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National Geographic have partnered with Subaru to offer one lucky winner and a friend the opportunity to head to the breath-taking Isle of Skye for a weekend adventure. Over a 3 day trip of discovery you’ll get to climb mountains, visit historical sites, and meet leading National Geographic photographer Charlie Hamilton James for an inspiring photo walk. Simply click on the button below and answer a question to be in with a chance of winning.


The all-new Subaru XV is the perfect partner for weekend exploration. What feature ensures that this capable compact crossover can get you wherever you want to go, no matter the weather or terrain?

Always-on Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive
X-Mode with Hill Descent Control
220mm ground clearance
All of the above
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Great adventures can happen anywhere, and often closer to home than you might think. Let Subaru’s always-on four-wheel drive SUVs help you discover one of these car-based getaways this weekend.

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Burgh Island, Devon
Reached by car at low tide from Bigbury on Sea (or by sea-going tractor at high tide), Burgh Island is home to a famous Art Deco hotel and some great views from the trail behind it.
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Zig Zag Hill, Dorset
Claimed to be Britain’s twistiest stretch of road, this short but tightly coiled Tarmac ribbon is a little slice of the Alps nestled in the Dorset countryside.
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Pendine Sands, South Wales
Drive out onto the famous seven-mile stretch of Welsh sand where heroic men once battled to become the world’s fastest man on four wheels. Leather helmet and goggles optional.
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Hardknott Pass, Cumbria
Pit man and machine against nature on Cumbria’s Hardknott Pass, one of England’s steepest hills. You’ll be grateful for four-wheel drive when tackling the 1 in 3 gradient.
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Keilder Forest, Northumberland
Thread your way between the dense conifers that make up the largest manmade forest in Europe, try sailing on the reservoir, or go stargazing in the continent’s biggest blackout zone.
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B6318, Northumberland
Britain’s longest B-road tracks Hadrian’s Wall across three counties from Heddon on the Wall to the west of Newcastle upon Tyne before spearing north to the Scottish Borders.
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Lindisfarne, Northumberland
Cross the breathtaking one-mile causeway to this pivotal site in the history of Celtic Christianity, following the footsteps of the monks who built Lindisfarne Priory almost 1400 years ago.
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A82, Scotland
Immerse yourself in the majesty of the Scottish Highlands as you snake through a valley carved by an ice age glacier. Glen Coe is one of Scotland’s finest natural wonders.
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B9087, Shetland Isles
Drive, if not quite to the end of the world, but to the very tip of the British Isles by tracking the route of the UK’s northernmost classified road in Unst, Shetland.
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Mountain Road, Isle of Man
Explore this enigma of an island located midway between Britain and Ireland and drive the Mountain Road made famous in the legendary TT races.
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Stamford, Lincolnshire
Discover what was the first stop on the Great North Road from London, the historic market town of Stamford, which is also home to the renowned international horse trails at Burghley House.
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Kinder Scout, Peak District
The Peak District provides a breath-taking landscape to discover and delivers challenging roads that are ideal for exploring in a Subaru SUV with its All-Wheel Symmetrical Drive.
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Dungeness, Kent
At first glance Dungeness may seem more akin to a post-apocalyptic landscape thanks to the open spaces and the presence of the nuclear power station, but its rich in plant and animal wildlife.
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Ribblehead Viaduct, Yorkshire Dales
It stands not just as a monument to Victorian engineering excellence but creates one of the most memorable vistas in the UK. Winding Dales roads provides the best way to take in the views.
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Lincolnshire Wolds
The county might have the reputation of a flat, featureless landscape but the Lincolnshire Wolds proves that reputation is ill-founded thanks to is rolling, lush green countryside.
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Holkham Nature Reserve
The giant sand dunes that roll out to sea prove that the Norfolk coast delivers great holiday destinations as well as coastal nature reserves that offer an escape from the crowds.
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Better where it matters

Subaru is

The roads of the Snowdonia National Park are some of the best in world, and the perfect place to explore the peerless all-weather handling of a Subaru SUV.
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Once a real test of a car’s endurance, Britain’s highest public road can still prove a challenge in the depths of winter – though one of Subaru’s SUVs are more than up for.
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The free-roaming, four-legged inhabitants of Dartmoor are as unpredictable as any urban pedestrians. But wherever you are, Subaru’s safety technologies are always watching over you.
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Exploration on wheels


Escape to Skye

Cross the bridge to Skye and to the iconic mountain scenery, historic castles and tranquil beaches of a Scottish treasure once voted the fourth best island destination in the world by National Geographic Magazine. One visit is never enough.


What drives him: Charlie Hamilton James

National Geographic Explorer & photographer Charlie Hamilton James needs a reliable SUV to help him get to some of the world's most remote locations whilst on assignment


Capability where it matters

On road, off road, through streams and over hills the new XV is built to perform on any terrain in any weather. Wherever you want to go, the XV can take you there.
Find out more at www.subaru.co.uk


Safety where it matters

At Subaru we think world-class safety is essential, not an optional extra. We've been crash testing our cars since 1965, long before it was a standard requirement. The new XV is our safest car yet – it’s already been named Euro NCAP’s BEST IN CLASS Safest Small Family Car 2017.
Find out more at www.subaru.co.uk


Top 5 Steepest Roads in the UK

Take a road trip of the UK's steepest roads and discover some challenging tarmac to tackle – just make sure you have the right wheels under you


From The Beach to The Peaks

Subaru gave one National Geographic reader the chance to explore Skye for a weekend in the company of professional explorer and photographer Charlie Hamilton James


Top 5 UK Coastal Adventures

Take a trip with these top five UK coastal road tours and discover a whole new world of adventures available on your doorstep

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