This is an exhilarating way to experience the true might of Mother Nature, and there are several locations offering up the thrill across the UK. Head to UK Rafting to find an adventure near you.
Swim as natured intended – no, not naked, although that might be an option at some locations (always check beforehand) – but in lakes, rivers and seas. It’s a great way to get fit and appreciate the countryside. And the best bit – there are no lane restrictions or slow swimmers getting in your way.
Taking your cue from the BBC’s Christine Bleakley – who recently crossed the Channel on a pair of skis in aid of Sport Relief – and take to the water on water skis. No, we don’t recommend a Calais-Dover trip, but something more localised, say at your nearest water sports centre. Head to British Water Skiing to find your nearest venue.
Brush up your nautical terms and take to the surf for a trip on the ocean waves. And what better place to try it than in Dorset, which will play host to the sailing action at the Olympics in 2012.