Activity holidays in spring

Activity holidays

Spring means it’s high time to throw off the winter woollies, strap on the walking boots and set out on an intrepid adventure in England’s great outdoors. Throw yourself into an entirely new class of outdoor activity husky trekking across Yorkshire’s rolling hills and dales (no snow necessary!). Make like Bradley Wiggins to England’s first indoor Olympic cycling track in Manchester or lose yourself amongst 2,000 hectares of greenery at Hamsterley Forest near Durham. For a slightly more laid-back pace, embark on a boating holiday to the Norfolk broads with scope to sail, cycle or swim to your heart’s content.

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Blow away the cobwebs and explore the new Ullswater Way

Blow away the cobwebs and explore the new Ullswater Way

The Ullswater Way is a stunning 20-mile walking route around one of the Lake Districts most beautiful lakes.

Location: Ullswater, Cumbria

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Feel one with the road on Northumberland’s rugged cycle-scape

Feel one with the road on Northumberland’s rugged cycle-scape

Experience Northumberland’s history and geology on the 120-mile Sandstone Way mountain bike route between Berwick-upon-Tweed and Hexham.

Location: Between Berwick and Hexham, Northumberland

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Put your best foot forward at WalkFest

Put your best foot forward at WalkFest

Put a spring in your step over the spring bank holiday weekend at the North York Moors National Park’s annual walking festival.

Location: North York Moors, North Yorkshire

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Discover the River Exe Estuary by saddle and paddle

Discover the River Exe Estuary by saddle and paddle

Cruise the Exe Estuary Trail with waterside pubs along the route providing picturesque pit-stops from sporting activity.

Location: Exeter, Devon

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Rally and roll at the GwynneSpeed School

Rally and roll at the GwynneSpeed School

Grab the wheel and experience a range of rally and off-road driving thrills at Cotswold Water Park.

Location: Cirencester, Gloucestershire

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Walk, cycle or ride through ‘the Durham Forest’

Walk, cycle or ride through ‘the Durham Forest’

Get active and get outdoors at Hamsterley Forest with 33 miles of way marked walking, cycling and horse-riding trails in striking surroundings.

Location: Durham Dales, Durham

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Stay and sail along Suffolk’s Heritage Coast on a sailing course

Stay and sail along Suffolk’s Heritage Coast on a sailing course

Enjoy the gentle pace of Suffolk’s rivers and coast, then bed down in a boutique hotel at night, with Viking Mariners’ stay and sail packages.

Location: Ipswich, Suffolk

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Soar above England’s highest chalk sea cliff

Soar above England’s highest chalk sea cliff

Work up the courage for a unique, exhilarating way to take in the iconic scenery of East Sussex’s famous Beachy Head, near Eastbourne.

Location: Eastbourne, East Sussex

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Take to the waters in South Devon

Take to the waters in South Devon

Salcombe’s sheltered estuary makes it the perfect British watersports holiday destination.

Location: Salcombe, Devon

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Get fit on a five star activity break in the Wye Valley

Get fit on a five star activity break in the Wye Valley

Feel fitter this spring with an invigorating active break held by Way2Go Adventures in the inspiring Wye Valley.

Location: Wye Valley and Forest of Dean

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Ride along Morecambe's seaside cycle way

Ride along Morecambe's seaside cycle way

Take the Bay Cycle Way at your own pace, stopping off for awesome views and to sample delicious local food.

Location: Morecambe Bay, Lancashire

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Explore Lancashire's great coastline

Explore Lancashire's great coastline

With its stunning sunsets, wonderful wildlife and infinite skies, Morecambe Bay is a photographer’s dream.

Location: Fleetwood, Lancashire

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Tie up your trainers and run the annual Bath Half Marathon

Tie up your trainers and run the annual Bath Half Marathon

The only half marathon to take place in a UNESCO World Heritage city, the Bath Half has the grandest start line the UK, on Great Pulteney Street.

Location: Bath, Somerset

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Go off the beaten track on Salisbury Plain

Go off the beaten track on Salisbury Plain

Enjoy an off-road Land Rover Safari onto Salisbury Plain for a spot of puddle hopping, wildlife spotting or history tour.

Location: Wiltshire

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Flyup the Cotswold Hills on a cycling holiday

Flyup the Cotswold Hills on a cycling holiday

Set in100 acres of stunning Cotswolds hillside Flyup 417 is a great mountain bike facility offering a variety of riding disciplines within one venue.

Location: Near Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

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Gear up for a ride on the Lakes & Dales Loop

Gear up for a ride on the Lakes & Dales Loop

For a family adventure on two wheels, the Lakes & Dales Loop is perfect for exploring scenic landscapes across Cumbria and the Yorkshire Dales.

Location: Cumbria

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Enjoy an active break at the Mount Cook Adventure Centre

Enjoy an active break at the Mount Cook Adventure Centre

Get active this spring on an adventure holiday at the Mount Cook Adventure Centre.

Location: Middleton-by-Wirksworth, Derbyshire

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Trek across the North York Moors with a team of huskies

Trek across the North York Moors with a team of huskies

Set out on an intrepid adventure holiday with Pesky Husky, an adrenalin-pumping experience for active types looking to feel the wind in their hair.

Location: Scarborough, North Yorkshire

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Tuck into a home cooked meal at The Kirkstile Inn

Tuck into a home cooked meal at The Kirkstile Inn

Enjoy a delicious menu made from the best Cumbrian produce, washed down with a pint of freshly brewed ale at the Kirkstile Inn in the heart of the North Lake District.

Location: Loweswater, Cumbria

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Enjoy spectacular indoor and outdoor golf in Bristol

Enjoy spectacular indoor and outdoor golf in Bristol

Intrepid putters can experience some of the most naturally beautiful golf courses in the South West

Location: Bristol

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