Bushcraft, Navigation, Foraging and Outdoor Skills Courses in North Wales and across the UK
Office: (01824) 703 121

Our Instructors

Experienced Outdoor Professionals

We have a team of experienced and skilled instructors, coaches and event professionals working on our range of courses and events, with backgrounds in the military, search and rescue, emergency services and expedition teams.

Rich Prideaux

Lead Instructor

Experienced outdoor and wilderness skills instructor with a background in Mountain Rescue, remote area medic and expeditions, also writer, film maker and photographer.

Ann Prideaux


Logistics and business manager, published author and also manages our bespoke events and brings her experience in emergency services to outdoor event management.

Mike Reid


Experienced bushcraft and wilderness skills instructor, event medic, leatherworker, woodworker and photographer with a military background.

Doug Don


Expert green woodworker and course director for our woodworking courses, as well as experienced group instructor and can turn his hands to most creative tasks.

David Foster

Mountain Leader

Mountain leader, tree surgeon, climber, kayaker and member of a North Wales Mountain Rescue team with extensive experience in outdoor event safety and medical cover.

Kevin Field


Bushcraft and wilderness skills instructor with military and emergency services experience who is equally at home on the parade ground or in a forest.

Chris Jackson

Mountain Leader

Experienced Mountain Leader, kayak and watersports instructor, Mountain Rescue team member and photographer who works with us on our mountain courses and events.

We’ve got a strong and diverse team ready for any challenge

We carefully select who we work with to make sure that they deliver the best results for our clients, that the skills they teach are backed up by real-world experience and work together to make sure that everything Original Outdoors does is the best it possibly can be.


We also have a team of freelance instructors we regularly use for larger events and specific contracts. If you want to submit your details for future work you can do so by following the emailing us at adventures@originaloutdoors.co.uk or using our Contact page.

Who are we?

Original Outdoors is an established outdoor activity and training provider in North Wales.
We are passionate about the outdoors and share this through our training courses, activity days activity days and outdoor services.

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Get in touch…

Original Outdoors
Maes Gwyn
LL15 1UL

+44(0)1824 703 121 (Office)


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