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Sea caves & sandstoneDevon

Famous for the glittering waters of the English Riviera and the silvery crags that peek from beneath blankets of purple heather; this is a landscape for adventure and relaxation seekers alike. Devon is home to a variety of hidden wild swimming spots, beautiful rural walks, majestic medieval towns with gothic cathedrals and miles of unspoiled sandy beaches. With its crystal-clear waters and dramatic sea cliffs, it’s easy to understand why Devon is England’s true hidden gem.

Devon has some of the most beautiful countryside and coastline that England has to offer, boasting two of the United Kingdom’s fifteen national parks, Exmoor and Dartmoor and an UNESCO Global Geopark. The county is also close to other excellent adventure destinations situated in the southwest of the country, such as Cornwall, Bristol and Dorset, which draw thousands of visitors every year.

Explore Devon

Adventures that you can do on your own, with the right knowledge, skills and equipment

Local Guides

Find local specialists who provide organised adventures in this area, great for those without experience or equipment

  • Gorge Walking, Climbing, Mountain Biking

    Adventure Tech UK

    Adventure Tech UK

    Adventure Tech UK is an outdoor adventure and activities operator located in North Yorkshire.

    They offer canyoning, climbing and mountain biking for groups of all abilities alongside a variety of technical courses.

    Equipment and professional instruction are provided.

  • Gorge Walking, Climbing, Kayaking, Coasteering, Rafting, Sailing, Surfing

    Adventure Britain

    Ty Anturiaeth, 83 Church Rd, Seven Sisters, Neath, GB, SA10 9DT

    Adventure Britain is an outdoor adventure and activities operator located just outside the Brecon Beacons in Wales, a short distance from Swansea and Cardiff.

    They offer a range of activities in South Wales including canyoning, rock climbing, kayaking, canoeing, coasteering and surfing. Rafting is available near Bala or at Cardiff's new £13.3m Olympic course in Cardiff Bay. Sailing is offered in North Devon.

    Equipment and professional instruction are provided alongside a variety of accommodation, food and transport options.

  • Sailing

    East Antrim Boat Club

    88 Coastguard Road, Larne, Antrim, BT40 1AU

    East Antrim Boat Club is situated in Larne in County Antrim, Northern Ireland on the coast.

    The club offers RYA sailing courses for members and non-members including adults and children of all abilities.

    Equipment and instruction are provided by the centre. Other facilities include parking.

  • Sailing

    Craigavon Watersports Centre

    1 Lake Rd, Craigavon, BT64 1AS

    Craigavon Watersports Centre is located at Craigavon Lake in Craigavon, County Amagh, Northern Ireland. 

    The centre runs individual lessons and RYA courses for adults and children of all abilities, from beginner to advanced. The centre also has sailing boats to hire for more accomplished sailors.

    Equipment and instruction are provided by the centre. Other facilities include showers, toilets, a café and parking.

  • Sailing

    Causeway Power and Sail

    Coleraine Marina, Portstewart Road, Coleraine, BT52 1RW

    Causeway Power and Sail are based at Coleraine Marina in Londonderry, Northern Ireland.

    They offer RYA approved courses for adults at beginner level and more advanced courses. They also offer day sailing opportunities and shorebased courses.

    All equipment and instruction is provided. Other facilities include on board toilet and refreshment facilities.

  • Sailing

    Causeway Coast Sailing

    Ballycastle Marina, Bay View Road, Ballycastle, BT54 6BT

    Causeway Coast Sailing are situated along Antrim's causeway coast departing from Ballycastle Marina in Northern Ireland.

    The centre offers day sailing opportunities for adults and juniors with fun sailing and courses using a Comfort 30 yacht.

    Equipment and instruction are provided by the centre. Other facilities include on-board toilets and refreshments.