Five summer outdoor pursuits for adrenaline junkies

There’s no rest for the wicked with these fun-filled activities to get you out and about across the network this summer. From rock climbing to canoeing, horse riding and more, these awesome days out can all be reached by train, allowing you the freedom to enjoy a much-deserved cool down and a refreshment during your journey home.

Coasteering in Conrwall

Hotrock Coasteer in Newquay
Feeling brave? Coasteering has fast become one of the most extreme adventure sports of our time, with adrenaline junkies heading to the coast to explore, climb and scramble across towering sea cliffs before throwing themselves into the waves. It’s pretty hardcore but hey, if you’re looking for an exciting activity that could involve spinning around in a whirlpool, coasteering might be the one for you. Hotrock Coasteer in Newquay specialise in adventure activities and offer either two-hour or full-day coasteering sessions.

Wild swimming in London

Hampstead Heath
Though only a short walk from the nearest underground station, the Hampstead Heath ponds feel a million miles away from London’s bustling streets. Water-loving city dwellers in need of an active summer hobby should take up wild swimming in one of three ponds (men’s, women’s and mixed) and experience the thrill of a dip in the blissful freshwater, surrounded by lush greenery and wildlife.

Jet skiing in Weymouth

Channel your inner James Bond and take to the sea on a jet ski with Jurassic Jet Ski Tours in Weymouth. Embrace your rebellious side and enjoy the ride of your life as you take a totally unique guided tour up and down the beautiful Jurassic Coastline – around 95 miles of it. Get your heart pumping as the wind whips your hair and your jet ski launches over the Weymouth waves – the ultimate adrenaline rush for adventurers!

Canoeing in Windsor

River Thames
Water lovers can while away an afternoon gliding along the River Thames in Windsor in a canoe or kayak. With the superb sights of the castle and Great Park for company, is there a better way to spend a sunny day in this historic town? Windsor Canoe and Kayak Tours specialise in guided canoe tours and also offer a canoe and kayak rental service, should you prefer to set off on your own adventure.

Horse Riding in London

Hyde Park
Sure, you can explore Hyde Park by foot, but why not kick it up a notch and experience the wonders of this glorious outdoor space by horseback. Ross Nye Stables offer both adults and children the opportunity to learn to ride a horse on Hyde Park’s sand tracks as well as the five miles of trails around the park’s perimeter. Whether you’re a total novice or you’ve ridden a horse before, this hot-to-trot day out in the capital could offer just the adrenaline boost you need to see you through the rest of the day. Better yet, they’re based just a six-minute walk from London Paddington station.