The bank holiday weekend is right around the corner, so we’ve pulled together our top UK staycation ideas.
With Osprey chargepoints located all around the UK, you can get busy exploring without the concern of where the next charge will come from. No matter where you are heading, the Osprey App will locate your nearest and most convenient Osprey chargepoints.
With chargepoints across Somerset, you can enjoy the stark beauty of Exmoor National Park; take the family to the golden-sand beaches of Weston-Super-Mare or explore the imposing caves and cliffs of the Mendip Hills. All the while resting easy in the knowledge that you can end the journey with a hearty meal at the The Landing Light Pub and Restaurant while your EV charges outside, ready for the ride home.
Get your mountain fix by taking a trip to the other-worldly landscapes of North Wales. Tackle Mt Snowdon, the Nantlle Ridge, or countless other peaks that offer a challenge in exchange for the chance to witness the stunning views of Snowdonia National Park. Afterwards, relax on the beach by the crystal blue waters off Anglesey, and after a tiring but rewarding adventure in the outdoors, recharge your EV and yourself at Talardy Hotel & Restaurant.
You can explore the perfectly preserved castles along the Northumberland Coast, or the windswept ruins of their peers. Spend the day discovering a land seemingly lost in time, from the magnificent coast to the hauntingly beautiful Kielder Forest Park further inland. You can then spend the night in Newcastle, the modern, vibrant, and historic city along the Tyne. Conclude your trip with some retail therapy at Willowburn Retail Park while you relax and wait for your car to charge before embarking on your journey home.
Gosport and Portsmouth
Fewer than 100 miles south of London, Gosport and Portsmouth make for great weekend getaway locations for those craving a coastal break. The near-untouched wilderness of The New Forest and South Downs National Parks are perfect for the most picturesque hikes and horse rides. The beaches that stretch for miles are within walking distance and feature water sports alongside stunning views. With the Isle of Wight only a short ferry journey away, you can explore the idyllic seaside towns of Cowes and Seaview. You can then round off your journey with an array of activities, from ice skating to a quick workout, or simply relax with a coffee and exploring the nearby Fort Brockenhurst whilst your EV charges at the Gosport Starbucks.
UK beaches have never been more accessible with Osprey’s extensive charging network. Roam along the endless Devon coast, wandering through the halls of Dartmouth castle, stroll by the crashing Atlantic, and then have a rest in a quaint local pub. Visit Paignton to see an idyllic seaside town boasting sandy beaches, innumerable cafes, and an easy-going atmosphere. Have a restful Sunday lunch at the Inn on the Green or a walk to the beach, all while your car charges so you’re ready for your journey home.
The Scottish Highlands
The Scottish Highlands may seem out of reach for some EV drivers, or too remote to have any charging points. Nevertheless, Osprey’s network extends to the Highlands so you can now take in the untouched natural beauty of inner Scotland. Explore the expansive Cairngorms national park, visiting vast lakes, old and storied forests, shrouded peaks, and creaky castles. Take advantage of the Osprey chargers at Nae Limits while you get adventurous, with rafting, bouldering, canyoning, and numerous other activities available.