April 24, 2020

Top 5 UK Drives to do Once Lockdown is Lifted 

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Amid the current situation, the only thing we can do is start planning all the exciting things we’re going to do when this is all over. There’s no better time in the UK to enjoy the roads than when the sun is out in spring and summer, so when we start to come out of this lockdown we’re in, one of the first things we’re keen to do it get out and explore the best of British roads!

To help inspire you to do the same, we’ve rounded up the top five UK routes to take when lockdown is lifted

The Evo Triangle

This exhilarating 20-mile route is across North Wales, and is well-known to be a great place for testing out new cars. The triangle is made up of the A5, A543, and the B4501, and runs along the edge of Snowdonia National Park. This means it has some incredible views, and a great combination of corners and hills, as you can see from the photo below.

North Yorkshire Moors 

This twisted, flat, 21-mile drive goes through incredible moorland and sea air in Yorkshire. Enjoy the A169 Whitby Road from Pickering to Whitby to take in some beautiful English scenery, and prepare yourself for a clear route because this stretch is known to be quiet most of the time (other than in the peak of summer). 

Peaks and Passes, Peak District  

Next on our list is one of the UK’s most loved National parks, the Peak District. You can start this journey up in Glossop, east of Greater Manchester, and from here you can drive down into the Pennines along the famous Snake Pass. The picturesque Snake Pass is one of the UK’s few mountain passes, with its highest point at 510m above sea level. 

You can modify your journey to be as long or short as you want, with up to 60 miles of exciting views, bends and steep climbs. After you travel through the Snake Pass, you have the option to head further south towards the reservoir around the popular Derwent Dam.  

South Downs 

This scenic 50-mile journey starts in Chichester and finishes up in Winchester. The stretch takes you through some of the most tranquil countryside England has to offer. It’s an easy route that’s all about cruising, as you won’t get many opportunities to overtake, and enjoying the views and picturesque towns.

To start, head out of Chichester and jump onto the A286 down to Midhurst, where you can pick up on the A272, heading west towards the historical Hampshire town of Winchester. It’s probably best to avoid this route at its busiest times during the Goodwood Festival of Speed and Goodwood Revival, in July and September. 

Northern Ireland 

The Causeway Coastal Route is a 120-mile driving route (with 9 scenic loops) running along the coast between Northern Ireland’s two main cities, Derry and Belfast. It was voted 5th in the world’s top scenic views (Jacobs Creek, 2006) and when you take the drive for yourself, you’ll soon see why. Along the way, you’ll see the historic Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge, which was first installed around 250 years ago, as well as the very well-known Giant’s Causeway. The route is so popular, there is even an Instagram page dedicated to it. 

Top 5 UK Drives to do Once Lockdown is Lifted 

We can’t wait to see you all back on the roads in the (hopefully) near future! If you need insurance, please don’t hesitate to get in contact with the specialists at Keith Michaels for a quote.