Explore the UK with your SUV - Keilder Forest, Northumberland

Sailors, walkers and mountain bikers play cheek by jowl at Kielder and since 2008 budding astronomers have flocked to the stunning eco-friendly observatory. Built to capitalise on the low light pollution that makes this one of the best places in the UK from which to view the Milky Way.

Many of the forest roads open to the public are paved, but Forest Drive isn’t. This tough trail of gravel and chunky stones really does give you a taste of what Subaru’s rally heroes had to battle with on this spot back in the 1990s.

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