If you fancy getting out and about on the water, soaking up all the sights and sounds nature has to offer, sneaking into secret coves and chancing upon scenes few get to see, kayaking is the answer.

Unlike, say, stand-up paddle boarding, you can get a surprisingly long way with little effort in a kayak. It’s simple, easy to pick up, and as high or low energy as you’d like. Choose to go solo or double up with a friend or loved one.

Here's our handy beginners' guide to kayaking.