Bite-Sized UK Adventures for the Jubilee Bank Holiday

Have you brought your two-man tent down from the attic yet? With the bank holiday just around the corner, we’re planning where we’re going for the long weekend. Maps out, knapsacks packed, sat nav set for… somewhere new. There’s nothing like four stretching summer days to entice us out into Britain’s diverse landscapes in search of a little adventure – even if that means braving a night under canvas.

This year, while some might be planning to scale Ben Nevis or follow in the footsteps of the great explorers of the past, our idea of an expedition is shaping up to be a little more achievable. A sense of discovery doesn’t require sky-scraping peaks or treacherous pathways; the breathless excitement of the unknown can still shimmer when you’re setting off on a journey in your own backyard. These seven bite-sized adventure ideas across the UK give you the chance to succumb to a little Swallows and Amazons nostalgia without needing to raid the Snow Peak store for survival supplies. Bucket hats on and boots laced, we’re all going on a bank holiday adventure.

Easy exploits: seven small-scale UK adventures for cub explorers