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The British Weather Myth

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Dispelling the myths about the British Weather; yes, really!

It’s a fact that us Brits and the Active England guides are always talking about the weather, with our opening conversation topic being almost invariably about the Great British Weather.

At Active England, we have enjoyed a summer where not one full day was lost to rain. Sure, it has rained, but it rarely lasts all day and we can usually predict when it is going to stop. When we look at global rainfall and compare London to North American cities, we see that London prepares very favourably (source the Oregon Climate Service and measured in inches)

London 29
New York City: 47.2
Washington DC: 41
Miami: 60
Los Angeles: 14.9
New Orleans: 63
Atlanta: 50
Phoenix: 7.6
Seattle: 40
Chicago: 34
Dallas: 37
Boston: 42.3
Toronto: 30
Vancouver: 43.6

So whilst we talk about the weather incessantly and our weather is varied, it’s certainly not as bad as people think!

Active England’s tours visit all of the following places in its iconic eight-day tour, Windsor and Windsor Great Park, Oxford, Blenheim Palace, Shakespeare’s Stratford, Highclere Castle (Downton Abbey), Bath, Stonehenge and the Cotswolds.

 Source to Sea - The Thames - 5 Day Adventure

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Source to Sea - The Thames - 5 Day Adventure

 Cotswolds Villages E-Bike Guided - 5 Day tour

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 Cotswolds Villages E-Bike Guided - 5 Day tour

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 Cotswolds Villages E-Bike Self Guided - 6 Day tour

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 Cotswolds Villages E-Bike Self Guided - 6 Day tour

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Classic Cotswolds E-Bike

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Classic Cotswolds E-Bike

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Source to Sea - Wye - 7 Day 

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Source to Sea - Wye - 7 Day 

Devon Adventure Holiday - North to South - 6 Day 

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Devon Adventure Holiday - North to South - 6 Day 

Source to Sea - Devon and Cornwall - 7 Day 

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Source to Sea - Devon and Cornwall - 7 Day 

Cornwall Swimming Holiday – 6 Day

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Cornwall Swimming Holiday – 6 Day

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Cornwall Swimming Holiday – 4 Day

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Cornwall Swimming Holiday – 4 Day

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Cornwall Swimming Weekend – 3 Day

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Cornwall Swimming Weekend – 3 Day

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Dorset Swimming Weekend – 3 Day

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Dorset Swimming Weekend – 3 Day

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Devon Swimming Weekend - 3 Day

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Devon Swimming Weekend - 3 Day

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Devon Swimming Holiday – 4 Day

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Devon Swimming Holiday – 4 Day

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Thames Swimming Weekend – 3 Day

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Thames Swimming Weekend – 3 Day

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Devon Swimming Holiday – 6 Day

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Devon Swimming Holiday – 6 Day

Cotswolds Autumn Cycling -   Self-Guided Weekend 

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Cotswolds Autumn Cycling – Self-Guided Weekend

Cotswolds Villages Autumn Walking – Self-Guided Weekend

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Cotswolds Villages Autumn Walking – Self-Guided Weekend

Cotswolds Short Walks Autumn– SG Weekend

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