The best adventure holidays in the UK for 2021

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While travel horizons may be clipped in 2020, it doesn’t mean our adventures have to be as many of the big-trip pros redirect their sights from the world’s toughest terrains.

Scotland

Secret Compass is more used to traversing Panama’s dangerous Darien Gap or Iran’s super-arid Lut Desert, but in October 2020 the outfit ran its first full expedition in the UK: a nine-day descent of the River Tay, Scotland’s longest river, hiking Ben Lui, trekking remote valleys and negotiating rapids.

Wales

For time-short thrills, the exploration experts also take weekenders to the Brecon Beacons, pack-rafting on the River Usk, summiting Pen y Fan and sleeping out in hammocks.

The best adventure holidays in the UK for 2021

England and Wales


One of the original epic-travel game-changers, Black Tomato is looking to home turf too, setting up its signature Get Lost experience on the Alladale Wilderness Reserve in the Scottish Highlands for a solo point-to-point survival challenge. While Pelorus – normally seen plying the waters of Papua New Guinea – has come ashore in Dorset, Somerset, Yorkshire and Pembrokeshire, filling packed itineraries with paragliding and sea kayaking, as well as catching and cooking your own food.

The best adventure holidays in the UK for 2021

Sam Orr

England and Scotland


Joining them is Wildnis, a new arrival conceived by ex-Army majors that focuses solely on big British expeditions in old-school Land Rover Defenders (first up: Scottish Highlands; next: Norfolk and Cornwall), abseiling, climbing and scrambling between mobile camps and open-fire feasts of venison shoulder with foraged nettle sauce. The call of the wild, for now, comes from our own backyard.

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