The Best Outdoor Activities in United Kingdom
Discover the best hiking, camping, backpacking, fitness, and more.
Backpacking Scotland's West Highland Way
United Kingdom / The West Highland Way, Scotland
Let me just start by saying that this is probably the raddest hike I have ever done. Although the ideal way is to start from Glasgow and hike all the way up to Ft.
Photograph the Giant's Causeway
United Kingdom / Giant's Causeway, Ireland
Alright, so there are 2 different ways to see this place: 1: Paying a lot of money for a tour and hotel 2: My way, sneaking in and camping (DISCLAIMER: This is Not legal, but Not illegal) From Belfa.
Watch the Sunrise from Arthur's Seat
United Kingdom / Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh
Catch a beautiful sunrise (or sunset) from the top of Arthur's Seat. Although you are in the middle of Scotland's capital, you will feel as if you've reached the Highlands.
Explore Ft. William, Scotland's Steall Gorge
United Kingdom / Steall Gorge Trailhead
Just about 10 miles from Ft. William and only a few miles from the end of the West Highland Way you can find the Steal Gorge along with Ben Nevis. Ben Nevis is a famous hill in Ft.
Overnight at Lookout Bothy on the Isle of Skye, Scotland
United Kingdom / Lookout Bothy
The Lookout Bothy is at the northern most tip of the Isle of Skye at Rubha Hunish. It is a small, primitive hut that overlooks the North Sea.
Hike to the Old Man of Storr
United Kingdom / The Storr Trailhead
You can reach the Storr car park at the base of the mountain on public transport (Bus 57, running 4 times a day from Portree), or leave a personal vehicle in the parking area on the left side of the .
Hike to Beachy Head
United Kingdom / Beachy Head Rd, East Dean
There are various ways to access Beachy Head (the highest point) along the Seven Sisters.
Hike to Stickle Tarn
United Kingdom / Stickle Ghyll Carpark
Starting at the National Trust Stickle Ghyll car park (or utilising the free on road parking) make your way up the well maintained steps and path taking in Stickle Ghyll.
Explore the Royal Botanic Gardens
United Kingdom / Victoria Gate Information Centre
A fairly easy drive from London, a couple of minutes, parking is accessible and cheap. The entrance of the gardens cost about 15 Pound. But its worth it, trust me.
Hike the Quiraing on the Isle of Skye
United Kingdom / The Quiraing
The trailhead for The Quiraing starts at the summit of the road between Staffin and Uig. Descend towards the Quiraing and loop around through the sheep's gate along the ridge back to your car.
Explore Brimham Rocks
United Kingdom / Brimham Rocks Parking Lot
Brimham Rocks is protected by the National Trust of the UK and offers a fun day trip of balancing rocks that stand around 30 feet tall.
Hike to Durdle Door
United Kingdom / Durdle Door Holiday Park
The shingled beach that lies at the foot of Durdle Door can be easily accessed via a footpath and steps over the hill from Lulworth Cove (2 miles) or down from the car park of Durdle Door Holiday Par.
Hike to Falls of Falloch
United Kingdom / Falls of Falloch Trailhead
In order to reach the Falls of Falloch there is a small shaded parking lot directly off A82. From here there is a well maintained path leading from the parking area and following the Falloch River.
Summit Ben Nevis in Scotland
United Kingdom / Glen Nevis Visitor Center
Must do when visiting Scotland. A popular climbing spot, Ben Nevis can be hiked in one day via the tourist route.
United Kingdom / Carrick-a-rede
Located just over an hour north of Belfast lies the tiny island of Carrick-a-rede and the famous rope bridge that connects it to mainland Northern Ireland.
Explore the RSPB Bempton Cliffs
United Kingdom / Bempton Cliffs
About an hour away from York, the RSPB Bempton Cliffs are great for birding, walking along the coast, and if you are lucky, seeing some grey seals and harbor porpoises swimming below.
