Outdoor activities to try this summer

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Outdoor Activities To Try This Summer

With summer around the corner, now is the time to discover great outdoor activities in the UK! Here are some ideas:

  1. Hiking and walking trails

The UK is known for its stunning countryside and coastline. Explore national parks like the Lake District, Eryri (Snowdonia), or the Scottish Highlands. The South West Coast Path and Hadrian’s Wall Path are also great options.

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  1. Beach days

Visit the beautiful beaches along the UK coast, such as Cornwall, Brighton, or Bournemouth. You can relax on the sandy shores, swim, or even try some water sports, like surfing or paddleboarding.

  1. Cycling

Cycling is a great outdoor activity to try. There are numerous cycling routes around the UK for all skill levels. Consider the Tarka Trail in Devon, the Camel Trail in Cornwall, or the Round the Isle of Wight route.

  1. Wildlife watching

Head to nature reserves and parks for birdwatching and spotting other wildlife. The Farne Islands in Northumberland and the RSPB reserves across the UK are excellent for this.

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  1. Camping

Experience the great outdoors by camping in various scenic locations. From the tranquility of the Scottish lochs to the rolling hills of the Cotswolds, there are plenty of options.

  1. Water activities

If you’re a fan of water sports, try kayaking, canoeing, or sailing on the many lakes, rivers, and coastal areas the UK has to offer. The Lake District and Scottish lochs are perfect for these activities.

  1. Gardens and parks

Explore beautifully maintained gardens and parks, such as Kew Gardens in London, the Royal Botanic Garden in Edinburgh, or Stourhead in Wiltshire.

  1. Picnics and barbecues

Make the most of sunny days by having picnics or barbecues in local parks or scenic areas.

  1. Rock climbing

If you’re into climbing, places like the Peak District National Park offer great rock climbing opportunities for various skill levels.

  1. Boat trips

Take a boat trip on one of the many rivers, lakes, or canals. You can even go on wildlife-watching boat tours in coastal areas.

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  1. Historic sites

Combine outdoor activity with history by visiting sites like Stonehenge or the Roman Baths. Find historic sites to visit in the UK.

  1. Hot air balloon rides

Experience breathtaking views of the countryside from a hot air balloon.

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Remember to check local regulations, weather conditions, and safety guidelines before participating in any outdoor activity. Always prioritise your safety and respect the environment while enjoying these exciting adventures. Whether you’re an adrenaline junkie or prefer a more relaxed pace, there’s something for everyone to enjoy outdoors in the UK during the summer.

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