Duration: 2 - 10 nights

Price point: Mid-range

Active guided & self-guided experiences, throughout the English countryside & coast.

  • Active tours including walking, cycling, SUP, canoeing, kayaking, swimming, coasteering and more...

  • Tours available in the Cotswolds, Devon and Dartmoor National Park and Cornwall 

  • Handpicked overnight accommodation ranging from firepit glamping to cosy guest houses to luxury hotels.

  • Expert guides with all the necessary qualifications


For active couples, families and groups of friends; those looking to join a small group adventure or journey on a self-guided walking or cycling trip, there is a tour to suit anyone who wants to embrace the wonderful countryside and coast in an active way.

With routes curated over years of experience, tours take the road less travelled, the most picturesque routes, with a story and destination to each journey, 


Expert local guides are the heartbeat of these tours. Alongside knowing every cafe, pub, trail and track, where the best pints are pulled and how to discover the best views at sunset, the guides love meeting new people and showing off their local area,


At a glance

  • Location: Throughout Southern England.

  • Group sizes: 2 - 16 people, depending on the activity. 

  • Trip type: Small group. Private trips and self-guided also possible. 

  • Season: April to October

  • Grading/difficulty: Each tour is graded from 1 - 5, depending on the amount of activity involved and the degree of difficulty. 

  • Getting there: By train or car

  • Pick-ups: Can be arranged from train station.

  • Parking: Yes

  • Age restrictions: Minimum age 14 on group tours.

Ask an expert

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Our experienced team have hand-picked each supplier. If you have a question we are just a click away.

Sustainability and values

All tours are carbon positive, with minimal use of any powered travel. All tours are operated as sustainable as possible. The supplier also supports bike recycling charities across the country.

If you care about Climate Change, you'll care about carbon emissions from travel
All of the tours offered through Natural Britain have been assessed for the amount of carbon emitted and this is shown against each featured itinerary below. To help make sense of this figure, you can head over to our Carbon Emissions page for useful comparisons with overseas travel etc.

"Rediscover the joy of being outdoors. "

Our story...

The team is led by Will Cairns and Frances Mills who both share a passion for the great outdoors and, just as importantly, an interest in people.

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Active South West

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Cotswolds Active Weekend

Prices from: £419

  • 3 day active break just 90 minutes from London

  • Multi-active trip in the Cotswolds including cycling, walking wild swimming and SUP yoga

  • Cycle from Oxford before paddling on the Thames to your glamping site

  • Stay in Shepherds Huts, enjoy the local pubs and a firepit dinner

Tour runs: From April through to October


Swim Cornwall

Prices from: £449

  • 4 day wild swimming break fuelled by Cream teas!

  • Discover hidden coves and beaches with a qualified swim guide 

  • Sea swimming, estuary swooshing, sea pools and lidos

  • Swims suitable for all levels of swimmer from  dippers to 10k warriors. 

Tour runs: From May through to July

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Cycle the Cotswolds

Prices from: £1,999

  • 6 day guided cycle tour in the English countryside

  • Discover the history and heritage of Oxford, Blenheim Palace and Bath

  • Cycle through the stunning Cotswolds landscape

  • Led by outstanding local guides with experienced support team

Tour runs: From April through to October


Why Natural Britain

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Only things that excite us make it to this list. We want to showcase a Britain that few others get to see.  Our experiences take you away from the tourist hordes and present a magical side of our islands off the beaten track. 

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Our experiences are run by passionate, professional and safety-conscious operators. Whether you want an activity that is physically challenging or are looking for a more relaxing experience, we have options to suit all abilities. 

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We care about the impact of mass tourism on our planet and only feature suppliers that have an ethos aligned with our own.  We check that all the providers listed on our website care for the environment and the communities in which they operate.

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We have many years of experience of  developing rewarding travel experiences all over the world. We have sifted through the bland, mass market offerings and discovered unique, special finds that we know will appeal to discerning travellers.