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Small Groups. Big Adventures

Bespoke UK Active Holidays for Small Groups

At Active England we know travelling in small groups, around a passion for the outdoors and with like-minded friends and family, both new and old, is truly special! We believe who you travel with and how you travel is as important as the destination. 

So join us on one of our scheduled trips with your family or friends, or organize your own private group tour! 

Our Expert Team

  • We’re proud of our 200+ bike fleet
  • Own our vehicles
  • Operate all our tours with the required licences and qualifications
  • Have an incredible team of highly qualified guides across England with regional leads 
  • We’re “the” experts in active travel walk ins across England
    • Walk/Cycle or Paddle into the beautiful sites of Oxford, Bath, Windsor, Buttermere and many more… 

Our mantra is “do it properly, first time and always.”

In this post-Covid world, the need to come together in person is of heightened importance and face to face contact is not a “nice to have,” it’s a necessity and gone are the days (hopefully) of zoom chats with friends and family. It’s time to make memories again, in the real world, outdoors! 

All of our adventures are organised in a bespoke manner and we are proud to work through the following steps, to make your group tour as smooth and easy to organise for you: 

  • A call to ensure we have know exactly what you want for your group
  • Clear and transparent pricing with no hidden extras
  • A dedicated Tour Leader, who will run your tour and is part of the operational team from day 1

To give you a flavour of the adventures we run, please see the options below.

Go Green – Cornwall Coasts Guided Walking

6 Day Guided - WEEKLY - Starting Sundays
The Coasts of Cornwall are beautiful and different, so why not join us for a walking tour that explores both. Starting on the gentler South Coast before walking cross-country to the more dramatic and rugged North Coast.
St Agnes Cornish Coast stunning footpath and tin mine

Go Green – Cornwall Guided Walking

6 Day Guided - WEEKLY - Starting Sundays
On our guided Cornwall walking holiday, discover the UK’s longest and best loved National Trail. Explore the Cornish highlights of our incredible 630 miles of unbroken South West Coast Footpath, along beaches, over cliffs, crossing to incredible islands and staying in gorgeous seaside towns and villages.

Go Green – Cotswolds Guided Walking

5 Day Guided - WEEKLY - Starting Mondays
This tour encompasses the whole of the Cotswolds as well as visiting some incredible iconic locations and World Heritage Sites, walking right up to the front steps of the spectacular and historic English locations we go to.

Cotswolds Villages Walking

5 Day Guided - WEEKLY - Starting Mondays
This tour encompasses the whole of the Cotswolds as well as visiting some incredible iconic locations and World Heritage Sites, walking right up to the front steps of the spectacular and historic English locations we go to.

Cotswolds Villages Cycling

5 Day Guided - WEEKLY - Starting Mondays
This tour encompasses the whole of the Cotswolds as well as visiting some incredible iconic locations and World Heritage Sites.

Our Tours Are Rated 97% Excellent by Trip Advisor

  • 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


    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


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