Essex road-trip ranked UK 6th

Essex road-trip ranked UK 6th

Experts at Moneybarn, have carried out a study to reveal the best road trips in the U.K, giving an overall road trip score.

Essex features in the final list with Epping Forest ranked 6th overall in the study, with a road trip score of 5.54/10. The road trip also ranked 21st for tourist attractions, 8th for sunlight hours and 25th for road safety!

The study looked at factors including:

  • The top forty driving routes and reviews on TripAdvisor
  • Accident data
  • Social media statistics
  • Sunlight hour
  • Tourist attractions

The Jurassic Coast hit the top spot overall making it the best road trip in the UK! The North Coast 500 followed closely behind, with a 7.68 road trip score. The popular Welsh road-trip of Horshoe Pass ranked in third place overall too, with a road trip score of 6.07.

Rank Road trip Road trip score
1 Jurassic Coast 8.69
2 North Coast 500 7.68
3 Horseshoe Pass 6.07
4 Wrynose Pass 5.89
5 Road to the Isles 5.60
6 Epping Forest 5.54
7 Strawberry Line 5.42
8 Hardknott Pass 5.30
9 Causeway Coastal Route 5.24
10 Bovisand Beach 5.12


Two of the top five road trips are Scottish, with the North Coast 500 ranking second place (7.68) and the Road to the Isles (5.6) ranking fifth. Wales and Cumbria also featured in the top five with Horseshoe Pass  (6.07) ranking third and Wynrose Pass ranking fourth (5.89).

The best road trips for:

???? Instagrammability: Jurassic Coast – 391,766 hashtags

???? Demand and Interest: Jurassic Coast – 662,900 Google searches per year

???? Tiktok worthiness: Jurassic Coast –  2.7 million views

???? Top reviews: Strawberry Line, 21 Mile Drive and Marien Drive all joint place with 100% (no bad reviews)

???? Road safety: John Muir Way is the safest road trip with 82 accidents in comparison to  2,064 accidents in Epping Forest, the most dangerous.

???? Attractions: North Coast 500 – 286 attractions in comparison to 6 attractions at Morar beach, the least overall.

???? Sunshine hours: Jurassic Coast – 225 hours of sunlight in the sunniest month (July)

You can view the full breakdown here: 

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