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Your Guide to Active Holidays in the UK

April 20, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 214

Some areas in the UK stand out even on the world map for the fantastic opportunities they offer active visitors. Whether you prefer a quiet round of golf or abseiling down the side of a treacherous cliff, you'll find places throughout the country with dedicated infrastructure and facilities. If you're a beginner to outdoor activities you'll also be glad to hear most major outdoor attractions have specialised teams on hand to show you the ropes.

Water Sports

The UK is surrounded by water and is home to a plethora of lakes and rivers. So it should come as no surprise that water sports are easy to come by. The only problem is the weather that prohibits many activities from being carried out all year round. Your best bet is to book an active holiday in the summer months if it involves water.

You can choose from surfing, sailing, waterskiing, kitesurfing, wakeboarding, wild swimming, snorkelling and kayaking. While most activities are offered in seaside or rural areas some, like power boating can be experienced even in city centres. For example, Glasgow is home to the Clyde River that visitors are invited to experience by taking a power boat ride along it.

Your best bets for seaside water sports are to head south to Cornwall in England or anywhere along the Welsh coast. The local area is stunning and well equipped to accommodate sea-seeking crowds.

Extreme Outdoor Adventures

For those seeking a bit of a thrill Scotland is a great place to go. Its mountain ranges and rivers make it ideal for abseiling, white water rafting, cliff jumping and canyoning. The views you'll see are stunning. A good area to start is Perthshire. All companies offering extreme adventures go out of their way to ensure safety.

A particularly extreme and unusual adventure is cave diving. For adrenaline-packed underground tours with intensive training visit Yorkshire and South Wales where you'll be instructed by the best professionals in the game.

Traditional Outdoor Activities

If you're more into the idea of a relaxed outdoor holiday involving hiking, and perhaps a bit of horse riding, yachting or golf, Cornwall and the Lake District are wonderful destinations. Their rolling hills and stunning scenery will leave any visitor relaxed and rejuvenated even after a brief visit.

Days can be spent wandering along the trails and tracks, taking in all the views. To end a wonderful day in the outdoors, have a filling meal in one of the many local pubs serving hearty fare made from locally sourced ingredients. Chances are you'll appreciate a night or two at one of the luxurious Cornwall or Lake District hotels. Some of them even feature spas!

Harvey McEwan writes to offer information and advice on a variety of areas, from technology to holiday destinations. Read through Harvey's other articles here to find out more.

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