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‘Falling face first into a wall of chlorinated water’: a beginner’s guide to inland surfing
Meant to be less intimidating to novices than the open ocean and more consistent for the pros, surfing in a wave pool is not without its perils

Donna Lu

29, Dec, 2021 @4:30 PM

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It can feel like the world’s most spectacular wilderness; the savage beauty of Connemara
Connemara has inspired film crews, writers and maharajahs with its wild mountains and endless expanses of sky and sea

Fergal McCarthy

17, Nov, 2021 @7:00 AM

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My impulse to surf with strangers from the internet was a social experiment gone very right
Lonely after returning to Australia during the pandemic, an ad posted on Gumtree became a perfect welcome mat

Sarah Doyle

20, Oct, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Sealife and surfing in Scotland: the wide-open spaces of Tiree
The Inner Hebrides isle known as the Hawaii of the North is home to shimmering white sands, powerful landscapes and a new boutique hotel

Isabel Choat

14, Aug, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Cornwall: 10 small group trips offering big outdoor adventures
Locally run outfits offer some of Cornwall’s best activities, including kayaking, coasteering, paddleboarding and via ferrata

Wyl Menmuir

26, Jul, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Wave of success: staycations and Olympics drive surfing boom
For Britons cooped up over lockdown, the sport is proving an irresistible opportunity to reconnect with nature

Miranda Bryant

25, Jul, 2021 @12:00 PM

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10 of the UK’s best surfing and boarding beaches, chosen by readers
Big breaks and paddles from the Hebrides to Cornwall, with glorious walks, pubs and campsites once you’ve dried off

Guardian readers

10, Jun, 2021 @10:00 AM

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10 challenging UK outdoor adventures for children and teenagers
Activities like hiking, cycling, surfing and kayaking are ideal for enjoying nature as a family. Take your kids’ skills to the next level on one of these advanced trips this half term

Sam Haddad

27, May, 2021 @10:41 AM

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10 adventurers on their trip of a lifetime
Drawing on memories of epic journeys can help sustain us through lockdown. Experts share their greatest conquests – and where they plan to go next

Kevin Rushby

21, Nov, 2020 @7:00 AM

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How Bob Marley helped me paddleboard from Land’s End to John o’Groats
Music doesn’t only transport us to happy times and places – it can, as this adventurer found, be a companion and motivator on our travels

Cal Major

20, Nov, 2020 @6:30 AM

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Cold play: how to enjoy UK outdoor activities – even in winter
There’s no such thing as bad weather, just bad gear, say the experts, who share their top spots for winter fun – and the kit that can make it all possible

Kevin Rushby

24, Oct, 2020 @6:00 AM

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10 of the best UK hostels for adventures – and the rule of six
Shared dorms are out, but these private rooms are great value and a safe base from which to explore glorious beaches, walks and bike trails this autumn

Antonia Wilson

15, Sep, 2020 @5:30 AM

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