Adventure UK

The UK has many great outdoor playgrounds from remote Scottish Islands to Cornish beaches. We’ve had some fantastic adventures as we cycled, canoed, walked and climbed over these areas.

Our favorite adventure playgrounds are highlighted below, click on the links to read our guide for each area.

Scotland

Ben Nevis across loch EilFort William & Lochaber – Home to Ben Nevis this is a great location for mountaineering and winter sports with ski centers at Glencoe and Nevis Range. The region stretches west to the coast and has amazing sea kayaking between Arisaig and Morar

Isle of SkyeVoted the 4th best island in the world be National Geographic magazine. Skye has everything for the adventurer from the knife edge Cuillen ridge to stunning Trotternish with amazing landscape.

Cairngorms National Park is the largest national park in the UK and is located in northeast Scotland in the heart of the Highlands.

Outer Hebrides – The clear coastal waters are superb for sea kayaking and the surfing is excellent due to the Atlantic swell. The sparsely populated islands are ideal for cycling and walking while the sea cliffs provide great climbing and coasteering. The beaches are probably some of the best in the UK.


England

mountain bike track in cotswolds under blue sky with cloudsPicturesque Lake District is home to England’s highest mountain Skafell Pike and deepest lake,Wastwater. It’s the spiritual home to British climbing with some of the best scrambling in Britain.

The Peak District is a popular weekend destination for walkers, cyclists, mountain bikers and climbers. It’s located between Manchester and Sheffield and extends south to Ashbourne in Derbyshire.

Devon and Cornwall  have a fantastic range of adventure sports in addition to the watersports activities on their glorious beaches.


Wales

walking behind waterfall brecon beacons walesSnowdonia is a popular destination for adventure sport enthusiasts. It’s dramatic mountainous landscape is perfect for walkers, climbers and mountain bikers. Watersports enthusiasts head to the Llyn Peninsula and Anglesey for fantastic surfing beaches or Lake Bala for canoeing and white water rafting

South Wales has a range of adventure sports in a small geographic area. The Gower has some great surf locations, Bike Park Wales has mountain bike trails for all abilities and the Brecon Beacons are excellent for hillwalking and caving

Pembrokeshire – The stunning coastline provides a fantastic environment for adventure sports. Surfing, sea kayaking and coasteering are very popular activities along with mountain biking in the Preseli Hills and road cycling along country lanes . The award winning coast path winds its way over idyllic beaches and dramatic cliffs with incredible views.