During the winter months you often hear news stories about how treacherous driving can be. To an extent this is understandable as it is very important to drive safely and with appropriate Breakdown Cover in the colder and more unpredictable weather. Unfortunately, what often gets ignored is that there are some stunning winter drives out there in the UK.
The UK has some incredible scenery that is often made even more striking by frosts and fresh snow fall, the beauty is, to experience them, all you need to do is buckle up and set off on your travels. If this sounds like something right up your street but you need some ideas, what follows are some of the UK’s best winter driving routes.
This area is perhaps more famous for its walks than its driving routes, but the few roads in this particular part of Wales can offer you some magnificent views. The rolling mountainsides showcase a range of greens, browns and whites as the landscapes merge with the snowy weather. As well as this, the snaking routes will take you through some quiet but welcoming Welsh villages on the way. Best of all, you also get a great view of Britain’s highest peak, Mount Snowdon.
The Scottish Highlands
For those in the far north of the UK, the Scottish Highlands are another place that only has a small number of roads, but can still offer incredible scenery. One particular stretch referred to as the Bealach Na Bà otherwise known as the ‘Pass of the Cattle’, takes you across the Scottish hillsides to the Applecross peninsula in the west. The road itself is very narrow but along the way you’ll see a backdrop of seemingly endless beauty, as the highlands unveil themselves to you wearing a blanket of snow.
The roads in this part of the country are more commonly known for being some of the straightest and supposedly dullest in the UK. However, a 14 mile route between Horncastle and Louth couldn’t be further from this. You get the initial benefit of a relatively quiet route, but what really makes this special is the Wolds themselves which feature amazing natural beauty and winter wildlife.
The vast size of the Yorkshire moors means they have a number of different routes you could take. One road from the small town of Pickering up to Whitby cuts right through the centre of the moors meaning you get the best views of the Moors National Park. Furthermore, the higher altitude and lack of pollution mean that you could catch a glimpse of the Northern Lights if driving at night.