40 Micro-Adventures Everyone Needs To Try This Summer

They aren't long, expensive or even outside the UK...


With the air getting warmer and the days becoming longer, it’s time to start planning a summer adventure.

Adventures don’t have to be epic expensive affairs – like hiking the Grand Canyon or pack-rafting across Iceland.

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They can just be inexpensive, small things that take you outside your regular daily routine.

Here’s a few suggestions… Any you want to add to the mix?

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1) Hike up a mountain

2) Swim in the ocean

3) Go bouldering

4) Try surfing

5) Sleep out under the stars

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6) Head off on a road trip

7) Cook a meal from foraged food

8) Build a campfire

9) Cycle somewhere you’ve never been before

10) Have a BBQ on the beach

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11) Go kayaking

12) Learn to scuba dive

13) Set off on a 3+ day hiking and camping trip

14) Go skydiving

15) Try fishing

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16) Go wild camping

17) Try mountain biking

18) Learn another language

19) Eat dinner outside

20) Go skinny dipping

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21) Spend one week without internet or using a mobile phone

22) Learn the names of five constellations

23) Try a yoga class

24) Try a different way of getting to work – walking, cycling or even skating

25) Make your own beer

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26) Learn to meditate

27) Grow vegetables

28) Climb a tree

29) Go on a night bike ride

30) Learn to identify five birds in your garden

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31) Learn to identify five plants or trees around you

32) Follow a river – all the way to its source

33) Walk magnetic north until dusk – and see where you find yourself

34) Spend an evening on a hill – in the style of Alastair Humphreys

35) Watch the sunrise in the middle of nowhere

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36) Hitchhike somewhere new

37) Sign up for a race

38) Sleep on a beach

39) Take a bus or train to the end of the line

40) Do a rail ale trail


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