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)

Chichester Harbour Stand Up Paddleboarding

PO9 1PP

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

Come and try one of the fastest growing water sports out there – Stand-up Paddleboarding!

Tailor-made for beginners, this is the perfect introductory session to give you a taster into the fantastic world of SUP.

With guidance from an experienced instructor, spend the morning perfecting your basic paddling techniques! Learn how to mount and dismount your board safely, paddling, performing turns and developing your balance.

Use your new SUPing skills to explore and enjoy the stunning surroundings of the Hampshire coastline, developing your abilities on calm waters – ideal conditions to build your confidence and enhance your technique.

In the afternoon we continue the adventure with a visit to one of the most untouched coastal areas in Southern England – the Chichester Area of Outstanding National Beauty.

Famous for tens of thousands of native and migratory birds which flock to this wildlife haven – it’s the perfect location for all budding twitchers out there!

Follow the trails of intricate creeks, saltmarshes and mudflats, watching the multitude of birds encircling the shoreline and soaring in the sky.

Enjoy this little area of tranquillity and see the many types of waders, swans, gulls, terns, herons, and wrens in the area – and perhaps even meet a harbour seal or two!

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
Snacks and local specialties
Full-day guided tour
Local knowledge, folklore, and history

Tour highlights
Learn the basic skills for Stand-up Paddleboarding
With a professional instructor paddle, turn and develop your balance
SUP along the stunning Hampshire coastline
Explore Chichester AONB wildlife haven
Enjoy picturesque creekside villages

Dorset Coasteering and Hiking Tour

DT4 7BN

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

Join us for an extreme coastal adventure this summer in the magnificent Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty!

Renowned for its stunning Jurassic coastline, this is a must-see trip to the first British natural World Heritage Site.

Learn about the geology and ecology of the dominating chalk landscape as you hike through ridges and valleys stretching along one of Britain’s finest coastlines.

Discover the prehistoric sites and native wildlife of the extensive Dorset landscape. With stunning views and amazing places to photograph, this tour showcases some of Dorset’s most iconic locations and most distinctive countryside.

The adventure continues with one of the most challenging and exciting ways to discover the secrets of the coast – coasteering!

This is a truly adrenaline-fuelled and physical adventure. You can expect plenty of scrambling over rocks and jumping off cliffs as we reach those hidden and most unreachable stretches of the Dorset coastline.

With an expert instructor, you’ll be swimming between the dramatic Dorset cliffs and exploring hidden sea caves in the most exhilarating coastal activity there is.

Coasteering is a great way to get up-close-and-personal with Dorset’s marine species including birds, crabs, fish and seagulls a-plenty as you navigate between the sea and coast on this unique adventure-trail.

Please note: You’ll need to be confident in the water able to swim 50m with basic-level fitness for climbing and pulling yourself into and out of the water for this tour.

What's included?
Pick-up: 09:30 am Weymouth Train Station DT4 7BN
Drop-off: 18:30 pm Weymouth Train Station DT4 7BN
All transportation
All entrance and activity fees
Snacks and local specialties
Full-day guided tour
Local knowledge, folklore, and history

Tour highlights
Visit Dorset’s most iconic locations
Explore the first British natural World Heritage Site
Learn the skills of Coasteering
Cliff jump, rock climb, sea swim and explore caves along the magnificent Dorset coastline
Discover Dorset’s marine species
Enjoy local history, folklore and a countryside picnic with snacks

Pembrokeshire Coastal Foraging Weekend

BS1 6QF

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

Join the multi award-winning naturalist and conservationist Steve England for a fantastic coastal foraging experience in the beautiful surroundings of Pembrokeshire National Park!

Connect with nature in this weekend by the sea, exploring the coastline with Steve and foraging for wild and edible coastal plants and foods. Learn about the wonderful sea life and visit the dazzling beaches and secret coves that West Wales is renowned for.

With extensive knowledge about wildlife, wild foods, bushcraft and natural history, Steve will lead you on a journey of discovery, across rocks and gullies, sandbanks and mudflats, showing you the art of hunting with your hands and foraging responsibly without disturbing the wildlife.

You’ll learn about the geology and geography of the coastline, delving into its prehistoric past to find out how the rocks were formed. Uncover a world of seashore delicacies as you sample sea vegetables and search the rock pools and shallows for clams, cockles, and oysters!

And there is the opportunity to try your hand at fishing too! Learn how to cast a line and fish for mackerel and saltwater bass as you discover the fun of catching and cooking your own fish!

Steve will show you how to clean, safely prepare and cook-up your catch in time for a well-earned seafood supper, full of the flavours of the coast.

And the adventure doesn’t end there! Enjoy an overnight camp with inspirational coastal views followed by an early morning trip to one of the most incredible wildlife experiences in Britain – a visit to the famous puffins of Skomer island!

Take a boat trip to observe the special beauty of this unspoiled Pembrokeshire island, teeming with wildlife and home to thousands of puffins and many other seabirds. A superb way to observe the local wildlife and maybe catch sight of a porpoise and seal or two!

Pick-up: 08:00 am Bristol Temple Meads Train Station, BS1 6QF
Drop-off: 18:30 pm Bristol Temple Meads Train Station, BS1 6QF
All transportation
All entrance and activity fees
Overnight camping
Snacks and local specialties
Full-weekend guided tour
Local knowledge, folklore, and history

Meet multi award-winning naturalist and conservationist Steve England
Learn about the fascinating geology and wildlife of Pembrokeshire National Park
Forage for wild and edible coastal plants and foods
Fish for bass and mackerel
Learn to prepare and cook your catch
Enjoy an overnight camp with inspirational coastal views
Take a boat trip and meet the puffins of Skomer island

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

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