England Adventures – For Thrill Seekers
While I guess the typical definition of vacation is to rest and take it easy but then there are some who indulge in extreme activities for recreation. When I went to England, I got to see some of the most amazing landscapes and coastline and these places couldn’t even be accessed through pedestrian means.
There are so many types of England adventures to take it’s impossible to list them all here. But here are a few directed towards those particular breed of men and women who seek those adrenaline-inducing, breathtaking moments when you feel like you are at the top of the world.
Skydiving – Yarmouth, Isle of Wight
For the biggest and most intense of England adventures to have, this would be it!
A few friends and I went skydiving from Yarmouth, the western part of the Isle of Wight. Jumping from the plane is an experience I can never forget. With my heart pumping a thousand beats an hour and the air slapping my face, I could not even open my eyes for the first few seconds of the fall.
When I finally opened my eyes, a sense of calm took over and I was finally able to enjoy the view and the experience. I must say one thing, when you look down at an island from a few thousand feet up in the sky, you truly wish to explore and admire the amazing and wondrous gifts that mother earth has to offer. Plus, that isle looks mighty small 10,000 ft up!
While coming down, the Western Yar was emanating a warm sensation as the sun reflected on the surface of the water. The village of Freshwater and the expansive coastline, I simply absorbed it all.
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Kayaking in the River Dart – Tuckenhay, Devon
River Dart is located on the Dartmoor, and offers one of the best kayaking and canoeing experiences in the region. The location is perfect for those seeking a watery thrill on the ancient river. I tumbled down on the river from the Dartmoor Moors through the woodland river and eventually to the sea.
I was quite pleased when I found out that the upper Dart was for the advanced kayakers, but don’t worry if you are new, Tuckenhay has the perfect river for all levels of kayakers.
Rock Climbing – Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire
I wondered what could be more amazing than rock climbing at the picturesque Wye Valley, though I didn’t hope to find an answer, I fell in love with the place. Wye Valley Cliffs offer an extreme sports playground and is the largest participation sports in the country.
The place had over 800 different rock climbs of different difficulty and heights. It’s the perfect place for an adventure seeker as well as a family. By the time I was leaving the place, I knew what the famous summit mountaineer Sven Hassall meant when he said, “There are two types of people in the world, rock climbers and who aren’t yet rock climbers”.
Of all my England Adventures, I perhaps did most of my contemplating about life here. That is something fascinating about this place that can help bring out inner thoughts.
Caving at Cheddar Gorge – Bristol
This is me saying that all of you who considered a caving experience to be just looking at stalagtites and stalagmites are everything but right. I found the Cheddar Gorge to be filled with numerous opportunities for adrenaline pumping experiences. I climbed almost 270 steps to get to the upper side of the Cheddar Gorge and once you get to the lookout tower, it’s completely worth all those burnt calories.
I was thrilled to be caving in England’s biggest gorge, which I was dreaming about for a very long time. The caving expedition deep within the Mendip Hills, and the crawling and squeezing along with the climbs, was a fun, dirty and challenging adventure.
There are many more places I ventured out to for unbelievable England adventures, hoping for a thrilling experience, and I am sure I will definitely tell about those as well. But for now this is it folks, I sincerely hope I inspired a few to visits these places, good adventures to all. And if you’re looking for some amazing landscapes to visit, check these out.