Introduction to Adventure Camping
Applications are now open for our annual Introduction to Adventure Camping weekend in May! Fill in the form below to apply.
But hang on – what is adventure camping? Here at Love Her Wild Glos we like to use the term adventure camping to mean any camping where you carry your own kit to your campsite. Maybe you’re cycling, riding a horse or paddling a canoe. Or maybe, like we will be for this weekend, you’re carrying all your kit on your back in a backpack.
So what’s involved?
Saturday morning we will gather in the Forest of Dean and learn how to pack our backpacks. We’ll then have a quick picnic lunch before car sharing to the Wye Valley.
We then have a three mile walk, at a gentle pace along the Offa’s Dyke path, through the beautiful bluebell strewn woods. We will take the walk slowly and stop frequently for breaks.
Our campsite for the night is a private field high above the River Wye. There are composting toilets and a water tap on site. Once at the campsite our volunteers will support you to pitch your tent (if you need help), and we will spend the afternoon handling and learning about different styles of camping kit.
In the evening we’ll cook our dinner on the camp stoves (and again our volunteers will help if you need it) before settling down to watch the sunset across the valley.
On Sunday morning we’ll get up and take down the tents before starting our walk back. The return route takes us down into the Wye Valley, where there is the opportunity to take a quick wild swim in the Wye for those who fancy it. Then its a three mile walk along the river bank back to the cars.
You don’t need any previous experience at all- our volunteers will be on hand to support you the whole way! You’re welcome even if you’ve never camped before!
We have all the equipment that you need, which we will loan you for the weekend. You just need to wear comfortable hiking clothes and sturdy boots or trainers. If you do have your own kit that’s fine to!
The weekend is nearly free – the campsite costs £3 per person and we ask for a voluntary contribution towards the fuel for the stoves so our volunteers aren’t out of pocket.
If you’d like to be considered for a place please fill in the application form by following the link at the top of this post. Applications will close at the end of March and we will get in touch with the successful team members by e-mail in early April.
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