At the start of the year, Alastair Humphreys called for people to live more adventurously in 2015, challenging us to spend a night out in the wild, once a month for the year.
Since that call to arms I’ve seen a rise in the number of great blog posts, videos and photos of people venturing for wild camping microadventures.
There’s some great stories of adventure out there I thought I’d put together a monthly round-up of ones that caught my attention.
If you think I’ve missed anyone out, or would like yours included, then leave a comment below.
Chris and his friend Bubbaanna wild camped on some grassy ground near Guildford in Surrey.
I particularly like how Chris tells the story of the adventure via Instagram, an approach that works really well.
Our first microadventure post from the US.
David set out for a wild camp with friends in Colorado, wow, just imagine having that as your background for microadventures…
The Rolling Donkeys
The Rolling Donkeys (Matt, Dan and Matty) specialise in microadventures with bikes and hammocks : speed and comfort, a great combination.
They camped out in a wood in the Cotswolds and took some excellent photos along the way. Bacon and fresh coffee for breakfast, oh my!
Anita and her friend Maxine camped out in a wood near Sheringham on the lovely north Norfolk coast.
“I could hear the sea in the distance it was beautiful“.
Yes! that is exactly why we wild camp.
Graham and friends camped out in the The Forest of Bowland in north-east Lancashire. There’s some great photography by Graham of this slightly spooky-looking wood.
“We woke in the morning a little cold due to the damp but blown away with where we found ourselves!”
Tim and his mate Mark spent a night in a wood full of pheasants in west Berkshire.
“As it was a Friday night, there would most likely be a Saturday shoot happening”
Go and read Tim’s report to see if they survived the night!
“A microadventure on the English moors, at the worst time of the year? LET’S DO THIS”
I love how Mike starts his report, precisely the kind of heroic attitude I like to see!
There are some photos right out of Game of Thrones in this post from a snowy Yorkshire wood.
Bev and her friend Tracy camped out the night near Radstock in Somerset.
Check out the YouTube video below:
“We sure had a laugh” – well, exactly!
Jonathan and his friend Mags enjoyed a spot of wild glamping on the verandah of a wooden barn (nothing wrong with a spot of wild glamping!).
Jonathan took along a ‘beer can stove’ which sounds kinda cool. Drink beer, cook food, exactly my sort of thing!
Ellie spent a snowy night bivouacking under a tree in the Brecon Beacons.
I like it when she comments:
“I contemplated what I was about to do. It seemed a little bit insane“.
Haven’t we all thought exactly that at least once when starting out for a wild camp?
After cancelling my January adventure due to illness, I was determined to make up for lost time with two microadventure wild camps.
- a lovely night out in Wicken Fen in Cambridgeshire
- a wet and windy (but also fun) camp in my back garden with Harry, my 13 year old son, and our pet dog, Smithy
(note: I’ve taken some images from the blogs for this post, if you’re a blog author and rather I didn’t use your photo let me know and I’ll remove it).
Did you manage a microadventure wild camp in February? Do you have one planned for March? Let me know in the comments below!