Two Lake District drives have featured in Brits’ top 10 road trips.

A nationwide study has revealed the UK’s most breathtaking routes to experience by car - with the drive between Kendal and Keswick coming in as Britain’s second most beautiful road trip with 23 percent of the votes, having just been pipped to the post by the Loch Lomond to Glencoe drive (24 percent).

The route along the A591 which stretches for 30 miles, takes in stunning scenery including views of Lakeland fells and the banks of Windermere, came second in a poll of 1,500 motorists ahead of the historical Cheddar Gorge (21 percent), Hardknott Pass also in the Lake District (20 percent) and the Snake Pass in the Pennines (17 percent).

Also on the list of the UK’s most scenic drives were the Causeway Coastal route in Northern Ireland (17 percent) known for its dramatic coastline with scenery featured in the smash hit series Games of Thrones and the Black Mountain Road in the Brecon Beacons National Park (16 percent).

Given the UK’s abundance of breathtaking scenery and current limitations for overseas travel, the study conducted by MFG (Motor Fuel Group) - the largest independent forecourt operator in the UK with over 900 sites across the entire country - revealed almost half the nation (47 percent) say it’s high time they explore more of what Britain has to offer - with four in 10 people based in the North-West of England (40 percent) saying they are planning to take a UK road trip this summer.

When it comes to the preferred road trip companion, 58 percent of motorists living in the North-West say their other half would be the ideal person, whilst 30 percent would choose their best friend and 26 percent said they’d like to go with their children.

William Bannister, CEO at MFG who commissioned the study, said: “This poll shows that as the country unlocks from a difficult year of restrictions we are going to see a resurgence in the popularity of road trips and we are investing £400 million ahead of the curve in super-fast 150kW charging points across our UK network, building driver’s confidence in electricity as a cleaner fuel source.”

He added: “Our fossil and electric fuel infrastructure will enable our customers to travel in confidence so that UK motorists can keep enjoying the beauty of stunning scenery like that found along the Kendal to Keswick route as part of a more sustainable future.”