#30NightsWild is simple: wild camp and wild swim every day for 30 straight days, tell a little story about each night, and make a little film about the project. It’s about rediscovering and enjoying the wilderness on our doorsteps.

At the start of the year I promised myself that I’d wild camp and wild swim throughout June. It’s a promise I intend to keep, and so I’m turning it into a creative project and making it public in order to make sure I do it, and to perhaps inspire some of you to join me or join in: find a nearby hill, or a river, or a beach, or a wood, and make it your home for a night.

At the time of writing I have no idea where I’m going to sleep tonight, or how I’m going to get there, or how cold the water will be when I jump into it

There aren’t really any other rules, but I’m not ‘cheating’ by going off on a month long adventure! This is mostly a working month for me, so I’ll be heading out somewhere at night and coming back in the morning to work, run, climb, and do all the things I normally do. The point is simply to have fun, to learn more about the area around me, and to remind myself and others that grabbing a sleeping bag and spending a night (or 30) in the woods doesn’t need a big plan or lots of organisation.

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In keeping with that, I haven’t planned anything. At the time of writing I have no idea where I’m going to sleep tonight, or how I’m going to get there, or how cold the water will be when I jump into it (sea, lake or river… which will be warmer?!). I’ll try to be spontaneous every day, to sleep somewhere different every night and in a variety of habitats.

I’ll use this blog to tell a little story about each camp and swim, and I’ll try to make a short film about the whole project as well.

And if you’re in or around Edinburgh and want to join me on any of these nights, or you just want to see the photos and read the stories from each night, sign up for the newsletter below, and follow me on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram for updates!

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