With the new year just around the corner, we’re starting to plan our 2020 adventures. With numerous opportunities for adventure and exploration in the UK, meaning you don’t have to travel to far to discover something new, we’ve put together a list of 2020 adventure ideas for your next holiday in the UK.
Cornwall is synonymous for its gorgeous coastline and with that comes the opportunity to try plenty of watersports. We all know Cornwall is a great place for surfing, but have you thought about coasteering, kayaking or paddle boarding? Walk to St Michael’s Mount at low tide, go on a boat trip for seal spotting, visit the beautiful National Trust sites and watch a performance at the Minack Theatre, to name just a few!
Devon… picturesque landscapes, beautiful coastlines and plenty of culinary delights. There’s a certain buzz around Devon’s food and drink scene, and your holiday in Devon will provide you with many opportunities to discover the delicious produce that awaits you. From lovely little tea rooms, cookery schools and fine dining, a trip to Devon is not complete without taking advantage of the many tempting treats on offer. Whilst you’re in the area, it’s the perfect opportunity to visit Lundy Island, go crabbing in Brixham, take a trip on Dartmouth’s Steam Railway and explore the South West Coast Path.
Somerset is full of natural beauty and is the perfect escape year-round with a plethora of things to do. Simply wonder through the gorgeous streets and visit the charming towns and villages. Or if you’re feeling more adventurous, take a hike up to the top of Glastonbury Tor, explore Cheddar Gorge and go fossil hunting. If you prefer to take it easy, why not try some local cider and cheese, go on a shopping trip to the ever beautiful and historic Bath city centre and visit the creative Frome for many independent shops and delightful cobbled streets.
Steeped in history and the perfect location for a week long escape or a short break, there’s plenty to see and do in Dorset. Head to Bridport Literary Festival or Lyme Regis Food Rocks festival, take a boat trip to Brownsea Island for wildlife spotting and family fun, explore the breath taking Jurassic Coast for walking and fossil hunting and visit the dramatic ruins of Corfe Castle for history and heritage.
Sussex is a wonderful choice for a holiday close to London. If you’re looking for an outdoor adventure, head to South Downs National Park or Ashdown Forest, including the very lovely Pooh Woods – the inspiration for A.A Milne’s Winnie the Pooh stories – for a crisp, refreshing walk. Explore the fascinating history and heritage of Sussex with a trip to one of the castles and take a trip to Beachy Head for the gorgeous scenery.
Isle of Wight
Ah, the Isle of Wight. Just a short ferry crossing from the mainland lies the ideal location for an adventure. Walk or cycle the island’s coast path and take in the jaw dropping views. Visit one of the many beautiful beaches for watersports and family fun, go horse riding, alpaca trekking, tree climbing, sailing or para gliding and head to the Isle of Wight walking festival or music festival.