The Best Outdoor Adventures in the UK

Interactive map of the best outdoor adventures in the UK


Mountains

These routes are for experienced adventurers, so take a guide or go with a suitably qualified friend, we don’t want you to get lost out there!

  1. Tryfan in Snowdonia, our favorite mountain
  2. Majestic Liathach in Glen Torridon
  3. Dramatic Sgurr nan Gillean in Skye, overlooking Sligachen
  4. Langdale pikes, an absolute classic Lakeland walk
  5. Climbing remote Suilven can be an epic adventure

Scrambling routes

  1. Cuillen Ridge on Skye. 12km Alpine style ridge with 22 peaks
  2. Aonach Eagach in Glencoe, thrilling and exposed ridge between two Munros
  3. Ben Nevis & Carn Mor Dearg arete Fantastic way to climb Ben Nevis
  4. Snowdon Horsehoe Classic routes along one of the best ridges in Britain
  5. Striding Edge Great introduction to mountain scrambling

Mountain walk challenges

  1. Lakeland 3000’s 44 mile challenge over 20 peaks including four over 3,000ft
  2. Wales 3000’s 15 peaks over 30 miles
  3. Glen Shiel ridge  Seven Munros along a single ridge
  4. The Fisherfields Round The remotest Munro in a spectacular location
  5. Fairfield Horseshoe Classic Lakeland route from Ambleside

Long distance walks

  1. West Highland Way 96 mile route through the highlands
  2. Hadrians wall 84 miles from coast to coast along the World Heritage Site
  3. South west Coast path 630 miles of stunning coastline
  4. Offa’s Dyke  177 miles along English / Welsh border alongside the 8th Century dyke
  5. Cotswold way 100 miles of magical walking along the Cotswold escarpment

Cycling challenges

  1. Bealach na Bà Circular ride over UK’s highest tarmac road with stunning views to Skye
  2. Fred Whitton challenge  112 mile sportive around the Lake District over all the major passes
  3. Coast 2 Coast Fabulous ride across the top of England
  4. Lon Las Cymru North to South Wales over hills and country lanes
  5. West Country Way 240 miles from Bristol to Padstow

Mountain bike singletracks

  1. Quirang Voted the best singletrack in Britain
  2. Burma road 25 mile Challenging, steep, technical, remote. Perfect !
  3. Nan Bield Pass Technical 21 mile route in the Lake District
  4. Snowdon Ranger  Steep and technical, take care to avoid walkers and follow the voluntary code
  5. Jacobs ladder in the Peak District

Mountain bike parks

  1. Coed y Brenin, North Wales mountain bike Mecca
  2. Bike Park Wales Premier mountain bike park in the heart of the South Wales
  3. Winlatter Forest 16 miles of purpose made trails in the Lake District
  4. Glen Tress Award winning trail center near Edinburgh
  5. Dalby forest and Sutton bank in North Yorkshire, more than 50 miles of trails!

Canoeing adventures

  1. Loch Morar and Loch Nevis  remote & wild, a great escape
  2. Sea kayaking Arisaig clear water, white sandy beaches, glorious views
  3. Sea kayaking Cornwall five of the best spots
  4. River Tay  the longest river in Scotland
  5. River severn the longest river in the United Kingdom, at about 220 miles