Great winding road, mostly through beech forest.
Minor road over the Black Mountains. Pop into Llanthony Priory for a drink. Road is narrow tight and twisty first half and once at the top opens out to spectacular views. Often used on Top Gear for helicopter shots of flash motors.
A great variety on this stretch with some lovely testing sections. Nice bends and rare police presence (except in the villages). The stretch after the A47 is probably the best bit with a string of fantastic bends and a very naughty left hander! Enjoy
A good way to avoid going north on the M1. This route links very nicely to Melton-Mowbray ending up eventually on the A19 just south of York. Predominantly straight, although there are some cheeky bends to catch you out. Be aware of the local lads in their mums Corsa who dont appreciate you overtaking them!
Quite a nice fast stretch with some open corners. There can be some farm traffic here periodically and thus mud on road.