My latest column in Prospect magazine is all about ditching the tent and the bulky equipment and sleeping under the stars. A bivvy bag is helpful if you want a little bit of protection from the weather – but remember why you’re outside in the first place. The photo above is from an idyllic night we spent on the cliff’s edge near Skaill, Orkney, having taken some inspiration from the brilliant Alistair Humphreys.

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