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Discover England's Great Outdoors On Foot, By Bike or in the Water

Small Groups. Big Adventures.

Reconnect. Get Active. Explore. Your 2022 Holiday Awaits...

With tours running from April 2022, now is the perfect time to plan your English adventure with Active England. Join us and cycle, walk, SUP or wild swim down byways, old railway lines, estuaries, rivers and along dramatic coastal cliffs and moors. Action packed days outdoors glide into relaxed evenings, with like-minded people around the campfire, sharing stories from the day….

Our tours are for the active – whether you are looking for a guided Cycling, Swimming, or Walking holiday – and the not so active, with a range of new Go Green, Nature and Wildlife tours just launched for a more gentle connection with our magnificent island! You’ll have plenty of time to sit back relax and enjoy the journey, finishing our days at some of the most beautiful sunset spots and some of the best pubs known to man!

Our tours are weekly and range in length from three days through to six days and are run by our qualified and charismatic guides – the heartbeat of our business. Tours are in all areas of the country with a focus on the Lake District and Northumberland, Devon and Cornwall and the Cotswolds and with optional dawn and evening walks, evening picnics and early morning swims we’re confident we’ll give you an experience to remember.


Cycle The Cotswolds

Cycle The Cotswolds

The best of the Cotswolds on two wheels

Our guided, private, and self-guided Cotswolds cycle tours will get you feeling the wind in your hair, pedalling down quiet winding lanes, to see the best of this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Wild Swimming Holidays

Wild Swimming Holidays

Expertly Guided Swim Tours Throughout England

Join one of our friendly groups, meet like-minded people and discover iconic swims and hidden landscapes – from the water up!


Wildlife and Nature

Wildlife and Nature Tours

Journey through Devon, discovering the wildlife and reconnecting to nature!

Bike, Swim, Hike and Paddle and learn more about the precious flora and fauna while spending quiet, mindful time in nature to improve your wellbeing. We invite you to take notice of the natural world!


Group Trips

Group Trips

Travel with Friends and Family

We can turn any trip we run into a private tour, or create a bespoke holiday from scratch to suit your group exactly.


Go Green Holidays

Go Green Holidays

Green Active Holidays

At Active England we’re passionate about regenerative travel. Our Go Green Tours reflect this, no fluff, just a real commitment. Soon enough all our tours will be fully green but for now we have adapted a selection of our existing tours – they are still active, adventurous and a whole lot of fun…

Private, Guided and Self-Guided Adventure Holidays

Travel with a friends, treat your family, join our small group adventures, or explore on your own with our self-guided walking and cycling tours – the choice is yours! Go private and create your own perfect itinerary, picking activities which are most appeal to you and your group.

With routes curated over years of experience, our tours take the most picturesque way down the road less travelled, with a story and destination to each journey, be that a SUP down the Fowey River to the Fisherman’s Inn, seeking the source of the Thames, or cycling the Camel Trail to Padstow and beyond for great surf and coasteering.

Return to Nature and Reconnect with Each Other

Rediscover the English countryside and coast, escape the cities and reconnect with each other and nature.  Cycle down winding, quiet lanes, swim in lakes, kayak the coast, SUP down canals all in a sustainable and environmentally friendly way.

We stay in glamping sites overlooking meadows, off grid eco huts with views of the sea or beautiful Cotswold inns, with attention to detail and an eye for the unusual. Our guides are the heartbeat of our tours and will take care of your every need, ensuring our groups knit together allowing you to enjoy your trip with us at your own pace and in your own time.

Signature Tours

Meet Active England

Inspire Your Adventure Holiday in the UK

Our Tours Are Rated 97% Excellent by Trip Advisor

With itineraries to suit all, award winning accommodation and food Active England Tours sets the benchmark for active travel in England, but don’t take our word for it, just check out our reviews on Trip Advisor where our guests rate us 97% excellent!

  • star rating  We had a group of 6 of us and Active England set us up on an amazing tour. We rode through the beautiful Cotswolds, visited Stonehenge and ended at... read more


    star rating  Our group of 8 women did the Cycle Cotswolds Tour and it was amazing. Our guides Chris and Jess were the best guides you could ask for, they were professional,... read more


    star rating  Not an honest organization. Out of consideration for them I left my deposit with them during the pandemic instead of requesting its return. In the meantime they changed the policy... read more

  • star rating  Fabulous, fun packed weekend with experienced guides. We swam in beautiful locations and were fed well and thoroughly looked after. Swimming ability was not an issue as there were always... read more

    Jo M

    star rating  We had a fantastic 3 day weekend in South Devon. The guides were very friendly, helpful and informative. They took us to lots of unique and different locations and we... read more


    star rating  Amazing trip. Super well organized and fantastic guides and driver. So much fun. The sites were good, swimming was not too difficult, the water was chilly so definitely recommend... read more

  • star rating  I chose the 3 day swimming trip in Devon and it was fabulous! Varied swims in rivers, the sea and an outdoor lido and no pressure to do longer swims... read more


    star rating  Great guides who made our trip really enjoyable. There was no pressure to swim beyond your ability and we had time to chill. I really liked the variety of locations... read more


    star rating  My short midweek break was a delightful experience throughout with beautiful swimming and excellent organisation. The team were efficient yet relaxed and friendly, helpful and accommodating. The group was possibly... read more

  • star rating  The variety was great - from coasts to rivers to lidos. However what elevated this to a fantastic few days was our guides. They were professional, fun, and paid such... read more

    Kath S

    star rating  Devon Swim Tour. A fantastic experience, wonderful variety of swims. A fun bunch of people to swim with and great itinerary. The whole experience superbly executed by... read more


    star rating  This is our 3rd time traveling with Active England and we wouldn’t travel thru England any other way. They are incredibly thoughtful to work with. They made the stressful planning... read more

  • star rating  The swimming weekend in Devon was a joy from start to finish. Locations, local knowledge, and the expertise and good humour of the guides made it an experience I... read more


    star rating  I thoroughly enjoyed the 4 day swim trip with fabulous guides and friendly fellow swimmers, amazing locations and varied, highly enjoyable swims in clear waters. The guides were super friendly... read more


    star rating  Fabulous swim locations, expert guidance, congenial company, comfortable hotel - all put together with thorough planning and lots of smiles

  • star rating  Brilliant 3 day swimming trip to South Devon. Excellent organisation, value for money and leadership by enthusiastic, knowledgeable and fun guides. There was a good range of swimming... read more


    star rating  A fantastic weekend of swims led by enthusiastic, experienced and friendly guides. The two leaders and our driver could not have done more to make the weekend a memorable and... read more

    Elaine K

    star rating  We took the 4 days swimming tour in Cornwall. It was a great experience with plenty of opportunities to swim in this beautiful part of England. The tour was very... read more


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