This is a guest post about winter activities you can enjoy in the UK.
If you’re traveling during the winter, you should head towards the UK. There are plenty of activities that you can do in the UK if you’re looking for a more active approach to your winter vacation. If you’re looking for ideas, here are six great winter activities that you can enjoy when you’re in the UK.
When you think of surfing, you might think it’s best to head to tropical or sunnier places like Australia or Thailand. However, the coastline along the UK makes it an ideal setting to catch waves, if you don’t mind the cold water.
Many surfers know of this, which is why they still take their paddles early in the morning to catch the waves despite the frigid temperature of the waters. Even in the winter, the waves along the British coastline are alive and well. Thus, if you’re itching to get out into the water and surf, you can enjoy some cold–water surfing in the UK.
Croyde Bay is a relatively famous and social surfing scene. The Atlantic Coastline also has a lot of wilder waves if you’re a more experienced surfer.
When it comes to winter activities, ice skating is a popular past-time or activity. In the UK, you’ll find that there are many pop-up rinks once Christmas starts approaching. Besides these pop-up rinks, you can also enjoy going to the more permanent ice rinks to skate with family and friends.
If you find yourself somewhere in London and you want to go ice skating, the Alexander Palace’s ice rink is gorgeous.
Ice skating is a great winter activity indoors and relatively safe while still being a pretty physical activity. Plus, it’s pretty easy to find a rink around the UK during this season too.
Hill and mountain walking
Hiking is a popular pastime in the UK because of its many rolling hills and gorgeous landscapes perfect for hiking. There are plenty of hills and mountains in the UK, and the only way to get to these lovely spots is by going on a walk. That’s why if you plan on staying in the UK, it will be worth it to bring your trekking poles with you.
An excellent place for your hill and mountain walking is the walking trail Cwm Llwch from Cwm Gwdi Walk that you can find in the Brecon Beacons. If you want to see the gorgeous and green landscape in the UK, you’d like to go through this walking trail. That’s because this trail leads you up the highest mountain in the south of Britain, Pen y Fan.
Skiing and snowboarding
There are plenty of mountain resorts around the UK that will help you enjoy winter sports while also a chance for leisure after you’re done. Winter sports or activities that you can do in the UK is skiing and snowboarding. When it comes to these winter sports, you should head to Scotland, where they have plenty of mountain resorts for that reason.
The more popular ski resort would be the one in CairnGorm mountain, which is within the largest National Park in Britain. While you’re gliding downhill, the sharp sensations around your face from the cold air will surely make you feel alive and excited this coming holiday season.
When we’re in the shower, a cold shower can be unbearable. However, in the winter, you might want to try wild swimming and to have dips in the cold water. At first, the idea can seem absurd if you haven’t done it before. However, once you start doing it, you’ll find that the experience is quite enjoyable, especially when you do it with your friends and family.
Speaking of taking a dip in the cold waters, if you’re an adrenaline junkie or someone active and want to try something new, you should try snow holing. Snow holing is an adventurous activity that is best in the Scottish mountains. At first, it was a survival activity, but now, you can get training to try this activity out yourself.
One warning, though, is that it’s best to do it if you’re reasonably confident in your fitness abilities. You should also have experience in hill walking because this is not a touristy activity that you can do out of nowhere. However, once you do it, it will feel like you’ve pushed your body to limits you didn’t know were there.
Over to You
These winter activities range from informal and comfortable winter activities to experts and activities best for fit people. No matter what your level of fitness may be, there’s sure to be a winter activity that you can enjoy on this list if you’re in the UK.
Try them out if you’re in the area so that you can enjoy an active and fun time during the winter season.
Thanks to Geraldine for submitting this guest post.