Explorers Connect

Powering the Adventure Revolution


Welcome to the community of 27,000 people who like to explore new places, try new experiences, meet new people and live more adventurously!

Explorer & campaigner, Belinda Kirk established Explorers Connect as a not-for-profit organisation to help people live more adventurously. The modern world has become too easy, too averse to challenge and too disconnected from nature and this is having a negative effect on our physical and mental health. What we need is an #AdventureRevolution

"I’ve seen adventure change people’s lives and it changed mine, by giving inspiration, building confidence and creativity and bringing people together. The Explorers Connect community believes in making the most of life; together we are making a real difference and having fun." - Belinda Kirk

"I'm right behind the guys at Explorers Connect - there's an explorer in us all and with this fast growing and friendly community, there's real scope for us all to participate, to inspire and to be inspired - to push some boundaries!” - Sir Ranulph Fiennes

“Explorers Connect helps aspiring adventurers to make significant steps towards their dreams – and we all need a little help sometimes!  It is about sharing skills, knowledge and resources with like-minded folk and making the world both smaller and bigger!”Bear Grylls

At Explorers Connect we want to make it easy for you to have more adventures. Come on your own or bring your friends. Everyone is welcome!

How We Achieve This

  • We provide an online home for adventure-seekers to connect, plan and share their own adventures
  • We run unique, affordable and unforgettable adventures, holidays and courses in the UK and abroad
  • We host regular social events where a speaker from the EC community shares their latest adventure with us
  • We help you find jobs in the adventure, expedition and outdoors industry
  • Our annual party is Britain's Most Adventurous Festival Base Camp Festival and we invented Wild Night Out - Britain's National Day of Adventure



Join EC CLUB, the community created to help you find more adventures on your doorstep, seek like-minded people to go with and help you do it cheaper! We're a group of like-minded people who want to have more adventures. We arrange our own activities from walking and kayaking to shark swimming and paragliding but also help you access other adventures and plan your own.

It's not just for the hardcore - it's for ordinary people who want to do extraordinary things. EC CLUB is open to anyone aged 18+. With varied events every month you're sure to have fun, meet new people and most importantly go on some great adventures!

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Great fun with knowledgeable & experienced instructors - would recommend to anyone wishing to advance or refresh their navigation
Always have such fun on these weekends - a great dose of adventure and lots of laughs!
— Abby Frear, MAR 2017
An authentic group of real adventurers, for those with a passion for the outdoors and really exploring. Will come back again soon
— Maria Riley, FEB 2017
Super weekend and group. Excellent gluten free food!
— Briegeen Dolby, FEB 2017
Excellent experience. Expectations exceeded.
— Rui Silva, April 2017
For my first EC adventure it was great to meet a range of people from all walks of life
Company was great, food great, organisation great, venue was great. Never been canoeing before but I would love to do it again
— Helen Pickles, MAR 2017
I had an amazing time on the EC Lighthouse weekend. Such a unique and special place to stay. Belinda & Jim knew loads about the area & wildlife, so not only were the walks beautiful, they were also interesting and educational.
— Olivia Prutz, FEB 2017


A great weekend which was well organised, friendly people both organising and attending, well catered for and I learnt so much. I definitely feel more confident to do more adventures now
— Leanne Downs, August 2016
Excellent teaching in a relaxed and friendly environment. Great weekend!
— Rosemary McDonall, August 2016
Great accommodation, fantastic company as always, great mix of fun, relaxation and activities. Would recommend this weekend to anyone
— Simon Withington, June 2016
I’ve just come back from the Arctic and the adventure of my life. The whole team was put together through Explorers Connect. I wouldn’t have been able to achieve it without you. Thank you.
Awesome weekend of fresh air, sea and plenty of food.Amazing experience swimming with seals and got a great surf in too - what more could you want?Thanks for fantastic hospitality once again
— Pippa Taylor, June 2016
Another Awesome Weekend! Thanks - you guys rock!
— Peter Snowman, June 2016
Very clear calm instructing. Learnt a lot in a non-pressurised way. Excellent weekend, good company and teaching. Achieved way more than I expected
Loved it thanks :) Walks were lovely, great setting and food was delicious. Looking forward to the next Explorers Connect weekend


Thank you Belinda Kirk and Amy Bibby and everybody on The Island weekend escape. That was the best weekend I have had in a long time. Kayaking was brilliant, exploring was fun, as it is such a beautiful island, even in the rain. The group were a truly wonderful bunch, every one of you. It was a privilege to meet you all and spend time with you
— Rod Newing, May 2016
In the last 4 years I’ve been on three amazing expeditions, all thanks to Explorers Connect. I found team mates and advice through the community - without which I wouldn’t have succeeded - as well as an overwhelming feeling of support from coming to your events. I tell all my friends about Explorers Connect
Belinda - what a fab weekend! Really enjoyed it and wanted to say thanks again for being you and making these things happen in a world that really needs these things to happen. See you very soon
— Jean Morris, May 2016
What a lovely bunch of people.... thank you for taking my EC virginity, a really well organised trip, great to meet you all.... thank you for being so warm and friendly xx
Great course. Instructors were informative and knowledgeable. I have learnt a lot this weekend and refreshed skills I have not used for a long time. Very pleased!
I really enjoyed the Skills for the Hills Course and have got our of it exactly what I wanted. I now have the confidence and skills to go out on my own and with friends into the outdoors
Explorers Connect is a fun, inspiring and amazing group of individuals who love adventure, want to see the world and do something different. Since joining Explorers Connect just over a year ago my world has been opened up. Explorers Connect has helped me to do things I would never have imagined doing. The monthly talks, weekend adventures, Base Camp Festival, groups and website have been amazing. EC shows you that adventure is open to everyone and that there are people out there who want to help you experience it.