Our Top Drives in Yorkshire

Yorkshire has a lot to offer drivers- make the most of it with a Walker Cutting car service.

We love to explore the finest county in Britain, and although the state of some of our urban roads have drawn complaints from drivers, there’s still some beautiful drives available, if you know where to look. And while we can’t all enjoy the V8 engine and luxury craftsmanship we’d like to be guiding around these routes, as car lovers there’s nothing quite like a scenic summer drive- whether you’re behind the wheel of an enzo or an accord, a 911 or 308! We’ve compiled a list of some of our favourite journeys for when you can take a more… roundabout route.

Buttertubs Pass

This one regularly tops people’s lists of Yorkshire’s best drives. The high-altitude Dales Road snakes unassumingly from Simonstone to Thwaite in the heart of the wildly beautiful Yorkshire Dales, passing the ‘Butter Tubs’- deep, mysterious crevasses that give the route its name. It’s been praised as ‘England’s only truly spectacular road’ on Top Gear, used for the Tour de France and delights driving enthusiasts with its challenging bends, climbs and dips, not to mention the stunning, rolling hillside. While it’s only five miles long, the road is so stunning to drive on, you’d be forgiven for doing a U-turn and starting again!


The Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty offers some fantastic routes for lovers of country drives, wildlife and scenery. With some great variety the ‘triangle’ route between Pateley Bridge, Grassington and Middleham takes you through picture-postcard villages, open fields and moorland, past the Gouthwaite Reservoir.


The criss-cross of bridle-path roads across the North Yorkshire Moors en route to Whitby makes this the most stunning fish and chips run in the world! If that’s lost on you- not only is Whitby town the jewel at the heart of the moors, it’s also home to the UK’s best chippy- a suitable ending for this magical tour of the wild and rolling scenery surrounding it. As for the drive itself- there are lots of routes people prefer, but the Dalby forest path from Pickering is particularly popular. Smooth farmland gives way to rolling hills, then to majestic moorland, before you reach picturesque villages and the town itself.

Snake Pass

Cross the Peaks in style! Okay this one isn’t strictly speaking in Yorkshire, but with easy access from Sheffield city centre and a famous reputation as the scenic path to Manchester and Liverpool, we thought it had to be included nonetheless. From rolling, forested hillsides offering gorgeous views across the Ladybower Reservoir, to medieval woodland, craggy outcrops and windswept moors, the Snake Pass feels like a journey through the various landscapes of a mythical England, and as an arterial road connecting two major cities, it’s become something of a rite of passage for drivers. You can begin and end your journey surrounded by life in a metropolitan city centre- in between immerse yourself in the overarching wilderness as you cut along this iconic Peak District road.

While this list isn’t comprehensive, one of the joys of driving in the most fantastic places the county has to offer is the chance of finding a wonderful new road to experience- so we’re looking forward to being able update with more in the future!  We hope you get the chance to experience these fantastic journeys in your dream car, be it an E-type Jaguar or a Bugatti Veyron, but in the meantime don’t wait to enjoy the UK’s finest roads- and Walker Cutting can give your car the optimum tuning, performance and tyres to make driving a pleasure again. Whether you’re cutting along the Moors or simply popping down to the shops, our expert team offer engine diagnostics, tracking, suspension, engine service & MOTs, and much more so your car will be running smoother, safer, cleaner and on the whole better than before! Perfect for tackling those scenic mountain drives.

Walker Cutting is Rotherham’s top service centre and a leading provider of Bosch-accredited diagnostics using the latest, cutting edge technology. We specialise in German cars, so if you drive an Audi, BMW, VW or Mercedes you can rely on us to deliver top-quality service, often at a lower cost that the manufacturer’s garages. Even if you aren’t lucky enough to own a German-engineered car, you can trust the team at Walker Cutting to service your car or van to the highest professional standard, with a friendly, no-pressure approach so you’re in control. We’re here to help- so if you have any questions about our services, please contact us and one of our team will be happy to assist.

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