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
We arrive in Malvern still in the grip of the fog bank. A fog bank that renders the Malvern Hills - our destination - completely invisible. The fact that night falls at 4pm probably hasn't helped, and throw in the town centre's tendency toward Regency and Victorian villas, and it feels like we've fallen into some sort of Jack the Ripper novella. Unfortunately, it means that any other investigation of the local roads is also largely pointless. And demonstrates that the one thing you can't bet on in England is, obviously, the weather. You wouldn't get this in southern Spain.