Next month we plan to take a train from Moreton in Marsh (after a few days in the Cotswolds) to either York or Carlisle, pick up our car there and head north or northwest. Within a day or two of picking up the car we would like to be in Jedburgh in the Scottish Borders area.
My question is - would it work to pick up the car in York and drive through the Dales and/or the Lakes for the scenery or is a day or two so short that it would just be rushed and stressful? If so, we would take the train to Carlisle and head up from there. Our time requirements would only allow us at most a day to drive through the Dales and a day to drive through the Lakes.
We could just spend a couple of days in one or the other or drive straight north to Scotland from York if that is a nice drive. Any ideas? Thank you for your input.