Planning a winter road trip? With the cost-of-living crisis, many people will be unable to jet off on a winter sun adventure, but a UK-based road trip can be a fantastic experience and a chance to escape daily life. There are many beautiful places all over the UK at this time of the year, but you will want to make sure that you are well-prepared for this type of trip.
In terms of preparation, you want to make sure that you have a vehicle that is well-suited to a road trip and in good condition. You could rent a car or motorhome or even look at used cars for sale that would be ideal for road trips but also for family life. Be sure to check that the vehicle is in good condition and that you have insurance, roadside assistance and your license before heading off. In terms of packing, you will want to make sure that you have plenty of warm clothing, walking boots and waterproof clothing.
There are many great road trips to take in the UK, but NC500 is regarded as one of the very best in the entire world. It is easy to see why as this 500-mile stretch around the north coast of Scotland will show you the staggering and dramatic natural beauty on show in this part of the world. You could even get lucky and see the Northern Lights on this trip!
Christmas Market Trip
Taking a road trip at this time of the year also allows you to get into the festive spirit by visiting some of the legendary Christmas markets all over the UK. A Christmas market road trip could involve starting at Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park, London, before visiting the Birmingham Frankfurt Christmas market (the largest German-influenced market outside of Germany and Austria), Lincoln market, and Leeds market and finishing at York market. This will certainly get you in the festive spirit as well as allow you to enjoy time in some of England’s finest towns and cities.
Another good choice for a winter road trip is Wales, which has many places of breathtaking natural beauty to discover. This includes the mesmerising Snowdonia National Park where you could conquer Wales’ highest mountain or enjoy a beautiful train journey to the summit. You could also visit the dramatic coastline at this time of the year and even enjoy winter sports in Wales.
If you feel the need to get away this winter but a trip abroad is unrealistic, you should seriously consider a winter trip. This can be a fantastic experience and there is something special about the UK at this time of the year. This post should help you to plan the perfect winter trip and benefit from some time away.