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
Morning, and down to the B3135 into the incredible Cheddar Gorge, a slash of limestone cliffs sliced through the Mendip Hills like an enormous lightning strike. For some reason, I've never been here, and hearing the RS4's V8 bounce off the rocks is heavenly - though be wary, if you're first through there will likely be fallen rocks in the road. And there is a feral flock of Soay sheep resident in the gorge keen for an early-morning ambush. Again, you don't even need to go fast, because you realise why the Victorians loved this place; it's gorge-ous. Sorry.