When you hear the word adventure, you automatically think big. However, adventures don’t always have to be big. Microadventures are short, simple and local, yet still fun and exciting. Whether it’s a stroll under the stars or a family trip to the seaside, Microadventures are waiting.
Modern life often gets in the way of adventure. We’re so caught up in our 9-5 routines we’ve forgotten what it feels like to explore. We want to flip 9-5 on its head and start looking at the 5-9. When you leave work at 5, you have 16 hours for adventures. Where will you go?WATCH THE FILM
After you’ve counted down the minutes until 5pm, head into the wilderness in Discovery for an overnight Microadventure. Experience your surroundings as you build a den from materials that circle your camp, roast marshmallows over a crackling fire and, when you wake up, take a refreshing swim in the river.WATCH THE FILM
If you’re in need of inspiration for a Microadventure of your own, here are a few challenges to take on with your family, friends or simply by yourself. Don’t forget to post your photos and videos with #Microadventure – we’ll be sharing our favourites.
ENJOY BREAKFAST IN THE WOODS
Rise and shine. Instead of breakfast in bed, it’s time to head to your nearest woods with a camping stove and enjoy the most important meal of the day.
CLIMB TO THE TOP OF YOUR NEAREST HILL
Where’s your nearest hill? We challenge you to climb to the top and take in the views – there’s no better way to clear your head.
FIND A BEAUTIFUL PLACE TO WATCH THE SUNRISE
Wherever you are, you don’t need to go far to see a beautiful sunrise. Find your spot and capture the moment.
ENJOY A WALK UNDER THE MOONLIGHT
Just because it’s dark, doesn’t mean the adventure has to end. Go for a walk under the moonlight and see your local area in a new light.
DRIVE TO THE COAST AND GET YOUR FEET WET
In the UK you’re never more than 70 miles from the sea. Head to your nearest coast and feel the waves crash against your feet as you stroll along the beach.
GO WALKING WITH ONLY A COMPASS AS YOUR GUIDE
You don’t need an end destination to have a Microadventure. Walk 15 minutes north, 15 minutes east, 15 minutes south and 15 minutes west – you should end up back where you started.
GO FOR AN OUTDOOR SWIM
Whatever the weather, swimming outdoors is one of the best ways to have a Microadventure. Head to your nearest (and safest) spot, and feel a million times fresher as soon as you touch the water.
SLEEP UNDER THE STARS
Swap big city lights for shining stars. Head out of town for the night and wake up in the wild – there’s no better place to start your day.
BUILD A DEN IN THE WOODS
Take a trip to the nearest woods with your family and work together to build a den, using fallen branches and leaves to create your hideaway.
THE DISCOVERY ADVENTURES
We brought together the UK’s top outdoor experts, including Chris Packham, Alice Roberts, Tristan Gooley and Neil Oliver, to create a unique podcast adventure series for the whole family. Explore behind the scenes – and take a closer look at how they’re all inspired by the Great British landscape.
Take a look behind the scenes as we record The Discovery Adventures. Find out how we took our adventure experts on location and created a unique blend of thrilling drama and fascinating facts.WATCH THE FILM
In the first of three on-location interviews, we asked the UK’s leading authorities on the outdoors to give their personal recommendations for a family adventure.WATCH THE FILM
Our experts tell us how they discovered adventure when they were kids. They share childhood memories of times that changed their lives.WATCH THE FILM
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YOUR COMPLETE GUIDE TO MICROADVENTURES
An interview with Microadventurer Alastair Humphreys, as he talks all things Microadventures. Get inspired and discover the best ways to start your own.
BEHIND-THE-SCENES IN THE WILDERNESS RETREAT
Read how leaving the office at 5pm can turn into an all-night woodland Microadventure for the whole family with Land Rover Discovery.
EXPLORING THE CITY AT NIGHT
A group of friends load up their Discovery Sport and head to the river. Set against the backdrop of a bustling city, read all about their Microadventure on the water.
HOW TO MICROADVENTURE RESPONSIBLY
Find out how to get the most out of your Microadventure, with all the dos and don’ts to help you get out there.
BINAURAL SOUND: THE SENSE OF ADVENTURE
Gareth Fry is a renowned, award-winning sound designer. We asked him about the innovative binaural recording techniques he used to create our thrilling new podcast series The Discovery Adventures.
ADVENTURES WITH A REAL PURPOSE
The Discovery Adventures is more than an entertaining mystery drama. Sharing stories as a family may have significant benefits. Education expert Dr. Jessica Pitt’s report investigates why.
THE DISCOVERY ADVENTURES 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.
THE DISCOVERY ADVENTURES LOCATIONS: EPISODES EP 5-7
The gripping final episodes of our Podcast mystery series are set in some truly dramatic locations. Join us as we take a closer look.