Mountain Navigation Course (L2 EST Framework)

Mountain Navigation Course (L2 EST Framework)

Mountain Navigation course in Snowdonia with outdoor training specialists Original Outdoors. This course is ideal for people who already feel confident with essential navigation skills they have learnt on our Basic Navigation Course (Level 1), and want to develop their skills further. We revisit the basics such

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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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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

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...

Mountain Navigation Course (L2 EST Framework)

Mountain Navigation Course (L2 EST Framework)

Mountain Navigation course in Snowdonia with outdoor training specialists Original Outdoors. This course is ideal for people who already feel confident with essential navigation skills they have learnt on our Basic Navigation Course (Level 1), and want to develop their skills further. We revisit the basics such

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...

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...

Mountain Navigation Course (L2 EST Framework)

Mountain Navigation Course (L2 EST Framework)

Mountain Navigation course in Snowdonia with outdoor training specialists Original Outdoors. This course is ideal for people who already feel confident with essential navigation skills they have learnt on our Basic Navigation Course (Level 1), and want to develop their skills further. We revisit the basics such

Read more...

Midwinter Foraging Course

Midwinter Foraging Course

Midwinter Foraging Course A pre-season foraging and wild food course looking at what is available in the winter months in the UK £35.00 per person New course for 2020! This course is very similar to our popular Foraging and Wild Foods course, but with one important difference

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Learn a new skill in 2020 with Original Outdoors!

Learn a new skill in 2020 with Original Outdoors!

In this, the first proper week of January (let’s face it, the bit before everyone goes back to work doesn’t count) we are all bombarded by messages trying to flog us gym memberships, holidays to far-flung corners of the earth or just a thing to wear on your wrist that tells you if you’re tired yet. Continue reading

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Christmas Gift Ideas for UK Outdoor Enthusiasts – 2019!

Christmas Gift Ideas for UK Outdoor Enthusiasts – 2019!

Buying a gift for somebody who loves nature, muddy trails and The Great Outdoors is always tricky. Chances are that they already have the equipment and clothing they need for doing what they want to do – what the bl**dy hell do you buy that you know that they will LOVE and remember for years to come? Continue reading

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You’ve just completed your Mountain Navigation course – what next?

You’ve just completed your Mountain Navigation course – what next?

This blog post is primarily aimed at those who have just attended one of our Level 2 (Mountain) Navigation courses, either on a public course or as a private client. That doesn’t mean that the information below is ONLY of relevance to those who have just visited us in North Wales, but that is the intended audience. Continue reading

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Certificated Foraging Courses in North Wales

Certificated Foraging Courses in North Wales

Our foraging course has been by far our most popular public skills course for a decade now. Alongside those public course dates we have been training chefs, outdoor instructors and group leaders in the basic skills of foraging – plant and fungi identification, use of guidebooks, how to use and process plants and the laws that cover foraging and the picking of wild plants in the UK. We have also covered the acquisition of wild protein – both inland and on the coast, including shooting, fishing and how to cook and prepare what you gather. Continue reading

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How to choose the right map scale – 25k, 40k or 50k?

How to choose the right map scale – 25k, 40k or 50k?

There are two mapping scales that tend to be used for walking, mountaineering and other human-powered travels across the landscape in the UK – 1:25,000 and 1:50,000 scales. The main producer of topographical maps for outdoor activities (and everything else) is the Ordnance Survey (OS), and the 1:25,000 (Explorer) and 1:50,000 (Landranger) scales are readily available at outdoor shops, online and local retailers. They also produce various digital mapping products, as well as an online mapping service and smartphone app. Continue reading

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New Foraging Course Dates for 2019!

New Foraging Course Dates for 2019!

We have added new dates to the 2019 course calendar to cope with demand for our Foraging and Wild Foods day course, plus launched brand new Level 1 and Level foraging training courses for professionals and those who want to take their foraging seriously. Continue reading

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