Top 10 des activités de plein air estivales en Grande-Bretagne

Lundi 24 Février 2020
Coasteering, a person jumping into the sea at Mullion Cove, Cornwall, England.

Que les visiteurs soient amoureux de la terre ou de la mer, la Grande-Bretagne propose des activités de plein air estivale pour chacun. Collecte d'algues dans le Dorset, aventure à vélo dans le Lake District, découverte des gorges du Pays de Galles ou festival de marche à pied dans les Chilterns, un voyage en Grande-Bretagne permet de renouer avec la nature et l'aventure.

 

Terre : forêts, marche et campign sauvage  

 

Wood Life Festival dans le Yorkshire

Pour mettre en avant tout ce qui a trait à la forrêt, alerter quant au réchauffement climatique et promouvoir la relation vitales qui existe entre les arbres et l'homme, le North York Moors National Park a mis en place un programme annuel d'événements. Le Wood Life Festival  propose une production théâtrale immersive, The Lost Words: Told in Gold, une adaptation du livre de  Robert Macfarlane et Jackie Morris. Les visiteurs pourraont également profoter de nombreuses autres activités, courses aux trésors, safaris, expositions ou encore atéliers.  

Tarif : Prix en fonction des événements.

 

Chiltern Walking Festival en Angleterre

Pour se reconnecter avec la nature des douces collines de Grande-Bretagne, les visiteurs sont invités à participer au Chiltern Walking Festival, et sa sélection de plus de 80 sorties accompagnées dans les Chilterns, site classé "Official Area of Natural Beauty", au north-ouest de Londres. Le festival a lieu du 16 au 31 mai, les réservations ouvrent à la mi-mars.  

Tarif : Prix en fonction des événements.

 

"Bikepacking" dans le Dartmoor

Pour profiter des grands espaces à deux roues, il faut essayer le bikepacking, une expérience unique mêlant vélo et camping sauvage, un rêve minimaliste !  Dans le Dartmoor, les visiteurs peuvent sillonner la campagne à vélo avant de s'installer pour une nuit sous les étoiles dans l'un des spots de camping sauvage de la région.   

Tarifs : Prix variables. Pour plus d'informations sur le camping sauvage, il faut consulter le site du Dartmoor National Park.

 

Jardins de Manchester

En plus des Royal Parks de Londres, les espaces verts des villes de Grande-Bretagne progressent... Le 30 juillet sera inauguré le RHS Garden Bridgewater, un nouveau jardin de 62 hectares sur les terres du domaine de Worsley New Hall à Salford, Manchester. Potager, jardin clos, jardin chinois, autant de merveille pour apprécier la flore et la faune de Grande-Bretagne lors d'un séjour à Manchester.  

Tarifs : A confirmer  

 

Le sentier de Mayflower 400 en Angleterre 

History buffs can combine their love of the past with the chance to discover scenic towns and the great outdoors, on the Mayflower 400 National Trail. Created to celebrate the Mayflower’s 400th anniversary, this range of free walking and driving trails are available to download in a handy app, giving visitors the chance to discover locations linked to the historic ship across England - from Devon to Essex and beyond.

Price: Walking and driving routes are free.

 

Mer : voiliers, surf et algues 

 

Gorge scrambling in Wales

Those with a penchant for water-based adventure will relish the chance to plunge into natural pools, enjoy a spot of wild swimming and climb up waterfalls when gorge scrambling in Wales. Don a wetsuit and helmet for this refreshing summer activity, which gives visitors the chance to enjoy beautifully clear waters, stunning surrounding countryside and a heart-pumping adrenaline rush, all in one.

Price: Gorge walking with Adventures Wales costs £55 per person, with a mid-week deal costing £45.

 

Coasteering in Cornwall

If climbing waterfalls is not enough of a rush, visitors can test their mettle as they scramble across rocky coastal terrain, soak up mesmerising views and plunge into deep water on a coasteering adventure. Cornwall is a fantastic spot for this adrenaline-fuelled activity, with areas such as Mullion Cove or Rinsey Cove offering the ideal spot for guided sessions.

Price: Coasteering with Vertical Descents costs £45 per person for a two to three-hour session

 

Surfing in Devon

Fancy riding the waves of the English coast? Discover the swell in Devon, a great place to try a surf lesson and become one with the ocean. For those after something a little slower paced, the coasts of Devon and Cornwall are also hot spots for stand-up paddleboarding. Ideal for those new to water sports, this summer activity lets paddlers calmly glide through azure waters, making it a dreamy summer day activity.

Price: A beginner surf lesson costs £32 for 90 minutes or £40 for two hours. A fast-track surf course costs £120 for two days, made up of four 90-minute sessions. An advanced course costs £89 for 90 minutes, with one-to-one private lessons costing the same. A family surf lesson for four pupils starts from £100 for an hour. Stand-up paddleboarding costs from £20 for one hour.

 

Sailing in Norfolk and Suffolk

For a more relaxing way to take to Britain’s waters, why not take an elegant sailing trip? Visitors wanting to splash out on the sailboat lifestyle can rent a modern boat to explore the waterways of  The Broads. From luxurious yacht charters to modest wherries, there are a range of charming vessels to choose from. Alternatively, they can dip their toes into the world of sailing by hiring a sailboat in picturesque Ullswater, in the Lake District. 

Price: Costs for boat hire in Norfolk and Suffolk vary. Prices to hire a sailboat with Glenridding Sailing Centre is £45 for one hour and £100 for three.

 

Coastal foraging in Dorset

Beach lovers can go one step further by discovering the fresh taste of the British coast on a seaweed foraging course along the shores of Dorset this summer. The brand new Seaweed Foraging, Wild Cooking & Feasting Course is a great introduction to the art of seashore foraging, as the day involves a beach walk, tucking into a foraged snack, a seaweed cooking class, and the chance to enjoy the fruits of the day in a three-course meal served with wine.

Prices: The Seaweed Foraging, Wild Cooking & Feasting Course costs £110 per person, with the first summer session on 6 June.

For more information contact:

Florence Valette

florence.valette@visitbritain.org

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