Spending vacation time outdoors is beneficial not only for your body but also for your overall well-being. The warm sunshine gives your skin a flushed radiant glow while the fresh air calms and soothes you. So, pack up your gears, take out your hiking boots, and embrace the great wild. To help you decide where to go, here are six excellent sites for an incredible outdoor holiday.
Located in England’s rugged southwestern tip, Cornwall encompasses windswept moorlands and pristine sandy beaches. In the most westerly point of Cornwall is Land’s End, famous for its stunning panorama and mythical allure.
Cornwall’s south coast boasts of scenic harbor villages while the north coast is lined with lofty cliffs and bustling seaside resorts known for surfing. For adrenaline-filled activities, try the zip wire at the Eden Project, experience stand-up paddleboarding past Cornwall’s strikingly beautiful coastline, go wakeboarding at a freshwater lake, or soar above the county on a hot air balloon. Click here to see luxury holiday cottages in St Ives
The Scottish Highlands
Considered by many as the quintessential wild camping destination, the Scottish Highlands guarantees not only adventure but also a chance to immerse with nature. The Highlands is peppered with fantastic Scottish camping parks in spectacular locations, from craggy mountains surrounded by giant boulders to high rolling sand dunes in isolated beaches. Among the most popular campsites are the Lost Valley in Glencoe, Beinn a’ Mheadhoin, the peaceful freshwater loch, and Sandalwood Bay in Sutherland.
Yorkshire never runs out of interesting outdoor activities, some of which can be described as a tad out of the ordinary. Explore caves at the Yorkshire Dales, scale rocks and cross bridges on a high wire, try mountain boarding and grass sledging, hike with a Husky, or go for a ghost walk through the county’s historic streets. You can never go wrong with an outdoor adventure in Yorkshire.
The Cotswolds’ idyllic beauty makes it a wonderful getaway from the noise and bustle of the city. You can take long strolls around the copious rustic villages, surreal in their calm exquisiteness.
The region’s stunning landscape is also fitting for various outdoor activities including horseback riding, golf, gliding, ballooning, fishing, and camping. After a long day outdoors, you can stay in one of Cotswold’s independent cottages, the smart alternative to hotel accommodation. Spacious, well-furnished, and strategically located, a cottage is your home away from home.
When it comes to outdoor holidays in Wales, Pembrokeshire offers you endless options. With its entire coastline protected by the National Park, the county is a paradise not only for outdoor lovers and wildlife enthusiasts but also for professional and aspiring photographers.
The variety of birds makes Pembrokeshire ideal for birdwatching, while its rich reservoir of fish in beaches, ponds, rivers, and lakes, makes it excellent for fishing. You can cruise around the bays or cycle along miles of bridleways and footpaths while exploring the stunning countryside. Other activities include hiking, horse riding, kayaking, and kitesurfing.
The Lake District
When you’re on a holiday in the Lake District, it would be a shame not to discover its amazing landscape. The Lake District is a playground for those who love the outdoors. There are various ways to explore the lake’s majestic scenery, from canoeing to kayaking to sailing to dragon boating. Check here for the best lake district hotels.
If you like a bit of adrenaline rush, try an exhilarating zip wire ride, experience treetop trekking by traversing an ancient woodland canopy, climb the steep Honister Steep Mine, or go mountain biking through a thick forest of giant trees.