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Active Holiday Choices You’ll Love To Take

Lots of people love lazing on a hot, sunny beach somewhere exotic. But if you find you’re getting up and going for a wander after a few minutes, you might be better suited to an activity fuelled holiday instead! There are plenty of choices around the UK for a weekend, a week, or even longer. With so many choices, you may find you’re looking for excuses to take more leave from work!

Cornwall is probably the best place to surf in the UK. Hardcore surf fans may even say it’s the best place in the world! Cornwall is certainly a beautiful place to spend time. And if the weather’s against you there are plenty of other things you might try while you’re there. Cornwall is full of little villages, and walking from one to the next can be an enjoyable way to spend a weekend. After all, there are usually pretty good pubs in everyone!

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If walking is definitely your preferred pace of life, you really can’t go wrong with a holiday in the Lake District. Sure, it rains a lot here. But if you’re not too fashionably conscious to wear a waterproof, then you’ll still love every mile. This is also campsite central. You can literally carry your accommodation with you and walk from one site to the next each day. There’s no shortage of cute family run B&Bs if you prefer a proper mattress and a full English breakfast.

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Cycling is not just for the fit and fearless, despite what you hear on the news. There are thousands of miles of cycle routes published for you to try. If you have a good insurance policy, there is no reason why you can’t enjoy cycling to the max. Pick a company with a good cycle claims service that protects you as well as your bike. Some cycling tour companies hire out bikes. This means you can travel light, enjoy some cycling, and get home without worrying about the bike.

Britain is a pretty small island. That means there is plenty of coastline for us all to enjoy. And when you’re on the coast, sailing can be one of the best ways to while away your holiday leave. You can find lots of sailing clubs and sailing schools all over the place. There are plenty of boats for hire too. If you fancy taking a tour along one of the coastal areas of the UK, then why not take some seafaring lessons, hire a boat and have some fun?

Scotland is the place to go if you love climbing. It’s not just the hills that you can traverse either. Some of the mountains are incredibly challenging, so check the local weather report before you head out. It might be best to take a tour or start with some lessons to ensure you’re in peak physical fitness before you head out. And if it is winter, check the snow report, grab your board, and enjoy! Wherever you are in the UK, there’s no need to travel away. Make the most of a homegrown holiday the active way.

Of course, it had to be the Ford Escort RS Cosworth Rally set, featuring the legendary Michelin Pilot model

Things to spend a student loan on: Scalextric

You’ve moved out of your parents house, the government has just deposited £1200 (or there abouts) in your bank account and all you have to do until the next payment is attend some lectures, feed and water yourself and keep a roof above your head.

Anyone who says school days are the best of your life clearly hasn’t been to university.

Joe chose to go to Falmouth University to study English. Being a harbour town on the far end of the country, close to beaches and with arguably more sunshine than any other university, it seemed like a great place to spend three years.

One evening after a few too many Rattler Cornish Ciders, Joe and the lads decided it was time to replace the television with a huge Scalextrics set… A week later, and a few hundred pounds lighter in the pocket, this was the result:

Monaco comes to Falmouth

The photos are a bit rubbish, but then camera phones were in those days!

Of course, it had to be the Ford Escort RS Cosworth Rally set, featuring the legendary Michelin Pilot model

Of course, when browsing eBay for suitable Scalextric sets, it just had to be the Ford Escort RS Cosworth Rally set, featuring the legendary Michelin Pilot model. We bought 2 of these, along with a couple of other sets to make the huge track.

With plenty of time on our hands, we were able to create a 'Works' car, sponsored by Falmouth & Porthtowan Surf School, whom Joe happened to be working for at the time. Freeriders Surf Shop also featured prominently in the 'free stickers' draw of Joe's cupboards.

With plenty of time on our hands, we were able to create a ‘Works’ car, sponsored by. Freeriders Surf Shop…

The banked corners proved a lot of fun

The banked corners proved a lot of fun… Although one of the Cosworths would stick like glue where the other would launch itself across the room

The Ford Fiesta XR2i Scalextrics Car wasn't very popular, was sluggish and for some reason just didn't handle very well...

The Ford Fiesta XR2i Scalextrics Car wasn’t very popular, was sluggish and for some reason just didn’t handle very well…