Quality outdoor training courses from experienced, qualified outdoor instructors
Our training courses are known right across the U.K. – but we are not just a training company. We offer a range of outdoor activities for individuals, groups and families in North Wales and beyond. We use experienced and qualified instructors to provide you, your friends or your family with a unique day out that you will remember for years to come.
Our one-day foraging courses are one of our most popular events
Our one-day foraging course takes place near the small rural town of Ruthin in Denbighshire, and show what is available in various areas of fields, woodland and hedgerows.
We offer courses in Spring, Summer and Autumn to take advantage of the changing seasons and the varieties of foods and plants available at different times of year.
A range of courses from beginner to expert and instructor CPD
Bushcraft is about learning and developing skills that mean you can not only survive, but thrive in the natural environment. The mantra “knowledge weighs nothing” is central to what we practice, and the aims of the Original Outdoors Bushcraft courses are to help people develop and re-learn simple skills that were common knowledge to our ancestors, such as firelighting, building shelters and finding safe drinking water.
Navigation course from beginner to expert, plus night navigation and GPS coaching
Original Outdoors runs a variety of navigation courses throughout the year. These are tailored to all levels of experience, from those who want to learn to navigate from scratch to people who want to improve the skills they have already gained.
We believe in small groups, with an instructor ratio of 1:6, to make sure that the learning environment remains relaxed and accessible. We try to minimise time spent in the ‘classroom’ and just get out there and learn in the hills, woods and fields of North Wales.
Outdoor First Aid courses for mountaineers, bushcrafters, watersports, MTBers and instructors
Original Outdoors have teamed up with Blackhill Medical Training to provide unique medical training courses suitable for anybody who works or plays in the outdoors. The courses are split into ‘Bushcraft Environment’ and ‘Mountain Environment’ and cover different subjects appropriate to the two environments. They are designed to give you life saving skills via scenario-based teaching and real, ‘hands-on’ methods.
Preparation for your big charity challenge, from instructors who lead the challenges
The national Three Peaks challenge has become a popular fundraiser for many U.K. charities and individual groups – but not without some controversy. The challenge is often underestimated by those attempting it, which in turns leads to fatigue, injury and ultimately failure. Our training days and weekends are aimed primarily at individuals and groups attempting the 3 Peaks challenge, but would be suitable for other endurance charity challenges such as the welsh 3,000ers and the Yorkshire 3 Peaks.
Take your first steps into wild camping with a structured course and experienced instructor
There is nothing like waking up to a sunrise over a remote mountain lake, or sleeping out under the stars near the top of a mountain range. However, for some the idea of packing the corect equipment, finding a suitable pitching site and even finding safe drinking water is daunting. We’ll show your our skills and tips that we have gained from several years of leading multi-day mountain trips.