Here is an idea for a microadventure.
Head for the highest point in your county. Then travel from there to the lowest point. For many counties this will be the sea. For other counties you’ll have to do some investigating / guessing.
You can do it however you like, on foot or bike or boat or by paraglider. It doesn’t matter. The point of this journey is to encourage you to make arbitrary journeys. You do not need to have a purpose for heading out on an adventure. Merely inventing a purpose to get you started is sufficient to ensure that you will have a unique adventure along your way.
Depending on where you live, your experience of this microadventure will be very different. If you live in Norfolk, you have only to climb 103 metres to the summit of Beacon Hill and then dash down less than a mile to reach the sea! (Although if you live in far-off Thetford you’ll have a 100 mile round trip just to get to Beacon Hill!)
If you live in landlocked and low-lying Leicestershire then you won’t get to finish your journey at the sea, but you will get to begin it on the summit of an extinct volcano where England’s last bear is believed to have been seen.
And if you attempt this trip in Cumbria, then you will travel from the very highest point in England all the way down to a lovely expanse of beach, just beside a nuclear power station…
Tom and I slept on the summit of Scafell Pike then headed down to the Irish Sea.
Sadly we didn’t get a beautiful view.
But we did cook curry on a beer can stove.
In the morning we dropped below the clouds in search of breakfast.
We chose a swim rather than a morning bath.
Then we rode west, heading for the coast.
Seascale advertises its sand castles but not the massive nuclear power station next to the beach…
Geeks like us take a lot of photographs of our bikes…
And, at last, breakfast! It tasted better than it looks…