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Five British Summer Adventures

Recently I have been craving a little adventure and have been spending hours looking over maps and into books that are sprawled all over my kitchen table. With summer coming there is no better time to get out and about around Britain and I have come up with the following five adventures that may just tickle your fancy.

Walk Hadrians Wall

This 84 mile national trail is one of Britain’s finest walks. The trail takes you from coast to coast, from Wallsend in the east to Bowness-on-solway in the west.

This walk will take you through some of England’s finest scenery and if you are unable to take on the entire trek then have no fear as it is also broken up into 80 smaller walks making a day trip well worth while. There is also opportunities for less abled access to many stretches of the Wall.

Climb Ben Nevis

Ok so Ben Nevis in Scotland may not be the biggest mountain in the world, or in Europe, ok It’s a little one compared to most places but it is Britain’s highest peak and still a challenge to those of us who rarely walk up mountains, or hills for that matter. Why is everybody looking at me?

Ben Nevis stands at 1,344 metres which quite honestly is high enough for me. The surrounding views are stunning and when reaching the top you will be greeted by the sight of a small ruin that was once an observatory built in 1883 and then closed in 1904.

Reaching the top of Ben Nevis would be quite an achievement.

Take Part In The Great North Run

Why oh why have I found myself running in this years Great North Run? Ok, so I have a little belly now and I’m not in the best shape but do I really need to take part in the worlds most iconic half marathon?

Oh yeah baby!

This year myself and another 53, 999 runners will be racing our way around Newcastle live on the BBC to help raise money for charity. I’m racing for Chrohn’s and Colitis UK which is very important to me as I also suffer from Chrohn’s Disease. My aim is just to finish the race and maybe meet a few celebrities on the way around.

What’s even better is that there are still places available if you wish to run for a charity, so come and join me and lets run together!

Cycle From Land’s End to John O’Groats

This is Britain’s ultimate cycle route and probably the one adventure I would like to do most.

This journey takes you from Land’s End in the South West of England to John O’Groats in the North of Scotland which is approximately 960 miles. Now, by anybody’s standards that is a long way so ensure you have a comfortable seat or you are going to get a very saw bottom.

But regardless of a saw bottom, this journey will take you through some of Britain’s finest countryside, you can stop off to explore little towns and villages and without doubt you will make some new friends along the way.

Throw Yourself Off A Pembrokeshire Cliff

I have already talked about Coasteering in a previous post but I have included this again as It is something that I will actually be doing this year and what an adventure!  The nice people at Preseli Venture in Pembrokeshire will be showing me how to happily and safely throw myself off a cliff into the sea.

Now what are you waiting for? An adventure awaits.

Photo Credits: Paul Stevensoningo.ronnerpadsbrotherchris breddy1

5 Responses to Five British Summer Adventures

  1. puertoricoistheplace Reply

    May 9, 2011 at 12:21 pm

    Great ideas! Love that bike! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Erin F Reply

    May 9, 2011 at 3:02 pm

    I’ve been creating a bucketlist, mostly to see everything I want to do and plan accordingly. Coasteering in Pembrokeshire is on that list so I’m a bit jealous that you get to go do that this year! I hope you have an amazing time! I look forward to hearing about it!

    • The Blighty Traveller Reply

      May 10, 2011 at 12:31 pm

      Thanks Erin, I’m really looking forward to it also. Will of course report back and let you know what it is like 🙂

  3. Stan | Best All Inclusive Resorts Reply

    July 28, 2011 at 9:27 pm

    I’d also add the Donnington rock/metal festival to the list;)

  4. Mark at West Sussex.info Reply

    August 31, 2011 at 10:05 am

    In a similar vein, walking or cycling along the South Downs Way is a mini adventure.

    It’s easy to get to from London by rail and the full 100 mile trip can be done in 3-4 days on foot, or longer if you want to walk slower.

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