In a previous post I announced my early spring micro-adventure: a wild camp in a wood that I pass every day on my commute to, and from, London.
I’m pleased to say the adventure went well and I spent a very enjoyable, and cosy, night in my hammock.
I took a bunch of photos and shot some video, all of which you can see in the short (5mins or so) clip below.
The wild camp was great fun and waking up in the hammock to the dawn chorus was very special, there’s something quite wonderful about sleeping in the open rather than being enclosed in a tent.
I met a dog walker as I was packing up my gear, he pointed out I was on private property. I gave him my biggest grin, explained that I’d leave no trace whatsoever and complimented the wood on its beauty. He seemed happy with this and went on his way.
So…what next? A couple of work colleagues have expressed an interest in joining me on the next one, sometime in May. Google maps have been consulted, OS maps looked at, locations considered.
Check back for more!
(and thanks to Alastair Humphreys for the initial idea)