The newbie: Barnstaple, North Devon
As one of the UK’s oldest boroughs, Barnstaple is a delightful market town offering numerous yoga classes perfect for beginners dipping their toe into fitness, and plenty of yoga retreats for more experienced yogis.
Where to stay: Situated in an idyllic farmhouse and surrounded by countryside, Holwell Holistic Retreat is a peaceful Bed and Breakfast offering yoga and meditation classes suitable for both beginners and intermediates. It boasts a private yoga centre, holistic therapy rooms and a fitness centre.
The hardcore adventurer: Aviemore, Scotland
For adventure lovers, try out the ‘Discover Rock Climbing’ course at Glenmore Lodge – the National Centre for Rock Climbing in Scotland. Hang from a cliff edge whilst rock climbing or take one of the numerous hikes on offer in the surrounding Cairngorms National Park, perfect for soaking up the scenic mountain views.
Where to stay: The fully-equipped High Range Self-Catering Chalets offer a cosy and tranquil stay. Situated within the Cairngorms National Park, plenty of adrenaline-boosting sports are on offer nearby such as windsurfing, canoeing and horse riding.
The outdoorsy type: Keswick, Cumbria
One of the widest lakes in Cumbria, Derwent Water is the go-to spot for kayaking and swimming all year round. For those looking for more land-based pursuits, there are plenty of walking routes in Keswick that provide breath-taking views of the mountains.
Where to stay: Based in the heart of the Lake District, the impressive LakeSide House overlooks the exquisite fells of Keswick. Guests can work up a sweat in the fitness room, play a round of golf or try out the nearby outdoor activities designed to suit a range of fitness levels, such as abseiling and gorge walking.
The water baby: Bodmin Moor, Cornwall
Located in northeast Cornwall, Goldiggins quarry is an ideal wild swimming spot for the water babies, with its inviting jade-coloured waters. Why not brave the colder climate and take a dip?
Where to stay: The charming Waterside Cornwall consists of three bedrooms, a garden and provides fantastic fitness activities, including a tennis court along with tennis equipment and cycling. Nearby you can find the Oasis Fun Pools Water Park, perfect for brushing up on your swimming technique and making a splash!
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