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Outdoor Activities In Bristol - 32 experiences

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With its docks, hills, river, parks and vibrant cultural offering Bristol packs an awful lot into a relatively small space! If music and theatre are your bag there’s plenty on offer, whilst those wanting to learn a thing or two about craft beer are well served by many small breweries offering tours and tastings. Despite (or maybe because of!) its hills, Bristol is the UK’s first ‘cycling city’ and once you’re off the roads it’s easy to see why, with the magnificent Downs parks, the wooded trails at Ashton Court, and the fantastic Bristol to Bath Railway Path. The docks lend themselves to various watersports too, alongside the many bars surrounding them, meaning there’s a little something for everyone in Bristol!
Bristol Kayaking

Outdoor Activities in Bristol

With all the outdoor spaces and sports mentioned above, it's no wonder Bristol is popular with those who love the outdoors! It's even got its own surf lake! There are also plenty of great walks from the city itself, and if this still doesn’t float your boat why not explore the urban environment in a more exciting way with a treasure hunt?!

Climbing in Bristol

With crags, gorges and quarries Bristol packs an awful lot of climbing routes into a relatively small space! In addition to a great variety of indoor climbing walls, Bristol has almost 3000 climbing routes packed into the wider city area. In the immediate city area there’s the Avon Gorge, which offers fantastic climbs of up to 80m within minutes of leaving the city itself. Close by climbers also have the picturesque valleys of the River Trym and River Frome, whilst slightly further afield Cheddar Gorge - the largest gorge in the UK - is home to one of the country’s most famous climbs (Coronation Street), and there’s some great sea cliff climbing between tides at the cliffs between Portishead and Brean Down. Guiding and instruction are available.

Kayaking, Canoeing and SUP in Bristol

The City Docks play host to a huge range of watersports activities, with kayaking and canoeing featured prominently. The nearby River Avon also providers plenty of opportunity for a leisurely paddle in a more rural environment just a short distance outside the city centre.
Kayaking in Bristol

Cycling in Bristol

Officially the UK’s first ‘cycle city’, Bristol has lots of brilliant cycling options for all types of cyclist, from relaxing family cycles along the Bristol to Bath cycle trail, or in the Downs parks, to the purpose built mountain biking trails at Ashton Court. It’s also within an hour of some of the top mountain biking locations in the UK at Cwm Carn in South Wales.

Surfing in Bristol

Whilst Bristol has always had a good location being under 2 hours from the great surf of both North Devon and South Wales, now it’s gone one better...and brought the surf to the city! Home to the UK’s second artificial surf lake, the Bristol Wave, now surfers of all levels can get reliable waves no matter the weather!

Outdoor Activities for Kids and Toddlers

Getting kids outdoors is vital to mental and physical health. What can sometimes seem daunting to parents, it doesn’t have to be anymore. Facilities have improved vastly across many places. What’s important is to stay stocked up with all necessary supplies and never be too far away from facilities. Search for Suitable for families in our listing page and you’ll find all activities that providers have suggested are suitable for kids. If you’re looking for other alternatives for your kids, check out the National Trust Outdoor Spaces, Forestry England and search for your local AONB.
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Outdoor Activities for Adults

Beyonk is the home to finding outdoor activities to do. Simply search through our listing page to explore your local outdoor activity for adults! Rock climbing is often a sport we try out in school which many adults are returning back to. It’s becoming ever more popular as a great way to get fit, see the best of the UK and gain a strong community of like-minded people. There’s a wealth of kayaking, canoeing, paddleboarding and other Watersports opportunities nearby and a wealth of adventure activity weekends to choose from. If you’re after something more specifically, drop us a message and we’ll scout it out for you.

Extreme Outdoor Activities UK

Want to find your next challenge? Use our filters to search for ‘Tough’ in effort level. This’ll give you some of the most extreme outdoor activities in the UK. From the Welsh 3000 - hiking 15 peaks above 300 foot in 24 hours - to the Yorkshire 3 Peak Challenge, hiking over a marathon and 3 peaks. There’s plenty of tough challenges to get involved with. Bristol

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