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Three of the best road trip routes in the UK!

Three of the best road trip routes in the UK!

The UK is a stunning place to live with many hidden gems tucked away so why not explore them this summer by gathering your family and friends together for a road trip!

Snake Pass – Northern England
Take in the beautiful landscape as you drive up a winding mountain pass otherwise known as Snake Pass with an elevation of 1,680 feet (510 m) above the sea level. Located in the Derbyshire section of the Peak District, Snake Pass crosses the Pennies and Ladybower Reservoir. It carries the A57 road which connects Sheffield with Manchester. There are two routes with tight corners to tackle before reaching the summit. Starting at the village of Ashopton, the ascent is 14 km in length and over this distance the elevation gain is 302 meters. From Glossop the ascent is 7 km long and over this distance there is a gain of 362 meters in elevation.

Cheddar Gorge – South West England
Located in the West Country, Cheddar Gorge is known for its grand deep-sliced limestone cliffs. The route starts on the B3135 just east of Cheddar and it continues for 14 miles, passing through the picturesque countryside of Somerset eventually leading to Ashwick. The route may be short taking around 30 minutes but the glorious views are worth it!

Black Mountain Pass – Brecon Beacons, Wales
Also known as the A4069, Black Moutain Pass starts at the junction with the A474 and travels through Lower Brynamman and Brynamman. The route then continues over the Black Mountain range of the Brecon Beacons National Park where you will see the stunning views beyond its hairpin turns. With a distance of around 22 miles, this route should take less than an hour, depending on how many sheep are roaming on the road!

These three routes were featured on Wanderlust Travel Magazine too!

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