Source to Sea Tours

Journey Down England's Iconic Rivers

Jump into a NEW Source to Sea adventure – immersive journeys down some of England’s most iconic rivers! This tour is for the adventurous, the inquisitive and those who want to embark on a journey from start to finish. We travel by foot (walking or running), by bike, by SUP, canoe, kayak and swim from the source of the rivers, winding our way along to the sea! 

From the River Dart in Devon, the Camel and Fowey in Cornwall and the Wye, on the England / Wales border, our rivers are the backdrop and routes for wonderful journeys. Look our for our new adventures along the Thames into London and Tyne into Newcastle!

Spend the evenings in the best pubs known to man, or around the fire pit, with home cooked, local food. The tour is fuelled by good company, led by our wonderful and fully trained guides, and is a magical six day journey that you’ll remember for a lifetime. 


England Adventure Holidays - Your Way!

“At your own pace” is our motto. You can choose can choose to push yourself on a daily basis with plenty of different options available, including early morning swims or longer bike rides, or travel at a more leisurely pace, drinking in the wonderful views and immersing yourself in the rivers as they meander their way to the sea. 

Each day there is a programme of activity which is completely flexible. Don’t feel obliged to do all the activities and if you fancy an afternoon off to stroll along the beach or read your book in the sun – that’s no problem at all. 

Evenings are relaxed – either in the local and atmospheric pubs, or around the firepit – and designed for you to completely unwind with like-minded people and good cheer all round!  


Choose Your Source to Sea Adventure

Our Tours Are Rated 97% Excellent by Trip Advisor

  • star rating  Recently did one of the Cotswold self-guided walking tours through Active England. The itinerary was excellent, as was Jago Hartland who met with us for orientation and kept in touch... read more

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    star rating  Super helpful, friendly and amenable team at Active England helped us have a brilliant experience. We are a late 50's Australian couple and not super fit, but the ebikes ... read more

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    November 1, 2022

    star rating  Our Cotswolds bike trip was Amazing!! Thank you to our fantastic guide, Conor.
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  • star rating  I loved the freedom and flexibility of Active England's self-guided Short Walks in the Cotswolds tour. It was easy to use the provided routes, the hotels were very nice,... read more

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    October 26, 2022

    star rating  Had an amazing 4 day bike tour in the Cotwolds with our guide Amanda, tour director Jago and support from the wonderful office staff. We have nothing but great things... read more

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    October 18, 2022

    star rating  The perfect way to experience the Cotswolds was on a bicycle. Four days of lovely countryside, interesting inns, old churches and charming towns. Rick did an awesome job of supporting... read more

    October 6, 2022
  • star rating  From the planning stages of our fabulous self guided walk in the Cotswolds to our transfer and tour of Oxford and Bath, the Active England team were excellent. Jago took... read more

    October 6, 2022

    star rating  Can't say enough about Jago and the team. Walks were stupendous, inns were stunning, and the pub/restaurant recommendations were spot on. Transportation always punctual. Jago even gave us a bonus... read more

    October 1, 2022

    star rating  What a fabulous few days! Our guides, Tatty and Chris looked after us incredibly well. We didn't have to look at a map/check tide times/book restaurants/drive. Great... read more

    August 30, 2022
  • star rating  So many different secret and semi-secret swimming places that I could never have found on my own - and even if I had found them, I wouldn't have wanted... read more

    August 29, 2022

    star rating  Chris and Jago were flexible, fun and incredibly helpful during our three-week bike journey in England. Chris was amazing at 'making changes on the go,' including showing us and delighting... read more

    August 29, 2022

    star rating  My son (30) and I (69) has a splendid self guided trip arranged by Active England. The bikes were first rate, the routes were gorgeous and mostly empty of cars,... read more

    August 21, 2022
  • star rating  I really enjoyed my self-guided cycle tour of the Cotswolds with Active England Tours. Iago was a very knowledgeable guide who was very kind and accommodating. I am so grateful... read more

    August 19, 2022

    star rating  Our arrival was a bit bumpy due to the train strikes. This incredible company immediately responded and were very diligent to get to us. Jago our Host for the tour... read more

    August 19, 2022

    star rating  Imagine tree-lined paths, peaceful moments with sky everywhere, and closing the day in a cosy pub- it was everything we imagined it would be! We did a six day... read more

    July 31, 2022
  • star rating  My son and I just completed a three week LeJog tour through Active England, and were impressed with all the guides' professionalism and caring attitudes. They also made it... read more

    July 6, 2022

    star rating  We are a Bliss of four wild women who love wild swimming and have just completed an amazing weekend of open water swimming with our wonderful guides Tatty and Laura.... read more

    June 26, 2022

    star rating  The LeJog tour with Active England was a bike tour of a lifetime. 19 days of riding averaging 60 miles per day. The guides were outstanding... read more

    June 21, 2022

New UK Source to Sea Trips - Closer than you think!

A new adventure awaits – only an a couple of hours from London, Bristol, and the Midlands. We’ll start your holiday straight from the train station, or meet us at the start point by car and you can get going straight away!

Immerse yourself in our wonderful rivers, such an integral part of our countryside and whilst not completely undiscovered, charting the course of the rivers is an adventure that few have attempted. 

So just bring yourself, some active wear and a sense of adventure and we’ll cover everything else.

Hassle Free Multi Activity Adventures

Guided by our outstanding guides, and using all our equipment, we know every bend in the rivers and all access points, every pub, afternoon tea stop, local micro-brewery or gin distillery to suit all tastes along the route! And our support vehicle is always on hand if you want to change clothes or have a rest. 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.

Top things you need to know before starting your Source to Sea Adventure

What is a Source to Sea Holiday?

A Source to Sea Adventure is a new type of holiday, charting the course of some of our wonderful rivers -bringing a focus for the adventurous, 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, from hill walking in the high ground, to SUP’ing on the estuaries, or coasteering the cliffs. 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 to the start of the Adventures?

The best way out to our adventures is either by train, on the trainline which starts at London Paddington, either through Bristol or down to the South West to Exeter or by car where we can advise on parking nearby. We’ll advise on the best times to travel to avoid any rush hour traffic and if pre-tour accommodation is a good idea.   

Should I arrive ready to get stuck in?

Yes! We’ll get straight to the activities once you arrive, so please arrive ready to go! We’ll send out a kit list in advance so you’ll know exactly what to bring with you, both clothes and any personal equipment such as wetsuits or tow floats. Evenings are really relaxed and their is no need for any smart clothes!

What do I need to bring on my adventure holiday, do you have a 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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