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Summer Road Trip Ideas

By FLsm 19 Jul 2019

Road trips are the ultimate in freedom and adventure! They’re a great way to clear your head and enjoy the open road. There’s nothing like packing up the car and heading off for a day at the beach, visiting a friend, or venturing somewhere you’ve never been to before and exploring somewhere new and making new memories.

Let’s face it. When you’re going home for the summer, being at home with parents and in the work cycle, everything can start to become a bit of a routine and it’s nice to break out of it with a little road trip. Here are some ideas of some breathtaking journeys you can take and where to venture to in the UK. 

Visit a uni friend

As everyone goes back home for the summer, there will be uni friends that have headed home. It’s great to go and see a mate from university rather than waiting until September to see them again. As everyone goes back to different parts of the country, it’s a great excuse to travel somewhere you haven’t been before.

Atlantic Highway

The Atlantic Highway stretches through three counties - Somerset, Devon and Cornwall and along the west coast of England. Travel through Barnstaple and Bideford where you can the stunning estuary peppered with colourful fishermens cottages and the water front lined with sailing boats. Go along the stunning coastline through Bude, Exmoor National Park and all the way through Cornwall to Newquay taking in the beauty and sights on the coastline along the way. 

Snake Pass - Peak District

Snake Pass winds from Manchester to Sheffield and is 520meters above Sea Level so you can see hilly scenery and rolling hills sprawled out ahead of you as you drive through it. You’ll go through the Peak District which is full of stunning scenery. 

The Ring of Kerry

A 111 mile circular route in the county of Kerry, with rolling hills and rugged coastline with unbelievable white sandy shores. You’ll see stone walls, rustic cottages and quaint tea rooms and restaurants. 


Cliff Road is one of Somerset's most spectacular roads. It runs from the village of Cheddar, through the deep-sided Cheddar Gorge. Cheddar Gorge is the UK’s largest gorge and driving along this road the scenery is stunning with massive cliff faces on either side of the road. 

Jurassic Dorset 

This coastline stretches for 95 miles from Dorset to East Devon and has a rugged and varied landscape. You’ll also find pre-historic fossils if you take a stoll along the beach along with crystal clear ocean waters, plenty of fish and chip shops and pubs for a quaint little escape to the coast of England.