Are you addicted to adrenaline? Do you laugh in the face of danger? Is your heart hooked on buzz-inducing hazards? Are your adrenal glands hardened to working overtime? Are you in the middle of a BASE jump right now?
If so, the UK could be the place for you.
While Dear Old Blighty is perhaps best known for its endless grey weather, its royal family and its obsession with tea, there are actually plenty of ways discerning adrenaline junkies can get their fill in almost any part of the country.
As a result, a growing number of risk loving tourists are shunning the traditional hotspots in favour of a few days pushing themselves to the limit by trying some of the most exhilarating experiences the UK has to offer.
Here are three of the best …
Segway Driving Experience
If you’re looking for a gentle introduction to the UK adrenaline scene, you can get your kicks from a Segway driving experience that’ll have you whizzing through the British countryside on a machine capable of zooming along at an impressive 12.5mph.
It may not sound like much, but when you’re astride a two-wheeled self balancing vehicle that’s powered by batteries, your heart will be pumping, your knuckles will whiten and you’ll be desperate to do it all again at the end of your session. We guarantee it.
Extreme Downhill Zorbing
Once you’ve settled in to the British way of life by experiencing a Segway, why not crank things up a notch by signing up for some extreme downhill zorbing? If you’re scratching your head wondering what on earth this involves, let us enlighten you.
Basically, it involves entering a massive plastic orb, which allows you to roll your way around a steep hillside – but there’s a twist. Add in 10 gallons of water and the whole experience takes on a new dimension as you slip and slide like a newborn giraffe on ice skates.
We’ve all dreamed of making our way down a mountain faster than Usain Bolt riding a bullet train, but unless you want to break both your ankles, it’s not possible – but canyoning can turn your dreams into reality.
Quite simply, this extreme sport (where all protective equipment is included) involves bravely jumping, abseiling and sliding down natural water slides and waterfalls as you scream, whoop and holler while making your way to the bottom of the mountain
Now it’s your turn …
Do you have any other ways our thrill seeking readers can get their adrenaline fill in the UK? Please let us know by leaving a comment – we’d love to read what’s top of your list.