Two Northern road trips have been named in a list of 9 of the best road trips in the UK.
Both take in the beautiful national parks that the counties of Yorkshire and Cumbria have to offer, and are in good company with The North Coast 500 in Scotland, which is also named in the list.
The list was created by the popular travel magazine Conde Nast Traveller, who really know their stuff. The first is found along the beautiful Yorkshire coastline of the North York Moors which came in 7th place. It praises the heathered moorlands and the stark landscape that is littered with vibrant wildflowers that make for beautiful scenery as you wind your way across the moors.
Heading towards the popular seaside town of Whitby, it praises the iconic Whitby Abbey, before sending you on your way down to Scarborough for some fish and chips.
From Scarborough, the drive takes you inland heading towards Malton, labelled the ‘Yorkshire food capital’, where you can enjoy artisanal foods from the best bakeries, cheese makers and coffee roasteries in God’s Own Country.
Also featured in the list of the best road trips was the Lake District which came in 8th place. The UNESCO World Heritage Site was praised for its huge imposing mountains and vast lakes.
The largest in England, Windermere, is where the journey begins. Heading over to Wastwater, which has been voted Britain’s favourite view, you can stop off at the nearby village of Nether Wasdale for a bit of food and a pint.
Head up to Ennerdale Water for a seven-mile hike around its shoreline. You will head further North to Bassenthwaite – which is home to the Lakes Distillery where you can enjoy whiskies and even pink-grapefruit gins. It offers a stay at Sharrow Bay which sits on Ullswater – the home of sticky toffee pudding.