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Adrenaline junkies of the United Kingdom rejoice! With the UK now rivalling far-flung destinations for exciting, adrenaline activities, choosing a holiday closer to home no longer means compromising on your days out! Whether you’re a water baby or prefer to stay on dry land, you’ll be spoilt for choice while you’re on holiday and here’s our pick of the best…
Cornish Microadventure

Coasteering in Cornwall

If you’re planning a holiday to Cornwall this summer, chances are you’ll be planning to make the most of the breathtaking coastline.  The best way to experience Cornwall is from the water so head to the beautiful Widemouth Bay beach in Bude where Outdoor Adventure offer both surf lessons and coasteering.  Where better to learn the ever-cool sport of surfing than in Cornwall where it really took off in the UK?  Coasteering is one of the newest action sports to hit the Cornish coast and allows you to visit some of the most picturesque spots on the coastline.  Look forward to scrambling up the cliffs, jumping into the turquoise water below as you explore completely unspoilt sections of the coast; come rain or shine this is an activity not to be missed!

Head for heights at Honister

For those with a head for heights, Honister Slate Mine in Keswick offers a challenge like no other.  There are more than 900 years of history to discover in this corner of the Lake District with slate first being mined here during Roman times.  The Via Ferrata allows visitors to trace the steps taken by miners at Honister through a combination of vertical climbs, cliff edge ladders and rope bridges.  Once you’ve clambered to the top of the mountain, heart pounding, you’ll be treated to the best views the Lake District has to offer.  Regularly topping the best attraction lists in the UK, you’ll climb seven times as high as Big Ben.
Mine entrance

Tubing in North Wales

The pretty town of Llangollen in North Wales, which forms part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, is the start of a white water tubing adventure, the latest extreme sport to arrive in Wales.  From sections which resemble the lazy river at exotic water parks to white rapid waters which leave you breathless, this adrenaline activity will certainly keep you guessing as you navigate the River Dee.  Don a wetsuit and grab a giant inflatable ring and set off down the four kilometre stretch of river rapids; fun guaranteed!
Dee Bridge.
Fancy an action-packed adventure in the UK?  Look no further than Sykes Cottages’ selection of self-catering holiday cottages across the UK and Ireland.  You’ll find cottages ideally located to get your heart racing and test your nerve this summer!  Why not visit our website or give our holiday cottage advisors a call to start planning your summer break.

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