One of Yorkshire’s roads has been named one of the best drives in the UK – and we aren’t one bit surprised. Yorkshire is known for its beautiful country roads and rolling hills the perfect combination for a scenic.
In a survey of 2,000 by the National Geographic of UK motorists, it was revealed that Best of the Moors road which is the A169 and A170 in the North York Moors was named 7th best roads to drive in the whole of the UK.
It was beaten by the popular North Coast 500 in Scotland which took first place. The single-carriageway meanders its way in between Thirsk and Scarborough taking in the likes of Sutton Bank and the Vale of York before heading across the top of the North York Moors.
Sutton Bank was named by James Herriot, the author All Creatures Great and Small, as ‘the finest view in England – and it’s easy to see why.
The Peak District National Park featured twice in the list with the Snake Pass route, just a stone’s throw from Sheffield in 3rd place and the Cat and Fiddle route in 9th place.
The survey celebrates the return of Car SOS, which returned for its 11th season on National Geographic on 9th March with celebrity guest cameos including two-time heavyweight boxing champion Tyson Fury and Formula One champion Nigel Mansell.
Check out the full list of top 10 UK road trips below
- The North Coast 500 route starting from Inverness in Northern Scotland
- Cheddar Gorge through the Mendip Hills B3135
- Snake Pass (A57) in the Peak District
- Kendal to Keswick in the Lake District, A591
- Snowdonia’s Llanberis Pass, in Wales – A4086
- St Ives to St Just in Cornwall, B3306
- Best of the Moors (A169 and A170) in Yorkshire
- The Cotswolds – Cheltenham to Stratford
- Cat and Fiddle route (A53 then A54 followed by the A537) in the Peak District
- The Black Mountain Pass A4069 in the Brecon Beacons, Wales