Though not necessarily known as a destination for your average adrenaline junkie, the sheer number of adventure activities in the UK is staggering. So are you ready to find inspirational UK adventure activities that will push you to the absolute limits? Well we’ve got ten amazing UK adventure activities that will get the blood rushing. Time to push some limits…

Three Peak Challenge (DCL)

The famous Three Peaks Challenge is the UK’s most popular mountain challenge and involves climbing the three highest mountains in England, Scotland and Wales. But if you’re after a  UK adventure activity that brings a real sense of satisfaction then it’s hard to beat. The three mountains are Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon. Three Peaks is a serious test of fitness and endurance. Be prepared for no sleep, hard climbing and aching legs. More information>

 

Go Ape (DCL)

For an adventure activity in the UK that has a slightly lower barrier to entry, Go Ape is an amazing forest adventure for the whole family. Choose from four different adventures – Tree Top Adventure, Tree Top Junior, Forest Segways or the Zip Trekking Adventure – at 29 Go Ape locations around the UK. Prices start from around £18 for kids’ zip trekking to £35 for the full adventure and £45 for the forest Segway rides. More information>

Sailing Around Britain (DCL)

As a seafaring nation, travelling round our little island in a boat is a dream held by many of us. It's certainly a British adventure activity that requires commitment. Like with many of the UK activity adventures on this list, sailing around Britain isn’t something you can do on a whim. You need to know how your yacht or cruiser works; you need a working understanding of maritime rules and etiquette and you need to know about currents, wind, harbour swells and tides. More information>

Crystal Maze (DCL)

If you’re not old enough to remember, The Crystal Maze was a cult 90’s TV show. Now, in King’s Cross in London, you can relive the halcyon days of great British television for real! The Crystal Maze is an 18+ live, immersive experience and the premise remains pretty close to the original. You build a team of eight and travel through the four zones – Aztec, Futuristic, Medieval and Futuristic. Your experience lasts 90 minutes and single tickets for weekdays are £50 and weekends are £60. This one is certainly as British an adventure activity as you can get. In many ways, it’s simply bonkers. More information>

Tough Mudder (DCL)

Their own website calls Tough Mudder ‘probably the toughest event on the planet’. So for those of you seeking a serious physical challenge, here’s one of the hardest hitting UK adventure activities. It’s a 10-12 mile mud and obstacle course designed to stretch your mental and physical strength to the absolute limit. With 20+ obstacles including the Block Ness Monster, Arctic Enema, Backstabber, Electroshock Therapy, Birth Canal and Mud Mile, you can guarantee that this isn’t a hop, skip and a jump around your local park! More information>

Ingress (DCL)

Ingress is a a massively multiplayer augmented reality location-based game. The goal is to help one of the two worldwide forces to capture and keep key points and large areas, on a real map that looks like a sci-fi version of an actual Google Map. Even if you’re not massively into gaming, Ingress could well be for you. Ultimately, it gives you a great reason for just getting out and about, exploring interesting places. As adventure activities in the UK go, it’s hugely inclusive and provides an immensely fun and entertaining reason to get moving. More information>

Go Karting (DCL)

When it comes to a list of UK adventure activities, there’s little to beat a seriously quick petrol engine wrapped up in a go-kart. With tracks all over the country, can you think of anything better than getting a bunch of friends together and being let loose on a race track with your eyes firmly on the prize? There are dozens of indoor and outdoor karting tracks the length and breadth of the UK. Winner gets the beers in? More information>

Caving & Potholing (DCL)

There are lots of places in the UK where you can explore magical underground caves. Adventures vary from walking tours through stunning stalactite caverns, all the way to climbing down a 40ft steel ladder and getting down and dirty deep underground. You’ll get muddy and tired but this is nature at its most base level. Expect to pay between £20 and £30 for the short tours and upwards of £75-£100 for more intensive caving experiences. More information>

London to Brighton Bike Ride (DCL)

Lots of us cycle, whether to work, for exercise or for fun, so if you’re keen, why not try the 54 mile world famous London to Brighton Bike Ride. Starting on Clapham Common, as you leave to buzz of the city you ride through the beautiful Surrey and Sussex countryside before finishing on Brighton Beach in time for their famous beach party! Individual adult entry is £40 plus a minimum of £200 they ask all riders to pledge through sponsorship. More information>

Scuba Diving (DCL)

Scuba diving is an extremely popular adventure activity in the UK. Guided dives for beginners start from around £30 and prices go up dependent on the complexity of the dive, how long the dive is and where you’re diving. Of course you can spend tens of thousands of pounds diving the Yongala off the coast of Queensland and you’ll undoubtedly have the time of your life, but you can get just as big an underwater thrill for a fraction of the cost if you stay right here! More information>