Arriving at my chosen spot, which the farmer had conveniently recently mown, I pitched my tent behind a thick clump of bracken and settled in for the night. The woodland just behind me has a large badger population, but disappointingly, I didn’t see or hear any of them.
Whether you’re a first time Wild Night Outer or an experienced wild camper, you’ll probably be thinking of sharing your experiences with your family and friends on social media or maybe a blog or website.
Last year for Wild Night Out, we pitched our not so little tent in the garden and kitted it out with camping gear. It felt like we were on safari in this tent! In fact, we enjoyed it so much we slept in the tent for two nights.
Through Wild Night Out we can inspire each other to get outside but there are also those that need a bit more help.
Campfire cooking is brilliant fun. If you’ve never tried it before, Wild Night Out is the perfect time to give it a go. With the right equipment you can cook just about anything on a campfire, but for those who like to keep it simple here are a few foods you can cook on a stick.
Are you looking to take the leap from ploughing through warm, chlorinated water to diving headlong into cold open rivers, seas and lakes? Well, first thing you need to do is take a breath and settle any fears you might have.
Wild camping is a great opportunity to get closer to wildlife and for wildlife to get closer to you too.
There’s no better way to enjoy the Great British outdoors than to pitch a tent and spend a night or two (or more!) under the canvas. For some, the thought of taking your little bundles of joy on a camping trip may be enough to fill you with dread.
Hi I’m Sarah and I’m a big believer in small positive changes, in little steps. It covers everything in my life, especially getting more outdoorsy.
The Two Blondes, One and Two (Fi Darby and Lucy Atkins), are Ordnance Survey #GetOutside Champions and love to encourage people (particularly youngsters) to get outside.
For many people, Wild Night Out might be your first experience of wild camping and, as any seasoned wild camper will tell you, a bit of forward planning and scoping out potential sites makes all the difference.
Holly Budge is an adventurer, conservationist and Everest Summiteer. After going on adventures all over the world, she is turning her sights closer to home to encourage everyone to get outdoors with her own Wild Night Out.
Last Summer I decided to take myself on my first Wild Night Out, a solo adventure which would take me out of my comfort zone and hopefully ignite a slowly burning desire to get outdoors more.
No not that kind of wild night out, leave the heels and cocktail shakers at home and get yourself out there, into the wild and experience something a little different.
To mark Wild Night Out, my 11 year old and I decided to have a wild camp on the summit (702m – 2303ft) of Buckden Pike.
Donations that are received through Wild Night Out will go towards making sure these young people get to experience the life changing effects that outdoor adventure can have.
There’ll be fewer people in their homes and beds on July 1st 2017. That’s because this Saturday they will all be taking part in Wild Night Out.
An unnecessarily heavy bag can spoil an otherwise awesome outdoor experience. Overpacking is easy to do, and I have fallen into this trap many times before.
Campfires can be a great centrepiece for any camping trip, but it is vitally important that you do this safely.
The best thing about Wild Night Out is how inclusive it is – the concept is simply to spend time outside doing whatever you enjoy, walking, cycling or chatting around a camp fire whilst raising money for charity.