Thursday, November 14, 2013
Best Places to Visit For Outdoor Activities in England
The many different environments and ecosystems that are present in England make it an outdoor enthusiasts dream come true. There are a wide range of outdoor activities available throughout the country including golf, boating, horseback riding, fishing, and many more engaging adventures.If it is golfing you seek, there are beautifully maintained courses throughout the entire country that are open year round for the most part. In the East Midlands there are world class courses such as Stapleford Park or Belton Woods, the latter of which offers two championship courses. You might also want to visit the home of the English PGA at the Belfry. In the East of England, there are several top notch courses just a short drive from London. There are five world class golf courses in Hertfordshire alone, including the Marriott Hanbury Manor course, which is world renowned. In England's Northwest golfers can enjoy the manicured links course of Royal Birkdale, which was host of the 2006 Open Championship.If boating or sea fishing are part of your outdoor itinerary in England, there are over 3100 miles of navigable waterways and coastline to explore. Many of these are legacy canals from the industrial revolution and you can travel on them for days in the narrow house boats that you can hire for your trip. There is a famous run of cod every May near Kent, and fishermen flock to this area every spring to cash in on the action. Pollock up to 25 lbs can be caught while fishing in a boat out of Exmouth in Devon. Surf fishing for bass can be out of control along the gulfstream current-warmed beaches of the Cornish coast.Horseback riding in England's Northwest is a favorite past time and the beautiful scenery found in this part of the country has inspired famous writers such as William Wordsworth and Beatrix Potter. Horse Holidays in Cumbria rent horses out with escorted rides and week-long treks through the mountain country! There is arguably no better scenery to be found than roaming this part of England known as the Lake District.If you want to walk in England there are a number of areas that are considered the best places to visit. These include the Peak District, the Cotswolds, the Yorkshire Dales and perhaps the most famous of all, the Pennine Way which stretches up through a large part of the centre of the country. If you want to walk for days without using other means of transport, then it is possible to walk from place to place and stay overnight in hotels, B&B's or Youth Hostels if your budget is really tight. It is best to plan ahead though if you are relying only on your feet to get you from place to place as some of the accommodation places can be quite remote and if you turn up and there is no room, it might be a long walk to the next place!