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Exciting Outdoor Adventures in England

England’s beautiful rural landscape is blessed with rolling hills, green meadows, ancient castles and scenic trails. For adventurers and lovers of the outdoors, there’s always a path through the woods, gurgling stream or cycling trail, not too far away. There are many activities to keep you busy for a few weeks at least, but if you’re looking for ideas to explore the country outside of its cities, here’s a small list to get you started with exciting outdoor adventures in England.

Hiking in Dorset

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Road to Cornwall through Dorset

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There’s nothing like a hiking holiday to lift the spirits and get right into active holiday mode. There are several walks in Dorset that take you to quiet countrysides, secluded coves, rolling meadows, old towns and villages, scenic river valleys, lush forests and coastal trails. The South West Coast Path, Rodwell Trail and Stour Valley Way are just some of the options available to hikers across various levels of ability. If you prefer, you can also choose from one of the guided and themed walks. For accommodation, take your pick from one of the many beautiful quaint Dorset holiday cottages to rent in peaceful rustic hamlets.

Surfing in Cornwall

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Ride the waves or take surfing lessons at one of the beaches along Cornwall’s coast. This coast is home to more than 300 beaches such as Magwan Porth Beach, Harlyn Bay, Whitsand Bay and Castle Beach. Reputable surf schools offer instructions to beginners as well as those looking to take their skills up a notch. From surfing, kayaking, canoeing to stand up paddle boarding, there’s plenty to keep the adrenalin flowing at Cornwall’s fantastic beaches.

Go Rock Climbing in Wye Valley

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The Wye Valley offers great rock climbing adventures with its mighty limestone cliffs.          At Symonds Yat, climbers of different levels of expertise can rock climb or take climbing lessons to be rewarded by beautiful vistas of the Symonds Yat Gorge. You can also try your hand at Nordic walking, caving, abseiling and rafting. There are different climbs suitable for various grades and they include Wintour’s Leap, Shorn cliff and Wyndcliff among others.

Kayak The River Dart

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To get your heart racing, kayak the iconic River Dart in the woodlands of Dartmoor. Kayakers can choose from challenging Grade 5 whitewater rapids to calmer waters close to the sea, depending on their ability and appetite for adventure. Families and large groups can also hire long traditional canoes to tour the river. After your adventure, cool off with a scenic picnic lunch by the river.

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