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Leave a positive trace

We’re asking you to #LeaveAPositiveTrace on the people and places you pass through on your adventures. 

This page is our version of a 'one-stop shop' for Purposeful Adventure. Whether you're an individual planning your first ever adventure or a business who'd like to invite adventurers to drop in on their way through your community, we hope this page helps to provide the inspiration, information and tools you need to get started!

 

ADVENTURE WITH PURPOSE!!

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WHAT IF...

What if our adventures not only sustained us and our connection to nature, but they actually contributed towards a positive impact to the places we visit?

That’s why we are encouraging you to embark on Purposeful Adventures and embark on hands-on action to preserve and enhance the environment that nurtures you. That doesn’t mean your adventure should shun your personal enjoyment.

CHOOSE...

Choose something that motivates and excites you, but think about how you can make a positive impact at the same time. We are Trash Free Trails, so of course we’ll always suggest a trail clean, but it absolutely doesn’t have to be limited to that.

A Purposeful Adventure can be anything you want it to be, but if you are looking for some inspiration, we’ve pulled together a few examples under three different themes: places, people, and self.

Purposeful adventure is...

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SOME ideas for adding purpose to your adventure...

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PLACES

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PEOPLE

We share this planet with billions of other people. Positivity is infectious; your actions can leave ripples in the pond that drift far wider than you ever imagined.

  • A trailside bivvy and ten minute trail clean the next morning.

  • Volunteer for a trail-maintenance day

  • Buy a book or download an app that helps you ID flowers and trees, or birdsong.

  • Reduce your carbon footprint by plotting a car free adventure.

  • Chat with people you meet on the trail, shop local, enquire about the local history. Enjoy the simple pleasures of small human interactions.

  • Help a friend reach the next level in their chosen activity.

  • Donate some kit that you no longer use to a community group and, maybe even volunteer some time with them too.

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SELF

Great things happen when we push ourselves a little beyond our comfort zone. An adventure is the perfect excuse to explore our capabilities and emotions whilst moving through nature.

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A sense of place is a magical thing. It engenders a deeper feeling of belonging and as with many other things, the more we know about somewhere, the more we care about it.​

  • Try riding further than ever before, embrace the journey into the unknown.

  • Leave the GPS at home and pack a book and a stove.

  • That lovely spot you race past each ride? Stop there. Make a brew, slow down.

  • What’s the one thing that you’ve always wanted to do? That dream. Take the first step to achieving it. Whisper it to a friend. Put in an entry. You’ve got this!

Are you purposeful adventure friendly?? 

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Purposeful Adventure Friendly Places has now come to an end, but if you are interested in representing TFT in your community, rallying them to protect your trails, then TFT Community Hubs is just the place for you!!!

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DISPLAY AND ANNOUNCE

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welcome adventurers and share their stories

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purposeful adventure friendly places to visit...

Our map shows all the amazing Purposeful Adventure friendly places across the UK and beyond! Whether you plot them in as pit stops on an epic route, or just nip down for a natter they'll be stoked to see you :)

other amazing organisations and campaigns...

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Purposeful Adventure is all about creating connections. There's no better way to do this than by contributing to the incredible work of others who are working towards greater environmental and social justice. Click the signposts and join-in :)

FIND, create and share purposeful adventure ROUTEs on  KOMOOT... 

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We use komoot to plan and host all of our adventures. Check out our special collection of Purposeful Adventure routes and use the GMBN video below to learn how to plot your very own Purposeful Adventure route on this awesome app!

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UPDATES ON 
your AdVEntures 

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TAG @TRASHFREETRAILS AND USE #PURPOSEFULADVENTURE  #leaveapositivetrace 
to show us what you've been up to! 

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