Top UK Road Trips

Posted on 25th January 2021


Make the most of your car, take it out for a spin on some of the beautiful roads in the United Kingdom. HPL Motors have curated our top-5 road trips and journeys (in no particular order).


Snake’s Pass


42 miles of twists and turns though the Peak District, crossing both the Pennines and Lady Bower Reservoir. This is the perfect little road trip for Manchester locals. The one hour and 15 minutes of thrills and hair-raising turns make this stretch ideal for any adrenaline junkie. You will get astounding views of High Peak Estate to reward you.


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Angel of the North


Between Birtley and Gateshead, overlooking the A1 and A167, stands the magnificent Angel of the North. This 66ft high piece of contemporary art dominates the northern roads near Newcastle. Visited by 150,000 people a year, a road trip past this icon is always a good idea. Take a trip along the longest numbered road in the UK (at 410 miles, connecting London and Edinburgh), and visit the Angel of the North.



Kendal to Keswick


Wind through the Lake District National Park on this 30-mile road to Keswick from Kendal. Drive away Lake Windermere, and gaze at the spectacular views of Grasmere and Thirlmere.


Stop along the way at Windermere to take a steamer cruise, or visit William Wordsworth’s house in Grasmere. With plenty of top pubs, cafes and restaurants along the route, you can make an adventure out weaving through the Lakes.


North Coast 500


Make a holiday out of it! Journey around the beautiful Scottish in their answer to route 66. Starting in Inverness, you weave around the Scottish coasts, passing the famed John o’Groats. With 516 miles of stunning scenery, and plenty of beautiful village to stop and stay, this road trip is seriously a journey of a lifetime. 


With fishing villages and walking destinations galore, this road trip is the perfect holiday for those who want to explore more of the UK.


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Cheddar Gorge


Take a trip down South to Somerset, in the heart of the West Country near Bristol and Weston-Super-Mare. Expect jaw-dropping scenery as the winding roads through powerful limestone cliffs. Just remember to keep your eye on the road! 


Explore the caves while you are there, with its stalactite’s providing an escape into Britain’s natural history. Thrill-Seekers can enjoy caving and rock-climbing at Cheddar Gorge. It is an adventure for all.


At 15 miles, this short but sweet drive lasts 29 minutes. More time to explore the other activities Cheddar Gorge has to offer!


Take the family; choose a bigger car so as many people can experience the fun of both the drive and the adventures available. Explore our SUV/4x4 range here:




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