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!

Upcoming events (5)

South Downs Drawing and Hiking Tour

PO9 1PP

Members only tour - please reserve your place at www.gotread.co.uk

Don’t think you can draw but would like to try? Get a taste for the marvellous world of drawing, in the beautiful surroundings of the South Downs, on our “Make your Mark” sketching tour for everyone!

This is an introduction to loose, expressive sketching – focussed on capturing what you experience rather than creating a perfect image.

An excellent day out for all abilities, we’ll take you on a journey of imagination to discover that you can do more than you think you can!

Whether you’re looking to develop new drawing techniques or brush up on existing skills, this is a chance to have fun with your drawing, build your confidence and unlock your inner creativity.

With helpful instruction, Sue will support you throughout the day, offering one-to-one guidance, tips to help you loosen up, and helping you explore your own style in this informative, friendly and relaxing environment.

You’ll explore the pretty South Downs woodland and patchwork hills, drawing as you go with a sketch book in hand.

Complete a series of sketchings and quick studies, building your understanding of dynamic marking methods and exploring different techniques in creativity and expressiveness to find a style that you enjoy.

With the beautiful South Downs National Park as the perfect back-drop, develop your very own expressive images, using your new skills to get the most out of your drawings and bring your visit to life!

If you can doodle you can draw with us!

What's included?
Pick-up: 09:45 am Havant Train Station, PO9 1PP
Drop-off: 18:30 pm Havant Train Station, PO9 1PP
All transportation
All entrance and activity fees
All art equipment provided
Snacks and local specialties
Full-day guided tour

Tour highlights
Learn new drawing techniques
Increase confidence in your artistic ability
Experience hands-on tuition
Create your own unique work
Hike through the fantastic panoramic views of the South Downs

Lake District Wild Camping Weekend

ST16 2TF

Members only tour - please reserve your place at www.gotread.co.uk

We couldn’t let the year pass without a visit to England’s largest and most popular National Park, the Lake District UNESCO World Heritage Site.

So, for this year’s get-together we’re heading off the beaten track for a whole weekend of star gazing, lake swimming and wild camping in the Lake District.

Set spectacularly in a landscape of mountains, valleys and glacial lakes we’ll be completing the challenging hike up the famous Helvellyn, dipping into the crystal-clear waters of Galleny Force and enjoying the peace and tranquillity of sleeping under the stars at Grisedale Tarn.

This is a wonderfully sociable holiday break, full of the legendary friendliness and humour of the GoTread community.

We hope you can all make it – can’t wait to see you there!

What's included?
Pick-up: 12:00 pm Doxey Long Stay Car Park, ST16 2TF OR 12:15 pm Stafford Train Station, ST162AA
Drop-off: 16:00 pm Doxey Long Stay Car Park, ST16 2TF OR 16:15 pm Stafford Train Station, ST162AA
All transportation
All Camping

Malvern Hills Classic Motors and Hiking Tour

WR14 3AL

Members only tour - please reserve your place at www.gotread.co.uk

A tour for all driving enthusiasts out there!

Come visit the workshops of British motoring specialists Morgan Motors and discover the fascinating world of sports car manufacturing.

This behind-the-scenes factory tour, attracting more than 30,000 worldwide visitors annually, is the ideal opportunity to learn about the history and heritage of Britain’s elegant and beloved sports cars.

Explore the work that goes on in the factory process and discover the traditional manufacturing and innovative technologies involved in the creation of these classic sports cars for more than a century.

You’ll get to experience historic sports cars up-close, admiring the skilled craftsmanship that goes into the making of a Morgan sports car from start to finish.

In the afternoon we head into the beautiful Herefordshire and Worcestershire countryside, for an energetic trek along the ridge of the Malvern Hills!

Renowned for its ancient woodland, rolling pastures and dramatic peaks, soak up the spectacularly unspoilt landscape of the Malvern Hills AONB and take in the sights that were an inspiration to the musical compositions of the celebrated composer Sir Edward Elgar.

You can expect beautiful wild flowers and uniquely wonderful views as you traverse the summits of beacons to experience the panorama over the surrounding counties.

Don’t forget to ‘take the waters’ and taste the pure spring water that flows from the Malvern hills!

What's included?
Pick-up: 10:00 am Great Malvern Train Station, WR14 3AL
Drop-off: 18:30 pm Great Malvern Train Station, WR14 3AL
All transportation
All entrance and activity fees
Snacks and local specialties
Full-day guided tour
Local knowledge, folklore, and history

Tour highlights
Enjoy a behind-the-scenes tour of British motoring specialists Morgan Motors
Discover traditional car manufacturing techniques and innovative technologies
Admire the craftsmanship of classic British sports cars
Visit the Morgan Motor museum
Hike the fantastic panoramic views of the Malvern Hills
Sample spring water from the Malvern Hills

Mendip Archery, Axe Throwing and Hiking Tour

BS1 6QF

Members only tour - please reserve your place at www.gotread.co.uk

Learn the skills of the ancestors on this Mendip archery and axe-throwing adventure!

Sharpen your reflexes and bring out your inner hunter on a purpose-built outdoor archery range.

Fire quivers and hurl axes, shooting at both targets and balloons – just like Robin Hood but without the tights!

With the help of your dedicated instructor, spend the morning practicing your shooting skills and improving your aim.

Enjoy a well-earned picnic lunch before continuing your adventure in the afternoon with an exploration of the gently rolling hills of the Mendips.

We’ll be taking you on an adventurous hike in this protected landscape, showcasing some of the best loved views in England.

Spectacular throughout the summer – you can expect endless sweeping meadows and the most brilliant wild flower displays.

And no Somerset tour would be complete without a stop-off for some cool and crisp local cider – all brewed in the Mendips and full of local personality and character!

If you’re longing for a sense of the epic, a call to adventure and a wind-down in this tranquil area of outstanding beauty, regaling the days’ heroism over a pint… then this tour is for you!

What's included?
Pick-up: 08:45 am Bristol Temple Meads, BS1 6QF
Drop-off: 18:30 pm Bristol Temple Meads, BS1 6QF
All transportation
All entrance and activity fees
Snacks and local specialties
Full-day guided tour
Local knowledge, folklore, and history

Tour highlights
Learn to shoot a bow and arrow with the help of a professional instructor
Learn correct stance for targets, improve your aim and technique
Challenge yourself against a range of targets
Hike through the fantastic panoramic views of Mendip
Sample local ciders

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