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Driving the Evo Triangle

17 Feb 2023 9:02 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Spectacular views. Sweeping Bends. Switch-back climbs. Stunning scenery.

That's what the so-called 'Evo Triangle' is all about. It's no wonder that car magazine reporters and photographers spend so much time around here.

The roads of North Wales are generally a little less crowded than those most of us are used to, so it's always a treat to find some spare time to seek out and enjoy them.

We based ourselves at the Bron Eifion Hotel for a scenic driving weekend, beginning with the Evo Triangle...

Start by meeting for a coffee at the Dragonfly Tearoom on the A5 at Pant Dedwydd. You're half way along the bottom of the triangle so you can turn right or left out of the car park.

If you've turned right, look for your next right turn on to the A543. This is a terrific winding section that takes you out into the wilds. Take care. This section is notoriously dangerous for the unwary. So much so, that there are both speed cameras and average speed cameras installed. That's not something you see much on an open country road such as this!

Your next right turn is on to the B4501 shortly after passing the Sportsman's Arms pub on your left.

This next section includes some lovely sweeping tree-lined bends and open vistas, especially as you pass Lyn Brenig (lake) on your left.

The area is also popular with low-flying aircraft. We were over-flown by a classic Jet Provost, something else you don't see everyday!

A short 20mph section sees you enter the village of Cerrigydrudion where a couple of right turns put you back on the A5 and aiming towards another cuppa at the Dragonfly Tearoom before you set off to do the whole thing again in the opposite direction!

The circuit takes about 20 minutes, but there are some great places to stop and take in the views or photograph your friends going by.

Another local landmark that's worth a further drive is the Ponderosa Cafe, high on a hill overlooking the stunning scenery of the famous Horseshoe Pass. The drive along the A452 from Llandegla to Llangollen is enjoyed by many petrolheads so there's always something to see and wave at  .

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