Friday Detours: 17th July 2020

This week: catch a comet in our night skies, BAME adventurers to follow on Insta, Spain’s new Middle-Earth inspired hiking route, a look back at the fledgling days of US soccer and how to fall asleep fast…

17th July 2020 | Words by Matt Jones @ WildBounds HQ

#1 Catch a glimpse of a spectacular comet
Night sky photographers can spot the dazzling Comet Neowise as it continues to flash across our skies during July. Complete with a spectacular curving tail, this is one not to be missed. New Scientist reports on how to see the comet with the naked eye.

#2 Inspirational BAME Adventurers 
We’ve shared some of our favourite black, Asian and minority ethnic adventurers on Instagram. Marvel at their incredible adventures and celebrate diversity in the great outdoors.

#3 Take a walk through Middle Earth
A holiday to New Zealand is probably out this year, but this new walking trail in Spain inspired by JRR Tolkien’s Middle Earth might be enough to give you your Lord of the Rings landscape fix. TimeOut walk us through what to expect.

#4 Stoke, Wolves, Sunderland and the roots of US pro soccer
In the summer of 1967, a handful of English Football League clubs headed to the US and adopted unfamiliar alter egos to play in the inaugural season of the United Soccer Association Championship. We look back at the fledgling days of US pro soccer.

#5 How to fall asleep in 2 minutes
Ever find yourself whiling away hours simply trying to switch off your brain and drop off to sleep? Huckberry share advice from Brett McKay, founder of the Art of Manliness, on how to fall asleep in 2 minutes or less.

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