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.



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. 


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.


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.