Welcome to Top Gear’s Lap of England
Another epic Top Gear magazine feature from the archives: our quest to find the finest 250 miles of English road...
Posted: 21 Mar 2014
LAND'S END AND DARTMOOR
Not long after St Just, England runs out of actual land. Sennen Cove is pretty, wholesome and utterly Cornish. Land's End itself has a horrible theme park-ish carbuncle strapped to it, for no apparent reason. But as the sun sets, and we stare out towards the Isles of Scilly, it feels good to have come this far, and seen so much. But there's more to do - so we head back out and down, run past Penzance, St Austell and Liskeard, then on to Tavistock and pick up the B3357 across Dartmoor. This was probably a mistake. It's raining hard, and the local ponies are gathered on the road looking miserable. We then hit more fog, in the rain. You get the sense that these are good roads, but conditions dictate the pace, and there's not much to see.