A Top Gear favourite
If you like your scenic drives with a celebrity edge, you’re in luck. The A4069 Black Mountain pass, as featured in Top Gear, is a 27 mile stretch that is dramatic and beautiful for the passenger and challenging and exciting for the driver.
Starting at Llandovery (which has a lovely castle to look round before you set off) the road passes over the Brecon Beacons into Gwaun-Cae-Gurwen. Wandering sheep and hairpin bends make this the kind of road that demands attention.
There are plenty of places to stop for a picnic, go for a stroll or just park up with a flask and binoculars to watch the red kites soaring in the sky. If you want to get away from it all then this isolated mountain pass might be just the one for you.