Explorer, Campaigner, Speaker

Belinda is the leading voice promoting the benefits of adventure on wellbeing and the founding campaigner of the #AdventureRevolution

"I believe adventure is a necessity of the human spirit. The modern world has become too easy, too averse to challenge and too disconnected from nature. This is having a negative effect on our physical and mental health. What we need is a revolution"

An Explorer in her own right, Belinda has walked across Nicaragua, searched for camels in China's Desert of Death, discovered ancient rock paintings in Lesotho, pioneered inclusive expeditions for people with disabilities, lead dozens of youth development expeditions around the world and gained a Guinness World Record for rowing unsupported around Britain.  An expert expedition leade rand Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, Belinda has managed remote trips for, amongst others Ray Mears, Chris Ryan & Bear Grylls.

Belinda launched Explorers Connect, a non-profit organisation connecting people to adventures in 2009. Over nearly 10 years she has encouraged over 30,000 ordinary people to discover a world of outdoor challenges and established Britain's National Day of Adventure, Wild Night Out 


Belinda uses her life-long passion for adventure and the great outdoors to offer life-changing experiences to other people
— 2017 Sunday Times Alternative Rich List
Quite the most remarkable achievement carried out by any women alive today. Absolutely magnificent both for mental and physical achievement bar none
— Sir Richard Branson
One of the most inspiring contemporary female adventurers
— The Guardian

Belinda's revolution is starting to get noticed and 2017 she was named in The Sunday Times ‘Alternative’ Rich List which celebrates 40 people in Britain who lead “extraordinary, worthwhile and satisfying lives” alongside Sir David Attenborough, Virginia McKenna & Tunde Okewale OBE

I’ve spent 20 years leading groups into the wilderness and I’ve seen Adventure change people’s lives, as it changed mine. It makes us happier, healthier, it teaches us to take challenges, to appreciate our wild places and each other and gives us moments of lasting joy. Now I’m on a mission to make adventure more accessible, to bring about a societal change that brings us closer to the natural world, to challenge, to risk and to each other
— Belinda Kirk

My story & expeditions

Find out about Belinda's international expeditions and remote filming trips

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taking action

How Belinda has enabled others to discover or re-discover adventure 

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