Planning a road trip in 2023? A road trip is a great way to travel and explore new places, plus this could be a smart option in 2023 with there being so many train and flight disruptions expected over the course of the year. You are also spoilt for choice when it comes to destinations for a UK-based road trip and this article will look at a few of the best options.
Preparing for a Road Trip
Before looking at some of the best destinations, it is a know how to prepare for a road trip so that you do not have any problems. Road trips are quite different from other forms of travel and you need to be well-prepared. First and foremost, you need to make sure that your car is in good condition and ready for long-distance driving. Therefore, you want to assess the tyres and check the tread depth and get replacement car tyres if needed. You should also wash the car, clean the interior, top up your fluids and test all of the electrics.
So, where are some of the best places for a UK road trip?
North Coast 500
NC500 is, arguably, the most famous road trip in the UK. This 500-mile trip around the north coast of Scotland shows you the staggeringly beautiful natural scenery in this part of the world and it is a great way to escape urban life and reconnect with nature. There are also lots of great towns to check out along the way, but make sure that you book accommodation in advance to avoid disappointment (especially in the summer).
The Black Mountain Pass
The Black Mountain Pass is a road that winds through and over the stunning Black Mountains in the famed Brecon Beacons region with rolling hills, dense forests, beautiful lakes and much more. The winding road also makes this a fun driving experience with hairpin bends and switchbacks that will put your skills to the test.
In England, it is hard to beat the Yorkshire circuit as a road trip. Yorkshire is a historic and incredibly beautiful county, so a road trip taking you through the historic villages and towns and Yorkshire Dales can be an incredible experience. You are also able to stop off at many places along the way and enjoy the local delicacies (ale, cheese and tea!).
If you are thinking about taking a road trip next year then these are a few of the best places worth exploring. You have many great places to discover all over the UK and a road trip can be a fun, exhilarating and memorable experience. Additionally, with train and flight delays expected in 2023, a road trip could be a great alternative to travelling abroad.