Top 7 UK Outdoor Activities
How much time did you spend outdoors last year? Keen to get out there more this year but not sure where to start? We’ve put together a list of our top 7 UK outdoor activities to help you decide which outdoor adventures you’d like to take on – whether you decide on one or two, or want to challenge yourself to take them all on!
Outdoor activities are a great way to bond with family and friends or even just set yourself a personal challenge, so make sure you’re making the most of the outdoors this year and get everyone involved with some of our top UK outdoor activities, and don’t forget to browse our full outdoors collection pick up all the outdoor clothing, shoes & accessories you need from Greaves…
One of the great British outdoor pursuits, horseback riding can be one of the best ways to experience some of the UK’s most breathtaking views. Whether you’re planning on taking on a challenging ride or simply a gentle trek that allows you to take in the fresh country air, horse riding is a great way to enjoy the outdoors and spend time with both the family and a four legged friend. Choose from almost 500 miles of bridleways in the North Yorkshire Moors or take on one of the Cheviot Challenge Routes in Northumberland to test your skills.
If you’re ready to take your climbing away from the indoor practice climbing walls, you may want to consider visiting one of the many great climbing spots in the UK.
Mountains such as Snowdonia and Ben Macdui offer you high peak climbing and even snow and ice climbing in the winter, whereas areas such as the Pennines and Dales offer you a mix of gritstone and limestone climbs.
Take on one of the ‘big three’ at Kilnsey, Malham Cove and Gordale Scar or head to the Pembrokeshire Coast to try your hand at sea cliff climbing. Our outdoor collection will set you on the right path to kitting yourself out with everything you need for a climb in the UK.
The UK plays host to a number of iconic walks that you can enjoy. Follow walking trails such as Hadrian’s Wall Path, The Wherryman’s Way in the Broads or follow in Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s footsteps by following Coleridge Way.
There are plenty of opportunities to snap some stunning photographs along the way and even observe wildlife in its natural habitat while taking a hike in the UK.
Potholing is one of the best ways to discover hidden gems in the UK. Underneath the surface there a whole works of caves and caverns waiting to be discovered. You can experience some of these natural wonders by potholing in areas of the country such as Yorkshire, which plays host to Alum Pot, Gaping Gill and The Easegill System.
You can also head over to Wales to discover Ogof Ffynnon Ddu, Ogof Draenen and Porth yr Ogof, and many other individual spots all over the UK from the Peak District to Gloucestershire. Our outdoors collection will help to get you started with some of the kit you’ll need to experience potholing safely.
There are plenty of options when it comes to getting the most out of the open-water spaces that the UK has to offer. Lakes, coastlines and rivers galore, the UK is one of the best places to try your hand at adventurous water sports or simply sit back and take it easy in the open water with areas such as The Broads and the Lake District among the most popular with both casual and pro boaters.
One for adventurous souls, mountain biking is a great way to test your skills amongst some stunning scenery with challenging terrain and tough conditions. The UK is host to some truly challenging trails from Snowdonia to the Lake District, the Pembrokeshire Coast and Loch Lomond to name a few. If you’re looking for a less demanding trail with a slower pace, why not enjoy a cycle tour instead? Check out our cycling collection to find outdoor clothing and accessories you’ll need for your ride.
If you prefer your outdoor activities a little more relaxed, taking the family camping can be a great way to bond with each other and with nature. The perfect chilled out activity for families or big groups of friends, you can make the experience as basic or as luxurious as you like – heading out with the essentials or indulging in a glamping experience.
Country Living at Greaves
Not everyone is suited to an action packed time in the country. Simply taking in the fresh air with a relaxed activity such as a gentle stroll through the countryside or a refreshing dog walk can be enough to satisfy your craving for the outdoors, and we at Greaves can certainly help you to look the part. We stock plenty of country fashionwear pieces that contain technical features to help you tackle anything the outdoors may throw at you in style.
The weather in the UK can be unpredictable, so while you’re enjoying the outdoors you’ll need to invest in a weatherproof jacket such as Barbour’s wax jackets. Available in the classic Barbour wax jacket style, as well as a mixture of quilted Barbour jackets and waistcoats, our Barbour collection offers you all the outerwear you need to stay warm and protected from the weather in the great British outdoors. Explore our Barbour collection further to discover more country fashion wear from Barbour.
Outdoor Women’s Footwear
The epitome of country luxury, Fairfax & Favor are a fabulous choice of women’s footwear for those looking to relax in the country in style. Choose from Fairfax & Favor women’s boots and women’s shoes, and customise your luxury country footwear with unique suede tassels designed to show off your unique sense of style. Make sure that you pick up a matching Fairfax & Favour handbag from our collection to complete the look.
Outdoor Family Fashion
If you’re looking to style the whole family for a country holiday, Dubarry of Ireland are a fantastic country wear brand that offers footwear and clothing for men, women and kids too. The Dubarry collection at Greaves spans outdoor wear from footwear to outerwear, clothing and accessories to help you put together the perfect country look for the whole family.
Tougher Outdoor Footwear
It won’t come as a surprise that country living can occasionally get muddy and require footwear made of tougher stuff. Le Chameau offer a great selection of outdoor footwear including Le Chameau wellies and Le Chameau walking boots for you to choose from when you know you’ll be outdoors in inclement weather, and Le Chameau also offer a selection of footwear accessories to keep your outdoor footwear in tip top condition.
Don’t forget to browse our collections of men’s outdoor wear & women’s outdoor wear, including men’s outdoor footwear & women’s outdoor footwear, and even outdoor accessories. You’ll even be able to kit out your little ones with our collections of kids outdoor wear and kids outdoor footwear at Greaves.