Making the Most of This Summer: Outdoor Activities to Get You Outside in the UK

We’re finally seeing signs of summer peaking over the horizon and it’s only natural to start getting excited. After a long and notoriously wet winter, the idea of spending summer days and nights enjoying the great outdoors seems more enticing than ever. Even better, with the weather remaining stable throughout the summer, we can look forward to enjoying the season without even getting on a plane! With that in mind, here are a handful of the most exciting outdoor activities you could be enjoying in the UK this summer.

Hiking Across the UK’s Hidden Trails

The UK is crisscrossed with stunning hiking trails that are perfect for both seasoned walkers and casual ramblers. So, lace up your walking boots and prepare to discover the rugged beauty of Scotland’s Pennine Way or embark on a coast-to-coast walk that takes in either the sandy beauty of Wales or the temperate hills of Norfolk. Then, of course, there’s the Lake District, which boasts some of the most beautiful walks in Europe. For those looking for something more intimidating, meanwhile, there’s always the 3 peaks challenge to consider!

Camping Under the Stars

Camping is a fantastic way to disconnect from the hustle and bustle and spend quality time in nature. It’s also very friendly on the old wallet. Whether you choose the golden sands of a beach in Cornwall or the scenic vistas of the Lake District, the UK has countless spots to pitch a tent and enjoy a peaceful night under the stars. If you want to detach from society for a few days, meanwhile, discover some of the UK’s hidden gem camping destinations that social media hasn’t spoiled (yet).

Cultivating Your Personal Green Space at Home

Gardening isn’t just about making your garden look nice; it’s about connecting with the earth and creating a sustainable environment. Whether you’re planting a vegetable garden, filling planters with colourful flowers, or simply adding some window boxes to the kitchen in your flat, gardening is a rewarding activity that enhances your personal space. New to gardening? No problem. The internet is packed full of tutorials and ideas for getting you into the green-fingered lifestyle.

A Day at the Beach

Yes, we might not boast the same reliable weather as you’ll find in the Mediterranean, but we do have some of the most interesting seaside towns in the world. Take Blackpool, with its world-class theme park and famous illuminations, or Whitby, with its incredible fish and chips and historic glamour. A day out at the British seaside is a unique experience that will almost certainly surprise you. At the very least, you’ll be able to buy a few sticks of rock to take home for the family!