Beautiful country drives
All things considered, we are tiny. Great Britain may indeed be great in stature but it's not so true in square footage. Compare us to other international power houses and we really are a wee dot.
Texas is 3 times the size of the United Kingdom
You could fit 40 copies of the British Isles into China
We are 1/70th of the size of Russia
Discover the stunning British countryside by car
So this means we have MORE than our fair share of beauty. A five hour trip would have you filling up your memory card on the sheer variety of landscape, the coastline, the proximity to beautiful wildlife and more.
But we're all a little guilty at taking it for granted.
Next time you're en-route just be sure to look around you - you'll find there is beauty to behold even on your normal A to B routes. Added to which, you can stop somewhere fabulous and enjoy the experience...
A483 Wrexham - Merthyr Tydfill road - Derwen Garden Centre & Farm Shop
A537 Macclesfield - Buxton Road - The Pavilion Gardens
A39 Porlock - Lynmouth - The Culbone (Overnighter!)
A82 Loch Lomond - Auchentullich Farm Shop
A303 Right past Stonehenge - The Hawk Inn
Auchentullich Farm Shop
Derwen Garden Centre and Farm Shop
The Pavilion Gardens
St John's Road
The Hawk Inn