When you think about visiting the UK you might think only about exploring London, the museums, and other historic sites. However, you’ll probably never imagine taking part in any outdoor activities. Well to change your mind, here are some great outdoor activities the UK has available for visitors to take part in, whether it’s your honeymoon or a family break.
White Water Rafting
Wales has an amazing landscape and rushing rivers that perfectly suit outdoor activities in the UK including the adventurous activity of White water rafting. Tour operators offer trips and tours for those of varying levels of ability and offer all the safety equipment and advice required for your activity. Navigate your way through rapids, drops and ledges as you make your heart-pumping way down the river.
Stretching coastlines, rocky mountains and sprawling green valleys are some of the reasons the UK is the perfect for a hiking break. Good trails are well signposted and are graded from beginner’s routes to more difficult ones. Whether you only have a few hours to spare or a few weeks, there are trails to suit your needs. Popular activities include walking the South West Coastal Road in Cornwall and climbing the mountain Ben Nevis in Scotland. Check with local guides who can advise you on the right kind of route to be taken for your ability.
Another fun filled family activity that can be enjoyed in the UK is cycling and mountain biking. In many holiday parks, you can take part in a family cycling activity or take cycling tours over a variety of routes across the country. The great thing about cycling is that you don’t need much equipment or a lot of experience. You can hire your bikes and helmets and go at your own pace.
The UK countryside dwellers as known as horse lovers and there are many opportunities for visitors to share in this passion and have a go at horse riding. It’s an activity that can be enjoyed by the whole family and you can also learn how to look after the horses too. Qualified instructors will lead your group through the forest, along the beach or whichever terrain the tour has to offer. Safety instructions will be given and equipment provided so you will have both a safe and enjoyable ride.
The Peak district is a great destination to try an underground activity called caving. It’s not an easy thing to do especially if you are afraid of the dark or small places. However, for adventure seekers it is an exciting thing to do. Abseil down rock formations pass underground waterfalls and pools and watch out for drops and holes in the cave floor. Not for the faint hearted but a great achievement on completing the course and navigating it to the end.
These are just a few of the great outdoor activities that the UK has available to do on your visit. It might not have the activities that some European Ski resorts have to offer, but there are many different things to try. Once you have discovered the great UK outdoors, there are endless possibilities for you to enjoy your time in the countryside.
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