Planning on a long drive? If you're unfamiliar with the road, it can be a good idea to plan ahead so you know where petrol stations and motorway services are along the road.
Generally at facilities like Welcome Break's, Moto's and Roadchef's, cars are allowed to park for free for two hours before there is a charge. Most facilities include a petrol station and a number of coffee shops and restaurants.
The M1 starts in London, on the North Circular Road. The motorway passes by Watford, Luton, Milton Keynes, Northampton, Leicester, Nottingham, Sheffield and Leeds.
|Northampton - Roadchef: Located 60 miles into the journey, this facility features a BP petrol station, Costa Coffee, Krispy Kreme and WHSmith. Exit at J15A.|
|Woodall Services - Welcome Break: Located 150 miles into your journey, this facility features a Shell petrol station, Burger King, Harry Ramsdens, Starbucks, KFC, McDonalds, Subway and Waitrose. Exit between J30 & J31.|
England's M6 motorway is one of the longest in the country, joining with Scotland's M74 to take travellers from the south of England to Glasgow. The road passes by Coventry, Birmingham, Stoke-on-Trent, Preston, Lancaster, Carlisle and Glasgow.
|Keele Services - Welcome Break: Located 75 miles into your journey, this facility features Shell and Texaco petrol stations, Burger King, Harry Ramsden's, Starbucks, KFC and Waitrose.|
|Gretna Services - Welcome Break: Located 235 miles into your journey, this facility features a BP petrol station, Burger King, KFC, Harry Ramsden's, Starbucks, WHSmith and Waitrose.|
The A1 motorway connects London in the south with Edinburgh in the North, making it one of the longest roads in Great Britain. The road passes by Stevenage, Peterborough, Doncaster, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne and Edinburgh.
|Wetherby Services - Moto: Located 200 miles into your journey, this facility features a BP petrol station, Burger King, Gregg's, Costa Coffee, Krispy Kreme, M&S and WHSmith.|
If you are planning another route through Scotland, Northern Ireland, Wales or England, you can use this website to plan your fuel stops. There are more than 80 motorways throughout the UK, covering more than 2000 miles. That's a lot of driving - and a lot of stops to plan. There is nothing worse than running out of petrol, so make sure you do your research ahead of time.