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5 British road trips we'll take after lockdown...

We still have another week to go until the UK's Stay Home lockdown law is lifted on March 29th and we are getting SUCH itchy feet!! We can't wait until we can hit the road and go for some day trips.

A highland coo stands on a hill in front of Loch Lomond. Impressive horns and a shaggy orange fringe. Hazy summery weather.
Our favourite photo from our September Scottish roadrip

From April 12th, apparently we'll be able to sleep away from home, which means we can finally take Osprey for a spin. Here are the top 5 British road trips we've been dreaming about taking:


1. Bath and Bristol.

Bath is one of our favourite cities in the UK. It's beautiful, like walking through a Jane Austen novel, and the Roman history is fascinating. Plus after this year we could REALLY do with a spa break...


We've never been to Bristol, but once the world reopens we'd love to check it out. It looks like a really cool city, with funky street art, live music, an epic suspension bridge and rainbow coloured terraces to rival Portobello Road.


2. York, Whitby and Haworth.

York is also on our list of faves, and we would love to go back as soon as we can. It has such gorgeous streets for wandering and some really amazing history. The Yorkshire moors are great for hiking (and frolicking while doing our best Kate Bush impression... "Heathcliff...! It's me, your Cathy, I've come hoooome!"), quaint grey stone Haworth is Bronte land, and we can't wait to sit on the Whitby cliffs with fish and chips overlooking the harbour and the ruined Abbey. Serious Dracula vibes...


3. Scotland's NC500 route

In September we headed north to the Upper Highlands and spent a week exploring the wilderness of Cairngorms National Park. While we were up there we heard about the North Coast 500 route, a 500 mile loop taking in stunning rugged coastlines, castles and whiskey distilleries. Sounds great! We'd also take the bridge over to the Isle of Skye and take in some Hebridean wild beauty.


4. Pembrokeshire's Coastal Way

Hiking boots and body boards at the ready - we'd love to take Osprey west to the 'Land of (David's) Fathers, Wales, and enjoy some outdoors adventures. We'd time this trip with May/June and add in a visit to Skomer Island to see the bluebells and puffins.


5. Dorset's Jurassic Coast

We first went to the Jurassic Coast for a mini mini break way back in 2015. It was our first ever holiday together and we spent a few days doing lots of walking and hunting for fossils. We barely scratched the surface and have been talking about going back ever since. We'd love to spend some time in Lyme Regis where Em's mum grew up, search for more fossils and have lots of cream teas!!

Where would you love to drive in the UK? Let us know below in the comments!