Our UK Staycation Guide

From the captivating coastlines and rich historical landmarks to the serene countryside and vibrant cities, the UK offers a range of destinations for the perfect staycation. 


Whether you yearn for tranquillity to unwind or seek thrilling adventures, you'll find it all within a stone's throw away. In this blog, we walk you through our top destinations for our favourite outdoor activities.


Camping doesn’t always mean roughing it under canvas! With new glamping sites springing up all the time, and site owners finding ever more innovative ways to give the classic camping holiday a twist, it’s easy to get close to nature without leaving the home comforts at, well, home. Check out Atlantic Surf Pods in Bude for an eco-friendly, off-grid option (with a king-sized bed!), or the gravity-defying spherical camping pods in the trees at Red Kite Tree Tents in Powys.


If you’re into camping in the more traditional sense but don’t fancy fighting it out for a space on a campsite, why not combine your camping trip with a walking adventure? Take on a long-distance path with everything on your back, or make the most of our coasts and camp by the sea in Pembrokeshire or the Isles of Scilly, with all the day hikes you could need to explore the area on your canvas doorstep.


Nothing says “staycation” like a British walking holiday, and for good reason. From Cornwall’s rugged coastlines and sunny beaches to the wild Scottish Highlands, we’ve got something to rival any holiday destination here on home soil.


Experience some of the UK's best mountain landscapes such as the Lake District or the rugged peaks of Snowdonia. If it’s still off-the-tourist-path gems you’re after, take a trip to Exmoor’s hilly moorlands, the bracing Gower Peninsula or the small but perfectly formed Kent Downs for your fill of alone-with-nature time.


Alternatively, if you love a bit of a challenge, there’s a long-distance walking trail in the UK to suit all holiday preferences, from the (relatively) short 100-mile South Downs Way or Wainwright’s unofficial coast-to-coast walk at 182 miles, to the iconic 268-mile Pennine Way or the epic 630-mile South West Coast Path.



If cycling's your thing, there are plenty of brilliant locations here in the UK for exploring on two wheels, whether you’re into smooth rides on roads or testing climbs and fast descents on your mountain bike. For taking in the scenery over gentle rolling hills, or to find a suitable ride for the whole family, head to the New Forest – we recommend The Deer Sanctuary or The Royal Oak ride for more of a challenge. If easy isn’t your thing, try the Peak District or Surrey Hills, or if you’re all about going with the flow and want a staycation with a variety of rides, look no further than the Yorkshire Dales or Brecon Beacons.

Trail Running

Everyone knows the trail runners’ playgrounds that exist across the world – the Alps, California’s Big Sur, New Zealand’s Routeburn Track – but you don’t need to get on a plane to experience epic running routes. If you like a dose of sea air and sky-high cliffs with your trail runs, look no further than Dorset’s Jurassic Coast, which takes in famous sights like Durdle Door and Lulworth Cove as the challenging but rewarding route drops down to the beaches and back up to the cliffs again. If imposing mountains and remote forests are more your thing, no trail runner’s guidebook would be complete without the Lake District, with enough dramatic views, remote wilderness and unpredictable weather to rival any foreign land.


Now it's time to start planning and exploring the UK's most impressive wonders! Remember to stop by your nearest store and speak to our kit experts for advice on the perfect kit for your journey, ensuring you have everything you need to make your trip incredible. 


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