Monday, November 11, 2019
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The Isle of Skye has been selected as one of Hyundai's ten volcanic ranges in a new driving route.

The route, called The KONA 10, will stretch across the UK and Ireland.  

The name pays homage to Hyundai's new compact SUV, the KONA, as well as the volcanic heritage of the Kona region in Hawaii, which partly helped inspire the car.

The KONA 10 route starts at Mount Snowdon in Wales before heading to the Giant's Causeway in Northern Ireland.  The route ends in the Isle of Skye.

The ten volcanic ranges have been curated by TV historian, Dr Michael Scott, and aim to shed light on the little-known volcanic history of the UK and Ireland - as well as the extraordinary human activity inspired by the landscapes.  Dr Scott comments: "There is the most incredible yet surprising volcanic history in the UK and at Ardnamurchan. The KONA 10 is going to shine a light on our volcanic heritage – right from Snowdon through to the Isle of Skye. This never before attempted route across the length and breadth of the UK and Ireland will take people on a journey through a rich and incredible tapestry of human history and achievement - from the ancient past, to the modern day."

The KONA 10 is available to the public with more information at The first person to attempt the entire KONA 10 route was adventurer Sophie Radcliffe who drove as far as possible at each location before running, walking, climbing or cycling to the top - all in just 69 hours.

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