More share buttons
Share on Pinterest

19 Wild Adventures In South West England

Share on Pinterest

Hit the Wild South West.

Watch the sun set on deserted Tregardock

Tregardock Beach 🌅😍❤️ #tregardock #beach #cornwall #sunset #nationaltrust #beautiful #nofilter #swisbest

A photo posted by 💕Jess Ford 💕 (@fordi27) on

Head to Cornwall for an almost secret, non-existent at high tide, pretty inaccessible, impossibly romantic beach.

Spend a perfect day at Claverton Weir

Tanners at #ClavertonWeir #Claverton

A photo posted by Ryan Hunt (@hyanrunt) on

Stretch out by the singing waters of the weir or explore the shallow pools, located near Bath.

Find the lost village of Tyneham nestled on the Isle of Purbeck

Explore a lost village in Dorset, roam the incredible coastline and watch the sun set on Worbarrow Bay.

Run with wild ponies amongst mystical, moss-covered woodland

Ancient Wistman’s Wood is home to native Dartmoor ponies, and, many believe, faeries.

Swim in the cooling, sun-dappled pools at Sharrah

Swimming in the Dart #sharrahpool #wildswimming #swimming #river #dart #summer

A photo posted by Matt (@corkymp) on

Find this secluded stretch of the River Dart in South Devon and slip into the water.

See the stars from the Lost Meadow Treepod

See the stars from the Lost Meadow Treepod

Via Canopy and Stars

Spherical. Sustainable. Suspended by cables 3 metres above the ground at Broom Park Farm, Bodmin, Cornwall. Book it for a stay for two here.

Take in some tropical island life without leaving England

Walk the sands on Tresco, one of the Scily Isles, where there are no cars. Stay in the Sea Garden beach cottages for 2-10 people, book it here.

Enter the Prison’s Cavern at Hanover Cove

Enter the Prison's Cavern at Hanover Cove

Picasa / Via

Only accessible by Sea Kayak, near Trevellas, Cornwall. Book your adventure here.

Watch the sun set amongst wild flowers at Hod Hill

#beautiful #dorset #hodhill #sunset #summer 😍🌞🍷

A photo posted by Hannya (@hannya_brown) on

Take your own sundowners to Dorset’s largest hill fort, with views over the River Stour running through the leafy woods below.

Re-discover your wild childhood in Treyarnon’s spectacular rock pools

See sea life in its element on the North Cornish coast.

Get the ultimate buzz at Bristol’s first coffee rave

Get the ultimate buzz at Bristol's first coffee rave

Bristol Food Connections / Via

Drink coffee brought especially on a tall ship from the Dominican Republic at the city’s first early-morning ethically sourced dance party. More information here.

Bathe in the cool, clear waters of Squabmoor Lake


A photo posted by Les Drew (@lesdrew1959) on

Find one of Devon’s most secluded wild swimming spots and wade right in.

Find beautiful stranded sea craft in Leigh Woods

See artist Luke Jerram’s latest installation, Withdrawn, in the cool, shady surroundings of the National Trust’s Leigh Woods. Find it here.

Wake up to Cornish birdsong in your own treehouse

Wake up to Cornish birdsong in your own treehouse


A pretty perch for two at Tree Sparrow house in Helston, Cornwall. Book it here.

Fly free on Eggardon Hill at the kite festival

#Eggardon Hill #Kite Festival, #Dorset.

A photo posted by @yuyodrinks on

Or simply take a summer picnic and enjoy the devastatingly beautiful Dorset panoramic views

Pitch your tent amongst pools and wooded streams at Batcombe Vale

Boy on a lake #Somerset #coolcamping #batcombevale @joridley @jordancrossjordan

A photo posted by H💣 (@hbomb_london) on

Sleep soundly at this wild camping spot between Batcombe and Lamyatt, Somerset.

Be a wild bodger, sleeping in a Shepherd’s Hut

Memories of the simple life alone in the forest. #shepherdshut #minimoon #craftycamping #bodger

A photo posted by katerosepeters (@katerosepeters) on

Under the oak trees, looking down on the fishing pool, at this adults-only woodland adventure in West Dorset. Book here.

Pitch your tent at an adults-only woodland haven where campfires are encouraged

Pitch your tent at an adults-only woodland haven where campfires are encouraged

Hole Station / Via

Visit Hole Station in West Devon for true rural camping, where arrivals by pony and trap are common. Over 18s can book in here.

Join the select few who’ve seen this view in person

By finding Parson Robert Hawker’s secret hideaway, for his poem-writing and opium smoking moments, near Morwenstow, Cornwall.