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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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 tranquil cycling holiday in the Blackdown Hills

Enjoy tranquil cycling holiday in the Blackdown Hills

Explore the incredible landscapes and the historical depths of the Blackdown Hills from the comfort of your bike.

Location: Taunton Deane, Somerset

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Discover the hidden gem of Grimwith Reservoir

Discover the hidden gem of Grimwith Reservoir

Grimwith Reservoir is one of the Yorkshire Dales' hidden gems tucked away off the road between Grassington and Pateley Bridge.

Location: Near Grassington, North Yorkshire

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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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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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Discover ‘another world of adventure’ in Yorkshire

Discover ‘another world of adventure’ in Yorkshire

Bid farewell to winter and say “hello!” to Another World Adventure Centre in Halifax, with activities that are perfect for the young and restless.

Location: Halifax, West Yorkshire

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Ride a bicycle built for two

Ride a bicycle built for two

Hire the elegant Gazelle Balance tandem to explore the cycle-friendly Brighton & Hove.

Location: Brighton & Hove, East Sussex

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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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March with your band of merry men along the Robin Hood Way

March with your band of merry men along the Robin Hood Way

Admire city attractions, magnificent country parks and magical forests as you walk the legendary 105-mile Robin Hood Way through Nottinghamshire.

Location: Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

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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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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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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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