Travelling in the UK isn’t just museums and castles I assure you, so are you up for trying something different? Sometimes we just want to break free from the normal journey and one way to do this is to try unusual adventure-packed sports that can get your adrenaline pumping, so don’t think the UK is all culture and no craic!
Read through my lists of 5 adventure sports that you should not miss when traveling the UK.
Windsurfing is, believe it or not, very British. This exceptional discovery was claimed to come from the Brit’s love for sailing. Trying this sport doesn’t only need a tight grip on the sail but also needs a lot of patience while navigating the sea. It can ensure you enjoy a whole day of steering and piloting on where you want to go. There are a lot of sites from where you can go windsurfing in the UK from Hayling Island, Weymouth Harbour, Troon and so many more. Before you set sail, remember to wear a wetsuit, as the weather can be a little harsh in some days. Other than that, enjoy and have fun!
Rock climbing is a sport that consumes a lot of precision and accuracy. While doing this sport, you are mainly attached to a rope that can save you from falling down when making (predictable) mistakes. This sport is totally different no matter where you do it, as you can view wonderful sights of UK each step of the way. Call of the Wild’s, in Wales, climbing sessions are usually based in the Brecon Beacons, a beautiful area to cut your teeth in this fun world. There are different sites used when training beginners. Don’t worry too much as you’ll receive full instruction so plummeting to your demise isn’t a very likely outcome. It’s another way to enjoy the outdoors with friends and family.
Skydiving is a natural adrenaline sport. This adventure sport will literally make you scream from the bottom of your lungs, jumping out of a plane has that effect on people. When making that jump, it’ll go down as one of the most memorable events in your life time. Skydiving gives you a sense of freedom like no other, and the scenery from up above is second to none. This sport should totally be in your bucket list. Be sure to take lessons first and remember to check if the skydiving school is approved by the BPA (British Parachute Association). This skydiving experience is absolutely worth trying during your time in the UK!
Bungee Jumping is totally for adrenaline junkies. There are two spots in the UK which are internationally renowned, where you can do the highest jumps available in the country. They are located in Bray Lake and Tatton Park near Knutsford, Cheshire. A 300ft bungee jump awaits you at the former, so remember to pack some courage. This event is perfect if you plan to surprise your loved one or a family member that loves to get their adrenaline pumping while traveling. Make sure to book in advance because this event only happens on selected dates through the year thanks to the dodgy UK weather.
Wakeboarding is becoming a popular sport in the UK. There are now numerous wakeboarding parks found in the country. The Billabong Water Sports located in the East Yorkshire is a primary destination for a wakeboarding lesson. If you are up for the thrill, instructors are available for teaching you the basics and will bring you out with a Master craft boat in this 11- acre lake. This massive lake can accommodate you and your buddies any time of the day. Booking in advance can be a huge advantage, if you prefer to have your own speed boat and use the facilities without any hassles.
These 5 activities should keep you (and your bank balance) occupied for your trip in the UK, just remember about picking up some cheap England travel insurance to make sure you’re covered. Always better safe than sorry