Wales

Black Mountain road

Black Mountain road (A4069)

Black Mountain road (A4069) is a famous road that twists, dips and climbs in the western part of the Brecon Beacons National Park, in Wales, along the Black Mountains. It has unrivalled views beyond its hairpin turns and you’ll want to drive it again and again. Watch out for roaming sheep!

Bwlch Llanberis

Bwlch Llanberis

Llanberis Pass is a mountain pass at an elevation of 360m (1,180ft) located between the mountain ranges of the Glyderau and the Snowdon massif in Snowdonia, a region in north Wales. The pass, called Bwlch Llanberis in Welsh, is traversed by the A4086 road.

Marchlyn Mawr Dam

Marchlyn Mawr Dam

Marchlyn Mawr Dam is a natural lake dammed to form a reservoir at an elevation of 643m (2,109ft) above the sea level, located in Gwynedd, in north-west Wales. It’s one of the highest mountain roads of the country.

Llyn Stwlan

Llyn Stwlan

Stwlan Dam, at an elevation of 502m (1,650ft) above the sea level, located in the Snowdonia National Park, North Wales is the Power station at Blaenau Ffestiniog.

Bwlch Pen Barras

Bwlch Pen Barras

Bwlch Pen Barras is a mountain pass at an elevation of 360m (1,181ft) above the sea level, located in the Clwydian Range Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, in north-east Wales. It includes climbing 25% at various points.

B4560

Road B4560

Located within the Brecon Beacons National Park, in the county of Powys, in south Wales, the B4560 (Llangynidr Road) is said to be one of the most scenic drives in Europe.

Devil’s Staircase

Devil’s Staircase

Abergwesyn Road is a narrow strip of worn tarmac crossing the Cambrian Mountains, in Wales. It’s an old drover's track stretching for about 20 miles between the small hamlet of Abergwesyn and the town of Tregar. A part of the road is known as the Devil’s Staircase. It is so called with good reason – a short but hellishly steep ascent in Powys, south Wales.

Trecastle-Tirabad road

Trecastle-Tirabad Road

Trecastle-Tirabad is an asphalted military road located in Powys, Wales, on the edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park, one of three national parks in the country.

Ffynnon Llugwy

Ffynnon Llugwy

Ffynnon Llugwy is a natural lake at an elevation of 554m (1,817ft) above the sea level, located in Caernarfonshire, in northern Wales. It’s one of the highest mountain roads of the country.

Wales's best scenic drives

Wales's best scenic drives

The best driving routes in Wales, including journeys through the Brecon Beacons and Snowdonia.

Shell Island Causeway

Shell Island Causeway

Located in Gwynedd, in north-west Wales, Shell Island is a peninsula and the largest campsite in the UK. Twice a day, the tidal causeway to the island disappears with the tides, leaving the area out to sea. Road liable to tidal flooding. Do not proceed when the road is in flood.

Bwlch y Cloddiau

Bwlch y Cloddiau

Bwlch y Cloddiau is a mountain pass at an elevation of 533m (1,748ft) above the sea level, located in Powys, in Mid Wales. It’s one of the highest mountain roads of the country.

Bwlch-y-Groes

Bwlch-y-Groes

Bwlch y Groes (Pass of the Cross) is a mountain pass at an elevation of 545m (1,788ft) above the sea level, located in the county of Gwynedd, in Wales. The length and the gradient of the climb make the highest pass in Wales stand out as one of Britain’s toughest.

Ffordd Pen Llech

Ffordd Pen Llech

Located in the settlement of Harlech in north Wales, the Ffordd Pen Llech is said to be one of the steepest roads in the world with a 37.45%% maximum gradient.

Britain's most haunted roads

Britain's most haunted roads

Ghosts, phantom hitchhikers, strange beings, and other unexplained phenomena… If you prefer your road trips with a serving of scary stories, find out the Britain's most haunted road.

Highest roads of Wales

Highest roads of Wales

Famed for its strikingly rugged landscape, Wales is a country that is part of the United Kingdom. Dominated by the Cambrians, central and north, and by the Brecon Beacons of the south, Wales is a mountainous country on the western side of Great Britain.It is bordered by England to its east, the Irish Sea to its north and west, and the Bristol Channel to its south. It has a varied geography with strong contrasts.

Bwlch yr Efengyl

Bwlch yr Efengyl

Gospel Pass is a mountain pass at an elevation of 549m (1,801ft) above the sea level, located in the Black Mountains of southeast Wales. It’s one of the highest mountain roads of the country.