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Top 5 activities in the South West to get your blood pumping.

22 Jul 2021, by Naturebreak

The South West of the UK has an abundance of brilliant outdoor activities which are as great for your fitness as they are an exceptional and unique experience. Here we've listed out our top 5.

Canoe Safari


Dartmoor National Park is the perfect setting to begin your adventure experience. Accompanied by your own friendly, knowledgeable and experienced team member, your canoe safari will reach parts of a spectacular lake that you cannot reach on foot. Roadford is always alive with wildlife, from dormice and deer to birds and butterflies you’ll always be able to come across fantastic sights no matter what time of the year you visit.


Kayaking Adventure


Take your adventurous spirit to the coast and explore what wet and wild sights are to be found on the waves. Koru's North Coast kayak adventure takes you from Trevaunance Cove, St Agnes along a beautiful World Heritage Site where you might spot Atlantic grey seals, sunfish, cormorants, razerbills, guillemots and basking sharks as you explore sea caves and marvel at the amazing colours of the oxidised landscapes.


Family Survival and Bushcraft Adventure


Out in the wilds, the whole family can learn basic survival skills such as finding water, lighting a fire, building a shelter, bush craft cooking and creating your own outdoor kitchen, all you need for your family to survive in the wilds. Whilst this experience can be truly relaxing, building shelters and starting camp fires will leave you truly rosy cheeked. 


Climbing Adventure


If the ground seems a bit too mundane, why not take your next adventure upwards along steep cliff faces and crags. Whether you want to test your courage or use this as an opportunity to learn new skills, the Cornish cliffs are certainly a unique place for challenge and excitement. See the region from a truly unusual perspective and develop your skills to become a competent climber.


New Forest Walking Tour


Discover the fascinating local history and wide array of specialist wildlife that call the forest its home. On foot you'll experience a hidden world of majestic ancient trees, prehistoric plants and an abundance of spectacular fungi. Spot eagles soaring above and pine martens and otters which come out to play when the sun goes down. You may even come across the five species of wild deer which mingle with free-roaming ponies, cattle, donkeys and pigs.


There is no need to take your adventures abroad this year, the UK is brimming with wilds and wonderful experiences to really get your blood pumping.


For more great activities to protect our nature (as well as keep the kids busy), take a read of some more of our top blogs. 

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