We're at that wonderful time of year where spring is slowly starting, one blossom at a time. And as the days get longer and the daffodils have a big stretch and pop up to say hello, our summer plans are blossoming too. Look. We love winter, but we're also ready to be warm again. We're ready for warm water, dramatic coastlines, dusty trails and rocky mountain ridgelines.

Lucky, then, that the UK has no lack of those things. From Snowdon to Skye to the Cornish coast, Britain is chock-a-block with wild, rugged, remarkable spots of nature that might as well have been tailor-made for adventure. We've lined up 18 examples from around the UK below, to take the stress out of sorting your summer plans - and give you more time to appreciate the flowers.

1. The Snowdon Challenge

Two Kayakers on Llyn Padarn in Wales, near Snowdon.

Take on one of the UK’s most rewarding mountain challenges in just one day. A 17km cycle, 14km trek, 5km paddle and 10-hour sweat to the finish line. You'll bike across Snowdonia National Park (Eyri National Park in Wales), tackle the trek to the top of Mount Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) and kayak around the stunning Llyn Padarn. 8 hours of unrivalled action in one of the UK’s wildest adventure playgrounds.

The Snowdon Challenge | Much Better Adventures
Book your spot on a small group, locally-guided adventure to tackle one of the UK’s most rewarding mountain challenges.

2. Surf, Coasteer and Wild Camp in Cornwall

Coasteering in Cornwall

Learn to surf on some of the UK’s best beaches. You'll push yourself outside of your comfort zone with rocky traverses, cliff jumps and wild swims as you navigate the rugged headland, then retreat to your wild camping spot in the woods for woodland games, axe-throwing and a bit of slack-lining.

3. The Lake District Challenge

Hikers walking on the fells in the Lake District

Tackle 12hrs of unrivalled action in the heart of the Lake District, a 20km cycle, 10km trek and 5km paddle against the clock. Hop on a bike and burn through the epic ups and downs of Grizedale Forest. Hike the top of the Old Man of Coniston then grab your paddle and kayak across Coniston Water to the finish line.

The Lake District Challenge | Much Better Adventures
Take on one of the UK’s most rewarding challenges in a single day - a 20km cycle, 10km trek, 5km paddle and a 12-hour sweat to the finish

4. Intro to Mountaineering on the Isle of Skye

Views across the Cuillin Mountains on the Isle of Skye in Scotland

Hike through the indescribable beauty of the Isle of Skye, the most stunning island of the Inner Hebrides. You'll learn essential climbing skills in the spectacular Cuillin Mountains and tackle the renowned Inaccessible Pinnacle, Scotland's most notorious munro, before abseiling off the top.

5. Isle of Rùm Expedition

Hikers on the Isle of Rum, off the west coast of Scotland

A truly wild adventure on a remote island in the Scottish Inner Hebrides. Rùm is an island of no roads, forgotten castles and a mere 29 residents where you'll wild camp in deserted spots alongside rocky shorelines. You'll traverse the six peaks of the Rùm Cuillin ridge, topping out on Askival (812m) for the ultimate panorama of the Western Isles. Keep watch for eagles, otters, seals, dolphins and the ubiquitous red deer.

Isle of Rùm Expedition | Much Better Adventures
A truly wild adventure on a remote island in the Scottish Inner Hebrides

6. Yoga, Surf and Wild Camp Weekend in Cornwall

Woman practicing yoga in the forest

Hit the Cornish coast for some expert-led surf lessons tailored for beginners and avid surfers alike. You'll learn to surf on beautiful beaches before taking the chance to relax, unwind and recharge with some restorative outdoor yoga in the Cornish woodland. Come nightfall, you'll sleep beneath the stars in canvas bell tents in this peaceful, natural setting.

7. Summit to Sea Expedition in Scotland

Hiker overlooking views of the Cairngorms

You'll begin by climbing Cairn Gorm, the legendary 4000ft mountain right at the heart of the UK’s largest National Park. Summit bagged, you'll then traverse the Cairngorms National Park and canoe the rapids of the River Spey all the way to the sea. En route, you'll tackle the notorious ‘washing machine’ section as you paddle through the Speyside whisky region, camping on the riverside, and brave the cold waters to wild swim in Loch Etchachan, at over 1000m above sea level.

Summit to Sea Expedition in Scotland | Much Better Adventures
Traverse the Cairngorms National Park and canoe the rapids of the River Spey all the way to the sea

8. The National Three Peaks Challenge

A man hiking Snowdon

Climb the highest peaks in Scotland (Ben Nevis, 1345m), England (Scafell Pike, 978,m) and Wales (Snowdon, 1085m). This is often done within 24 hours, but you can also take more time to enjoy the challenge!

Climb Ben Nevis in Winter | Much Better Adventures
Join a small group with a local guide to learn essential winter mountain skills and summit Ben Nevis! Book your next Much Better Adventure today.

9. Welsh 15 Peak Challenge

Two climbers on the Welsh 15 Peaks challenge

15 mountains, 4000m of gain, 1 incredible weekend: tackle the highest peaks in Wales in a single weekend. Hike and scramble through the Carneddau, Glyders and Snowdon ranges, where you will also ascend ridges, cross linked peaks in rapid succession and experience the stellar views and natural beauty of Snowdonia, the largest National Park in Wales.