Hike to Old Harry Rocks
United Kingdom / SW Coast Path (Beach Rd.)
From the car park in Studland village, take the lane (Manor Rd) down by the Bankes Arms pub (it should be on your right). Turn left by the public toilets on to the path signed for Old Harry.
Camp at Loch Lomond's Sallochy Campsite
United Kingdom / Sallochy Campsite
Loch Lomond is a large freshwater loch that sits on the boundary of the Scottish central lowlands and the highlands.
Hike to Chrome Hill via Parkhouse Hill
United Kingdom / Quiet Woman Pub
Both Parkhouse Hill and Chrome Hill are a must see if you're planning to explore the Peak District.
Explore Devil's Pulpit (Finnich Glen)
United Kingdom / Devil's Pulpit Parking Area
It was hard to find it be we made it! Coordinates: 56°02'01.6"N 4°24'51.4"W Between Croftamie and Craighat, there is an intersection (from Croftamie to Craighat it will be on you left).
Summit Mount Snowdon via the Watkin Path
United Kingdom / Watkin Trailhead
Although Mt Snowdon is only a modest 3,560ft the trailhead starts barely above sea level, so you’ll be doing a lot of climbing, almost the whole mountain.
Climb Scafell Pike
United Kingdom / Wasdale Trailhead
There are 3 main routes up to the summit of Scafell Pike; one from Borrowdale, one from Great Langdale, and the one we chose from Wasdale and the shores of Wast Water, England’s deepest Lake.
Photograph the Old Lighthouse in Dungeness
United Kingdom / Dungeness, England
Traverse the Dungeness Headland via Dungeness Rd for an easy loop around the Old Lighthouse.
Hike Brecon Beacons Horseshoe
United Kingdom / Horseshoe trailhead
Starting out from the car park turn left and walk north along the road that leads to the old lower Neuadd reservoir and pump house. Pen y Fan, Corn Du and Cribyn will all be in view from here.
Visit The Three Sisters in Glencoe, Scotland
United Kingdom / Three Sisters Car Park
The "Three Sisters" also known as Bidean nam Bian Mountain in the Scottish Highlands resides in the Valley Glen off A82 going towards the town of Glencoe northwest of Glasgow and Stirling.
Hike to the William Wallace Statue
United Kingdom / William Wallace Statue Trail
Finding the statue of William Wallace is a fun and worthwhile adventure suitable for the whole family.
Sandstone Bouldering at Stone Farm
United Kingdom / Stone Farm
Having moved to London recently, I found the big sprawling metropolis and constant grey skies quite suffocating.
Take in the View at Kinnoull Hill, Scotland
United Kingdom / Kinnoull Hill
Arriving at Kinnoull Hill Woodland Park is about a 1.5 mile walk from the center of town, or if arriving in a vehicle you can enter "Quarry Car Park" into your GPS and you should not have an issue.
Explore Balnakeil Beach, Scotland
United Kingdom / Balnakeil Beach
Balnakeil Beach is located 5 minutes North West of Durness Scotland. Putting "Balnakeil Beach" into your GPS should do the trick.
Walk along Portree's Lump Trail
United Kingdom / Lump Trail
The trail has two heads, both of which start just off of Bank street (atop the harbor).
Bike the Glenuig Loop, Scotland
United Kingdom / Corran Ferry Terminal
From the landing in Corran, this loop can be taken clockwise across the Movern and Ardamurchan peninsulas, strips of desolate turf that hike into the sky south-west of Fort William, Scotland's foremo.
Explore Smoo Cave, Scotland
United Kingdom / Smoo Cave, Scotland
Starting at the Smoo Cave visitor parking lot, you will make your way to the trail head and hike down the Scottish coast line towards the mouth of the cave. The walk is about 1.
Hike to the Summit of Mt. Snowdon via the Llanberis Path
United Kingdom / Mt Snowdon Parking Area
Mount Snowdon has a very rich history and is the most hiked mountain in the United Kingdom and for good reason.