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Whilst a relaxing holiday spent lounging on the beach sounds absolutely perfect, sometimes you just need to get up and get active! Despite the often chilly temperatures, the variety of landscapes and extensive coastlines make the UK perfect for an action packed getaway. Whether you prefer your action on land or on water, read on for our favourite places to go in the UK for an active holiday!

Forest of Dean

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The UK is full of forests, and they’re always great places to spend a day out whether you want to have a peaceful stroll with the dog or a loud wander with all the family. If you’re on the lookout for a woodland activity to partake in then the Forest of Dean has you covered and is the perfect place for an action packed holiday! From heading to the top of the trees with Go Ape’s Tree Top Adventure, to staying a little closer to the ground and exploring the forest by Segway, the Forest of Dean is the perfect place for an active holiday.

Pembrokeshire Coast

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With some of the UK’s best beaches and a whole host of things to do there is no surprise that Wales is one of our favourite places to go for an active holiday. The Pembrokeshire Coast is the only coast in the UK to have been established as a National Park due to its astounding coastline, which makes it the perfect landscape to host an active holiday. Whether you want to get out onto the sea to do a spot of kayaking, stay dry by climbing the cliffs or mix both together with an afternoon coasteering, you really won’t be stuck for adventure on a holiday in Pembrokeshire.

Cairngorms National Park

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The rolling hills, beautiful scenery and cosy log cabins for two mean that Scotland is many a couples first choice for a relaxing romantic break. However we’re not talking about romantic retreats today, we’re talking about action packed holidays and Scotland should certainly be at the top of the list for that, too. Thrill seekers will be in their element in the Cairngorms National Park, where you can go walking or biking through the Cairngorms Mountains or even don your skis and snow wear for a spot of skiing.

So there you have it, three of our favourite places in the UK to visit that are perfect for an action packed holiday! Whether you like to kayak on the sea, hike up mountains or swing from trees the UK has all you could ever want for a holiday that is full of adventure and keeps you active.

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