Planning a microadventure with a OS map

5 Top Tips for Microadventures

By Alex Guerrero

Alpkit's Winter Webinar delved into microadventures with Sarah Leighton, Emma Kingston, and Alastair Humphreys. Explore new ways to embrace the cold season!

Microadventures are a great way to experience your local area and get out for an overnight bivvy. In this Night of Adventure webinar we chatted with some true microadventurers. We had around 500 people watching the webinar. And a good few of them wanted to start an Alpkit Book Club! Here’s a bit about our panelists:

Alastair Humphreys: Alpkiteer, Writer, Adventurer, Podcaster

Emma Kingston: Author of 'Bikepacking England', Teacher, Bikepacker

Sarah Leighton: Youtuber on 'Fit for Adventure' channel, Paddler, Hiker, Bikepacker

5 Top Tips for Microadventures

  1. Let your mind wander. Write your ideas down and do it.
  2. Always pack a Soreen loaf
  3. Start off in the garden.
  4. When bikepacking, never pass a cafe without buying something.
  5. If you're unsure about solo wild camping, plan a route that ends at a campsite. You get the thrill of the adventure and know you'll finish somewhere safe.

The Alpkit Book Club Recommended Reading

  • The Book of Tides by William Thomson
  • The Book of the Bothy by Phoebe Smith
  • Bothy Tales by John D Burns
  • Across Scotland by Foot Ron Turnbull
  • Mind of a Survivor by Megan Hine
  • Coasting by Elise Downing
  • Ascent of Rum Doodle by W.E. Bowman
  • The Book of Trespass by Nick Hayes
  • Salt Path by Raynor Winn
  • Sightlines by Kathleen Jamie
  • Findings by Kathleen Jamie
  • Doubling Back by Linda Cracknell
  • Hidden Histories by Mary-Ann Ochota

Watch the Webinar!

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