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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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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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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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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VIDEO: Building a One-Person Debris Shelter

VIDEO: Building a One-Person Debris Shelter

Video of Richard Prideaux building a woodland shelter for one person, entirely from natural materials. 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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Axe Safety Basics – Simple rules for using an axe safely in the woods, at camp or at home

Axe Safety Basics – Simple rules for using an axe safely in the woods, at camp or at home

Axes are great. I use them every week, and have been swinging them around for at least 20 years. They are versatile tools, and as important as a crafting item as an outdoor safety/survival tool. I couldn’t do my job without one. 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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