Get stuck into an active weekend break or an adventure holiday with like-minded people, filled with wild swimming, cycling, yoga, walking, and of course water sports – canoeing, paddle boarding and kayaking. Make the most of days outdoors by punting in Oxford, exploring rolling hills and grabbing a board to paddle at Cotswold Water Park, before relaxing around the fire pit, with home cooked food, a beer in hand, and great people around you! Find the source of the Thames, and rediscover nature away from the crowds in the wonderful English countryside. It’s hard to believe we’re on holiday so near London!
“At your own pace” is our motto, so you can choose can choose to push yourself on a 50 mile cycle, or take in the view over a leisurely 20 miles. Add in an early morning wild swim, a Cotswolds walk and SUP or canoe to the pub in the early evening you’ll have a full, active day! Don’t feel obliged to do all of these activities, if you fancy an afternoon off to stroll along the canals or read your book in the sun – that fits in well with our Cotswolds itinerary too.
Looking for a little more challenge? You can try your hand at surfing and coasteering in Cornwall, or tackle a gorge scramble and a few fells on a Lake District adventure! We can also create bespoke adventure holidays for families and groups.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Fabulous swim locations, expert guidance, congenial company, comfortable hotel - all put together with thorough planning and lots of smiles
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
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
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
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
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
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
Only an hour from London, Bristol, and the Midlands immerse yourself in the wonderful Cotswolds countryside. With a wide range of daytime activities to enjoy, relax with your group in the evenings, with our free beer and wine fridge and in some of the best pubs known to man! We’ll start your holiday straight from the train station so just bring yourself, some active wear and a sense of adventure and we’ll cover everything else.
Guided by our outstanding guides, and using all our equipment, we know every bend in the road, river or track, every afternoon tea stop, local micro-brewery or gin distillery to suit all tastes! You’ll not need to worry about any of your luggage transfers, bookings or equipment as it will all have been taken care of for you.