Summer Drives: What the UK Can Offer You

Now we’re entering the summer months we get to enjoy warmer weather and sunshine. More to the point though, it’s the perfect time for going for a drive and enjoying the sights and sounds on offer on our shores. The UK has a wealth of great routes to take which are made all the better by the summer weather; particularly if you have a convertible. So to give you some ideas, here are a few of the best from the British Isles.

The North – The A59, North Yorkshire

The best section of this road takes you from the very west of North Yorkshire through to the city of York in the heart of the county. The already impressive North Yorkshire Moors are accentuated by blooming summer flowers and the mixture of winding country and Roman roads take you through some quaint towns and villages along the way. Harrogate and Knaresborough are well worth a visit.

The South – The A272, West Sussex

The A272 is another stunning summer drive in the country which crosses the beautiful South Downs National Park. There’s also a wealth of stops along the way including some quintessentially English towns like Petersfield and Midhurst. Both of which are home to lots of historical sites and welcoming local attractions.

The East – The B1153, Norfolk

A great option for car lovers, this road takes you through the Norfolk broads and passes the HQ of motoring company Lotus on the way. It’s the road itself which really makes this a top trip as it’s basically one long picturesque country view, complete with easy corners and straights. Be aware though that as a B road, you’re likely to encounter farm traffic.

The West – The Black Mountain Pass, Wales

This road is considered to be one of the best in Wales and as its name suggests it passes over the Black Mountain range of the Brecon Beacons. As you would expect there are some breath-taking views, particularly from the higher altitudes; the road’s peak point being 1,617 feet.

So providing your car is in full working order and you’re covered for any eventualities, all you need to do is choose a route and enjoy a drive in the beautiful English summertime.