United Kingdom

The United Kingdom (UK) offers a diverse range of adventure travel opportunities despite being a relatively small country. From rugged coastlines to stunning national parks and historic landmarks, the UK has something for every adventure seeker.

Snapshot of UK Adventure Travel

The UK is renowned for its scenic countryside and excellent hiking trails. The Lake District in England, Snowdonia in Wales, and the Scottish Highlands are popular destinations for hikers and walkers. You can explore a variety of landscapes, including mountains, moorlands, and coastal paths.

The regions and lakes and relatively tranquil coastal areas provide ample opportunities for water sports enthusiasts. Popular activities include surfing and coasteering in Cornwall, canoeing in Scotland's lochs, and Kayaking the Snowdonia Coast. Nature lovers can enjoy activities like birdwatching, seal spotting, and whale watching.

For many of our clients, the UK trips offer experiences that are conveniently close to home. These adventures are great options for a quick weekend getaway and many are available as last-minute bookings. We work with several fantastic local tour companies in the UK that offer guided trips and experiences that will help you get the most out of the UK's beautiful natural heritage.

UK Travel FAQs

Summer (June to August) is the best season for weather in the UK. The weather is relatively warm and the days are longer. It's an excellent time for outdoor adventures like hiking, water sports, exploring coastal areas and taking advantage of Scotland's right-to-roam camping. However, popular destinations can get crowded, especially in July and August.

It's important to note that the UK's weather is infamously unpredictable, regardless of the season. It's advisable to check weather forecasts and pack appropriate clothing and gear for your chosen activities.

Most non-residents will need to apply for a visa in order to enter the UK. Visa fees are not included in our trip prices, please make sure that you meet travel requirements before booking your trip. It's best to check this with your local UK embassy.

Yes! Most of our UK tours are suitable for families, provided your children are old enough to meet the physical demands of the tour (see individual trip itineraries for details). As most trips are run as groups there is an age limit on these trips. Families are encouraged to enquire about booking a private tour.

Canoeing in Scotland is in high demand, these tours are some of the most popular trips on Skyhook. Due to demand, we introduced a few very similar offers run by different local operators. There may be a small difference in price as well as departure and endpoints. Make sure you know where you will be picked up and dropped off.

Many of our UK trips include camping as accommodation. Often, these are very basic sites like wild camping in Scotland. However, all the gear is provided and the guides help set up tents and prepare meals. There are a few trips with more luxurious 'glamping' sites.