Foraging and Wild Foods Course

Foraging and Wild Foods Course

One-day foraging course in the woods and fields of North East Wales Original Outdoors runs foraging courses and wild food walks throughout the spring, summer and autumn. Each course follows a walk through fields, woodlands and along tracks, with a syllabus built around what is available in

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Foraging and Wild Foods Course

Foraging and Wild Foods Course

One-day foraging course in the woods and fields of North East Wales Original Outdoors runs foraging courses and wild food walks throughout the spring, summer and autumn. Each course follows a walk through fields, woodlands and along tracks, with a syllabus built around what is available in

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Foraging and Wild Foods Course

Foraging and Wild Foods Course

One-day foraging course in the woods and fields of North East Wales Original Outdoors runs foraging courses and wild food walks throughout the spring, summer and autumn. Each course follows a walk through fields, woodlands and along tracks, with a syllabus built around what is available in

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Natural Navigation Course

Natural Navigation Course

One-day natural and instinctive navigation course in North East Wales, navigating across the landscape WITHOUT map or compass. A Level One EST Framework Course. This Natural Navigation course from Original Outdoors is slightly different to our other navigation courses. It is suitable for any outdoor enthusiast, including

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L1 Inland Foraging Basics Course

L1 Inland Foraging Basics Course

One-day professional foraging course aimed at outdoor professionals and those who want to take their foraging seriously. The aim of this course is to not only deliver relevant, in-depth and accessible information about foraging and wild food in the U.K., but also how to pass that information

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Foraging and Wild Foods Course

Foraging and Wild Foods Course

One-day foraging course in the woods and fields of North East Wales Original Outdoors runs foraging courses and wild food walks throughout the spring, summer and autumn. Each course follows a walk through fields, woodlands and along tracks, with a syllabus built around what is available in

Read more...

Foraging and Wild Foods Course

Foraging and Wild Foods Course

One-day foraging course in the woods and fields of North East Wales Original Outdoors runs foraging courses and wild food walks throughout the spring, summer and autumn. Each course follows a walk through fields, woodlands and along tracks, with a syllabus built around what is available in

Read more...

Foraging and Wild Foods Course

Foraging and Wild Foods Course

One-day foraging course in the woods and fields of North East Wales Original Outdoors runs foraging courses and wild food walks throughout the spring, summer and autumn. Each course follows a walk through fields, woodlands and along tracks, with a syllabus built around what is available in

Read more...

Foraging and Wild Foods Course

Foraging and Wild Foods Course

One-day foraging course in the woods and fields of North East Wales Original Outdoors runs foraging courses and wild food walks throughout the spring, summer and autumn. Each course follows a walk through fields, woodlands and along tracks, with a syllabus built around what is available in

Read more...

L1 Inland Foraging Basics Course

L1 Inland Foraging Basics Course

One-day professional foraging course aimed at outdoor professionals and those who want to take their foraging seriously. The aim of this course is to not only deliver relevant, in-depth and accessible information about foraging and wild food in the U.K., but also how to pass that information

Read more...

Natural Navigation Course

Natural Navigation Course

One-day natural and instinctive navigation course in North East Wales, navigating across the landscape WITHOUT map or compass. A Level One EST Framework Course. This Natural Navigation course from Original Outdoors is slightly different to our other navigation courses. It is suitable for any outdoor enthusiast, including

Read more...

Foraging and Wild Foods Course

Foraging and Wild Foods Course

One-day foraging course in the woods and fields of North East Wales Original Outdoors runs foraging courses and wild food walks throughout the spring, summer and autumn. Each course follows a walk through fields, woodlands and along tracks, with a syllabus built around what is available in

Read more...

Foraging and Wild Foods Course

Foraging and Wild Foods Course

One-day foraging course in the woods and fields of North East Wales Original Outdoors runs foraging courses and wild food walks throughout the spring, summer and autumn. Each course follows a walk through fields, woodlands and along tracks, with a syllabus built around what is available in

Read more...

Foraging and Wild Foods Course

Foraging and Wild Foods Course

One-day foraging course in the woods and fields of North East Wales Original Outdoors runs foraging courses and wild food walks throughout the spring, summer and autumn. Each course follows a walk through fields, woodlands and along tracks, with a syllabus built around what is available in

Read more...

