10 Hobbies You Probably Haven’t Thought Of Trying
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10 Hobbies You Probably Haven’t Thought Of Trying

Jessica Hamilton April 4, 2022

Everyone needs a way to unwind, but finding the right hobby for you is a difficult process. If you’re stuck for inspiration, you’ve come to the right place. Here are 10 hobbies you probably haven’t thought of trying.


Why leave the trend in 2012? Safely learning how to scale buildings is not only impressive but a definite way to keep you fit. 

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Embrace your inner gatherer by searching for plants, herbs and fruits. Make sure to thoroughly research before you set off. I will not be held responsible for any accidental poisoning!

Tight rope walking 

Tight rope walking has a long history and requires a lot of balance and skill. If you fancy balancing above buildings, why not give it a try?

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Lock Picking 

Lock picking is a great hobby for beginners. It’s cheap to start and a useful skill, not to mention profitable! Here are a few tips to get you started in the lock-picking world.

Rock Climbing 

Rock climbing is an exhilarating and challenging hobby. Climbers often talk about losing themselves in the flow and experiencing euphoria. It’s a great way to get out in nature and build your strength.

Rock Painting 

Once you’ve finished rock climbing, why not take a few pebbles to paint? There are a million different ways to paint a rock. How much detail, colour and effort you put in is entirely up to you. Keep them in your garden or place them elsewhere to be found.

Axe Throwing 

An extreme thought guaranteed to get your adrenaline pumping. Throwing axes is a physically demanding hobby but certain to release rage. 

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If you fancy a creative hobby, why don’t you dabble in calligraphy. It’s a beautiful (and profitable!) skill to master.


You’ll be familiar with lip-syncing if you’ve watched Rupaul’s drag race. Learning your favourite songs to (not) sing is a fun and inexpensive hobby. It’s also a great way to stay present and enjoy the moment.

Stilt Walking 

Stilt walking is an exciting hobby, not just for yourself but for others. Many circus schools offer classes. So sign up and tower 5ft above the rest.

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Jessica Hamilton is a freelance writer for HITC entertainment and has contributed to several sights across GRV media. She is currently on the MA journalism course at Kingston University and is working towards the NCTJ gold standard diploma which she will receive in April. Jessica has had years of experience writing and, like any young journalist, is keen to gain more. Currently residing in London, she is the editor of the Kingston Courier and has even court-reported at the Old Bailey.