10 IDEAS FOR AN INCREDIBLE SUMMER

It's been a sensational summer in 2015! Here are 10 ideas to add some extra adventure in the closing months...

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[1] WILD CAMP IN A HAMMOCK

If you enjoy spending summer nights bivvying under the stars, here’s something else to try. Find the right location and a lightweight hammock can be anchored between two trees quickly and easily for a swinging night in the great outdoors.

Among the fans of hammocks is ‘microadventurer’ Alastair Humphreys, who is a self-confessed “total convert to nights in a hammock." Pictured: Sierra Madre Research Nubé ($275, 1,162g, smrgearme.com)

[2] WALK BAREFOOT

Recent studies at the University of Colorado have revealed that Mycobacterium vaccae, a dirt-dwelling bacteria, increases the serotonin levels of mice – so get your daily dose with a barefoot walk!

Walking barefoot adds more intimacy to your experience – and helps build a stronger connection with the land you’re moving through. It also helps minimise your impact on the hills. No, it may not be viable for long walks but is certainly worth experimenting with during the kinder summer months.

[3] GO ISLAND PEAK-BAGGING