Driving trips to the Lake District

Driving holidays are coming back into vogue, as people are rediscovering their love of taking their car to some of the finest countryside in the UK to enjoy the views and get closer to nature.

The Lake District and Cumbria are famous for having some of the finest roads in the country and there are a number of routes that are simply perfect for a spirited drive, a family trip or a day out. They’re between 30 and 50 miles long, they take you round the lakes and they give you a stunning view of the countryside.

One of the finest drives through the Lake District is the road from Keswick to Ambleside, which then goes back to Keswick via Ullswater and the Kirkstone Pass. It takes in several of the world famous lakes and has a Wordsworth theme, as the famous poet left his mark all across this region. It’s 47 miles long and can start and finish at the Borrowdale Gates hotel, where you can finish with a perfect lamb dinner in the AA rosette restaurant.

There is also a shorter trip that takes in Keswick and Derwent Water, the Honister Pass and Buttermere before returning through the valley. It’s a 35-mile trip that will give you a beautiful view and several stunning spots to stop off at and take pictures.

For a driving holiday with a difference that will prove truly memorable, try the Lake District.