Foraging and Wild Foods Course

Foraging and Wild Foods Course

One-day foraging course in the woods and fields of North East Wales Original Outdoors runs foraging courses and wild food walks throughout the spring, summer and autumn. Each course follows a walk through fields, woodlands and along tracks, with a syllabus built around what is available in

Read more...

L1 Inland Foraging Basics Course

L1 Inland Foraging Basics Course

One-day professional foraging course aimed at outdoor professionals and those who want to take their foraging seriously. The aim of this course is to not only deliver relevant, in-depth and accessible information about foraging and wild food in the U.K., but also how to pass that information

Read more...

Foraging and Wild Foods Course

Foraging and Wild Foods Course

One-day foraging course in the woods and fields of North East Wales Original Outdoors runs foraging courses and wild food walks throughout the spring, summer and autumn. Each course follows a walk through fields, woodlands and along tracks, with a syllabus built around what is available in

Read more...

Natural Navigation Course

Natural Navigation Course

One-day natural and instinctive navigation course in North East Wales, navigating across the landscape WITHOUT map or compass. A Level One EST Framework Course. This Natural Navigation course from Original Outdoors is slightly different to our other navigation courses. It is suitable for any outdoor enthusiast, including

Read more...

Watching James Blunt get “Cold” in North Wales

Watching James Blunt get “Cold” in North Wales

We took a call from a producer working with international music video and film production company Great Guns to help out with finding locations for their new production – the music video for James Blunt’s new song “Cold”. We launched straight into recommending, shortlisting and then recce-ing locations for them along the coastline of North Wales on Anglesey and the Llyn Peninsula. Continue reading

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Lost on Snowdon? Find a fence.

Lost on Snowdon? Find a fence.

If you have visited the mountains of Snowdonia, in particular the area around Snowdon itself, you will probably have come across one of these small, blue circular plaques pinned to a gatepost or stile. Their purpose is fairly self-explanatory, with “CYFEIRNOD GRID/GRID REFERENCE” printed around the edge. Continue reading

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We went foraging with VICE and Max Halley

We went foraging with VICE and Max Halley

Back in November 2018 I spent a couple of days working on two articles for VICE – one was taking renowned sandwich chef Max Halley foraging for edibles on a North Wales beach, and for the other I wandered around a damp forest with writer Angela Hui and photographer Elijah Thomas. Each piece was part of a wider project promoting the idea of ‘microgapping’ in the UK. Continue reading

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Course report – Wild Camping Weekend June 2018

Course report – Wild Camping Weekend June 2018
Course Report - Wild Camping Weekend Photos and notes from our June 2018 Snowdonia Wild Camping Weekend Last weekend I was joined by Richard, Allan and Amy for our 2018 Mountain Wild Camping course in the hills of Snowdonia. This course has two learning outcomes - planningRead more...

The mystery of the Cwm Tryfan ice axe

The mystery of the Cwm Tryfan ice axe

The trip to the summit and back was uneventful (apart from my stirring rendition of Auld Lang Syne on the South summit), but as we descended the path out of Cwm Tryfan alongside the stream leading to Gwern Gof Uchaf something strange occurred… Continue reading

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Outdoor Fashion Shoots in Snowdonia

Outdoor Fashion Shoots in Snowdonia

It seems like 2017 was the summer of location work for Original Outdoors. We have been putting our experience of working in the world of outdoor adventure in North Wales to use as consultants and location scouts for several years, but this was a busy summer for us.

We were contacted by Claudia from German production company Natural Born Explorers for a project they were working on for a European outdoor clothing and equipment retailer. They had already chosen Snowdonia as a general area for their shoot but wanted some help finding locations, gaining permissions and just the logistics of shooting in a different country. After several Skype conversations and emails we narrowed it down to some key areas in the mountains and forests of Northern Snowdonia.

Then it was down to the usual pre-shoot planning – working with landowners to gain permissions for commercial photography on their land, timelines to make sure we had enough time on location to get what the client needed and be in the right place for the ‘golden hour’ at sunset. We also needed to keep an eye on the weather and make sure that the entire crew were equipped for several days in the mountains. Continue reading

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