Are you looking for activities in the UK that will get the adrenalin pumped through your veins? That will take you out of your comfort zone? From ghosthunting to jumping from cliffs, here are the best adventures in the United Kingdom that will give you chills.
The Three Peaks Challenge
For traveler for whom the sky is the limit: the Three Peaks Challenge is a national challenge in which you need to climb three mountains in 24 hours. These summits are Snowdon in Wales (1085m), Scafell Pike in England (978m) and Ben Nevis in Scotland (1344m). It is one of the most popular hiking challenges in the UK as it combines the highest peaks of the UK.
Scrambling alongside the cliffs of the United Kingdom to get from point A to point B and when you are stuck, jump from the cliff into the wild ocean before swimming back to the next spot you can climb out. This extreme sport is called coasteering and was invented in Pembrokeshire in Wales, one of the best places to try it out. It may well be the most challenging activity I ever tried. Make sure you book this activity with an experienced guide as it involves quite some risk.
Travelers who are really fearless will have this high on their list. Normally you fly while sitting on the inside of a plane, but if you want to give your flight an extra thrill, this is it. Wingwalking is one of life's greatest aerial adventures as you will be tied up on the wings of a biplane. This activity can be done on various venues throughout the UK.
Hike the West Highland Way
The West Highland Way is the ultimate hike in the UK as it crosses the Scottish Highlands. With impressive lochs and bens, you will be granted with great views. It runs from Milngavie outside of Glasgow towards Fort William at the base of the Ben Nevis. With the many hostels and campsites along the multi-day trail, the West Highland Way is great for novices as well as experienced hikers.
Do you believe in ghosts? It’s a question we asked ourselves a few years ago when we booked a ghosthunting vigil. You can participate vigils in locations throughout the UK. From haunted castles to abandoned asylums, the options are endless. And the result? Well, let’s say you will be pretty spooked after you’ve spent an evening with professional ghosthunters.
Surf on a mainland lagoon
Surf Snowdonia: the world's first lagoon in the mainland! With a size that equals six football fields, this magical surf spot is located in the Snowdonia National Park. For both young and old, beginners or advanced an extremely unique adventure.
Discover the fastest zipline in the world
in Wales you can also go for a really extreme adventure. At Zip World you can fly the fastest zipline in the world with speeds reaching 160 km / h along the coastline and the mountains. As if this is not extreme enough, it is also the longest zipline in Europe.
Paddle Loch Ness
With a length of over 30 kilometers Loch Ness is one of the longest lakes in Scotland. The size of loch Ness makes it a real challenge for paddlers who wish to cross it with a kayak or canoe. If Loch Ness isn’t enough, did you know it is connected with other lochs via the Caledonian Canal? The Great Glen Canoe Trail is a multi-day paddling adventure connecting Fort William in the west with Inverness in the east. Along the way you will cross Loch Oich, Loch Lochy and Loch Ness in a 100 km paddle journey.
Climb the O2 in London
One of the most striking buildings in London is undoubtedly the O2. The white half dome on the banks of the Thames was known for a long time as the Millennium Dome and was built on the occasion of the millennium transition. Nowadays, a lot of events take place in the building, including concerts and exhibitions. But did you know that you can also climb the event complex? Climb the O2 is an activity where you climb the half dome with a climbing harness until you have a view of the London skyline.