There are many adventurous ways to explore the UK that are well known, and there are less well-known ways too. How you see a country shapes your perception of it, and so this is something worth thinking about when next embarking on an adventure. There are many gems outside of London waiting for you to find them and here are just a few suggested to you. Britain has so much to offer in the way of natural beauty and breathtaking landscapes, so make sure you put it on your adventure list. Here is a guide to exploring the UK by water.
There are many canals and rivers that meander all throughout the UK. Exploring a place on the surface of the water is an amazing way to see things that few people get to see, and to get off the beaten track. One of the many ways to do this is to go on a kayaking trip. This is quite a physical option so it might not be for everyone, although you are guaranteed to have a strong core and ripped shoulders by the end of it! Trapping your pack to your kayak and going off to explore what this country has to offer so much freedom and exploration to satisfy anyone’s wanderlust. If you are new to the UK companies like G Adventures could be of use to you. Combined with wild camping, this could be a trip that knows no bounds. Scotland is a hotspot for kayaking trips, and if you plan your journey right it could be all down river for you as well.
If you prefer something a bit more relaxed and comfortable, then longboating could be right up your street. Hiring a longboat is pretty simple and often all you need is a driving licence to drive one. There are many longboats throughout the UK travelling around the river systems so you will be in good company. Some people live on them full-time, but many people hire and rent them out to enjoy the summer months. If relaxing by the river on a warm summer evening sounds like your kind of adventure, then longboating is probably for you. Many people pub hop each day as there are so many by the riverside, you could find a new one each night. The Norfolk broads in the East of England is a popular choice for longboaters, but it can be done pretty much anywhere in the UK. The flatter the land the better, but if you are hiring out a longboat in that area then it is good to boat in! This can be such an amazing way to explore, and from the water, you can see an entirely different view of an amazing travel destination.
Here are just a few ways you can explore Britain by water. Travelling on the roads is a popular option, but exploring somewhere by water is a much more relaxing and enriching adventure. Try some of these great travel ideas out and see what hidden gems you can uncover.