What do I need for a wild camp

A week ago we had a meet up of the local Facebook Microadventures group. There was a great mix of people along with all sorts of experience. One of the common questions was “What do I need for a night out?” Heres my system, there are a few alternatives to the kit depending on how much… Read more »

January 2018 Microadventure

Its dark and cold, its mid winter, wet and muddy… Why would anyone want to leave their warm homes and beds to go for a bike ride and to sleep in the woods. It appears there is an increasing number of these odd people wanting to do this.. And once again Mark, Nick and myself… Read more »

Winter Solstice Microadventure

December has arrived way too quickly! It seems like it was summer only a few weeks ago! Decembers Microadventure fell on the winter solstice, so it seemed a good reason too try for all four solstices over the next 12 months! December also heralds our annual Christmas Microadventure, a chance for the three of us… Read more »

Ridgeway Bikepacking Microadventure

Fresh from the Gower Bike packing we were well up for another trip out on the bikes, we still had the benefit of plenty of light, probably till about 9pm, and with the lights on the bike we would add a few hours to that.. This time we went for a slightly lighter setup than… Read more »

Gower Peninsula Bikepacking

Earlier in the year Mark and I spend an evening thinking up a route that we would like to ride in wales, something more than a quick night away. We had seen previous write-ups on the Gower, and having never been there we thought it was a good place to start! Pondering over the printed… Read more »

January 17 Microadventure

Back on the bikes for January and it feels like an age since we last rode with the overnight gear. A late start meant that we started the ride off in the dark, the planned pub stop was around 5 miles from home, and the ride was quite straight forward as we made out way… Read more »

December 16 Microadventure

Christmas is one again upon us, which means its time for the annual Christmas Microadventure! We have access some woodland where we are able to have a fire which is normally something I would avoid as it draws attention. Each year the three of us will pack much bigger packs that normal, filled with not… Read more »

May 2016 Microadventure

After the success of the March bike packing overnighter, and the fact I had got my new bike we opted for another two wheeled adventure! I’ve said before that we are luck where we are, and another great feature is the Kennet and Avon canal less than a mile from home. We hatched a cunning… Read more »

April 16 Microadventure

Our April Microadventure was looking like it was set to be a wet one, we had rain most of the week, but there was a glimmer of home in the sky’s clearing overnight. Nick had never used a bivi before, so we figured this would be a good chance to take the tarp and create… Read more »

March 16 Microadventure

It was time to get on our bike and load up for a bike packing Microadventure! We’re really fortunate to live within reach of some great places for a ride and overnight stay. Bikes were loaded and we made our way to stop one of the evening… The Pub.. it seems that may good nights… Read more »

  • September’s Microadventure 

    It seems such a huge gap between August and Septembers Microadventures! This summer has been especially tricky to fit a single night away in! thankfully our calendars aligned and we had a Friday night free where all three of us were about. We headed to a familiar location, where we had permission to use the… Read more »

  • August’s Microadventure

    As if yet we haven’t sent a proper night on a open exposed hill top, August was the month to do it, and specifically early August as there would be a good change to see some early Perseid meteors. We trekked up the hill, it was warm, windless and crystal clear in the heavens above… Read more »

  • July’s Microadventure Movie

    What a fantastic year its been so far! 5 more to go… for 2015 anyhow 😉 I already know that it won’t end at 12! I find the monthly night away is all part of resetting Timmy.. it keeps me sane and levelled 🙂

  • Quote

    “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it” Ferris Buller I’m a huge fan of this movie, and still regularly meet people that have never seen it! Its a great lesson in making the most of the time you have, its about fitting stuff… Read more »

  • July’s Bikepacking Microadventure

    I’ve briefly mentioned that for July’s microadventure we had something a little special planned.. it’s funny how plans develop and morph from the initial idea. We had looked at doing a bike packing microadventure along the Kennet & Avon from Westbury back to Newbury… I hadn’t spent much time in the saddle, so started using… Read more »

  • June Microadventure – Movie

    Our video from June’s woodland microadventure, you can read the blog update here – http://www.ukwildcamp.com/june-microadventure/

  • June Microadventure

    We’re now 6 months into the year of microadventure’s, its lighter later, and warm. June is a perfect month to get out into some woodland we have permission to use. It felt very special being able to use this woodland, as were allowed to be there we can get a little more established camp for… Read more »

  • Lifeventure Thermal Mug

    My trusty Lifeventure thermal mug.. a long term friend to me, offering me a way to keep coffee warm, and water cool.. It’s been thrown around, bumped, dropped and even kicked.. and still it’s as faithful as a Labrador dog.. Its flaking a little paint from the lid and sports many battle scars on the… Read more »

  • May’s Microadventure – Movie

    Our May microadventure video. You can read the blog for May’s microadventure here – http://www.ukwildcamp.com/the-wedding-orchard/

  • The Wedding & Orchard

    Mays microadventure worked out pretty well.. Mark and I were photographing a wedding during the day, and had also kindly been invited as guests as we knew the bride and groom. The wedding was quite a distance from home (in terms of taking a taxi) so it made sense to combine the shoot in the… Read more »