LOCATIONS: EPISODES 2-4
We visited some of the most fascinating places in the UK to bring our adventures to life. Here we discover what makes them so special.
Episode 2: Mother Shipton’s Cave
Nestled in Knaresborough, North Yorkshire this unique cave is named after the renowned prophetess who lived during the reign of Henry VIII and Elizabeth I. Explore nearby and you’ll soon discover the famous petrifying well, claimed to be the oldest tourist attraction in England, open since 1630. Legend has it the well turns everything to stone – whereas science suggests, that the high levels of minerals in the water can turn a teddy bear to stone within 3–5 months - so it’s well worth a return visit.
Episode 3: Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre
Part of the University of Manchester, the Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre is located in the countryside just outside of Macclesfield. The perfect destination for budding scientists and astronomers, it’s a British observatory hosting a number of giant radio telescopes. Most famous is the Lovell, the third largest steerable radio telescope in the world. From investigating cosmic rays in the Second World War to researching meteors and quasars, the centre is at the forefront of space research.
Episode 4: Savernake Forest
The best activities to fill a day in ancient Savernake Forest? Go in search of its world-famous giant oak trees, including the 1000 year-old Big Belly Oak and The King of Limbs. Standing on a Cretaceous chalk plateau between Marlborough and Great Bedwyn in Wiltshire, there are many stories associated with Savernake to will inspire your own adventures, often featuring mysterious apparitions. Most well-known is the tale of a headless woman, thought to ride a white horse along the avenues of trees in the heart of the forest.
The UK is full of adventures of all sizes. From local Microadventures to epic treks, there’s something for everyone. It’s time to explore.
A NIGHT IN THE WILDERNESS
Once the office clock hits 5pm, a Microadventure begins. Leave the hustle and bustle and head out to a calm and quiet forest just outside of the city. This family shows how easy it is to have a fun and exciting Microadventure in the wilderness.