posted 5 years ago

Long Distance Driving Tips – Land's End to John O' Groats

Long distance driving can be tremendous fun or more tedious than a primary school musical.

Long distance driving can be tremendous fun or more tedious than a primary school musical. To maximise the chances of enjoying themselves - rather than counting the moments until the curtain falls - motorists can follow a few simple steps. The first is to choose a suitable vehicle and ensure it is properly maintained. After all, trips in unreliable or uncomfortable cars are less welcome than an actor's first night nerves.

Next pack an up-to-date map and preferably a sat-nav too. Once on the move take regular breaks, eat properly, and – although it sounds obvious - focus on the road. It is alarming how many motorists concentrate more on say, arguing with passengers about their favourite theatre practitioner. If possible, minimise stress by driving at quiet times and avoid traffic hot spots. Music, a few mints, and good company also make the journey nicer.

Good stuff, but where shall we go? How about a cruise from Land's End to John O' Groats? This is a beautifully varied and entertaining route. It incorporates twisting Cornish back roads, motorways, and sweeping major arteries through the magnificent Scottish countryside. According to Google Maps, the most direct route is 837 miles and takes 15 hours to complete. It took me longer as my sat-nav crashed like an unwanted encore.