Explore nature around Britain on a short solo trip

Go hiking, swimming and explore Britain's scenic mountains and lakes on your next solo getaway. These are some of the destinations recommended by explorers who enjoyed a relaxing break, surrounded by nature. Discover them all for your next trip.

Keighley, England. Take a road trip to Keighley, there's plenty to see on the way too

1. Keighley, England

Take a road trip to Keighley, there's plenty to see on the way too

S Stacey

The village is amazing! It was sunny and warm while I was there, perfect for sightseeing and walking on the moors. The Bronte Parsonage is a must! My goal this year was to travel alone and encourage others to as well! I will do it more often – it was a great experience! I did a road trip starting at the Edinburgh Fringe, then to Lindisfarne, Berwick-upon-Tweed – ending up in Haworth (Keighley). Lots of sightseeing, beach walking, exploring new places! It was great! I liked the fact that I could do what I wanted, when I wanted! 

Barrow-in-Furness, England. Take a solo ride on a motor boat on Lake Windermere

2. Barrow-in-Furness, England

Take a solo ride on a motor boat on Lake Windermere

J James

You are about just under an hours drive away from Lake Windmere which has all sorts of... activities! De-stressing tips: Viewpoint walks. Activities I did: Boat ride on Lake Windermere, cycling [and] walking routes. My romantic experience: Being alone in a motor boat on Lake Windmere. I liked the boat ride. 

Shrewsbury, England. Forget about work – visit Powis Castle and hike up Wenlock Edge Chris

3. Shrewsbury, England

Forget about work – visit Powis Castle and hike up Wenlock Edge

R Robert

Shrewsbury is beautifully set in a loop of the Severn... Countryside around is gorgeous – went hiking on Wenlock Edge and along Offa's Dyke, also visited two castles in Wales and the Ironbridge Gorge Industrial Museums. De-stressing tips: Walking, visiting museums and gardens [and] watching the river in the evenings. Places I saw: Offa's Dyke path for walking, Wenlock Edge for glorious views [and] Powis Castle for fantastic gardens. I liked watching the river from the English Bridge at sunset, getting out in the fresh air, enjoying beautiful surroundings [and] not having to worry about work. 

Exeter, England. Explore the countryside and steep yourself in the history

4. Exeter, England

Explore the countryside and steep yourself in the history

K Kathleen

Weather was delightful. Bathed myself in history at the cathedral. Quite an experience. Also loved St. Martin's Church, not nearly as well advertised but actually more ancient and equally interesting. Got home to the misty isle of Ireland, and I wanted to be back in Exeter. I stayed in Totleigh Barton near Sheepshank. Delightful rural scene. I liked the rural scene at Sheepshank, the gorgeous countryside [and] the old-world landscape. 

Windermere, England. Hop on a boat and ride around the lake Marie

5. Windermere, England

Hop on a boat and ride around the lake

A Alireza

Absolutely magnificent. Went on boat trip around the lake. Nice restaurants and lots of local shops to have coffee and enjoy the view. All the places around the lake is beautiful. I liked the boat trip, the greenery, magnificent view and of course driving on the roads surrounding the lake. 

Chorley, England. Get some great pictures at Rivington Reservoir and enjoy the sunset

6. Chorley, England

Get some great pictures at Rivington Reservoir and enjoy the sunset

R Rabia

Weather was rainy with a bit of sunshine, food was lovely, went to Rivington Reservoir to take pictures. I liked [watching] the sunset on Rivington Reservoir. I liked the countryside views. 

Keswick, England. Derwentwater Lake – go rowing, swimming and hiking

7. Keswick, England

Derwentwater Lake – go rowing, swimming and hiking

A Agnieszkb

This is my favourite place ever. Derwentwater Lake, surrounded by mountains. Nice cafes and charming atmosphere. De-stressing tips: Hiking, trekking, rowing [and] wild swimming. Activities I did: Hiking, wild swimiming, Helvellyn [and] Catbells. I just loved it. Beautiful place and loads of outdoor activity possibilities. I liked the lake, town, surroundings [and] atmosphere. 

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