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.

Activity holidays

Activity holidays in spring

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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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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Get snapping on a landscape photography walk in the Holme Valley

Get snapping on a landscape photography walk in the Holme Valley

Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced photographer, Made in Holmfirth will take you on a journey across the inspiring rural Pennines.

Location: Holmfirth, West Yorkshire

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Outdoor adventures in the North York Moors

Outdoor adventures in the North York Moors

Gee up the family with a high-octane adventure holiday in the North York Moors – you never know what you can do until you try.

Location: North York Moors, North Yorkshire

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Explore the River Wye by canoe

Explore the River Wye by canoe

Spring is one of the most picturesque times of year to navigate the Wye Valley by water.

Location: Wye Valley and Forest of Dean

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Paddle through living history on the Heritage Canoe Trail

Paddle through living history on the Heritage Canoe Trail

This brand new route leads to the edge of the Peak District, and features special markers to guide canoeists along the 20-mile canal-based route.

Location: Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire

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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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Get football fever at St James' Park

Get football fever at St James' Park

Experience Premier League football at St James' Park, home to Newcastle United, and go behind closed doors to the players’ changing rooms.

Location: NewcastleGateshead, Tyne and Wear

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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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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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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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Cycle in the wheel tracks of a Knight

Cycle in the wheel tracks of a Knight

Follow in the wheel tracks of gold medalist and Tour de France winner Sir Bradley Wiggins on this Grand Cycle trail of Pendle.

Location: Pendle, Lancashire

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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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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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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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See Devon from the Back of a Horse

See Devon from the Back of a Horse

Horses are such a large part of the history and culture of Devon, with the county unsurpassed for the beauty and quality of its landscape.

Location: Devon

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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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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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Cycle, sail or swim in the Norfolk Broads

Cycle, sail or swim in the Norfolk Broads

Sense the sounds, smells and colours of spring at Waveney River Centre in Norfolk, a serene countryside retreat with plenty of outdoor activities.

Location: Norwich, Norfolk

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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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Cycle from Snape to Orford through scenic Suffolk

Cycle from Snape to Orford through scenic Suffolk

This delightful cycle route from Snape to Orford meanders through the Suffolk Coast and Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Location: Snape and Orford, Suffolk

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