.

Winston Churchill Avenue

Winston Churchill Avenue cuts directly across the runway of the Gibraltar airport

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.

Zig Zag hill

Zig Zag Hill, the bendiest road in the UK

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.

Newby Head Pass

Newby Head Pass: a road with challenging winter conditions

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

Vale Street

Vale Street, one of the steepest roads in England

Vale Street is said to be the steepest residential road in England. The road ramps up so sharply at the bottom it is almost vertical, with a roughly 22-degree gradient incline.

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