Outdoor Activities

A Must-see Destination for Outdoor Enthusiasts

Just over an hour's drive from London is the pretty port city of Southampton. The city is known for its interesting history, vibrant culture and unique architecture. There is also a lot to see and do in the city especially for people who love the outdoors. Also important to note for anyone planning to pay the city a visit is the fact that there are many hotels in southampton that cater to a variety of travelers.

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Popular Activities in Southampton

Fishing is a popular activity among locals and visitors alike. Southampton may be a fairly large city but that doesn't mean there aren't plenty of opportunities to escape the hustle and bustle of the city and enjoy the great outdoors. Some of the popular fishing areas in the city limits and nearby include the lake at Southampton Common, the Town Quay, Hill Head, Hamble Common, Chilling Spit, Weston Shore and Magazine Lane. Whether you prefer to fish from the banks of a river or lake or prefer to do so from an inshore boat, there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy both. Another popular outdoor sport in Southampton is clay pigeon shooting. There are clay pigeon shooting sites in a number of areas including Bournemouth, Stockbridge and Winchester.

Other Outdoor Activities for all Ages

Southampton is a great place to visit for anyone interested in a wide range of outdoor activities whether it be on land or on the water. Woodmill Outdoor Activities Centre offers opportunities to go kayaking, Go Ape Southampton offers canopy tours, and a number of sports centres and outfitters offer a wide range of outdoor activities including canoeing, hiking, sailing, biking, bird watching and nature viewing. Summer is the best time to visit if you want to spend time outdoors but the other seasons, including the winter months, still offer a variety of outdoor opportunities.

hotels in southampton

When it comes to hotels in the area, there is a range of motels, hotels, bed and breakfasts, inns and guest homes available. Another popular option, especially for those looking for a more rugged outdoorsy experience, is cabins and some of the outdoor outfitters in the area offer these for rent. There is something available for every budget and preference. Some have restaurants that serves meals throughout the day including breakfast which may be included in the price, other properties have special amenities like swimming pools and hot tubs and some are right in the downtown area while others are further away from the noise and crowds of the centre city.