UK Travel Master List of Resources; Free/cheap things to do and campaigns to help.

I’ve built 2 large spreadsheets of resources that can be found using a simple gps navigator. GPS navigators have the advantage over smart phones of having a long battery life and they don’t rely on internet access. But I’m also building a google map that can be downloaded on the app to use offline.

I made this for my planned cycle tour, but it should be useful to others who are travelling or as a resource for things happening local to you.  It may also provoke ideas for projects in your own area.

Click the links below to see:

I also plan to print a series of pamphlets seperated by areas of the UK to have and distribute as back up hard copies.

This article will explain it’s uses, including:

  • What type of resources are included?
  • Examples of information gathered
  • Future data gathering ideas

If you have any suggestions feel free to comment below or on the spreadsheet directly.

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What type of resources are included?:

Ordered by necessity to travelling on the cheap i.e. not necessarily by most enjoyable/meaningful ‘things to do’.

Eating:

  • Dumpster Diving & Foraging
  • Real Junk Food Projects
  • Sikh Temples

Sleeping:

  • Wild camping beauty spots
  • Food & board for good work
  • Couchsurfing
  • Mountain huts
  • Traveller sites

Washing:

  • Wild swimming
  • Public Showers

Maintenance

  • Bike repair shops

Organising:

  • Public charging stations
  • Free Wifi

Volunteering:

  • Freecycling
  • Pick your own gardens
  • Foodbanks
  • Animal Sanctuaries
  • Mountain/Cave Rescue Training

Studying:

  • Activist centres
  • Zine libraries
  • Book libraries
  • Museums
  • Art galleries
  • Radio Ranges

Exploring:

  • Caves
  • Urban Exploration

Game Playing:

  • Ping-pong parlors
  • Chess in the park
  • Volleyball
  • Petanque
  • Basketball

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Examples of information gathered:

Examples from the 10s of 1000s of locations grid referenced & postcoded on the spreadsheet for easy finding.

Dumpster Diving & Foraging

  • Apple – 1072
  • Blackberry – 440
  • Plum – 244
  • Dumpster (edible) – 241
  • Cherry – 226
  • Elderberry – 169
  • Pear – 163
  • Blackthorn – 162
  • Cherry plum – 96
  • Hazel – 80
  • Community garden – 75
  • Walnut – 75
  • Raspberry – 72
  • Sweet chestnut – 65

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Real Junk Food Projects

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Food and Board for Good Work

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Couchsurfing

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Showers

  • Road Services
  • Campsites
  • Sports Centres
  • Train Stations
  • Council Toilets
  • Coach Stations

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Animal Sanctuaries

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Radio Ranges

  • Pirate
  • Leftist
  • UK Talk Shows
  • Call in Talk Shows

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Chess in the park

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Petanque

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Future Data Gathering Ideas

Event Locations

Eating:

  • Free food distribution and political advocacy
  • People’s Kitchen
  • Foraging Group Walks
  • Field greaning groups to politicize food waste
  • Farm Work Days
  • Allotment Club Work Days

Travel:

  • Cycle Club Rides
  • Free Bus Routes

Exploring:

  • Hiking Group Meets
  • Wild Swimming Group Swims

Activism:

  • Animal rights advocacy with slaughterhouse footage
  • Wildlife habitat restoration
  • Sabotaging the blood-sport of running down foxes with dogs
  • Baring witness to the animals soon to be killed outside slaughterhouses

Studying:

  • Philosophy discussion groups
  • Book Clubs
  • Writing Groups

Entertainment:

  • Festivals & Gatherings
  • Open mic nights
  • Music tours

Game playing:

  • Kabaddi group meets

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