Thursday, 9 August 2012 12:12 PM
Has Team GB’s success at the Olympic Games inspired you to be more active? If so, check out our pick of fun activity days out in the UK, from coasteering in Wales to canoeing in Bewl Water.
White water fun at Lee Valley
Inspired by the Team GB’s gold-winning canoe slalom superstars? It’s not every day that you get the opportunity to experience the same rapids as Olympic athletes, but at Lee Valley – which is opening up to the public on September 8th – you can! Whether you opt to try white water rafting, canoeing or kayaking, you can enjoy the thrills of the Olympic rapids, drops, holes, eddies and boils on the 300m Olympic Standard Competition Course or the 160m Legacy Loop. Adrenaline-filled fun guaranteed!
Coasteering in Wales
Coasteering – the act of working your way around a coastline in any way possible, including traversing, climbing and diving – is one of the UK’s fastest growing sports. Pembrokeshire, Wales, with its miles of stunning coastline, sea caves and towering cliffs, is the ideal place to give it a go. If you don’t have a head for heights, you can stick to the award-winning beaches or try your hand at surfing.
Canoeing in Bewl Water, Kent
If you’d rather a slightly more calm canoeing experience than white water rapids then head to Bewl Water – the largest area of inland water in the South East of England – in picturesque Kent, dubbed ‘the garden of England’. You can opt for a one-day taster session, in which you’ll be given an introduction to the basic skills of paddlesports. If you tire of the water, you can take in the stunning scenery on a cycle ride or walk around the 17-mile perimeter.
Surfing in Scarborough
Scarborough in North Yorkshire is one of the best surfing spots in the country with wave breaks to suit every ability; it’s also one of the few East coast beaches that offers excellent waves at both high and low tide. Scarborough surf school, located in Cayton Bay, offers surf lessons seven days a week, all year round, and guarantee to get you up on your board by the end of your session!
Cycling in the Lake District
Cyclists and mountain-bikers are spoilt for choice in the scenic Lake District National Park with a huge array of cycle paths, bridleways and hilly terrain to enjoy. Whinlatter Forest and Grizedale Forest are the places to go for mountain-bikers with plenty of rolling valleys and steep descents to keep you occupied. Or, if you’d rather meander down winding country roads and take in the scenery, there’s plenty of cycling routes to choose from.
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