We want to help members of the EC community connect with each other to plan adventures locally together
Join one of our groups below
Find a Free - or cheap - adventure close to you (see here) and
Ask others from the community to join you by adding an Event to the Group
Can’t find a group near you?
Register your interest below so we can start a local EC community for your area.
Why do Explorers Connect Local Communities exist?
Fancy going for a hike, a trail run, a wild camp or a wild swim? None of your friends are keen or they're too busy at the office to join you? That's why we've introduced Explorers Connect Local Communities. We believe that being surrounded by like-minded people is the key to more adventures. EC is the original and biggest adventure community in the UK but we think its also the friendliest so please do join us in 2016
How do you know this will work?
In the eight years that EC has been running, one thing has become clear. One of the major hurdles to having more adventures is simply not having a network of adventure-minded people around you. In 2015 we opened two 'local' Explorers Connect communities in Bristol and London. The response was amazing. Hundreds of people are now having more adventures with new friends.
Why do you arrange official EC Adventures?
We will continue to arrange official EC Adventures and special EC CLUB events, these help to financially support the website and free services offered and our members have asked us to keep running them. They also keep up the momentum - anyone can join, even if they 've not got time to arrange adventures themselves. But we believe there are a lot of opportunities for hiking, wild swimming, camping etc on your doorstep that you can arrange yourselves for free or at least very cheap. We hope these Local Communities will be key in helping you arrange more of your own adventures locally as you will find an amazing group of people who are keen to go on adventures too. To facilitate this further we will be publishing ideas and advice on how you can plan more of your own adventures in those areas (watch out for the UK Directory which will be developing over the coming months).
What about EC members outside the UK?
We realise that we have a large community of EC members outside of the UK. We are hoping to spread these groups to you very soon. We are only a tiny organisation working with very limited budgets but huge amounts of passion for what we are doing. Bare with us, we will get a chance very soon to help you grow a community in your area very soon.
How can I help?
- Join the communities and invite your adventure-minded friends.
- The next time you fancy an adventure, don't hesitate, post up an idea for a hike, swim, bike, camp near you and invite others from your Local Community to join you. You will find an amazing group of people who are keen to go on adventures too. More details are on the Facebook groups.
- When you've found great adventures in your area, share them with us (email a short paragraph to firstname.lastname@example.org) We will add them to the adventure Directory for others to use as inspiration.