Welcome to Original Outdoors

Original Outdoors is an established outdoor training, activity and consultancy business based in North Wales on the borders of Snowdonia working across the U.K. and beyond. We specialise in training courses for foraging, bushcraft, navigation, survival training, tracking and other essential outdoor skills.

Using the experience of our team of instructors we also work with individuals, businesses, government agencies, emergency services and production companies on everything from bespoke skills training and consultancy to location scouting, TV appearances and other outdoor professional services.

We also work to provide structured outdoor skills and safety training under the Environmental Survival Training (EST) Framework, with training pathways in navigation, campcraft, survival, search operations and safety training for remote working. These courses are part of a progression from entry-level through to advanced instructor awards.

The training courses we run are mostly based in North Wales but we can offer our services for events across the U.K., as well as bespoke courses for groups, individuals or organisations.

“The depth of knowledge possessed by Original Outdoor instructors is impressive… a wealth of knowledge and experience gained from spending time in the outdoors.”

Bushcraft Courses

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One-Day, Two-Day and extended bushcraft courses in North Wales with one of the leading outdoor skills training providers in the U.K. Learn essential outdoor skills in the forests, fields and valleys of North Wales with experienced instructors.

Foraging Courses

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Inland and coastal foraging courses in North Wales with experienced professional forager Richard Prideaux. The courses take place in the fields, valleys and woods of North East Wales and on the beaches and estuaries of Snowdonia.

Navigation Courses

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Navigation training courses for all terrains in the UK based in the mountains and hills of North Wales and Snowdonia. Beginner to advanced navigation skills training courses with experienced and qualified instructors as part of the EST Framework.

Mountain Courses

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One-Day, Two-Day and extended bushcraft courses in North Wales with one of the leading outdoor skills training providers in the U.K. Learn essential outdoor skills in the forests, fields and valleys of North Wales with experienced instructors.

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