UK adventure ideas

The UK is an adventure playground. Fact. Being an island, we’re spoilt for choice from coastlines to rivers, mountains and hills. So here are some UK-based adventure ideas for your adventure inspiration list, including everything from a weekend running dressed as a Roman soldier, to taking the little ones out for a hill climb.

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HIKING IDEAS FROM ORDNANCE SURVEY

5 family-friendly hikes

  1. Glencoe Highlands, Scotland
  2. Rhossili Headland, Wales
  3. Fountains Abbey, North England
  4. Coombe Country Park, Midlands
  5. Killerton Garden, South-West England (Spring is the best time for this one!)

5 scenic coastal walks 

5 lung-busting hills to walk up

  • Ben Macdui, an alternative to Ben Nevis and Britain’s 2nd highest peak
  • Pen Y Fan, part of the famous Brecon Beacons
  • The Cheviot, hills straddling the border between Scotland and England
  • Helvellyn, England’s 3rd highest peak
  • The Malverns, a bit of something for everyone and great for families

Hopefully that gets your off to a rockin’ start, but if, like Olivert Twist you would like some MORE – here’s a list of 100 walking ideas across the UK.

Enjoy, let us know how you get on and make sure you share your pics and tag us in #adventurequeens on Twitter/FB and @AdventureQueensUK on Instagram. 

RUNNING IDEAS 

You can of course turn any of the walking ideas up there on this here page into runs, but if you fancy taking your runs to a next level – we’re a huge fan of fancy dress. Why? Because running is more fun in fancy dress, that’s just basic science. Here’s some inspiration for your ‘fancy a run?’ series of adventures.

5 costume-themed runs

Any more suggestions for fancy dress runs? Have you done one yourself? Drop us a line and we’ll add them here.

OUR GO-TO UK CYCLING ADVENTURES

With cycle routes marked up and down the UK, getting out on your bike for a day or heading off for a few days, couldn’t be easier! Just follow the magical two-wheeled signs…

Me top of hill on bike

5 road bike rides 

Sustrans is a great resource for UK cycling trips, from family-friendly days out to longer, challenging rides. With cycle-free and different types of terrain marked.

5 off-road (bike-packing) rides (caveat: not hard core mountain biking!)

If the above has tickled your fancy, and you want more, we recommend getting your mits on this book! Filled with a bunch of routes all over the country for the beginner to the more experienced, with your logistics and pitstops all sorted.

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