Britain’s best summer activity breaks

Why not try your hand at something new and get active in the great outdoors? With something for everyone, Caroline Rhodes picks five of the UK's best adventurous activities.

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Jurassic Coast Kayaking, Lulworth, Dorset.
Get into the intrepid spirit by taking a Jurassic Kayak Tour around the stunning Dorset coastline. The astonishing rock formations and crystal turquoise waters of these coves are a sight that you will never forget. There are various trips on offer to suit all budgets, setting off from the idyllic Lulworth Cove. 

Mount Snowdon, Gwynedd, Wales.
A climb to the summit of Snowdon is a traditional challenge, which offers far-reaching views of the stunning mountain range. Taking a guided walk is the safest option when tackling the highest mountain in Wales, and allows you to share the experience with like-minded folks. Just make sure you’ve got a  good pair of boots. 


The Crab & Winkle Way, Kent.
This seven and a half mile cycle trail will enthrall the family as they journey through the historic Kent countryside. Starting in pretty Canterbury and on through the ancient Clowes Wood, eventually it brings you to the coastal town of Whitstable, where you can reward yourselves with fantastic fish & chips! FIND OUT MORE

Bigland Hall Equestrian Centre, Backbarrow, Cumbria
Imagine seeing the majestic landscape of the Lakeland fells from horseback. With options for all levels of riding experience, the Bigland Hall Equestrian Centre promises an invigorating day out. A BHS approved establishment with great horses, braver riders can even take the faster-paced beach ride.

Salmon & Trout Fishing, Aviemore, Scotland
If getting out in the wild appeals, try fishing for Scottish Salmon & trout. On rivers such as the Spey, Tweed and Annan, this company cater for both beginners and keen fisherman alike. There is one-day tuition available right through to six-day trips, they also offer guided Malt Whisky tours.