Unknown to many, the UK has much to offer to the active and adventurous. British Airways has hand-picked six destinations in the UK for the adrenaline junkies. From kayaking in the heart of London to abseiling in Northern Ireland or galloping on horseback in Scotland, there are plenty of adventures to keep your blood pumping.
British Airways’ country manager for Malaysia Vivian Tan-Loh said, “The UK have a wide array of stunning natural landscape that are made for adventurous activities. If you are looking for new and exciting experiences, an adventure holiday will definitely leave you with unforgettable memories and great stories. Malaysian travellers can easily access these destinations with British Airways extensive network in the UK. “
Kayaking along River Thames, London
Ever thought of touring London from a different perspective? What about a view from the River Thames? You can do just that by kayaking down the River Thames in a unique evening sight-seeing experience. See London shimmers on the waters as the sun sets and the lights come on. And just in case you think it is going to be a breeze, be warned that the tides of the river can be quite challenging!
British Airways offers daily flights from Kuala Lumpur to London on its technologically-advance Boeing 787-9.
Rock climbing at Stanage Edge, Hathersage
Located in the Peak District National Park, Stanage Edge is the largest of the gritstone edges that overlook Hathersage in Derbyshire. Approximately four miles in length and 458m at its highest point, Stanage Edge is a popular destination throughout the year for adventurers. The edge is made of one of the finest gritstones and is ideal for rock-climbing. The Edge’s tip can be snow covered in winter.
While working out those upper body muscles at Stanage Edge, you may want to know that Keira Knightley and Matthew MacFadyen were on location here in 2005 when filming Pride and Prejudice.
Take British Airways to Leeds Bradford if you are heading to Stanage Edge. The airline offers special promotions for selected UK routes if you book and travel by 1 November 2016.
Cycling at Lake District
Whether you are a road cyclist or a mountain biker, you will be spoilt for choice in the Lake District National Park. The Park offers country lanes, cycle ways and bridle ways to suit all levels of cycling experience. There are bicycles for hire across the Lake District.
If you prefer a nice stroll, you can choose to either amble around the lakes or take a more active route along the high-ridge walks. For the ultimate challenge, take the “Tree-Top Track” where you swing, fly, and climb through oak woodland canopy.
To reach to the Lake District, travellers can take the airport bus from the Manchester Airport. British Airways offers up to 56 direct flights per week to Manchester Airport.
Skydiving at Hibaldstow
Hibalstow is the site of a former Royal Air Force satellite airfield. The airfield was taken over in the early 1990s as a parachute centre and now you can go skydiving at the centre!
A 20-minute instruction is all you need to be ready for a tandem dive. Enjoy the exhilaration of a one-minute freefall from 15,000 feet. It will definitely be one of the most unforgettable experiences of your life!
To get to Hibaldstow, you can take British Airways to Manchester Airport and continue onward either by rail or road.
Horse riding at Isle of Skye, Scotland
Relive how Scottish warriors of old travel – on horseback across lochs and dales. Enjoy the wild natural beauty of quintessential Scottish highlands on trained ponies and horses. Isle of Skye offers a wide range of horse trails to suit every age and ability; from lead rein to a fast canter – the choice is endless and the scenery breath-taking.
From London, you can fly British Airways to Inverness and travel by road to Isle of Skye.
Multi-adventuring at Giant’s Causeway, Northern Ireland
An UNESCO World Heritage Site, Giant’s Causeway consists of over 40,000 interlocking basalt columns – the result of a volcanic eruption. It is located at the northeast coast of Northern Island and is the fourth greatest natural wonder in the UK.
Giant’s Causeway is the mecca for adrenalin junkies. From canoeing to abseiling to ziplining, there is an adventure activity for everyone. If you are all tired out from the day’s intense adventure, indulge in a spot of glamping would be a great way to end the day.
A Games of Throne fan? Giant’s Causeway offers you a glimpse of Westeros, a respite from your high-octane adventure.
British Airways flies non-stop from London to Belfast from London Heathrow and Gatwick.
Malaysians can now fly to London on British Airways’ latest and most technologically-advanced Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner which features the impressive new First cabin. British Airways’ flights from Kuala Lumpur land at the airline’s home at London Heathrow Terminal 5. From here customers can enjoy stress-free onward connections to destinations in the UK, Europe and the US. Exclusive to customers of British Airways and Iberia Airlines, Terminal 5 was named by Skytrax in March 2016 as the Best Airport Terminal for the fifth year running; it also won the Best Airport Shopping award.