Last week’s blog was about building a positive attitude and mental resilience to help achieve your goals and a sense of wellbeing. Armed with life-hacks to get you feeling good, January is a great time to blow out the winter cobwebs and get active, creating endorphins which boost your natural immune system (which, let’s face it, is probably due some love!)
If you want white-knuckle thrills slightly closer to the ground, head for North Wales. In what once was the world’s largest slate quarry, Penrhyn Quarry is now home to the fastest zip line in the world, Velocity 2, where you can fly at speeds of up to and over 100mph, 500m above the bright blue quarry lake. With over 1.5 kilometres of descent over 4 parallel zip lines, Velocity 2 allows you to enjoy the experience alongside your family and friends.
Rather than being just pie in the sky, let’s leap right in with an activity that gets you skydiving from heights of up to 15,000 feet! Active Skydiving’s fully accredited instructors take you through a comprehensive course teaching you the fundamental skills required to become a qualified skydiver in as little as 8 jumps. Run over a week to 10 days, courses are designed to qualify you for a British Skydiving A licence, allowing you to jump worldwide.
Active Highs, based in the heart of the Great Glen near Loch Oich and the Caledonian Canal, offer a great range of adrenaline pumping outdoor activities to satiate every thrill-seeker. However, for the ultimate in water-based adventure to leave you gasping, their white water rafting might just leave your bucket-list overflowing.
If you’d rather surf the wave than drive a donut, The Wave is for you. Based in Easter Compton, Bristol, it’s the first inland-surfing destination of its kind, where people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities can experience the joy of surfing and its many physical and mental health benefits. Groundbreaking technology generates up to 1,000 quality waves per hour across the 180m long surfing lake, ranging from 50cm to almost 2m in height.
Put the pedal to the metal and unleash your inner Stig at Drift Limits, where you can select from a fleet of track prepared cars and take it to the limit on a selection of incredible experience days. Whether you choose to slew it in a supercar, drift a Nissan 350z, or burn some serious rubber in a stunt driving experience, you’re guaranteed to leave with a smile on your face!
The hottest ticket for multi-terrain, nature-immersive exploration, Coasteering in Cornwall is out of the ordinary adventure along the dramatic Cornish coastline. A mix of adrenaline, adventure and exploration that you can make as difficult or as easy as you like, it’s a great way to see the secluded, wild scenery Cornwall has to offer, which otherwise wouldn’t be possible. Fancy launching yourself off a cliff into deep waters? You can. Want to swim along the coast in some of Cornwall’s most beautiful water? That’s on the agenda, too.