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Memory Making Holidays

Get stuck in with like-minded, active, people up for adventure.

Free Beer and Wine!

A “free beer and wine fridge” on every Adventure holiday!

Small Groups. Big Adventures.

Explore. Experience. Reconnect. Your 2021 Holiday Awaits...

With tours running from April, now is the perfect time to plan your 2021 English holiday and adventure. Join us on for a weekend break to cycle, SUP, and kayak the Thames, or take an adventure holiday surfing, coasteering and wild swimming on Cornwall’s dramatic coast. Action packed days in the wilds glide into relaxed evenings around the firepit, sharing stories, with BBQs and our “free beer and wine” fridge to keep the tales flowing.

Our tours are for the active – whether you are looking for self guided cycling tours, a UK walking holiday or a multi-activity extravaganza, Active England will take the hassle out getting outdoors. You’ll have plenty of time to sit back relax and enjoy the ride, finishing our days in some of the best pubs known to man chatting in beer gardens and watching the sunset over another glorious day.

All our trips start a direct train ride from central London, accessible from across the country, so you can see the best parts of the Lake District, Cornwall and the Cotswolds without a car.

Adventure Holidays

Adventure Holidays

Active Holidays with Active England

Get stuck into an active weekend or week away with like-minded people, filled with wild swimming, cycling, yoga, walking, kayaking and even stand up paddle boarding.

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!


Source To Sea Adventures

Source To Sea Adventures

Journey from Source to Sea along England's iconic rivers - by whatever means possible!

Paddle, Bike, Swim, Hike and Adventure along the Wye, Thames, Dart, Tyne and more.

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.

Private Tours

Private Tours

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.

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  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

  • star rating  We had the most wonderful short break on Dartmoor, swimming and walking, our guides were enthusiastic and very well informed on local knowledge.


    star rating  We had the most fantastic 4-day Devon swim tour with Active England - everything was perfectly organised making everything so easy for us, the swims were beautiful, varied and... read more


    star rating  My 6-day cycling trip in Kent was wonderful. This was my 4th trip with Active England (2 in the Cotswolds, 1 in the Cotswolds/Devon/Cornwall - a custom made trip -... read more


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