The very best driving roads in Wales
From Snowdonia to Pembrokeshire, we hunt down Wales's very finest driving roads in a BAC Mono
Posted: 21 Mar 2014
We weave down to the coast at Nolton Haven, then skirt north on a thin ribbon of fresh but slapdash tarmac called, imaginatively, Welsh Road. In places, where it drops from the tussocky green cliffs to the beaches below, it's already being reclaimed by the pebbles. Picking up the A487 again, past Solva and a mercy dash for fuel outside St David's (the Mono has a 30-litre tank and if I'm being friendly, we're talking 140 miles per fill up. I've had to pre-plot super unleaded stations on the atlas), as the sky's colours get good we're near Wales's most westerly point, parked up at Whitesands Bay.
The surf's up, the sun's out and there's a slipway into the sea. For the second time today, but at opposite points of a country, Justin insists I reverse down a slope. This time, it's really rather magical: a crowd gathers, and we all watch the sleepily warm sun drop slowly over the horizon.