WILD CAMP ON THE NEAREST HILL
Whether you’re a camping novice or regular tent-pitcher, find a nearby green space – as long as it’s wild, discreet and preferably open access – and pitch up for a fiery sunset. This is a great way of discovering smaller hills in your immediate access and giving yourself a small hillwalking hit between big trips. Simply pull out your local map and search out the close contours. There’s little more restorative than sleeping outdoors, and though the days are getting shorter the temperatures are still mild enough to be comfortable. You’ll feel further from home than you actually are and will see your local patch in a very different light. It’s the perfect way to end your outdoor summer on a high – quite literally.
And don’t forget – leave absolutely no trace of your presence when you depart!