Long known as one of the UK's best hiking spots and home to the Wales' biggest peak, Snowdon, Snowdonia is the perfect place to try out rock-climbing or bouldering. The National Mountain Sports Centre at Plas y Brenin is a great place to start with opportunities for all abilities. Those looking for something more challenging should head to Tryfan or Great Gully.
The waters around the Orkney islands, off the northeast coast of Scotland, is known as Scapa Flow, and is arguably the UK's best diving spot. This is largely due to a high concentration of shipwrecks, including seven German warships. Those who are new to diving can also gain their PADI qualification at Scapa Scuba on Stromness. If diving is not enough for you, the Orkneys are also the perfect place to go sailing, exploring or cycling, where fresh air and unspoilt views are the norm.
The UK's smallest county is also home to one of Europe's largest bodies of manmade water: Rutland Water. A wealth of water sports are available at Rutland Water including sailing, windsurfing, stand-up paddle boarding, canoeing and fishing. The area around the water is also perfect for activities such as walking and cycling.
The Peak District is one of the UK's most popular National Parks and is known worldwide for its excellent hiking, cycling and exploring opportunities. But today it has become one of the UK's leading centres for underground caving. An activity-packed caving holiday is ideal for team-building trips, group holidays and even family breaks.
The Forest of Dean in Gloucestershire is one of the UK's oldest surviving ancient woodlands. Experiencing the magical Forest of Dean is a taste of what much of Britain once looked like. In recent years, it has styled itself as a family-friendly adventure hub, and is now a top location for active holidays in the UK. You'll encounter a huge range of activities for children and adults alike: try tree-top walking at Go Ape, canoeing along the River Wye, mountain biking, gorge scrambling, bushcraft, giant mazes, raft building, abseiling, falconry, and even scuba-diving.