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Microadventure Ideas

Microadventure Ideas

with Alastair Humphrey

So you’re keen to try something new and different this spring. You’re up for a Microadventure. Great!

“But now what?” I hear you ask. “What should I do?”

The good news is that you can do whatever you like on a microadventure. There are even fewer rules than Fight Club.

Night on Corn Du

All I’d suggest is that you hang it on this loose framework:

Sleep outdoors. Don’t use a tent. Pack light. Plan simple. Seek wildness. Challenge yourself.

Those with an asterisk I reckon are the best ones for you to focus on.

  • Sleep in your garden*
  • Swim wild – in a river, lake or sea*
  • Go solo*
  • Go with a friend
  • Go with a family member
  • Tick off some themes: river, hill, mountain, beach, wood…*
  • Take someone on their first microadventure*
  • Take a child for their first microadventure*
  • Do one on a work night*
  • Make a cup of tea on a stove you have made yourself*
  • Sleep by the sea (nobody in the UK lives more than 70 miles from the sea – video here)
  • Sleep under a full moon
  • Spot a shooting star
  • Sleep out below 0 degrees Celsius*
  • Put your own spin on the 12×12 challenge: 12 beaches, 12 Munros, 12 rude place names, 12 counties, 12 different friends…
  • Get there by bike
  • Get there on foot
  • Paddle a river – by canoe or tractor inner tube
  • Learn to identify a new bird or new tree each month
  • Forage for your food, or at least pick some blackberries
  • Do one on Mothers’ Day / Fathers’ Day
  • Go on your birthday
  • Go with some random people you meet online via #microadventure. (Bristol, for example, have their own Microadventure Facebook Group.)
  • Take a novice friend on their birthday
  • Sleep out on a snowy night
  • Sleep somewhere local but new to you
  • Do something that is challenging to you but achievable today (e.g. a ride or walk to a bivvy spot which is hard but do-able right now)
  • Something that requires you to plan, train or put some effort in in some way
  • Lots more ideas for you here.

Thanks Alastair, for this wonderful inspiration.



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Are you also struggling to #stayathome?

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