by Ellen Varney
What did you do for Britain's national day - and night - of adventure?
We had an amazing night. I arranged for 15 of my friends to come and camp in a field that my dad owns. It’s not near any houses and most of my friends had never camped. There was good bonding helping each other put up new tents, bbq, etc.
What went right?
It’s been so dry that we couldn’t have a camp fire but we made do with marshmallows on the bbq instead! I haven’t arranged anything like this for years, but seeing Wild Night Out made me decide to get everyone together. It’s so hard to get groups of people together nowadays so having a set day was ideal inspiration! Everyone loved it and we aim to do it more regularly now
Any memorable moments?
Most memorable moment was full moon chasing! This involved crossing various electric fences to get the best view!
WILD NIGHT OUT: GET INVOLVED
There are so many ways you can go wild at night. Anyone and everyone can take this opportunity to make some amazing memories to treasure forever. To get your imagination going, we’ve gathered together some ideas, stories, and how-to guides to help you design the very best Wild Night Out for you.
Everyone needs a Wild Night Out!
Join us to tackle Snowdonia’s toughest and most beautiful peaks - all fifteen over 3000ft. One of the UK’s biggest hiking challenges, only the most determined finish.
19th - 21st July 2019
Learn the basics of bikepacking on this introductory course, pedal in the Peak District and sleep under the stars on this popular weekend adventure. Suitable for beginners.
3rd - 4th Aug 2019
Voted as one of the ‘Top 50 things to do in The World’ by Lonely Planet, this River Journey Adventure just outside London is one not to be missed! Spend a weekend perfecting your paddling and wild camp in a secluded woodland.
31st Aug - 1st Sept 2019
Experience the mountains in a completely new way, with this Full Moon Night Hike in the Black Mountains. We'll be summiting Waun Fach whilst everyone else is tucked up in bed.
14th - 15th Sept 2019
Enjoy an exhilarating weekend scrambling some of Snowdonia’s most iconic, rugged ridges and receive specialist psychological performance coaching to improve your mental focus for more challenging routes.
27th - 29th Sept 2019
Join Explorers Connect in Cornwall for our End of Summer Party! Surfing, hiking the SW coast path, BBQ, and a night at the Proms at the open air Minack Theatre. ‘Sea’ the season out in style.
27th - 30th Sept 2019
Join us for some group fun in the warm waves of North Devon this October, staying in some luxurious surf lodges just a stone’s throw from the beach. Beginner-friendly.
11th - 13th Oct 2019
This hands-on workshop will see you distilling your adventures into sentences that sing. It'll cover the techniques to harness your story and editors' pet hates. It’ll consider what you want your words to do and help you find your style.
23rd - 24th November 2019
Our annual ski and snowboarding trip is back! Explore the hidden gem of La Rosière, with all the fun of an Explorers Connect trip, all abilities welcome.
19th - 26th January 2020
Location is everything on this unique adventure. Our lodge is remote, accessible only on foot and surrounded by the peaks of Great Gable and Kirk Fell in the heart of the Lake District National Park.
6th - 8th March 2020