Cheddar Gorge route named as UK’s top road
THE winding country road that runs through Cheddar Gorge in Somerset has been named the best route to drive on in the UK.
Data scientists pinpointed the B3135 from Cheddar to Ashwick, which meanders through the rolling Mendip Hills, as the most pleasant to cruise along.
Second was Forres to Alford, in Scotland, a stunning 70-mile drive through the Cairngorms National Park with the A701, from Moffat towards Edinburgh, Scotland, in third.
Experts used key criteria to judge roads including scenery, how close they are to points of interest, and which ones offer optimal driving conditions, before announcing their top 75.
They also looked at how many ‘engaging’ corners would be encountered, levels of traffic and sites with low incident reports to compile the detailed list.
The research was created by Volkswagen in collaboration with traffic and navigation app Waze, to support Volkswagen’s ‘GTI Superdrives’ programme within the app.
Taking fourth spot was the A4069, also known as the Black Mountain Road, which takes in the stunning scenery of the Brecon Beacons in Wales.
Making up the top five was the A82 near Glencoe in the Scottish Highlands.