Adventure holidays in the UK: popular activities to try
Active recreation is gaining more and more admiration among ordinary tourists. Diving is especially popular. Rich underwater world, developed diving industry and the possibility of year-round diving make this kind of activity extremely popular in the UK. BSAC is the most numerous and advanced diving club in the world.
Every year diving championship takes place in the smallest town in the UK, Llanwrtyd Wells. To participate in this unusual competition you need a mask with a tube, flippers and possibly a wetsuit to avoid freezing. Participants need to overcome a 60-meter distance in less than 2 minutes, slipping between clods of peat and swallowing the marshy water. Even women and children can take part in competitions.
The Isles of Scilly is a group of small islands located at the end of the Gulf Stream. This place is something like the secret of British divers. Rich flora and fauna, life-filled reefs and a lot of shipwrecks make this archipelago a paradise for divers. In addition, divers can look at the ebullient life of reefs and even watch large animals like seals and representatives of migratory species, including giant sharks.
A lot of sunken ships, which are of particular interest to divers, are located off the coast of Dorset. This place is considered a perfect one for diving, and you will need to dive 40-60 meters deep for its research. Also, diving is in demand at the coast of Portland and Wraysbury.
Sailing to the Isle of Wight or along the picturesque coasts of England is another popular activity among tourists.
Canyoning is a high-speed descent along a mountain river without a raft. If there is waterfall on the way, then you will have either to jump or descend on a special rope under the falling streams of water. Wales is one of the best places in the UK to try this amazing activity.
Kitesurfing is also gaining momentum. The person standing on the board starts to reach high speeds with the help of a kite, the rope of which is in his hand. The obligatory condition for this activity is wind. The best time for kitesurfing is from April to July, and from September to November.