Let the adrenaline flow and experience bodyflying, flowboarding or waterskiing. Test-drive high performance vehicles, try powerboat racing, or take the controls of a microlight and soar far above the land.
Come back to earth and fly your kite on Dunstable Downs or watch a parade of historic aircraft in the skies at Shuttleworth. See priceless treasures at Woburn Abbey, or uncover secrets at a military intelligence museum. Visit a safari park or look for natterjack toads at RSPB Sandy nature reserve.
Take a hike along Bedfordshire’s Greensand Ridge and see views familiar to Henry VIII, who frequently brought his court here to enjoy hunting as well as dealing with affairs of state. This sandstone with its distinctive greenish hue is the building material used for cottages and churches, so characteristic of the area.
After all this activity, you’ll be relieved to know there are historic coaching inns and picturesque country pubs where you can unwind with a glass or two of local ale and an excellent meal of locally sourced, seasonal produce, such as the Black Horse in Shefford.
Truly beautiful nestled in the historic surroundings of Nether Westcote the Feathered Nest has ale in its blood – its roots having grown from a Cotswold stone malthouse dating from around 1665.
A dreamy Cotswold inn serving award-winning food, the Swan pins its colours to the mast of the flagpole stood outside its doors.
This ivy-clad pub comes in the form of a listed Georgian coaching inn, with high ceilings and open fires, dating back to the 1830s.
In a quaint village setting perched on the banks of the River Wey, the Stag is a perfect example of the very best that a Great British Pub can offer.
The Griffin is a proper local pub with a truly authentic feel that is matched by few other establishments. Family run with great passion, a devoted crowd flock to the well-stocked bar for real ales...
Formerly a medieval hall house, The Cat’s tile-hung exterior fronts a delightfully pubby atmosphere buzzing with locals who are proud to share their hidden gem with visitors.
For those seeking the traditional Cotswold experience or those who have a desire for walking the King’s Head, sitting behind the village green, ticks all the boxes.
Following a much welcomed refurbishment by the new hosts, this historic country pub in the woods at Stoke Row now has a new lease of life. You just have to turn into the car park to see the...
This cute whitewashed pub has more strings to its bow than just pulling pints.