Outdoor & Adventure
If getting outdoors is your thing then there are lots of opportunities available for you in Wiltshire from the more sedate activities through to thrill-seeking adventures. Wiltshire is calming comforting, refreshing: at the end of a hectic week breathe a deep sigh of relief and head on over. Find out more about Wiltshire’s outdoor and adventure activities below…
What makes Wiltshire so special?
With over half of our county designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, plus the Stonehenge and Avebury World Heritage Site here, we have landscapes that are truly timeless. Step back into our history or take in some of our great outdoor activities and make your time for Wiltshire.
Outdoor activities to explore our timeless landscapes
If you enjoy walking then there is lots of opportunity for walking here. Stroll along the towpath of the Kennet & Avon Canal, climb to the top of Cley Hill for spectacular views or walk long distance trails such as the Ridgeway. We’ve even put together our top 10 places to walk to help get you started. If you prefer a bit more help with where to go why not consider a walking holiday with one of our local walking companies?
Cyclists and horse riders will enjoy the byways that cross the countryside too and get an unique experience of the byways across Salisbury Plain with Stonehenge ATV.
If you enjoy bird watching then head to Langford Lakes Nature Reserve or join Wiltshire Bird Tours for one of their guided tours that take in the local flora and fauna.
Discover the adventurous side of Wiltshire
Whether you fancy one of our driving opportunities with a difference, jumping out of a plane or trying your hand at some of our water activities find out more by booking an adventure holiday in Wiltshire.
Take to our big skies by trying your hand at skydiving and do a tandem parachute jump over Wiltshire? GoSkydive and Skydive Netheravon are on hand to offer this thrill-seeking experience in Wiltshire.
For some more airborne experiences, why not try a hot air balloon trip over the Wiltshire skies? Aerosaurus balloons take off from the Larmer Tree Gardens, for spectacular views over the Cranborne Chase and West Wiltshire Downs as well as certain other south Wiltshire locations and GoFly offer flying lessons to people from Old Sarum Airfield, near Salisbury.
If you prefer to keep your feet on the ground then why not try your hand at one of our great driving activities on offer across the county from rally driving and off-roading through to track driving.
Or how about taking part in some water sports at the Cotswold Water Park? You can try your hand at cable skiing or wakeboarding (or some more sedate water activities if you prefer).
Just a short hop over the Wiltshire border you’ll find Cheddar Caves where you can join in one of the Cheddar X-Treme experiences from caving through to rock climbing or head to Romsey's Golden Gecko Climbing and try out the Challenge Wall.
Want to find out more?
Find out more about how much there is to see and do in the area by browsing the following pages:
Things to do
Ideas and Inspirations
If you want to make a break of it then search our places to stay and for handy tips on how to get here, downloadable guides and more search our plan your visit pages.