Thursday, 22 May 2014

So last night I slept in a cave...

If you're not familiar with the term 'Microadenture' you can do no better than to start on the website of adventurer and Yorkshire lad, Alistair Humphreys.

The idea is that you don't need to spend a fortune and travel hundreds of miles to have an adventure. You pick somewhere close to you, take whatever transport you have and go spend the night under the stars. Nearly everything you need can be bought for a few quid online or in a highstreet camping shop.

So yesterday after work, four of us packed our rucksacks and biked 10miles from our office in the centre of Sheffield to the edge of the Peak district. (This is one of the main reasons I love living in Sheffield!)

After about 90mins of cycling we reached our destination. We had some dinner, watched a spectacular sunset, lit a fire and settled in for the night.

Microadventure - Stanage Cave - May 2014
Google+ Album

Now this isn't my first microadventure. It's something a few of us from work tried last summer and thoroughly enjoyed it so we're continuing the tradition. If it's something that you have never done before I highly recommend you buy a half decent sleeping bag and drag a few mates out into the wilderness. Or even just the outskirts of the city. And if you're anywhere near Sheffield then you're more than welcome to come along on our next one.

Previous microadventure photos also on Google+...

The Most Middle-Class Microadventure. Ever.

Redmires Reservoir Microadventure

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