Camping can take some organising with kids (and bikes even more so!) however the experience, the freedom to play and the memories made means that it is totally worth it Roll on 2019! we already have families putting the date in the diaries to do it all over again.
The Pike family’s super adventurous cycling journey with a toddler
I haven’t arranged anything like this for years, but seeing Wild Night Out made me decide to get everyone together. It’s so hard to get groups of people together nowadays so having a set day was ideal inspiration! Everyone loved it and we aim to do it more regularly now
For my WNO I took part in the Cotswold Way Challenge – a 100km Ultramarathon run from Bath to Cheltenham.
We climbed Coombe Hill in The Chilterns, shared dinner and adventure stories before finding a spot to bivvy for the night. Some of us went for a walk in the area the next day
Wild camping is a great opportunity to get closer to wildlife and for wildlife to get closer to you too.
Sarah Waterfield is an outdoor education tutor for the Field Studies Council. She told us why she got outdoors more and how you can take those first few steps.
The Two Blondes, One and Two (Fi Darby and Lucy Atkins), are Ordnance Survey #GetOutside Champions and love to encourage people (particularly youngsters) to get outside. They help to run the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme, as well as teach navigation skills, lead walks and wild camping trips around Dartmoor.
For many people, Wild Night Out might be your first experience of wild camping and, as any seasoned wild camper will tell you, a bit of forward planning and scoping out potential sites makes all the difference.
Holly Budge is an adventurer, conservationist and Everest Summiteer. After going on adventures all over the world, including in Africa, Mongolia and Mount Everest, she is turning her sights closer to home to encourage everyone to get outdoors with her own Wild Night Out.
Wild Night Out is all about exploring the outdoors, making your own adventure and doing something out of your ordinary routine. So last Summer I decided to take myself on my first Wild Night Out, a solo adventure which would take me out of my comfort zone and hopefully ignite a slowly burning desire to get outdoors more….
A mini list of essentials for happy wild days and nights outside by WNO social media manager Hannah