Many people are opting for a specific outdoor activity to be the focus for their Weekend Breaks in the UK. Some activities that form this focus can be cycling, climbing, trekking, canoeing, archery, mountain biking and sailing. One of the biggest misconceptions about this type of holiday is that you have to travel long distances. This simply is not the case and with a choice of 15 National Parks all over the UK, there's no excuse to not get out exploring them! A selection of National Parks are below to give you some inspiration and a helping hand in deciding which one to choose for your holiday.
The Peak District is the oldest National Park in the UK and is easily accessible for a large number of UK residents. It is famous for rolling hills, gritstone edges and quaint English villages which include Buxton and Hathersage. Popular activities include walking, climbing, cycling, kayaking and paragliding. There are plenty of camping and caravan sites, B & B's, self-catering cottages, hotels, plus many more accommodation options for your Weekend Breaks.
Snowdonia is a diverse, beautiful and wild place with rugged coastline, dramatic mountain peaks, picturesque villages and jaw-dropping rivers and lakes, all rolled into one package! It is an absolute dream for the outdoor enthusiast and the perfect place for a relaxing or exciting break. Some of the main tourist towns include Betws-Y-Coed and Llanberis which is home to the famous Llanberis pass. There are all accommodation options available to suit your needs and budget.
Exmoor National Park is based in South-West England and has excellent transport links to Exeter and Bristol. Exmoor is famous for its rich biodiversity with a few species found only in the National Park! The rich moorland that make up large areas of the area are home to some fantastic creatures and people travel from far and wide to catch a glimpse of some of the unique habitat and inhabitants. Accommodation options are available to suit all budgets and requirements and there are some bargains to have had both last minute and in off-season.
The Scottish highlands are on another scale completly, this is somewhere you really can get away from civillisation if you want to. Countless lakes, mountains, valleys, small villages and endless adventure possibilities! Its a long way for most people …. but its worth it! Fort William and Avimore are the first two stops for most adventurous visitors to the highlands
Outdoor activities can be an excellent way of discovering some amazing areas and spending your Weekend Breaks in the UK so get out and explore!