Short Blast

  • Northumberland National Park
    We drove this route on the way back from Edinburgh en route to York. Northumberland is a relatively hilly national park but this is why the A68 is so much fun. A short while after Jedburgh to the north you cross the summit of a mountain range where the Sc...
    by electrobooks at April 6th, 2013 at 10:12pm
  • Dartmoor National Park
    The B3357/B3212 between Tavistock and Moretonhampstead is a cracking little blast over Dartmoor encompassing some great views, fast sweeping bends over some serious elevation change and an abundance of sheep all in one handy package. This makes for a fas...
    by SilverArrows at January 4th, 2013 at 12:09pm
  • A702 From Abington to Castle Douglas
    In an effort to spice up the route home from Scotland, I decided to leave the M74 and explore the hills of Dumfries and Galloway. The scenery is absolutely breathtaking and rare with most people heading further north before taking their leave of the motor...
    by Matthewj1268 at October 27th, 2010 at 4:30pm
  • The Beauty of The A697
    I was originally made aware of this route by Top Gear, so thought it best that I take a run up North to have a blast. Managing to convince my girlfriend that I was being a romantic by taking her on a shopping trip to Edinburgh was the icing on the cake of...
    by creckless at April 26th, 2010 at 9:53am
  • The Snake Pass
    The Snake Pass links Manchester to Sheffield and it gets its name from the high section of the A57 road where it crosses the Peak District, and passes through the National Trust's High Peak Estate The road includes challenging beds and adverse cambers,...
    by screampie at April 21st, 2010 at 9:18pm
  • Cat and Fiddle
    The Cat And Fiddle is a road in England running between Buxton, Derbyshire and Macclesfield, Cheshire. It gets its name from a pub at its summit, a popular meeting point for bikers and motorists alike. Formed by parts of the A537, A54 and A53 it offers...
    by screampie at April 21st, 2010 at 8:58pm
  • Horseshoe Pass
    The Horseshoe Pass is a short but sweet blast offering some great views and challenging driving. Big drops and huge slate embankments offer no sympathy for overcooking it. It's best to go on a weekday evening to avoid tourist traffic descending upton Llla...
    by screampie at April 21st, 2010 at 8:39pm
  • Bala Ffestiniog Loop
    This short blast takes you from Bala, up and over the old Ffestiniog Pass, and then back to Bala in a 40 mile loop. The Ffestiniog Pass is a little known B-Road, fast in places with enough visibility to really push on without risking a head-on. The ro...
    by screampie at April 20th, 2010 at 3:52pm
  • Evo Triangle
    This is probably one of the best know driving loops in Wales, made famous by EVO magazines love for the place. With some of the best driving roads goings, little traffic and fantastic (photogenic) scenery, this has to be one of the best routes I have driv...
    by screampie at April 19th, 2010 at 1:57pm
  • Black Mountain Pass
    A great little drive. Can get busy at weekends but well worth a trip out, especially if you are combining with the evo-triangle for example. ...
    by screampie at April 18th, 2010 at 5:05pm