Black Mountain road

Black Mountain Road, a breathtaking road trip in Wales

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 features a combination of bends and there's lots of dips, twists and climbs.

Bwlch Llanberis

Bwlch Llanberis, this drive is well worth the time

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.

Bwlch yr Efengyl

Bwlch yr Efengyl, a pretty tough road in Wales

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 a great climb, though it’s pretty tough. It’s one of the highest mountain roads of the country.

Devil’s Staircase

Devil’s Staircase, a steep climb touching 25 per cent

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.

Shell Island Causeway

Shell Island Causeway, covered by sea water at high tide

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.

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

Travel Guide to the Llyn Stwlan in Wales

Stwlan Dam is a mountain reservoir at an elevation of 510m (1,673ft) above the sea level, located in Gwynedd, north-west Wales, United Kingdom.

Trecastle-Tirabad road

Trecastle-Tirabad Road, a drive where you can hear gunfire

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.

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.

Wales's best scenic drives

Wales's best scenic drives

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

Bwlch Pen Barras

Bwlch Pen Barras, a brutally steep road in Wales

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.

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.

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.

Ffordd Pen Llech

Ffordd Pen Llech, the steepest road in the UK (37.45%)

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

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, one of Britain’s toughest roads

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.

NOTICE: Due to the spread of COVID-19, many points of interest and roads are closed and travel is not recommended. Please follow all local health authority directives before venturing off, and stay safe.