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: 16 Oct 2013
Morning sees us whipping up through Marlborough and tracking some of the roads around the Vale of White Horse near Wantage around Uffington. Good, if unevenly surfaced roads, big bumps and changes in elevation, typical British countryside. Then it's down past Salisbury and its attendant Plains to a place called Mockbeggar, at which point we pick up a little road through the New Forest. Yet again, the area is a revelation. The road may be just a car-and-a-half wide, but the Forest is beautiful, and the wide-open spaces above it are a huge surprise if you're not local. There seem to be lots of tractors, though, so be wary of blind corners with JCB apexes.