Tempting as it is to stay wrapped up indoors when temperatures take a dive, winter is one of the best times of the year to enjoy a UK road trip. The car is cosy, scenery striking, and roads a little quieter than usual.
From the wild highlands of Scotland to the windswept Atlantic coastline, we’ve rounded up our favourite UK road trips across all corners of the country.
Perfect for 1 day car insurance, these trips are doable in just a few hours.
Drumroll please! Introducing Cuvva's favourite winter road trips.
1. Lake District, England Best for: classic countryside and pub lunches
The route from Keswick to Kendal via Windemere takes you through the heart of the Lake District National Park and along the largest natural lake in the UK, Lake Windermere.
The 34-mile route takes just under an hour-and-a-half, leaving plenty of time for a quick detour via The Punch Bowl Inn in Crosthwaite.
Nestled in the gorgeous Lyth Valley and dating back to 1829, this popular watering hole is a favourite among foodies. Using locally sourced ingredients, dishes include Creedy Carver Duck with truffle, mashed potatoes and blackberries and Pan-Fried Fillet of Halibut with artichokes, confit potatoes, leeks and truffle sauce. Fancy.
If you’re planning a longer trip, the Lake District has plenty of scenic drives and quaint villages that you can easily bolt onto this route to make a three- or four-day mini-break.
Driving in winter takes a little extra prep before you set off.
Our top tips:
If you'd like some more information about this, we've put together a guide on driving in ice and snow.
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