In spite of its fairly small size, the United Kingdom boasts plenty of stunning scenery. From seemingly massive mountain peaks in the Scottish Highlands to the deep canyons and ravines of Wales, there are plenty of gorgeous landscapes to see. Add in thick forests, verdant valleys and white cliffs, and there’s no shortage of sites to check out on your next water sports adventure.
Best time to visit:
May to October
Pound sterling (GBP)
English, Welsh, Gaelic
What’s the weather like?
The UK has a temperate climate in spite of its northern latitude. This generally means that the country experiences cool and wet winters and warm and wet summers. Average temperatures tend to sit around 5 ºC (41 ºF) or more in the winter and reach 15 ºC (59 ºF) or more in the summer
How to get there:
This generally depends on where you are heading in the country. Trips to England’s Lake and Peak districts (where most outdoor activities take place) generally begin with a flight into Manchester Airport (MAN). Trips to Scotland generally begin with a flight into Glasgow Airport (GLA). And trips to Wales generally begin with a flight into either Cardiff Airport (CFL) or Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LPL). From any of these airports, it is easiest to rent a car and drive to your final destination