1. Map and compass
2. Chosen mode of transport
3. A sense of adventure!
What to wear:
Pick up your wallet, open the door, step outside...and begin! Choose a train station that's about 30 miles from your home and buy a one way ticket. This distance is likely to take you to an area of lovely countryside and is a distance long enough to be a challenge but achievable in one day. Once you've arrived at your destination, hop on your bike and cycle home. I'd suggest you navigate homewards using a compass rather than a map, as it will tell you the direction, rather than a route. The twists and turns along the way make your adventure a journey into the unknown.
One more thing:
You can adjust the details of your micro-adventure to suit you. If you're an experienced or novice cyclist just increase or decrese the mileage. If being without a map is too daunting, then by all means use one.
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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 up Lord Hereford’s Knob. 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
Our ever-popular sellout course is back for 2019 - make a life-changing step and join other like-minded people to learn the hard and soft skills needed to lead expeditions and find out how to get a job in the adventure industry.
9th - 10th November 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