‘Microadventures’, a term coined by Alastair Humphreys: “Simple expeditions and challenges which are close to home, affordable and easy to organise“. What an awesome idea.

This year is the year of the microadventure, so my partner-in-crime and I decided we’d squeeze some adventure into our normal week, packed a sleeping bag and headed out into the woodland.

New Forest eveningNotice the horses on the horizon?

Easy to do adventures, with minimal kit is the key here. I took a cosy sleeping bag (PHD minim 500), a bivi bag (Terra Nova Moonlite), an inflatable matt (3/4 length thermarest), then chucked them in my very unadventurous bag and we’re ready to go.

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The weather was perfect; no cloud cover meant it was pretty nippy but we could bed down underneath the stars, not a view you often get to fall asleep to.

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imageN.B. no stars here – this was at dawn…but you get the point…

Dawn woke us with a bunch of birds hollering more tunefully than I usually do during my morning shower, and we were treated to the unspoilt beauty of the forest.

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A quick brew (with a jetboil) and a banana in the forest; packed up, back home for breakfast, then out cycling for the rest of the morning. Feeling pretty content and adventured by lunch, with the rest of the day still to play with. Run along the beach? Maybe just some chill…

What are you waiting for? Get out and #microadventure

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