Unfortunately we don’t all have the time or money to go on the round-the-world adventures that we see on TV, but that’s not to say that there aren’t mountains to climb, rivers to cross or oceans to sail.
We are lucky to live in a country with diverse landscapes that are waiting to be explored all year round. Whether you want mountainous heights, big bodies of water or expansive grassy plains, there really is something for everyone. From horse riding to hydrospeeding, mountaineering to motor cross, or tank driving to treasure hunts – you don’t need to leave the country to get your thrills.
So get ready to experience an adventure that even Frodo Baggins would be proud of and enjoy the best of the outdoors the UK has to offer!
The hardest part of the adventure is getting started but we’ve got some top tips and activity suggestions to get you started.
Do you want to use your brain or your muscles?
Not all adventures involve speeding across the landscape in vehicles or scaling a cliff face. Why not test your mental skills with orienteering, geocaching or navigating canals on a longboat.
Are you ready for the rush?
If you want something a little bit more high octane, opt for something that involves heights or high speeds – it could be anything from paragliding to skiing.
What’s the average age in your group?
If you’re taking on an activity as a group or team, it’s worth noting beforehand what everyone’s interests and athletic abilities are and trying to choose something that suits everyone. This way, people will feel more involved and enjoy the activity as much as possible.
Will the sun be shining?
As with most activities, the weather will play a key part in influencing your choice of adventure. In the summer months you pretty much have your pick of anything and everything including all water-based and outdoor activities. In winter it’s worth bearing in mind that aiming and firing your paintball gun might be a bit trickier after a few hours out in the cold.