The best adventure activities in the Lake District

The best adventure activities in the Lake District

 

The Lake District National Park is one of the UK’s most visited natural attractions for outdoor activities and adventure. England’s largest national park is home to a breathtaking landscape of stunning peaks, emerald green hills and infinite views. You’ll find tors, woodlands, peaks and more than a few lakes – the clue’s in the name. Adventure activities in the Lake District are endless and with its expanse of infinite landscapes and wide open spaces social distancing comes easy.

 

Trig Point at Old Man Coniston, Lake DistrictTrig point at Old Man Coniston with Scafell in the background

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Tiefenbachklamm – Austria’s Wild Side

Tiefenbachklamm – Austria’s Wild Side

Alpbachtal Seenland in the Tirol region of Austria is all about getting outdoors, soaking up dramatic scenery and breathing in the fresh Alpine air.

In summer, a hike through the Tiefenbachklamm, a spectacular gorge which carves its way through the Alpbachtal landscape, is guaranteed to give you a healthy blast of wild nature and a good measure of outdoor therapy.

 

Tiefenbachklamm - gorge in Tirol Austria  (more…)

Sedona – Hikes, Views and Vortexes

Sedona – Hikes, Views and Vortexes

Sedona, Arizona is billed as one of the most beautiful places on earth. The town is surrounded by a stunning landscape perfect for hiking and trail walking. Think red rock vistas, rust coloured pinnacles and sandstone columns set against cobalt blue skies. We couldn’t wait to set off on some Sedona hikes and trails.

But there’s more to Sedona than its red-hued views and hiking trails. The area is also known for what you can’t see – its spirituality, vortexes, and energy fields.

View from Vortex area, Boynton Canyon, Sedona

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The Grand Canyon – West Rim Views

The Grand Canyon – West Rim Views

The Grand Canyon has to be Arizona’s most famous landmark and, without doubt, the largest. In fact it’s vast, stretching for 277 miles, up to 18 miles wide in places and striking depths of over a mile deep where the Colorado river cuts through the canyon’s floor.

This natural wonder is incredibly beautiful, awe-inspiring and an absolute must-see if you’re on a road trip through America’s southwest. It was always going to be a stop off on our route.

Grand Canyon West Rim Tour

West Rim, Grand Canyon

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Exploring Yosemite in one Day

Exploring Yosemite in one Day

Yosemite National Park is known for its incredible natural beauty, giant sequoia trees, iconic vistas, gushing waterfalls, green meadows and the towering granite giants of El Capitan and Half Dome cliffs. Set within California’s Sierra Nevada mountain range a day exploring Yosemite was our next stop after Monterey Bay.

A visit that I’d been looking forward to since we first started planning our US road trip. Yosemite is a place that needs to be seen first-hand to be truly appreciated. Soak up nature’s glory, breathe deep the pine-scented air and feel very small amid the grandeur of Yosemite’s great outdoors.

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Tunnel View

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Seven Sisters Country Park – an epic day out in East Sussex

Seven Sisters Country Park – an epic day out in East Sussex

Seven Sisters Country Park is a beautiful East Sussex hotspot. The iconic coastguard cottages, Cuckmere Haven and the clifftop walk to Birling Gap make for an epic day out.

Seven Sisters Cliffs in East Sussex viewed from Seaford HeadView of Seven Sisters, East Sussex

Updated April 2020

The towering white cliffs, near Brighton, in East Sussex are part of England’s South Downs National Park. The cliffs stretch along the Sussex Heritage coast from Cuckmere Haven to Birling Gap in the Sussex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). It’s somewhere every Brit should visit at least once.

The South Downs roll along one side of the cliffs and the English Channel reaches into the horizon on the other. If you love stunning coastal views, meandering rivers and dramatic chalk cliffs then you should spend a day at Seven Sisters Country Park, in East Sussex.

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