UK Road Trip! When we hear the term road trip, we think of the beautiful scene of driving down the coast with the gorgeous deep blue sea in view with the bright sun shining down. But when we hear someone mention a road trip in the UK, this image tends to disappear. Instead, you get an image of window wiper blades going, pot holes and campsites.
Not all UK road trips need to look like this; instead you can get that seaside image back. Here are some destinations for the ultimate road trip in the UK:
Buttermere Lake, Lake District, England, UK Road Trip by john mcsporran
UK Road Trip
The Lake District
The Lake District has to be one of the most beautiful areas in the UK. Nestled in the far north-west of England, this is the area that many of our hard workers drive off to for a weekend away.
Whether you are planning on driving there and not using the car for your journey home, or you plan to drive your way around the lake district, it is the perfect holiday.
Skiddaw mountain, Lake District National Park, England, UK Road Trip by Smudge 9000
The Lake District national park is home to England’s highest peaks and some of its most striking scenery. The encapsulating views you will see on your journey will stay with you forever.
It is known that the Lake District is often the home for inspiration for aspiring writers – Wordsworth and Coleridge.
Honister Pass, Lake District, England, UK Road Trip by Diliff
North York Moors
Another of England’s national parks, and yet another beautiful area of the world. The North York Moors are not quite as popular as The Lake District – but for this reason, it can make it an even better place for a road trip.
The roads tend to be quieter and you will get to enjoy some time to relax and soak up the beautiful views. As well as the attractive national park to visit, you can also visit some of the seaside towns on the east coast of England.
Huntcliff, North York Moors National Park, England, UK road trip by Paul Walker
The Cotswolds is one of the most beautiful parts of the UK, now currently homing many A-list celebs. More celebs are discovering the beautiful scenery that the Cotswolds have to offer.
As well as having the opportunity to cruise down some spacious, scenic roads. You can also get the time to relax in some of the most stunning areas in the world. Sit back, and watch the world go by as you adjust to nature.
Bibury – a typical Cotswold village, England, UK road trip
The No Entry Roads
As well as considering the must go road trip destinations, it is also worth mentioning the places you should avoid.
Some roads in the UK are nothing but havoc, such as the M6 from Birmingham to London – by using this road, you are running the risk of sitting in standstill traffic for hours on end. To avoid getting stuck in hours worth of traffic or in the dingiest areas of the UK, here are the areas that you should avoid:
London & Birmingham
Although London is a beautiful city and the home of our Royal Family, you do not want to be driving into London City Centre. There are great transport links around the city, the bus and the tube, that will offer tourists an easy way to get around the city without having to wait.
If you decide to drive through London, you are putting yourself at risk of sitting around in traffic for hours on end as well the risk of someone carelessly bumping into your car as they fight their too often road rage.
London traffic jam, England, UK road trip by DAVID HOLT
However if you want to visit London without your car, check this list of 35 places you must visit in London.
Quite similarly, the second city of England, Birmingham, is another no-go area. The city will offer nothing but one-way complicated roads, as well as traffic in every direction possible. If you are after a city visit, you are much better dumping your vehicle for good old public transport.
Grisedale Pike, Lake District, Cumbria, England, UK road trip by Dan Cook