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Loch Lomond to Glencoe voted most beautiful road in Britain

Rescuers were called to assist two men down Buachaille Etive Mor
Rescuers were called to assist two men down Buachaille Etive Mor

The road from Loch Lomond to Glencoe has been named the most scenic in Britain.

A nationwide study of the UK’s most breathtaking roadtrips put the stretch of the A82 tops, beating routes in the Lake District, Cornwall and Northern Ireland.

The journey to Scotland’s most famous glen, which takes in breathtaking views including Balloch Castle and the shores of the scenic loch, topped a poll of 1,500 motorists.

The study, carried out on behalf of the Motor Fuel Group (MFG) also put the Loch Lomond to Lochgilphead route and the Road to the Isles from Fort William to Mallaig in the top 15.

Buachaille Etive Mor, looking into Coire na Tulaich, viewed from the West Highland Way, Glencoe.

The UK’s top 15 roads according to the study

  1. Loch Lomond to Glencoe                                                                                    24%
  2. Kendal to Keswick, the Lake District                                                                23%
  3. Cheddar Gorge, Somerset                                                                                    21%
  4. Hardknott Pass, the Lake District                                                                     20%
  5. The Causeway Coastal Route, Northern Ireland                                            17%
  6. Snake Pass in the Pennines                                                                                 17%
  7. Black Mountain Road, Brecon Beacons National Park                                 16%
  8. Journey around the New Forest                                                                        15%
  9. Loch Lomond to Lochgilphead                                                                          15%
  10. Llanberis Pass, Wales                                                                                          15%
  11. The Atlantic Highway (Barnstaple to Newquay)                                           14%
  12. The Road to the Isles (Fort William to Mallaig)                                            14%
  13. Buttertubs Pass, Yorkshire Dales                                                                     12%
  14. The Cat and Fiddle (Buxton to Macclesfield), the Peak District                10%
  15. Ribblehead Viaduct, North Yorkshire                                                             10%
The famed Glenfinnan Viaduct can be seen from the road to Mallaig

More people wanting to explore Britain in electric cars

The MFG (Motor Fuel Group) – the largest independent forecourt operator in the UK with over 900 sites across the entire country- revealed that four in 10 Brits (42%) saying they are planning to take a UK road trip this summer.

Red deer in the snow alongside the A82 in Glencoe, Scotland.

The data also four in 10 motorists said they are definitely considering switching to an electric car (EV) in order to protect our natural world, with one in five saying they will do so within the next two years and 6% even claiming they will do so by the end of this year.

William Bannister, chief executive of MFG, said: “This poll shows that as the country unlocks from a difficult year of restrictions we are going to see a resurgence in the popularity of road trips and we are investing £400million ahead of the curve in super-fast 150kW charging points across our UK network, building driver’s confidence in electricity as a cleaner fuel source.”


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