British drivers name their favorite routes in the UK – and Loch Lomond to Glencoe is number 1, followed by Kendal to Keswick and Cheddar Gorge
- Hardknott Pass in the Lake District missed just one podium finish, finishing fourth
- The breathtaking Black Mountain Road in Brecon Beacons National Park also made the ranking
- The A537 between Buxton and Macclesfield was on the list, as was the trip through the New Forest
British car owners are spoiled for choice for scenic summer getaways, but according to a survey, there is one route more beautiful than any other – the A82 from Loch Lomond to Glencoe.
In a poll conducted to discover the most awesome driving routes in the UK, the company received 24 percent of the vote, ahead of the A591 from Kendal to Keswick in the Lake District (23 percent) and the Cheddar Gorge in Somerset came third (21 percent).
The only thing missing on the podium was Hardknott Pass in the Lake District (fourth, 20 percent), with the Causeway Coastal Route in Northern Ireland, known for its dramatic scenery and featured in Game of Thrones, and Snake Pass in the Pennines in common They came in fifth (17 percent).
British car owners are spoiled for choice for scenic summer getaways, but according to a survey, there’s one route that’s prettier than any other – the A82 from Loch Lomond to Glencoe (pictured). This incredible picture was captured by Instagrammer ‘munroart’
The A591 from Kendal to Keswick in the Lake District has been named the UK’s second most beautiful route. Instagrammer k.mountford8 captured this eye-catching picture of it
Other routes in the UK that were on the list and emerged from a Motor Fuel Group (MFG) study include Black Mountain Road in Brecon Beacons National Park (sixth, 16 percent) and the roads that run through the New Forest (shared seventh, 15 percent) and Llanberis Pass in Wales (shared seventh, 15 percent).
The study also found that nearly half of the nation (47 percent) said it was high time to learn more about what the UK has to offer. Four in ten Brits (42 percent) say they are planning a road trip to Great Britain this summer.
BRITONS ‘FAVORITE SCENIC UK STREETS
1. Loch Lomond to Glencoe – 24%
2. Kendal to Keswick, Lake District – 23%
3. Cheddar Gorge, Somerset – 21%
4. Hardknott Pass, Lake District – 20%
5 = The Causeway Coastal Route, Northern Ireland – 17%
5 = Pennines Snake Pass -17%
6. Black Mountain Road, Brecon Beacons National Park – 16%
7 = a new forest trip – 15%
7 = Loch Lomond to Lochgilphead – 15%
7 = Llanberis Pass, Wales – 15%
8 = The Atlantic Highway (Barnstaple to Newquay) – 14%
8 = The way to the islands (Fort William to Mallaig) – 14%
9. Buttertubs Pass, Yorkshire Dales – 12%
10 = The Cat and the Violin (Buxton to Macclesfield), the Peak District – 10%
10 = Ribblehead Viaduct, North Yorkshire – 10%
Source: Motor Fuel Group survey
Cheddar Gorge came third in the poll. The picture on the left was taken by nathan_jermy. Black Mountain Road in Brecon Beacons National Park finished sixth. The picture on the right was taken by jreesoutdoors
Hardknott Pass in the Lake District came fourth in the poll. It’s pictured here in the foreground, and the Wrynose Pass meanders up the valley
A third of the motorists surveyed said they are often concerned about the environmental impact of their car emissions.
In fact, four in ten (40 percent) motorists said they would switch to an electric car (EV) to protect nature, and one in five (20 percent) said they would do so in the next two years, and six percent even said they would do so by To do at the end of this year.
Sixty-one percent said they would switch to an electric vehicle to reduce their carbon footprint, 36 percent would want an electric vehicle because it’s cheaper to drive, and 30 percent said they want to be proactive in choosing their vehicle.
Other top reasons to buy an electric vehicle are the fact that they are quieter on the streets (26 percent), cheaper to service (25 percent), and 14 percent of Britons do so because they want their children to be proud of them for trying to make an environmental difference.
The A537 between Buxton and Macclesfield took tenth place in the survey. This picture was taken by Instagrammer ben.graham88
However, 43 percent of Britons surveyed said they would worry about a drive running out of battery. 39 percent fear that there are not enough charging points.
According to the data, drivers ages 17-29 are most likely to buy an electric vehicle (47 percent), compared with just 28 percent of drivers aged 60 and over. The survey found that men are far more open to buying an electric vehicle than women.
William Bannister, CEO of MFG, said: ‘This survey shows that road trip popularity will pick up again as the country is cleared of a difficult year of restrictions and we are investing £ 400m ahead of the curve in 150kW superfast Charging stations on our UK network that increase driver confidence in electricity as a cleaner source of fuel. ‘
The Llanberis Pass in Wales (joint seventh) is captured here in a breathtaking picture by Instagrammer ‘e.linhikes’.