Bushcraft, Navigation, Foraging and Outdoor Skills Courses in North Wales and across the UK
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FAQ

Booking (3)

Can I book a course date that isn’t listed?

We are happy to accommodate requests for course dates that aren’t listed on our Course Index. For example, if you would like to book one of our navigation courses in North Wales, but cannot find a listed date to suit you then please contact our offices (see below). We often run courses midweek for individuals or small groups, or modify our syllabus if you want to achieve a certain goal or aim.

Can I make group bookings?

Yes you can! If you would like to book a group of friends or club members, or even colleagues, onto one of our outdoor courses or trips then we would be happy to accommodate your requests. Simply let us know how many places you would like by contacting us (see below) and we will send you booking forms by email or post.

If you would like to have a certain course on a certain date, we will be happy to try and meet your request. Simply let us know what you are after and we can create a course just for you.

How do we get to the course/event?

About 7 days (or earlier in some cases) we will send exact joining instructions to you via email. Normally we will arrange an easily-located RV point, such as a supermarket car park or other public area. We will then travel a short distance (never more than 7-8 miles) in convoy, with one of our vehicles leading the way at no more than 45mph.
In the event that you manage to lose your place in the convoy (if you are at the back, for example) then just head to the general location that you were given in the briefing before you set off and we will come to locate you.
In the unlikely event that you misplace yourself then please ring the numbers on our Contact Page or at the bottom of every page on this website.

Course Info (0)

Who is this course suitable for?

The Original Outdoors Bushcraft Courses are aimed primarily at adults and older children. We are happy to advise on individual queries, and we have family groups of different ages on many of our courses. Please contact adventures@originaloutdoors.co.uk for more details.

As with all of our courses, activities and events any participant under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a legal parent or guardian.

What equipment will I need?

The Original Outdoors Bushcraft Courses require only basic outdoor equipment like waterproof and warm clothing, suitable footwear etc – we will supply the specialist items like knives, firesteels etc.

We will send you a detailed equipment list after your booking ha been completed, and we have spares of most items in our stores.

How do I book?

We have created a new booking system that allows you to book and pay for your place without leaving the Original Outdoors website.

Follow the links above to book your place – you can either pay the full amount or just pay your deposit.
Once you have paid for your place/places then each participant will need to complete our online booking form.

Do I need any experience?

None at all! The course is suitable for complete beginners.

Where are the courses held?

The courses are run from a number of locations in the countryside around Ruthin, Denbighshire in North Wales. Exact details of where to go are sent out by email two weeks before the course date.

Is it suitable for vegetarians/pescatarians?

Most of the course is spent dealing with plants and fungi, but the preparation of game is dealt with. This is not compulsory, and participants will always be given the opportunity to briefly step away from any subject they don’t want to talk about or see.
One of our instructors is vegetarian!

What do I need to bring?

The equipment list is very basic – waterproof clothing, a warm layer and footwear suitable for slightly muddy fields and woodland. A more detailed list will be sent out two weeks before the course.

What equipment do I need to bring?

A full equipment list will be emailed out to you after your booking, but you will need to bring hillwalking equipment (waterproofs, walking boots etc) for the time of year. If you have a compass then please bring it along, maps will be provided.
If you are attending a night-navigation course then you will need to bring a head torch!

Who is this course for?

This course is suitable for anybody who spends time in the outdoors. The smallest amount of medical training can save a life, and this course covers everything from complete beginner to professional outdoor instructor.

Previous clients have been outdoor instructors, canoeists, bushcrafters, mountain walkers, climbers, teachers, countryside rangers, police officers, soldiers and outdoor volunteers.

Can I camp on site?

Yes, camping is available on or near to the site by separate arrangement.

General (3)

Can I book a course date that isn’t listed?

We are happy to accommodate requests for course dates that aren’t listed on our Course Index. For example, if you would like to book one of our navigation courses in North Wales, but cannot find a listed date to suit you then please contact our offices (see below). We often run courses midweek for individuals or small groups, or modify our syllabus if you want to achieve a certain goal or aim.

Can I make group bookings?

Yes you can! If you would like to book a group of friends or club members, or even colleagues, onto one of our outdoor courses or trips then we would be happy to accommodate your requests. Simply let us know how many places you would like by contacting us (see below) and we will send you booking forms by email or post.

If you would like to have a certain course on a certain date, we will be happy to try and meet your request. Simply let us know what you are after and we can create a course just for you.

How do we get to the course/event?

About 7 days (or earlier in some cases) we will send exact joining instructions to you via email. Normally we will arrange an easily-located RV point, such as a supermarket car park or other public area. We will then travel a short distance (never more than 7-8 miles) in convoy, with one of our vehicles leading the way at no more than 45mph.
In the event that you manage to lose your place in the convoy (if you are at the back, for example) then just head to the general location that you were given in the briefing before you set off and we will come to locate you.
In the unlikely event that you misplace yourself then please ring the numbers on our Contact Page or at the bottom of every page on this website.

Bushcraft Courses FAQ (3)

Who is this course suitable for?

The Original Outdoors Bushcraft Courses are aimed primarily at adults and older children. We are happy to advise on individual queries, and we have family groups of different ages on many of our courses. Please contact adventures@originaloutdoors.co.uk for more details.

As with all of our courses, activities and events any participant under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a legal parent or guardian.

What equipment will I need?

The Original Outdoors Bushcraft Courses require only basic outdoor equipment like waterproof and warm clothing, suitable footwear etc – we will supply the specialist items like knives, firesteels etc.

We will send you a detailed equipment list after your booking ha been completed, and we have spares of most items in our stores.

How do I book?

We have created a new booking system that allows you to book and pay for your place without leaving the Original Outdoors website.

Follow the links above to book your place – you can either pay the full amount or just pay your deposit.
Once you have paid for your place/places then each participant will need to complete our online booking form.

Foraging Course Info (4)

Do I need any experience?

None at all! The course is suitable for complete beginners.

Where are the courses held?

The courses are run from a number of locations in the countryside around Ruthin, Denbighshire in North Wales. Exact details of where to go are sent out by email two weeks before the course date.

Is it suitable for vegetarians/pescatarians?

Most of the course is spent dealing with plants and fungi, but the preparation of game is dealt with. This is not compulsory, and participants will always be given the opportunity to briefly step away from any subject they don’t want to talk about or see.
One of our instructors is vegetarian!

What do I need to bring?

The equipment list is very basic – waterproof clothing, a warm layer and footwear suitable for slightly muddy fields and woodland. A more detailed list will be sent out two weeks before the course.

Navigation Course Info (1)

What equipment do I need to bring?

A full equipment list will be emailed out to you after your booking, but you will need to bring hillwalking equipment (waterproofs, walking boots etc) for the time of year. If you have a compass then please bring it along, maps will be provided.
If you are attending a night-navigation course then you will need to bring a head torch!

First Aid Course FAQ (2)

Who is this course for?

This course is suitable for anybody who spends time in the outdoors. The smallest amount of medical training can save a life, and this course covers everything from complete beginner to professional outdoor instructor.

Previous clients have been outdoor instructors, canoeists, bushcrafters, mountain walkers, climbers, teachers, countryside rangers, police officers, soldiers and outdoor volunteers.

Can I camp on site?

Yes, camping is available on or near to the site by separate arrangement.