Unleash the Beast; Coolest U.K Roads to Explore this Summer

One of the best feelings you can ever experience is driving down an amazing road, feeling it through the car, away from the traffic lights and speed cameras. Without the constant traffic jams, with the open road in front of you, that feeling of sheer freedom is incredible.

However, despite what we see in the movies, you don’t need to travel the US or go over to Germany’s famous Autobahn to experience this! The UK actually has a brilliant selection of roads for you to just let go and have some fun on.

So, in order to help you know where to go, we’ve put together a list of some of our favourite routes. Jump behind the wheel, head on over to these astounding locations and just let your hair down!

The Peak District Circuit – Hope, Edale & Castleton

Starting off strong, we have roughly 11 miles of postcard-worthy scenery leading you in a circuit through the gorgeous Peak District. Easily accessible from places like Donington Park due to being so close to the M1, the Peak District Circuit offers a wonderful first step into enjoying the Great British scenery and roads.

By taking a trip around the Peak District Circuit, you’ll get to see historical features and natural beauties such as the large caverns at Castleton. On top of that, Peveril Caste also stands tall above Castleton itself, meaning that you can easily take a pitstop to enjoy the local history and culture.

Cheddar Gorge

If you wanted something even more beautiful than the Peak District, where you can just get lost in the majestic landscapes rather than drive for extended periods of time, then Cheddar Gorge is perfect for you! Coming in at just 3.6 miles, it is definitely the shortest route on this list, but the surroundings more than make up for it!

Widely considered a perfect drive for supercars, this short route will have you gawking at the natural rock formations whilst you enjoy the twists, turns and hairpins that await you. Carved by the melting of the Ice Age, Cheddar Gorge is the perfect place to lose yourself in the road as you burrow roughly 500 feet into rocks and cliffs. There’s even a huge cave system for you to explore whilst you’re there.

The Cotswolds

Next up, we’re jumping right back to long drives of sheer bliss with the 92-mile long route through the Cotswolds. Mixing both expansive straights and outstanding bends with stunning views and a large number of empty roads, this route offers one of the best experiences you could find in the UK.

Add to this the fact that the entire area is known for being one of the most romantic places in Britain and you have the perfect weekend getaway for you and your four-wheeled lover (and your life partner could come too).

The Midlands Circuit

The final route we wanted to mention is a 173 miles round trip! The Midlands Circuit takes just over 5 hours to complete, so you’ll probably want to stop partway through, even if the gorgeous views and pristine roads are still beckoning you to keep going (and they will be). Luckily, this route features a whole host of activities for you to enjoy away from the steering wheel.

With everything from powerboating to hiking as well as exploring underground cave systems, the Midlands Circuit is an unforgettable experience, both on and off the road. Oh, and once you’ve finished the route, you could easily hop across to the Donington Park race track for one more bit of fun, or bring everything full circle and take the Peak District Circuit for a spin once again!

Hit The Road The Right Way

So there you have it; four elegant routes that you can take your car down and really feel as though you are part of the road! Time to get out there and enjoy yourself.

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