A44 Wales - Mountains to coast...
The lesser driven Mid-Wales holds a hidden gem in the form of a mountain to coast jaunt worthy of its place in the Ultimate Drives Greatest Driving Roads DB.
Start the drive in the village of Rhayader, heading west. As the scenery unfolds before you expect to catch glimpses of waterfalls (particularly well known is the Devil’s Bridge Falls in the Rheidol Gorge). Reservoirs meet an industrial heritage which might conjure feelings of nostalgia, although there won't be much time to dwell on this as you press on along sweeping bends through undulating hills; the odd mountainous twist and turn to keep you on your toes.
Some recommend driving the opposite direction, however the UD team prefer finishing in the historic yet vibrant market town of Aberystwyth, where you'll be sure to discover a plethora of accommodation, dining and entertainment options to suit a wide range of preferences.