Get active and find adventure in the Cotswolds
Whether you’re travelling with the children on a family holiday or you just like to keep active during your holidays there is nowhere better than the Cotswolds. Not only is the landscape the perfect place for those who like to hike, mountain bike or horse ride, there are plenty of water based activities to keep your adventurous spirit satisfied as well.
Cotswold Water Park
Set out over 40 square miles of stunning rolling countryside the Cotswold Water Park contains over 150 lakes with some fantastic activities and adventures just waiting to be found. Hire a boat and spend a relaxing day on one of the lakes, try canoeing or kayaking or stand up paddle boarding for something different. If you prefer wind sports there is also sailing and windsurfing available.
Head 4 Heights
With a huge range of adrenaline filled activities on offer, Head 4 Heights offers something for everyone to try. Try climbing a totem pole, stand on a wobbling platform and leap into the air onto a trapeze bar, jump off a platform from 10 metres high or try to fit four people on a tiny platform high in the air. Whatever you choose you’re sure to get your blood pumping.
There are some fantastic golf courses to choose from in the Cotswolds; ideal if you want to work on your game or try some outdoor activities during your visit. Manor House Golf Club is located at Castle Coombe and offers unparalleled views of the 365 acres of surrounding Cotswold parkland.
The Cotswolds is known for its outstanding beauty, and one of the best ways to really explore is through its many walking routes. Pack a picnic and head out for the whole day, through farmlands, woodlands, rolling hills and more, or simply pick one of the shorter walking routes and enjoy a well earned rest in one of the many English countryside pubs at the end.
Keen mountain bikers and those who just enjoy exploring the landscape at a faster pace will enjoy the cycle trails in the Cotswolds. There are plenty of bridleways and cycle-friendly paths throughout the area, with lots of country pubs and restaurants where you can enjoy a well earned rest after the many hills.
Where to stay?
After a day filled with activities and adventure in the Cotswolds there’s nothing like a relaxing hotel with comfortable rooms and all the facilities you need for a tranquil evening. Dumbleton Hall Hotel is the perfect place to stay. A stunning 19th century manor house, Dumbleton Hall Hotel offers picturesque private gardens, a library, stylish rooms and even a complimentary breakfast to fuel the day’s many adventures.