Ambleside to Eskdale: 17 miles A test of your driving skills, this single-track road weaving through epic Lakeland scenery is England’s steepest pass. Take in scenery that defeats all superlatives, the moss-green and brown slopes pulling away from you on both sides. Make sure you stop at the summit to take it all in. Photograph: Alamy
Tremadog to Pen-y-Pass: 15 miles Get close to Snowdon, taking the A498 into the national park from Tremadog. Pass through the narrow gorge of Aberglaslyn and continue to peaceful Beddgelert, sheltered by green peaks. Stop at placid lakes Llyn Dinas and Llyn Gwynant before reaching high point Pen-y-Pass from where you can climb Snowdon.