Elme Marais & Megan Loats, Social Media Executive
Having never heard of a micro-adventure, we jumped at the chance of seeing what it was all about, and agreed to head out on a 5 to 9 micro-adventure. Introduced by Alastair Humphreys, a professional adventurer, who encourages people to make the most of the 16 free hours between leaving work at 5pm and returning the next morning at 9am.
We setup camp on Minchinhampton Common, stopping at the local chippy to pick up dinner. Bivi bags laid out and sleeping mats inflated, we tucked into our fish and chips in complete darkness.
Getting outdoors and sleeping under the stars was a brilliant way to escape the working week, even if only for one night. However, if I can offer one word of advice, do not camp on a common; free roaming cows and scattered cow pats make for a disturbed night’s sleep!