Country life

Book into a country hotel to take advantage of some quintessentially English activities. No, we don’t (just) mean afternoon tea and making full use of the complimentary toiletries, but rather country sports and country pursuits such as clay pigeon shooting, archery, fly-fishing and falconry, as well as horse riding holidays. To get even closer to our heritage, consider taking part in – or perhaps simply watching – a historical re-enactment. Expect to be awed by the sheer commitment of hundreds of enthusiasts as they bring to life crucial moments from down the years, including preparations for the D-Day landings and the Battle of Hastings in 1066.

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Go horseriding in the Lake District

Go horseriding in the Lake District

Saddle up for a two-day horseriding trek around the fells of the Lake District.

Location: Lake District, Cumbria

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Off-road with the Henley Hillbillies

Off-road with the Henley Hillbillies

Get your heart racing with some high-octane fun in the Dorset countryside.

Location: Dorchester, Dorset

Extreme Sports
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Experience England at its most glorious

Experience England at its most glorious

Experience England at its most glorious at Goodwood.

Location: Goodwood, Sussex

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Ride a heavy horse in the Cumbrian countryside

Ride a heavy horse in the Cumbrian countryside

Experience a horse ride like no other with Cumbrian Heavy Horses.

Location: Whicham Valley, Cumbria

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Go off road trail riding with Pewsey Vale Riding Centre

Go off road trail riding with Pewsey Vale Riding Centre

Take to some of Wiltshire's finest riding trails for fine views of the monuments of the county.

Location: Marlborough , Wiltshire

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Plan a day of horse riding with Country Treks

Plan a day of horse riding with Country Treks

Horse riding in the beautiful South Shropshire countryside is something quite special indeed and is great way to admire the scenery.

Location: Stottesdon, Shropshire

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Get a birds’ eye view of Hampshire’s hottest hawks

Get a birds’ eye view of Hampshire’s hottest hawks

Fly a Red Kite at the Hawk Conservancy Trust and learn all about the world’s top birds of prey.

Location: Test Valley, Hampshire

Price: From £13.50

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Go horse riding in Hyde Park

Go horse riding in Hyde Park

Saddle up and enjoy a horseback ride in Hyde Park, once Henry VII's favourite hunting spot (when he wasn't ordering "Off with her head!").

Location: Hyde Park, Greater London

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Free your spirit along the Dorset coast

Free your spirit along the Dorset coast

Experience Purbeck’s surf and turf by learning to sail or horse ride through the waves.

Location: Studland, Dorset

Watersports
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Fly a Falcon

Fly a Falcon

Get up close and personal with birds of prey.

Location: Simonburn, Northumberland

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Work and play on a New Forest conservation holiday

Work and play on a New Forest conservation holiday

Give something back to the environment and have a great time too on a conservation holiday in the New Forest.

Location: Lyndhurst, Hampshire

Forests and woodlands
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Soaring high with unique falconry experiences at Marsh Farm

Soaring high with unique falconry experiences at Marsh Farm

Set in 50 acres alongside the River Crouch, Marsh Farm is more than just a Farm attraction. There are indoor and outdoor play areas so kids can have heaps of fun, whatever the weather.

Location: South Woodham Ferrers, Essex

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Bovey Castle

Bovey Castle

Ingulge in a extravagant getaway to a chic and welcoming castle perfectly positioned in Dartmoor National Park.

Location: Dartmoor, Devon

Castles and Historic Properties
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Hack across Wiltshire countryside with Rein and Shine

Hack across Wiltshire countryside with Rein and Shine

Enjoy the Wiltshire bridleways at Rein and Shine Riding School, who provide traffic free, safe riding.

Location: Braydon, Wiltshire

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Porlock

Porlock

Go back in time in this sleepy Somerset idyll.

Location: Porlock, Somerset

Picturesque places
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Go mountain boarding in Wenlock Edge

Go mountain boarding in Wenlock Edge

As the name ‘The Edge’ suggests mountain boarding down Wenlock Edge is both a test of nerves and an adrenalin pumping generator.

Location: Much Wenlock, Shropshire

Extreme Sports
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Celebrate your adventurous side at Avalanche Adventure

Celebrate your adventurous side at Avalanche Adventure

Are you one of those people who like their challenges a little off the beaten track?

Location: Market Harborough, Leicestershire

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Get to grips with nature & play in the trees at Tree Runners

Get to grips with nature & play in the trees at Tree Runners

Get Dad out of the house, take the kids off the computer and climb, swing or hug a tree at Tree Runners.

Location: Test Valley, Hampshire

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