SEA CLIFF CLIMBING AT CULVER DOWNS, ISLE OF WIGHT

Bear Grylls 10 most amazing experiences in Britain

I often write about great places to travel to and experiences to do. Most of the time I end up writing about places outside of the UK, but our unique island has some amazing places to visit and is quite diverse, from the sandy beaches of Cornwall to the snow top mountain of the highlands and everything in between.

Sometimes trying something new doesn’t have to be mean travelling to other side of the planet and Bear Grylls agrees with us.

He is probably best know for his survival shows which takes him all around the world, but he can also be found exploring on our door step in the British Isles.

He teamed up with VisitBrtain to support their campaign “Home of Amazing Moments” which is promiting the incredible experiences avalibel to you on your own doorstep.

“We truly live in the most beautiful country… spectacular and always beautiful,” Bear said. “And it’s where I learnt so many of the skills I use on adventures around the world. I hope you enjoy this home that I am so proud of and share your amazing adventures in Britain using #OMGB.”

So, without further ado, here are Bear Grylls 10 most amazing experiences in Britain.

CLIMBING BEN NEVIS IN THE SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS

I’ve spent much time here, scaling the highest mountain in Britain, and it’s where my dad learnt to climb!

CLIMBING BEN NEVIS IN THE SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS
Photo: Martin_vmorris

PARAGLIDING AROUND THE SUGAR LOAF PEAK IN THE BLACK MOUNTAINS, WALES

PARAGLIDING AROUND THE SUGAR LOAF PEAK IN THE BLACK MOUNTAINS, WALES
Photo: Florianlaguntzaile

One of my favourite things has to be flying around in my powered paraglider, riding the winds and soaring through the mountains near my Welsh home.

REACHING THE SUMMIT OF PEN Y FAN IN THE BRECON BEACONS NATIONAL PARK, WALES

The views from the highest summit in south Wales are so impressive and I love the little lake under the north face, half way up the mountain.

REACHING THE SUMMIT OF PEN Y FAN IN THE BRECON BEACONS NATIONAL PARK, WALES
Photo: Robert J Heath

ENJOYING THE ISOLATION OF BEN LOYAL IN THE SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS

ENJOYING THE ISOLATION OF BEN LOYAL IN THE SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS
Photo: David McGregor

This is my favourite mountain in Britain, on the north coast of Scotland, and where I met my wife Shara!

CLIMBING AND CAVING AT MALHAM COVE IN THE YORKSHIRE DALES, ENGLAND

The Yorkshire Dales are amazing and have been shaped by some fierce forces of nature, including this inspiring limestone formation that you can get inside… and up on top of!

CLIMBING AND CAVING AT MALHAM COVE IN THE YORKSHIRE DALES, ENGLAND
Photo: Bear Grylls Ventures

THE VIEWS FROM SKIDDAW IN THE LAKE DISTRICT NATIONAL PARK, ENGLAND

THE VIEWS FROM SKIDDAW IN THE LAKE DISTRICT NATIONAL PARK, ENGLAND
Photo: Bear Grylls Ventures

This is the first mountain I climbed with my wife Shara. It’s one of the largest fells in the Lake District and the walk up from Keswick has superb vistas.

EXPLORING THE LLŶN PENINSULA COASTAL PATH, WALES

EXPLORING THE LLŶN PENINSULA COASTAL PATH, WALES
Photo: Bear Grylls Ventures

Chilling out in Wales, lying in the long grass, with Shara and our three boys beside me – this is when I am happiest. The rest of our year is so busy, so we tend to holiday just us as a family on our small island hideaway in Wales, where we have limited communication and no mains power or water. This nearby coastal walk, also known as the Edge of Wales Walk, is spectacular.

SEA CLIFF CLIMBING AT CULVER DOWNS, ISLE OF WIGHT

I used to run up to Yarborough Monument here when I was training for the military, and some of my earliest, fondest memories are of making boats and learning to climb with my dad on the sea cliffs. These were the foundation stones for all my love for adventure, and that closeness with him.

SEA CLIFF CLIMBING AT CULVER DOWNS, ISLE OF WIGHT
Photo: Isle of White

SNOWDON BY FOOT - NOT TRAIN! SNOWDONIA, WALES

SNOWDON BY FOOT - NOT TRAIN! SNOWDONIA, WALES

Adventure is at the heart of what we love as a family and hiking in stunning Snowdonia is a favourite. We also have a few of our Survival Academies nearby.

SCRAMBLING IN THE CUILLIN MOUNTAINS ON THE ISLE OF SKYE, SCOTLAND

SCRAMBLING IN THE CUILLIN MOUNTAINS ON THE ISLE OF SKYE, SCOTLAND
Photo: Thierry Gregorius

These rocky mountains – where I guided Hollywood actor Ben Stiller for my TV show Bear’s Wild Weekends – are widely considered the most challenging and rugged terrain in Britain.

So know we know what you will be doing around Britain, you now just need to find a near by campsite.

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