Photos from the UK Cold Snap – Beast from the East!

March 2, 2018

Amy Trumpeter

We drove to Manchester St Mary’s hospital this morning (well Sy drive us!) it was my post op consultation with the specialist following my surgery on 1st Feb. It was great to learn that all was well in the Surgery and I am good to travel! However, it was a bad decision to continue on to York. We got stuck on a road trip during the UK cold snap (understatement of the century!)

From Manchester to York, the M62 was closed due to snow and a lorry setting on fire. The sat nav diversion was via the A627 over the Pennines. The higher we went, the more cars we saw saying turn around!

Cold snap and Snow in UK! We’re trying to get from Manchester to York and stuck somewhere in Pennines.

Geplaatst door Globetrotter Guru op donderdag 1 maart 2018


Our trusted little Polo, BAV certainly did his best to get us up those treacherous hills. At one point, Sy’s driving technique included following in the tracks of the lorry in front of us!

We finally put to a junction to find several road closures and had to admit defeat. We re-grouped at a Tesco Express with an almost cold lasagne (it was 3pm!). Phones charged and bellies full, we turned around and headed back to Liverpool! With the following shopping, of course! (Bear in mind that our shopping finishes before the Bran Flakes start!)

shopping during UK Cold Snap

The UK continued to receive more snow yesterday afternoon, and weather warnings included Red and Amber Alerts. Driving in the South West, Wales, the Pennines and some parts of Scotland came with ‘risk of death’ as some people were stuck in their cars for over 15 hours!

UK Cold Snap

UK Cold Snap – Across the UK in Photos

I gathered pictures from around the UK from friends and travel bloggers, so that you can see evidence of the UK Cold Snap…

Blackburn, Lancashire

Thanks to Tracey Swindles for this fabulous photo of Langho, Blackburn, Lancashire. Feeding the ponies was a bit of a challenge in this, but they didn’t go hungry of course!

Blackburn, Lancashire, UK Cold Snap

Cardiff, Wales

My college friend Vikki Hampton sent me this picture of her back garden in Cardiff, Wales. I told her that I liked the Buddha head. Apparently, his body is in there somewhere! 😉

Cardiff, Wales in the UK Cold Snap

Kidlington, Oxford

Heading out for some sledging in Kidlington, Oxford from Hayley May Prince (shout out to my sis!)


Frodsham, Cheshire

Many thanks to Michelle Findlay for this picture of snow covered Frodsham in Cheshire.

Frodsham in UK Cold Snap

Portsmouth, Hampshire

Michelle Findlay headed down South and also sent us this lovely picture of Portsmouth. Michelle, if you are reading this, how was the journey?!

Portsmouth in snow

Leeds, Yorkshire

These fantastic pictures of Leeds Town Hall and Library were sent by Michelle Regan.


Leeds Library

Looe, Cornwall

Many thanks to Elaine Thatcher for sending through this beautiful picture of Looe in Cornwall, taken by her lovely mum!

Looe Cornwall in UK cold snap

If anyone still wants to send through their pictures, please get in touch. How is the weather where you are? Do comment below!