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Great Drives: Chase down Ronnie Biggs on the Great...


THREE YEARS ago, over a long lunch, the late train robber Bruce Reynolds told me the details of this route.
Great Drives: A welcome heaven in the hillside (B4391)

Great Drives: A welcome heaven in the hillside (B4391)


Cameron Diaz was furious. “You bring me all the way to north Wales for a drive — and you give me this?” She waved her hand dismissively at the...
Climb the giant's citadel, then escape on the general's road

Great Drives: Penrith to Haydon Bridge


The sign just outside Melmerby gets straight to the point. “Altitude 1,900ft: winter conditions can be dangerous”. So I wouldn’t suggest tackling...
Great Drives: Glasgow to Skye via Lochs Lomond and Ness

Great Drives: Glasgow to Skye via Lochs Lomond and...


Twisting 200 miles ’twixt glen and ben, Glasgow to the northern tip of Skye is a belter of a road route. It takes in the Highlands’ greatest hits...
Great Drives: Chelmsford to Brookmans Park, England

Great Drives: Chelmsford to Brookmans Park, England


The green belt outside London doesn’t only prevent the capital from engulfing southern England; it also provides a network of twisty country roads...
gREAT dRIVES: wILD aTLANTIC wAY

Great drives: the Wild Atlantic Way


To kick off our new Great Drives series, Nick Rufford dips into the Wild Atlantic Way, a 1,500-mile route along Ireland’s rugged coast