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Devon & Cornwall Adventure Holidays - The Coast From Every Angle!

Get Active on the Devon & Cornish Coast

Dive into an active holiday or weekend break, making the most of the dramatic Devon and Cornish countryside and coast. Explore Dartmoor by foot, bike or wild swimming. Try surfing, sea kayaking, paddle boarding and wild swimming in the Fowey Estuary before coasteering, jumping in the sea and scrambling on the rocky cliffs around Padstow. After all that, explore on dry land with clifftop walks and cycling the Camel Trail.

Spend your days in the great outdoors wildlife spotting and full of activity, working up an appetite for home cooked food, chilling round a fire pit with a great group, beer in hand! Rediscover nature away from the crowds in the South West.

Adventure Holiday - Your Way

“At your own pace” is our motto, so take your time to soak up the best views. If you want to push hard and cycle some extra hills however, our guides will show you the best ways.  Add in a sea swim or kayak, a wander along the coastal path, some surfing in the afternoon and the pub in the evening, you’ll have a full, active day!

Don’t feel obliged to do everything, if you fancy an afternoon off to stroll along the beach or read your book in the sun, that fits in well with our Cornwall itinerary too. This is your Adventure!

Perhaps you’d like to try gyhll scrambling and more in the Lake District fells and mountains, or if you prefer the open road, you could cycle Cornwall at your own pace.  We can also organise private tours for groups or bespoke family active holidays if you want to get everyone involved. 

Choose Your Multi Activity Adventure Here

Cornwall Adventure Weekend

4 Day Active Weekend - WEEKLY - Starting Thursdays
Get stuck into an active weekend with a like-minded group, enjoying sea swimming, surfing, SUPing (Stand Up Paddleboarding), coastal cycling, clifftop walks and coasteering.
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Devon Nature & Wildlife Tour

6 Day Guided - WEEKLY - Starting Sundays
Reconnect with nature, explore the wilds of Devon and discover the wildlife that lives here. With activities from walking and biking to kayaking, swimming and boat trips for some fabulous dolphin, & seal spotting!
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Canoeing Down English Rivers

Devon Adventure Holiday

6 Day Active Holiday - WEEKLY - Starting Sundays
Get stuck into an active week away with a like-minded group, enjoying sea swimming, surfing, SUPing (Stand Up Paddleboarding), coastal cycling, clifftop walks and coasteering.
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Walking the coast in England pretty cove

Cornwall Adventure Holiday

6 Day Active Holiday - WEEKLY - Starting Sundays
Get stuck into an active week away with a like-minded group, enjoying sea swimming, surfing, SUPing (Stand Up Paddleboarding), coastal cycling, clifftop walks and coasteering.
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Our Tours Are Rated 97% Excellent by Trip Advisor

  • 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


    star rating  My sister and I booked the Classic 8 day self-guided walking tour in mid-September of 2019. We both declared it one of the best trips either of us had... read more

    Becca H

Hassle Free Multi Activity Adventures

Guided by our outstanding team, we know every bend in the road, river or track, every cafe stop, local pub and vineyard to suit all tastes! You won’t need to worry about any of your luggage transfers, bookings or equipment – we’ve got that all taken care of.

Top things you need to know before visiting the South West

What is an Adventure Holiday?

An Adventure Holiday brings together the best of everything the countryside has to offer for active people, with multi-activity days allowing guests to try water sports, cycling and more as well as getting to know a group of like minded people round the fire-pit in the evening. There is scope for experienced paddlers and cyclists to push themselves, while beginners can get a taste of new sports, exploring the the rolling hills of the Cotswolds, coasteering the cliffs of Cornwall, sea safaris and wildlife spotting in Devon and scrambling up gorges and mountains in the Lake District. Our guides look after all the details, allowing you to push yourself – or simply relax – and take in life in the great outdoors.

What is the best way to get out of London into Cornwall or Devon?

The best way to escape London and get into Cornwall is by train, from London Paddington direct to Bodmin Parkway in 4 hours. From the station we head straight out on our bikes for a leisurely ride out to the coast. You finish the day with your toes in the sand and a pint in your hand by the sea! To get to Devon, the direct journey from London Paddington to Exeter St David’s is just over 2 hours. It’s 2.5 hours also from Birmingham and only 1 hour from Bristol.

Should I arrive ready to bike and get stuck in?

Yes! We’ll get straight to the activities once you hop off the train, relaxed from your journey and ready for your week or weekend of adventure. We’ll send out a kit list in advance and let you know what to arrive in.

What do I need to bring for my adventure; do you have kit list?

For all our tours we will send out kit lists in plenty of time before your tour. We provide all the equipment so you won’t need to bring anything other than enthusiasm, some trainers you are willing to get a bit wet, some normal swimming kit, comfortable walking and cycling clothes and we’ll do the rest!

Can I join as a solo traveller?

All our trips are open for single travellers to join, these trips are a great way to meet social, likeminded people, active and looking for a great holiday. “As a single female, I would not hesitate to go on another Active England trip as a solo traveller”. S.G.

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