Video: Canyons of Hedges — Dartmoor’s Single-Track Roads

One of the memories anyone driving through southwest England brings home is the extremely narrow roads. Here’s a quick POV on a lane where it doesn’t really matter if you’re driving on the left or the right side of the road. The hedges are so high, you often have no view. And when even a bike comes by, you need to find a pull-out to be able to pass. While distances are short, it can be slow going — especially in areas popular with tourists on summer weekends.

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2 Replies to “Video: Canyons of Hedges — Dartmoor’s Single-Track Roads”

  1. Looks unnerving, but not as scary as the drive my husband and I took one evening in the Dordogne!

  2. This video reminds me how essential it is to always purchase Collision Damage Waver insurance when driving in Great Britain. Those narrow, winding roads can really scratch a car’s paint job!! In Cornwall, we had to back up to make way for some sheep and backed into a cow gate!! With the insurance, we were able to continue our vacation worry free!

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