Adventures

Next Adventure:

We’re running 2 adventures in 2019 – one in May and one in September. Please contact us for details.

My Great Escape adventures are an opportunity for domestic abuse survivors to get away from the pressures of day-to-day life and get some space in the healing outdoors. It may be that you are new to mountains and countryside, you may be getting back into it, or you may be an old hand, we just want to provide the opportunity for you to lose yourself in nature (don’t worry our mountain leader will keep us on the right trail!).

They are not therapy sessions, the main focus of our trips is to challenge ourselves physically and, through this build confidence and self-esteem. If you want or need to talk, that’s cool – if you don’t want to, that’s cool too.

Our adventures all take place in the UK. Small groups spend 2 nights camping and cooking over an open fire, with the day in the middle spent hiking in some of the UK’s most beautiful mountainous landscapes. Adventures have no more than 8 participants, and a Mountain Leader, a Therapist, and our two organisers will make up the rest of the team.

About you:
  • You’re a woman who is a survivor of any kind of domestic/relationship abuse
  • You’re free, and safe
  • You’ve sorted the basics – somewhere to live and your finances, but are now wondering “what’s next”
  • Or maybe you’re a bit further down the line, but still don’t feel like yourself
  • You’re relatively fit and healthy – enough to be able to walk up and down a mountain, typically for around 4-6 hours. We will be happy to give you the advice to train and prepare for this, and there’s no time limit to complete the walk, so slow and steady is absolutely fine.
  • You must be able to meet us at the campground or at a local train station, etc. We will always try to coordinate lifts with the group where we can.
  • You will need to be able to carry a small rucksack with your water & lunch, waterproofs and any other kit you may wish to carry (camera etc.). Download our full kit-list here

My Great Escape will take all steps possible to keep you safe – we will not reveal dates, routes or locations to anyone outside of My Great Escape, but we can’t guarantee your safety, so please think carefully about if you are ready for the adventure.


If this is not the time for you – stay in touch and hopefully, we can help at a later date.


We are happy to discuss your individual situation and needs with you, so please get in touch if you have any questions.

About us:
  • We will support you every step of the way, from knowing what clothing to bring, to putting up the tent, to climbing those last few feet to the peak
  • We always keep details of the trip and your name private for everyone’s safety. We only ever publish photos with your permission.
  • We will cover all the costs of the adventure, except for your own boots and clothing (although we can also lend you some bits if you get really stuck!).
  • We will provide all camping gear, food, and transport from the agreed pick up point.

 

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