10. 100km Canoe Expedition Across Scotland

Canoes on the beach in Scotland

Traverse 100km of flat water and experience the Great Glen Trail on a long-distance canoe adventure across Scotland - from Fort William in the west, to Inverness in the east along the Caledonian Canal. Cross the legendary Loch Ness and pretend that you’re not secretly looking for monsters. Wild camp at remote and beautiful spots along the way surrounded by some of the UK’s highest mountains.

100km Canoe Expedition Across Scotland | Much Better Adventures
Cross Scotland from Fort William in the west, to Inverness in the east along the Caledonian Canal

11. Intro to Wild Swimming, Surfing and Yoga in Cornwall

Swimmer in the sea on a Cornish beach

Swim in secluded spots, catch some waves and enjoy relaxing restorative yoga in the Cornish woodland. You'll enjoy two professionally guided wild swimming sessions in Cornwall’s sheltered bays and coves. Later, grab your board for a chilled surf lesson and unwind with some restorative yoga in a woodland barn. Come nightfall, bed down in a private surf camp deep in the woods and kick back beneath the stars in your shared bell tent.

Surfing and Yoga Weekend Adventure in Cornwall | Much Better Adventures
Join a small group adventure on the Cornish coast for a fun weekend of expert-led surf lessons, outdoor yoga and wild camping in a private woodland retreat.

12. Adventure Skills Workshop in the Peak District

A group of hikers learning outdoors skills in the Peak District

Master the art of adventure over an inspiring weekend, where you'll learn how to navigate, read the weather and prepare, pack and plan your next journey into the wilds. Hike through the Hope Valley, stomp to the top of Mam Tor and boost your outdoor photography skills along the way. Return home rejuvenated, motivated, and more prepared for your next big adventure.

Adventure Skills Workshop in The Peak District | Much Better Adventures
Master the art of adventure over an inspiring weekend with ex-Commando, outdoor photographer and expedition leader, Ian Finch

13. Kayak and Wild Camp the West Coast of Scotland

A kayak on the water in the West Highlands of Scotland

Paddling along stunning volcanic coastline, you'll discover the remote bays, craggy skerries and crystal clear waters of the dramatic West Highlands. Each night you'll wild camp on white sand beaches and islet-studded sea lochs. Keep your eyes peeled for otters, porpoise, seals and sea eagles; forage for shellfish, seaweed and coastal plants; and brave the Atlantic Ocean for a cold water wild swim.

Kayak and Wild Camp the West Coast of Scotland | Much Better Adventures
Paddle the remote bays, rugged coastline and crystal clear waters of the dramatic West Highlands

14. Intro to Gravel Biking Weekender

Gravel biking through a field in the Chilterns.

Everyone's talking about gravel cycling, but what exactly is it? Find out on this cycling trip through the beautiful Chilterns countryside. Ride along the Ridgway, through woodland and along ancient green lanes over a weekend. Bell tent glamping and campfires in the evening make this an idyllic weekend.

Intro to Gravel Biking Weekender | Much Better Adventures
Develop your cycling skills on mixed-terrain trails in the English countryside, with expert guides to help you hone your technique.

15. Lake District 15 Peak Challenge

A hiker climbing the mountains of the Lake District

Tackle 15 peaks and 3,850 metres of ascent in The Lakes over an epic long weekend, while soaking up Cumbria's wild and inimitable landscapes. Stomp along wild ridges and rugged fells - including Scafell Pike, the highest mountain in England - before a scramble along the iconic Striding Edge. Come nightfall, you'll bunk down in cosy yurts at a peaceful secret spot, tucked away in the gorgeous Borrowdale valley.

16. Surf, Coasteer and Yoga in Wales

Wild swimming on the Pembrokeshire Coast in Wales

Dive headfirst into a weekend adventure in the magnificent Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. Feel the adrenaline of rocky traverses, wild swims and cliff jumps as you coasteer along a rugged headland in west Wales. It's not all about the rush, though - channel your inner zen with yoga sessions on the beach, sandy toes and sea breeze guaranteed. You'll also learn to surf with local experts, on some of the best stretches of beach in the UK.

17. Hike, SUP and Wild Swim in Snowdonia

A man stand-up paddleboarding on Llyn Dinas, beneath Snowdon in Wales.

A rejuvenating weekend in a wild Welsh wonderland, where you'll hike through pristine Snowdonian landscapes to reach idyllic wild swim spots such as Llyn Dinas and paddleboard across Llyn Padarn (one of the largest glacially formed lakes in Wales) to discover hidden lagoons and inlets, all with friendly local guides. You'll also camp beneath the stars in bell tents, with spectacular mountain views of the Snowdonia National Park.

Hike, SUP and Wild Swim in Snowdonia | Much Better Adventures
A rejuvenating weekend in a wet and wild Welsh wonderland

Inspired? Check out all of our adventures in the United Kingdom, from one-nighters to long-weekenders.