How to have a micro adventure in the UK
Named as one of the top travel trends for 2017, the micro adventure is right up our alley when it comes to weekend escapades.
After all, it’s an “adventure that is short, simple, local and cheap… whilst still being fun and exciting”, according to the man who coined the term, adventurer and author, Alastair Humphreys.
With our weekends being so precious we certainly don’t want to waste them, especially when being careful with finances comes into consideration. That’s why we’ve come up with a host of micro adventures which won’t cost the earth but will inspire even the most unenthusiastic of explorers.
Camp close to home
Pitching tents in the garden is guaranteed to get the children (and big kids) excited about a mini night time adventure. If you really want a challenge, start a fire from scratch, roast some marshmallows and bed down for the night knowing you’re only yards from a hot shower and a morning fry up.
Dark sky stargazing
You may be able to catch sight of the cosmos much closer to home than you first thought. With official Dark Sky Discovery Sites dotted around the UK, this handy map shows local hotspots which are free of light pollution in your surrounding area. Usually based in more rural areas, why not jump in the car and wrap up warm for an evening of gazing at the stars?
Build a den
Spend the day out in the great outdoors, take in the fresh air and get building a den of your very own. You’ll want to gather plenty of branches and leaves and make sure you have sturdy foundations so your hard work doesn’t topple over. It’s a great activity to get the children involved in and you’ll feel like a big kid all over again, too!
Hunt for treasure
Use your imagination and scout out your local area on a Treasure Trail. For just £6.99 you can buy a route map with clues to crack around your home town or city. You’ll be solving codes whilst discovering all the sights on your doorstep.
Meet new people
Fancy an adventure with new people? Great news is you can. Simply go online and search #microadventure for ideas, inspiration and find other like-minded people who want to explore!
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