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A step-by-step Series of Microadventure Challenges How can we inspire people to build their own habit of living adventurously? How can people self-learn skills away from the structure of organised adventure training? How can young people develop skills and independence until they are trusted to roam […]...
Calendar of the Microadventure Year Time to plan, commit, and make stuff happen… What have I forgotten? Please add your own ideas and events in the comments. (You can download the original pdf of this calendar from my Microadventures Book).  ...
7-Step Solution to a Summer Microadventure 1. Get out of town (When the boy in the bubble needs to escape) 2. Refresh (Although I’m sure some ad recently made me want to drink cider…) 3. Connect (by Disconnecting) (Dance beneath the diamond sky with one hand […]...
Kit for a Swimming Microadventure Spiralling inwards, clockwise from top left: 3/4 length Thermarest Water Alpkit drybag rucksack, with tow leash attached Shoes you can get wet. (I usually use Vibram 5-fingers to swim in but couldn’t find them for this photo…) Wetsuit Warm clothes […]...
Bavarian Microadventure – with a difference I was worried, eight years ago, when I first began sleeping on local hills and swimming in rivers to get my prescribed dose of adventure. I had just, barely, hardly, got to a point where I felt confident that enough […]...
Urban Microadventures with Land Rover I have partnered with Land Rover to try to spread the idea of squeezing microadventures into everyday, busy life. Whichever way you choose to do it, wherever you live, whoever you are, whatever you enjoy, don’t forget that you can […]...
Land Rover Wilderness Microadventure I’ve partnered with Land Rover to try to spread the concept of microadventure to a wider audience. After you’ve counted down the minutes until 5pm, head into the wilderness for an overnight Microadventure. Experience your surroundings as you build a […]...
Microadventures with Land Rover I sat down with Land Rover to talk inspirations, experiences and all things microadventure. Watch the little intro film we made, then read the interview below. I’m pretty excited that my little idea about squeezing adventure into everyday life has […]...
The 2017 Summer Solstice Microadventure Challenge – the Winners The 2017 Summer Solstice Microadventure Challenge led to a wonderful wave of people heading out and enjoying microadventures. If you joined in, I hope that you had a great time. Even better would be if some of these pictures inspire […]...
Painting Microadventure Carrying on my occasional series of films about the ways different people enjoy the outdoors and microadventures, I headed to Cornwall to spend a night out with artist Glyn Macey. If you like Glyn’s work, please do check out his […]...
Summer Solstice Microadventure Challenge: Look What People Are Doing! The Summer Solstice Microadventure Challenge is well under way, and it’s brilliant to see so many people getting out and making the most of these long summer evenings. Have a look at these pics, get inspired, get planning, join the […]...
Microadventures with Kids – everything you need to know! Many people love the idea of taking their children on microadventures. But there are many valid reasons why it can be hard to do. There are even more imagined barriers that get in the way. So here, in their own […]...
Fire and Foraging Microadventure Inspired by my wild baking microadventure, I decided it was high time I learned to light a fire properly, without matches or a lighter. This led me back to Sussex to my old friend Nick, to chat with him about […]...
A Budget Microadventure Kit Even if you don’t own any outdoor gear, you can assemble all that you need for a microadventure pretty cheaply. All of these links are for gear that is perfectly good enough quality for you to join in with the […]...
The 2017 Summer Solstice Microadventure: Choose Your Own Challenge EDIT – winners announced here. Welcome to the 6th year of the Summer Solstice Microadventure Challenge! The aim, as always, is simple: to encourage people around the world to stop procrastinating and try a microadventure. (Not sure what a microadventure is? […]...
Curry and Caves: a microadventure Following on from my chat with baker Tom Herbert, this week I headed north for curry in a cave with Tomo Thompson, an outdoor guide, in order to ask him what motivates and inspires him about getting into the outdoors. Joining […]...
Getting new people involved in Microadventures “Do you remember the first time? I can’t remember a worse time. But you know that we’ve changed so much since then…” – Pulp My first night in a bivvy bag was grim. I was under-dressed and cold. I was […]...
Wild Baking Microadventure A night away from the world, under the stars in a bivvy bag, can benefit many different people in many different ways. I am interested to start exploring what a microadventure might mean to a variety of individuals. Here then […]...
A series of Microadventure challenges to build your confidence A few questions I have been pondering: How can I inspire people to build their own habit of adventure? How can people learn useful and necessary skills away from the structure of organised outdoor training? How can people practice these […]...
Microadventures with Kids – your stories, please! I want to compile an inspiring and useful guide for people who would love to take their kids on microadventures but feel that it is too difficult. I am going to do this by sharing other people’s stories and advice. […]...
Forrest Gump explains Microadventures One of the main things I try to emphasise about adventures is that if you want to do a big one, you’re best off starting with something small. It’s the idea of the Doorstep Mile, which applies to most things […]...
Seven Years On: Recalibrating Microadventures It’s over seven years since I first tentatively began dabbling with my new idea of “microadventures” on this blog. Over the past winter I’ve been mulling over leaving both microadventures and bigger expeditions behind entirely and moving on to pastures new. […]...
A Woodland Microadventure How does this sound for an idea? Head out one evening with a few friends for a delicious meal and a few drinks. If you like the sound of that, why not try something similar to the video below this […]...
Microadventures A microadventure is an adventure that is short, simple, local, cheap – yet still fun, exciting, challenging, refreshing and rewarding. As the world’s population becomes increasingly urbanised, busy, and stuck in front of a screen, microadventures offer a realistic escape to wilderness, […]...
Results of the Great British Summer Microadventure Challenge Well, we nearly did it. And that’s way better than I’d imagined at the start, back when I laid down the challenge to see if we could get an overnight microadventure happening in every county of the United Kingdom. I launched the challenge for […]...
Last few days of the Microadventure Challenge… The Microadventure Challenge month is almost over. It’s been fabulous to see people getting out under the stars across the country. In case I have missed your story, could you please share it again IF it was in any of […]...

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