England boasts 10 national parks, 34 areas of outstanding natural beauty, and thousands of miles of stunning, often completely unspoiled coastline. All this makes for the perfect adventure playground for an active holiday – the perfect scenery to get out into nature, off the beaten track, and doing something completely different.

Whether it’s a surfing holiday on the beautiful beaches of Cornwall, a cycling tour through the rolling hills and picturesque villages of the Cotswolds, or a paddleboarding experience in the misty coves of Devon, with Not In The Guidebooks, you can be sure that you’ll meet a local host passionate about showing off the very best of their home.

Active Holidays in Stunning Locations Across England

Where can I go for an active holiday in England?

England is spoiled for choice when it comes to beautiful locations in which to explore by foot, by bike, or by kayak. Whether it’s the rugged, mountainous Lake District or the rolling hills of the Cotswolds, the dramatic sea cliffs of Cornwall or picturesque woodlands around Shropshire, England is one big natural adventure playground.

Cornwall is known for its excellent beaches for a surfing holiday, whilst virtually any of England’s areas of outstanding natural beauty make for walking holidays that can suit all levels of fitness.

We’re here to help you find the holiday that best suits your interests, most fits with your wants and will help you create memories that last a lifetime.

Who are our active holiday guests?

Outdoor enthusiasts, casual ramblers, watersports junkies and commuter cyclists, everyone is welcome on our active holidays as long as you have a thirst for adventure, and a love of exploring nature.

You’ll meet people of all ages and nationalities, from solo travellers to couples to friends. Some people spend most of their lives hiking and exploring, whilst some just want to get out and discover somewhere new. Some are keen cyclists, some haven’t ridden a bike since childhood. We get a few keen surfers, while some just want to prove that they can do whatever they set their mind to.

All that’s required is an abundance of energy, a willingness to learn and a refusal to be boxed in.

Is this you? It looks like you.

Thousands of people have already discovered that our eclectic mix of active holidays are as diverse as the people who go on them. Come and join them.