Extreme sports holidays

Extreme sports

Push yourself further than you ever thought possible by taking up an extreme pursuit such as mountaineering, abseiling, skiing, rock climbing and fell-running. (Although perhaps not all of them at once.) They offer a fantastic chance to see parts of the coastline and landscape you can’t access by more pedestrian means. And for an adrenaline-fuelled glimpse of our coastland, there is always kite-surfing. It’s an activity not designed for the faint-hearted or more laid-back among us. Combining elements of windsurfing, surfing, paragliding, oh, and gymnastics too, into one extremely extreme sport.

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Take the plunge canyoning in Cumbria

Ever looked at a waterfall and rather than reaching for the camera, thought ‘I’d like to climb down that’? If so, you’re about to discover your new favourite sport – canyoning.

Location: Bowness, Cumbria

 

Unleash your inner F1 racing driver at Buckmore Park

Speed around the track where world champions Hamilton and Button first got behind the wheel.

Location: Chatham , Kent

 

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

 

Venture to the tree tops at Go Ape!

Enjoy fun and adventure in the trees, taking on epic zip wires, Tarzan swings, rope ladders and a variety of obstacles.

Location: Wendover, Buckinghamshire

 

Test your head for heights at the Adventure Rope Course

The Adventure Rope Course is a 17 metre Activity Tower with lots of adrenaline-fueled challenges attached to it.

Location: Shrewsbury, Shropshire

 

Put pedal to the metal on a mountain biking break in Penrith

Hit those Cumbrian trails with your trusty bike on a cycling holiday in Penrith.

Location: Penrith, Cumbria

 

Rainy Day Activities: Climb the walls of St Werburgh’s Church

Test your strength as you climb up the walls of this 15th-century church on an indoor activity break in Bristol.

Location: Bristol

 

Enjoy the ultimate free flying experience over North York Moors

If you’ve got a head for heights and the being ratcheted up to a thousand feet fills you with excitement, a gliding lesson might be just the ticket.

Location: Thirsk, North Yorkshire

 

November events: Experience Kendal’s version of the Oscars

Kendal is a magnet for mountaineers who don’t just come to climb, but to gather and celebrate all things mountainous at its annual festival.

Location: Kendal, Cumbria

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