Guys, guess what? Did you know that the UK is a hub for adventure sports?

I’m not kidding. I’m telling the truth. There’s no need to go winging across the world to find out the best experiences when you could so right at your own doorstep.

If you are a thrill seeker visiting the UK and want to partake in some activities, below is a list of a few ideas and places to visit to get you on your way. I know I’ll be partaking in them very soon. Hint, hint.

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Surfing in Cornwall

Although the weather in England can be unpredictable, the surf in Cornwall can be counted on. As always, the conditions are perfect for this sport. Cornwall is the furthest county in the south-west of England. Made up of rolling hills, traditional fishing villages and long beaches, Cornwall is a very picturesque part of the UK worth truly a visit.

So where in Cornwall should you be going?

Fistral beach is Cornwall and maybe even the UK’s top spot for surfing. Located near the town of Newquay (where I had a blurred stag do), Fistral beach has exceptional surfing conditions for people of all levels. There are many surf shops and surf schools to kit you out with everything you need to hit the waves.

After all, I want to look good as I stroll along the waves lapping at my feet. Now, wetsuits can be sexy. Wink, wink.

 Hiking in the Lake District

The Lake District is a national park located in Cumbria, north-west England, not far from Manchester. With its breath-taking scenery, large lakes and rugged mountains, the Lake District is the perfect place to hike in the wilderness. Because it is a well-known hiking destination, there are many hiking shops in the lovely market towns scattered around this national park such as Kendal and Keswick (my favourite place in Lake District). There are also many small hostels and lodges which you can stay in between hikes. Check out the YHA Hostels.

If you need a good guide to hiking/walking in the Lake District, check out 10 adventures’ guide to hikes in the Lake District.

Take to the air with a flying experience

Across England there are lots of small independent airports where flying experience companies operate. If you want to learn how to fly, why not take flying lessons in one of the many aircrafts available. If you want something a little more adrenaline fuelled, then why not skydive or parachute from thousands of feet in the air. If this all seems too stressful then fear not, they also offer opportunities to float through the clouds in a hot air balloon or glide around the countryside with a helicopter flying experience. Because these companies operate all over the country this service is likely to be available in which ever county you are, meaning you never have to travel too far.


If you happen to visit Wales, then why not go caving for the day. Caving is the exploration of man-made or natural caves. Many companies operate caving experiences in Wales. One place renowned for caving is the Brecon Beacons. A vast landscape plastered with mountains and caves. Throughout the day, you will find yourself walking and crawling though passages surrounded by rock. There are many miles of caves to explore suitable for people of all ages. But don’t linger too long as time can fly by quickly underground!

So there you have it, here’s a few adrenaline activities you can partake in the UK. What about you? Is there anything you think I should be experiencing to get my heart racing in the UK? Let me know below!