What we're about

There are lots of things you'd love to do! And loads of places you'd love to see! But everything takes SO MUCH time to organize, is in the middle of nowhere and costs an arm-and-a-leg.... then this is the group for you.
We're GoTread and we're a new breed of adventure tours. We want everyone to be able to enjoy amazing adventures - as EASILY as possible - no matter what your budget is.
So we've created the UK's first Pay-What-You-Want adventure club!
How it works: Become a member, reserve your place and pay nothing upfront. After your tour is complete - YOU determine what the tour is worth. And then YOU choose the price you want to pay!
Our tour groups are small (no more than 8) with a relaxed and friendly vibe. They're run by our wonderful team of tour guides who love outdoor adventure and fill the tours with local knowledge, folklore, and history.
We go to National Parks and areas of beauty. Our adventures include hiking and caving, rock-climbing, kayaking, pony-trekking, bushcraft skills...you name it, we do it. And we're massive champions of everyone-can-give-anything-a-go - ALL OUR TOURS SUPPORT FIRST TIMERS :)
From those secret local beauty spots to the mainstream sights and attractions - we'll take you to places that we know you'll enjoy as much as we do!
We provide all transportation including pick-up and drop-off from a central train station, entrance and activity fees and snacks and local specialties. So all you need to do is enjoy your adventure!
GoTread is a not-for-profit social club. The local community is very important to us, as well as the protection of our beautiful countryside. We work with local businesses, source local produce and donate our profits to a different local charity each year in support of #maxtheweekend.

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South Downs Sea Kayak and Hike

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Day Itinerary

Meet your guide at 10:00 am Fareham Train station PO14 1AA.

Begin your adventure in the South Downs National Park with an easy woodland walk, exploring the beautiful and peaceful Forest of Bere!

Steeped in history, discover the secrets of this ancient forest, from a medieval hunting ground to the oak plantations that once supplied the Royal Navy with timber for ship building.

There’s plenty of wildlife to enjoy along the way, as you traverse streams and heathland, farmland and rolling hills, discovering the tranquility and beauty the South Downs is renowned for.

Enjoy the magnificent backdrop in this ancient forest, as you rest those weary feet and delight in a lunchtime picnic, absorbing the spectacular views – ice creams are guaranteed!

In the afternoon this historic adventure continues with a sea kayaking tour across the sheltered waters of Portsmouth harbour.

Well-suited for beginners, this sea kayak provides a delightful opportunity to explore the Hampshire coastline, observe wildlife in its natural environment and get great views of the South Downs!

Under the expert leadership of your instructor, take a friendly paddle to Portsmouth’s Historic Dockyard, learning about Portsmouth’s rich history and military heritage.

Glide past medieval fortifications and naval warships, exploring the natural harbour and Site of Special Scientific Interest by water, and see those wild areas that are havens for wildlife – if you’re lucky you may even get the chance to spot some of the famous Solent seals!

There’s time to visit one final famous local beauty spot to capture the views as the sun sets, before ending your day of historic adventures with a return to the drop-off at 18:30 pm Fareham Train station PO14 1AA.

Walk details: 8 km / 5 miles | Total ascent 74 m | approx. 2 hours

Terrain: A easy route in mainly forested areas, with gentle to moderate gradients. Largely obstacle free (some gates, but no stiles or steps) mostly stone-surfaced forest tracks and some softer, narrower woodland paths.

Mendip Wet Caving and Hike

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Day Itinerary

Meet your guide at 09:00 am Bristol Temple Meads train station, BS1 6QF.

Start your morning with a wet and wild caving adventure in the famous Swildon’s Hole!

If you’re experiencing caving for the first time the small caves at Burrington Combe will get you hooked – no previous training is required! Walk, climb and scrabble along the famous natural underground passages and chambers admiring the beautiful formations created thousands of years ago.

Suitable for novices and experienced cavers alike, join the underground river as it winds its way through the cave and be amazed by the stunning rock formations, caverns, pools and waterfalls on this unforgettable subterranean adventure.

Perfect for those looking for a fun and exciting challenge – and a chance to get thoroughly wet! – it’s no wonder Swildon’s is one of the top 10 caves in Britain.

Emerge from below ground for a well-earned Somerset pub lunch and a chance to replenish those energy levels, before setting off in the afternoon for a scenic trek!

Enjoy visiting the famous caves of Mendip including the Rock of Ages, Aveline’s Hole, and Goatchurch Cavern before a final stop at Beacon Batch.

After your day of walking, climbing and scrabbling along the rocky crags of Mendip, take a rest at the summit of the highest hill in Mendip and admire the stunning views stretching across Somerset.

And, of course, no Somerset tour would be complete without a toast to the day with some cool and crisp local cider – all brewed in the Mendips and full of local personality and character!

End your day full of stories of the days’ heroism in time for the drop-off at 18:30 pm at Bristol Temple Meads train station, BS1 6QF.

Walk details: 8.2 km / 5.1 miles | Total ascent 288 m | approx. 2.5 hours

Terrain: An easy to moderate route, on woodland trails and heathland. Expect stony paths, uneven and soft terrain. Some slopes and portions of moderate climb.

Dartmoor Clay Shooting and Hike

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#### Day Itinerary

Meet your guide at 09:15 am Exeter St Davids Train station EX4 4NT.

Enjoy a morning out on the shooting range with our clay shooting experience!

A fantastic introduction to the sport, this is a challenging and fun shooting workshop designed for the complete beginner, with a variety of different targets guaranteed to get you taking aim and hitting the spot like a pro!

With an expert instructor to guide you through the whole experience and develop your technique, you’ll gain the skill, timing and hand-eye coordination to get that shot on target time and time again.

And once the final target has exploded into a million pieces, it’s time to rest those trigger fingers and enjoy a spot of lunch, before gearing up for an afternoon out on the moors.

Be prepared for mystery, local legends and history as we step into the moorland landscape which inspired Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes story The Hound of the Baskervilles.

Experience Dartmoor’s wild and historic rugged landscape, as you climb over rocky summits on an uphill trek to the infamous Hound Tor.

Capture spectacular views across this iconic moorland with dramatic twisted tors, ominous granite outcrops and supernatural shadows which have long been the focus of myth and folklore.

As the sun sets, listen to stories of ghost dogs and great black hounds before ending your day of adventure with a return to the drop-off at 18:30 pm Exeter St Davids Train station EX4 4NT.

Walk details: 8.5 km / 5.2 miles | Total ascent 360 m | approx. 3 hours
Terrain: A moderate route in mainly open moorland. Expect steep moorland paths and extensive wetlands with soft and muddy sections.

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