Best drive in Scotland leads to Forres

The best drive in Scotland leads to Forres according to motoring experts from Volkswagen and driving app Waze. And it’s second in the UK overall.

The 70-mile drive through the Cairngorms starts, or ends depending which way you’re going, at Alford in Aberdeenshire, and mostly passes through the Cairngorms National Park. The ‘GTI Superdrives’ were voted on by researchers from the two companies who looked at how engaging the corners were, levels of traffic and sites with low incident reports.

The route takes through some impressive scenery and historic places.

Starting at Forres on the A939, the old military road goes south over the Dava Moor, passes through Grantown, crosses the Spey and the Avon reaching Tomintoul.

Through the Cairngorms

The 70-mile drive through the Cairngorms National Park offers stunning scenery
The 70-mile drive through the Cairngorms National Park unravels after leaving Forres. Picture: Marc Hindley

The road wriggles deep into the Cairngorms over The Lecht ski resort to Cockbridge. In winter, this is one of the first roads to become impassable.

At Cockbridge, the road has already crossed the meandering River Don three times, and the road more or less follows the river through Strathdon out of the national park into Alford.

Scotland also had two other drives in the top five, the A82 through Glencoe, and the A701 north of  Moffat. The top drive in the UK went to the B3135 through Cheddar Gorge.

Have you driven the Forres to Alford route? Is it your favourite drive? Let us know in the comments.

The UK’s best driving roads revealed – Daily Mail

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