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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

Source to Sea – The Tyne

Chart the full course of the iconic Tyne River - by any means possible and with like minded people. Enjoy walking, biking, swimming, canoeing and more
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Source to Sea – The Wye

Chart the full course of the iconic Wye River - by any means possible and with like minded people. Enjoy walking, cycling, swimming, Kayaking, Canoeing and SUP'ing (Stand Up Paddle boarding).
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Our Tours Are Rated 97% Excellent by Trip Advisor

  • 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

    star rating  I have done two bespoke bicycle trips organized by Active England, the latest a LEJOG over three weeks. Excellent guides — knowledgeable, industrious, attentive and delightful company — throughout the... read more

    June 21, 2022

    star rating  We had a group of 6 of us and Active England set us up on an amazing tour. We rode through the beautiful Cotswolds, visited Stonehenge and ended at... read more

    June 2, 2022
  • star rating  Our group of 8 women did the Cycle Cotswolds Tour and it was amazing. Our guides Chris and Jess were the best guides you could ask for, they were professional,... read more

    June 1, 2022

    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

    March 30, 2022

    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
    September 25, 2021
  • 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

    September 11, 2021

    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

    August 31, 2021

    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

    August 26, 2021
  • 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

    August 26, 2021

    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

    August 25, 2021

    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
    August 24, 2021
  • 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

    August 24, 2021

    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

    August 13, 2021

    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

    August 12, 2021

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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