Our Most Popular Blogs
We’ve pulled together a selection of our most popular blogs from the past years. These guys are always in the top ten, come rain or shine, so we hope you find something to fuel your adventures in amongst them. Let us know how you get on - we’d love to publish a blog to report on your progress!
FREE ADVENTURE BLOGS
There are some absolutely fantastic camping opportunities in and around Bristol from Wookey Hole to the Slad Valley. Here are a few of our favourites…
A comprehensive guide to all the best wild swimming spots in and around Bristol. Get those keks off and jump in!
There are so many hikes within 90mins of Bristol, including strawberry paths, cider trails, and plenty of areas of outstanding natural beauty.
There are some great camping opportunities within 90mins of London. Here are a few of our favourites and all can be reached easily by train from central London.
hensive guide to all the best wild swimming spots in and around the capital from Royal Docks to ponds, reservoirs and gravel pits. What better way to wash off the big smoke?
There are so many hikes within 90mins of London that can be done within a day and by public transport, and all can be reached easily by train from central London.
ADVENTURE FUNDING BLOGS
Are you a young person with a craving for adventure? Or a parent with a child who might be eligible? Teacher? Youth worker? Coach? Spread the word about these awesome grants that will pay for adventures for young people.
Travel writing is timeless. Going to new places has always inspired wordsmiths: countless classics have been written about the travel experience. Sound like you? Apply for one of the grants below.
Adventure does not tend to have equal gender representation. However, there are options available to get funding: here, we've compiled a list of the best grants for women.
‘HOW TO’ BLOGS
Team selection can make or break an expedition. While it may seem a nice idea to have a group of close friends along with you, survival in the field necessitates qualified expertise above camaraderie.
The UK still has huge potential for exploration, with about 20,000 miles of coastline, 10,000 miles of river and about 12,000 lakes (dependant on ones definition) and only a fraction of all this has ever been explored and observed by the human eye.
When starting out in jungle adventures I always found it tough to find a list describing good items to wear. Below are a few things I have learnt over the years. Obviously this only covers clothing, it doesn't even touch hygiene/ admin/ cooking/ sleeping etc.
Hannah Cox from betternotstop shares her advice on the best adventure websites (full disclosure - we didn't ask Hannah to include Explorers Connect but we're very happy to share her article!)
It’s been three weeks since I was running through the Amazon rainforest in what has been pitted as the most dangerous ultra marathon in the world. Seven days and 258km (160miles) of deep jungle, logging roads, stunning beaches, mangroves, swamps and creeks.
In my zest for adventure I agreed to turn my back on a lot of structural qualities that framed my current life - on security, comfort, good money, from a life that could've easily been drawn out beyond me in a rigid, horizontal line - trading it all in for simplicity, adventure, perspective and impracticality.
Walk the West Coast of Gower Peninsula in a weekend. We will walk from the south west tip of the Gower peninsula (the iconic Worms Head) all the way along the coast to the north west tip of Whiteford Sands.
8th - 10th November 2019
From £179 - 2 spaces left
A micro-expedition to circumnavigate the Ennerdale Valley in the heart of the Lake District. From our base camp, a remote lodge accessible only on foot, we will explore the surrounding ring of great peaks.
6th - 8th March 2020
A trip of a lifetime. 16 days of adventure trekking through stunning landscapes surrounded by the highest mountains in the world. And you only need to take 9 days off work.
The Selvaggio Blu is a 5-day 'extreme trek', involving abseiling, scrambling, and steep climbs, along the isolated, mountainous coastline of Sardinia, with the turquoise sea a constant presence below.
9th - 15th May 2020
From £949 - 1 space left
Start with your toes in the English Channel, walk north across Dartmoor and Exmoor National Parks and finish triumphantly with Champagne on the beach in Lynmouth. Perfectly planned and expertly guided.
12th - 20th June 2020
Walk across Cornwall on this wonderful old pilgrimage route through stunningly varied landscapes, from pretty Padstow on the north coast to fair Fowey on the south.
26th - 28th June 2020