5 of the best adventure holidays in the UK this summer

The summer holidays are calling! Explore the great outdoors right on your doorstep with our pick of the best adventure holidays the United Kingdom has to offer.

5 of the best adventure holidays in the UK this summer

From the heather-coated moors of the Scottish Highlands, to the rolling paths of the Welsh coast, the British Isles are begging to be explored. Tick off your bucket list, get an adrenaline boost to remember and keep your summer break to the UK shores with our top pick of adventure holidays. 

Go trail running on Dartmoor

Escape from the hustle and bustle of civilisation and head to the rolling hills of Devon. Your expert running guide Craig will show you how to explore the rugged landscape as you witness steep wooded river valleys and get invaluable one-on-one schooling in off-road running techniques and hill navigation. Skills you can take with you even after your half day in paradise! Find out more here

Canoe the River Spey

Renowned for salmon fishing and fine whisky, this corner of the Scottish Highlands is home to one epic water experience. If you take the plunge and sign up to this incredible 100K journey over the course of five days you will travel with an expert guide, journey over river rapids and soak up the local history and Scottish culture as you sail on by. Tempted? Find out more here

Learn to surf in Cornwall

Cornwall is home to breathtaking running routes, the famous Cornish pasty and the status of being one of the top surfing hot spots of the United Kingdom. If you're tempted to venture into open waters, the O’Neill academy in Newquay have you covered. With a range of classes for all abilities you can either surf solo or hit the sea with the whole family. Ride that wave and explore even more options on their website

Go scrambling in Snowdonia

Incredible views and a Welsh adrenaline boost; what more could you want on a weekend? Spend a full day scrambling up Snowdon mountain and even enjoy a post-summit stop-off before heading back to civilisation. Hiking is a great option for all abilities, even if you’re a total newbie to the mountains. It doesn’t require a high level of climbing knowledge and your mountain guide for the day will show you everything you need to know.  Find out more about exploring Wales click here

Climb sea stacks in Ireland

The perfect challenge for those looking for an adventure that's off the beaten track, quite literally. Not only will you launch from the shore to cross the open ocean, you will reach a summit few have ever attained and climb to the top of Ireland's coast. With expert guidance on hand, previous climbing experience isn't necessary. All you need is a sense of adventure. Read more here

Top up your thirst for adventure even further with our Elise Downing interview: 5,000 miles of the British Coast

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