Original Outdoors Wilderness Skills Challenge
Multi-Day woodland survival challenge held in North Wales
£150.00 per person
The Original Outdoors Wilderness Skills Challenge takes place in our private woodland in North Wales. It has been created to allow participants to test their outdoor and bushcraft skills and resilience in a wider environment and with minimal equipment.
In the U.K. it can be difficult to find a place to practice real wilderness woodland skills over several days, with the freedom to light fires, build shelters and indulge in other aspects of bushcraft. The course begins on Friday morning and finishes at Sunday midday.
A strict kit list will be enforced and although a safety team will be on hand all participants will need to use their own skills and problem-solving abilities to perform a set number of wilderness skills tasks.
The Original Outdoors Wilderness Skills challenge is run in a private 90-acre woodland in North Wales, just outside the town of Ruthin in Denbighshire and on the edge of Clocaenog Forest. A mixture of coniferous and deciduous tree cover, plus a limestone gorge, river and access to clearings and meadows ensure that challenge participants can make the very most of the available natural resources. Full joining instructions, including kit list, meeting points and other information will be sent once bookings have been confirmed.
The Original Outdoors Wilderness Skills Challenge runs from a Friday morning to a Sunday midday. The challenge does not have strict timings once it has begun, but the limitations of daylight and fatigue will need to be planned for by participants:
Start at 10:00am Friday
Finish by midday Sunday
Participants will need to bring the following items:
- Sleeping bag or wool blanket
- Fixed-blade bushcraft knife and folding saw
- Metal cooking pot
- Water container
- Compass (a printed map will be issued to you)
- Headtorch and spare batteries
- First aid kit
- Firelighting equipment
- Small amount of cordage
- Suitable clothing and footwear
A small amount of dried rations will be supplied, plus fresh game.
Certificates and Prizes
All participants who successfully complete all of the tasks and make it to the end of the challenge will receive a certificate of completion.
The participant that completes all of the tasks to the highest standard will also receive a Hultafors Trekking Axe and £100 of Original Outdoors course vouchers.
Challenge Booking Information
You can select a date (or Gift Voucher option) and choose to pay the full amount or deposit using the options below.
If you have any problems with booking please contact our offices on 01824 703121, by mobile on 07799031128 or email firstname.lastname@example.org