The ultimate UK adventure bucket list for 2017

The UK: Possibly the most underrated travel destination going?

If there is one think I have learnt to appreciate through my 36 crazy months of travel, it’s the UK and the beauty within this incredible country.

Until recently, I blindly overshadowed the beauty here in my home country. I’ve spent thousands of pounds on travelling abroad, and I’ve spent the majority of my time convinced that the best travel out there was located in far flung corners of the world. Everywhere but in the UK.

But adventure really is RIGHT on my doorstep and my bucket list for UK adventures is growing by the minute.

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How many of you have been to the UK and just stopped off in London before moving on?

I’m sure many of you have…

In fact, until last year, when I made a conscious effort to travel more domestically, even I hadn’t seen much more of the UK than London and a bit of Cornwall. And that was because work took me to London and I have some family down in Cornwall.

See my Great Britain blog posts here

It’s time to uncover the beauty in the UK and I’m so excited to do so.

I’m planning to be based in Europe for at least the next 6-8 months, in which time I am on a mission to explore more unseen corners of the Queen’s land.

In hope to inspire some of you guys to do the same, here are a combination of incredible adventures I’ve already done and adventures I hope to embark on in the UK during 2017, all of which make up my…

Ultimate UK adventure bucket list for 2017

I have marked their locations on a Google map below…

  • Head down to the White Cliffs of Dover

ON MY UK BUCKET LIST

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  • Take a camper van and explore Wales

ON MY UK BUCKET LIST

  • Head to the Isle of Wight and combine your trip with Bestival!

See my Bestival blog post here

  • Explore the Isle of Man

ON MY UK BUCKET LIST

  • Grab your friends for a weekend to explore the Yorkshire Dales

Legendary weekend. See my itinerary and blog post here.

  • Have a party weekend in Leeds

ON MY UK BUCKET LIST

  • Enjoy a cosy weekend in Langland Bay, Swansea

See the blog post from my perfect weekend here

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  • Go hiking in Scotland

ON MY UK BUCKET LIST

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  • Head towards Essex and explore Mersea Island

ON MY UK BUCKET LIST

  • Take on the ‘Yorkshire 3 peaks’ challenge

See my ‘Guide to taking on the Yorkshire three peaks challenge’ here

  • Go on safari at Port Lympne

ON MY UK BUCKET LIST {Who knew we had safari options in England?!}

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  • Have a weekend away in the Surrey hills

ON MY UK BUCKET LIST {walks, cosy English pub lunches, and a good old B&B}

  • Go on a road trip around Devon

ON MY UK BUCKET LIST

  • Rent a camper van and take a road trip around Cornwall

This was one of my favourite 2016 adventures by far! See my roadtrip itinerary here and my camper life insight here

  • Camp in the Lake District

ON MY UK BUCKET LIST {lakes, hikes, campfires}

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  • Go on a road trip to the coast of Northern Ireland

ON MY UK BUCKET LIST {Giants Causeway, good food, beer and fresh air}

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Love as always + happy adventuring,

Mollie x

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  • Ellie Dobbs

    Mollie I live in the Isle of Man! It is such a beautiful place and super cool to see someone wanting to visit as it truly is amazing 😀 If you come over it would be ace to meet up and hang out or something – there are some really beautiful areas that I would be happy to show you 🙂 x

    • Yes 100% keen an eye out on social – i’ll be there eventually and i’m always keen to meet new adventure buddies 🙂

  • Holly

    Lovely post Mollie 🙂 It is so true, it is sometimes far too easy to forget how beautiful the UK is. I have made an effort to explore more of the UK over the past few years and have loved it!! If you want some recommendations head over to my blog for posts about the Lake District, Cornwall, Whitstable, Cotswolds and more…http://bit.ly/1P6ZWnV

    Holly x
    http://www.ldnmuse.com

  • Betsan

    Brilliant bucket list, and yeeeey I’m so glad that Wales is on there! Here are a few places that you definitely shouldn’t miss – the Gower coast (the coastline around Swansea); Pembrokeshire and its coastline (the only coastal national park in the UK); Ceredigion coastline, Hay on Wye festival, the National Eisteddfod (largest music and poetry festival in Europe), Snowdonia National Park – tons to do here from ziplining / underground trampolining in a massive cave / diving / rockclimbing etc! Looking forward to reading your posts! 🙂

    • i actually went to the gower coast – just totally forgot to include it in this post. I’m going to add it now infact :_)
      Snowdonia is a big one too – oops!
      Fancy being my blog assistant? 😉

  • Lauren

    Absolutely check out Pembrokeshire! Barafundle bay and Bosheston lily ponds. On a nice day there is no where better to be! They are both super close together too! And of course St Davids city to see the cathedral! Loads of little quirky shops around there and some great walks!

    • Ah yes – forgot about there! Heard amazing things. One of my best friends goes every year with her family. I’ll add that to my list!
      Thanks babe <3

  • YES to the party weekend in Leeds! I live here and can say it’s definitely good for a night and and even a weekend break that can be combined with doing the 3 Peaks or just exploring the gorgeous countryside of Yorkshire. I think this little country of ours is so incredibly underestimated for the adventures you can have here and I’m also making my mission to explore more of the homeland. First up, I think I’m going to head down to the Jurassic Coast 💛​That place has been on my bucket list for a long time!

    • that’s all i’ve heard! MUST get there soon for some cheek cocktails!! I’ve done the three peaks so maybe i’ll combine it with something else hahaha!
      I totally agree – so underrated.
      I don’t even know where the jurassic coast is!?!! hahah i’m about to google it now 🙂

  • heya! just wanted to say the three images you have for Dover are most def not Dover!! these are of the 7 Sisters, Beachy head near where I live in eastbourne!

    gorgeous walk though then goes over these cliffs to the river cuckmere and country pub I’d def recommend! xx http://sarahinwonderlust.blogspot.com/2017/03/wanderlust-24-hours-in-highest-capital.html