The best adventure thrills in the UK

Craving an adrenaline rush? Don’t wait for the adventure-travel heartlands to reopen – you can try abseiling or bungee jumping right here in the UK, says Maya Oppenheim

Friday 28 January 2022 16:51
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<p>Bungee jumping: just as thrilling in Yorkshire</p>

Bungee jumping: just as thrilling in Yorkshire

Post-lockdowns, my approach to UK travel really changed.

Eager to recreate the intrepid highs of travelling abroad that I’d had pre-Covid, I became consumed with recreating the conditions here at home – with finding the same thrill you get from being around the new smells, sounds and street signs of a different country without leaving this island. I wasn’t so bothered about getting on a plane, or the weather playing ball. What I wanted was the buzz of adventure.

As it turned out, we do have some pretty heady thrills here in the UK. From bungee jumping off a 120ft-high bridge in North Yorkshire to abseiling on Brighton’s seafront, I more than managed to find excitement. So, for anyone who’s also fine sticking to these shores for now – but keen for some high-stakes exhilaration – here’s where to find it.

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