the wilderness project

WHY CHOOSE US?

Why Choose The Wilderness Project

Ethos

  • Life should be enjoyable and worthwhile and we hope everyone who attends one of our courses be it a first aid training course, a bushcraft course, or a navigation course you will have fun and achieve goals.
  • We don’t take the countryside for granted and we minimise our impact on the environment wherever possible.
  • Our business is focused. We aim to deliver a few products well but don’t try to be all things to all people. If we can’t deliver a particular service you are looking for we’ll help you find someone who can.

Customer Care

  • We care about the product and service we provide. We tailor our courses to suit your needs and are always interested in ways of improving our business.
  • We don’t keep people in the dark. We like to communicate and you will be given all the information you need before a course starts.
  • Feedback is important to us and we regularly update what we do based on it.

Safety & Standards

  • All our hill and mountain walking instructors hold the Mountain Leaders Award as a minimum qualification. All our instructors are first aid trained and DBS checked.
  • We employ the services of a highly experienced outdoor professional as our Technical Advisor and a qualified doctor as our Medical Advisor.
  • We are a DofE Approved Activity Provider (AAP).
  • We hold an Adventure Activities Licensing Authority (AALA) Licence for Trekking (Hillwalking & Mountaineering).
  • Safety is taken seriously and we maintain comprehensive operating and emergency procedures. These are inspected by the Adventure Activity Licensing Service (AALS).
  • Our Public Liability insurance is for £5 million and our Employers’ Liability for £10 million.
  • We hold memberships of professional bodies such as The Institute for Outdoor Learning, Natural Mid Wales and the South Wales Outdoor Activity Providers Group.

BUSHCRAFT SKILLS COURSES

Connect with the natural world as you build a fire, create shelters, carve wooden tools, forage for wild food, cook in the open and more, whilst enjoying the beautiful tranquility of mid Wales

NAVIGATION, & HILL SKILLS

These are courses will develop your confidence and expertise to safely enjoy walking in the hills and mountains of the UK.

OUTDOOR FIRST AID COURSES

Perfect for those working and playing in remote places, this 2-day course encompasses a mixture of theory and practical sessions along with scenarios taking place outdoors.

Enquire About A Course

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TESTIMONIALS

"My daughter absolutely LOVED the Creative Crafts course, thank you! She particularly liked the fact that you taught and trusted them to use tools properly, and I loved the fact that all of the activities were so unique, and nothing she'd have done anywhere else.

She also mentioned that she thought Nicky, the instructor, was great.

It was obviously brilliantly organised, and she will definitely be signing up to future courses!"

TESTIMONIALS

"Many thanks for organising the Creative Crafts course - my daughter really enjoyed it, particularly whittling/carving the wooden mushroom keyrings!

Many thanks, it was a super activity for the girls to do and all be together again."

TESTIMONIALS

 "My daughter absolutely loved it! She thought the instructor was excellent and gave very clear instructions. She really enjoyed making the mushroom and basket making in particular and just thoroughly enjoyed everything. 

Thank you so much for organising it, we give it 5/5 definitely."

TESTIMONIALS

 "Nicky was fantastic – extremely knowledgeable, warm, friendly and patient!  Nicky role models perfect behaviour"

TESTIMONIALS

 "All aims were met and exceeded by Nicky who was an amazing host!"

TESTIMONIALS

 "The course was excellent, pace was amazing.  I learnt so much more than I thought I would.  Highly recommend the course.  Instructors were knowledgeable and amazing"

TESTIMONIALS

 "Great and knowledgeable instructors, nice venue.  All the activities explained and performed in a safe way"

TESTIMONIALS

 "It was an absolute pleasure to be here.  The instructors were perfect, safe and friendly"

TESTIMONIALS

 "All I can say is that it was AMAZING!!!  Everyone was nice and friendly and kind.  Very safe and lots more"

TESTIMONIALS

 "Instructors were very informative and patient.  Learnt a lot in a very short space of time"

TESTIMONIALS

 "Nicky and Sam were amazing!  Very informative and supportive.  Loved all the elements of the course.  Thank you"

TESTIMONIALS

 "Loved the flexibility Sam had with the group so although there was a plan we were able to progress more in specific areas that interested us.  Also liked the way other participants were able to add their expertise"

TESTIMONIALS

 "Loved the flexibility Sam had with the group so although there was a plan we were able to progress more in specific areas that interested us.  Also liked the way other participants were able to add their expertise"

TESTIMONIALS

 "Enjoyed both the content and the delivery of the course and the location"

TESTIMONIALS

 "(Aims met) very well.  Learnt a huge amount and how to deliver courses"

TESTIMONIALS

 "The instructors were fantastic.  Course was relaxed and I felt completely comfortable.  Venue was great.  Thanks for all the tea."

TESTIMONIALS

 "Fantastic course, really enjoyed myself.  Staff were super friendly and group dynamic was awesome.  Well led activities"

TESTIMONIALS

 "Good pace.  Well knowledgeable instructors.  Lots of new ideas"

TESTIMONIALS

 "Amazing instructors.  Positive approach.  Really knowledgeable"

TESTIMONIALS

 "Instructors very engaging and knowledgeable.  Instructors make sure they give everyone time to learn.  No improvements needed that I can think of"

TESTIMONIALS

 "Skills and instruction were excellent"

TESTIMONIALS

 "Positives – teachers/directors, quality of site, drinks, food, instruction, warm welcoming, supportive, safe and pragmatic.  No complaints.  I was worried it may be a bit macho but couldn’t have been more wrong"

TESTIMONIALS

 "I enjoyed the course so much – wish it was longer"

TESTIMONIALS

 "All courses were set up and explained very well."

TESTIMONIALS

 "The venue was superb.  I am honestly unsure how the course could have been improved.  Thank you."

TESTIMONIALS

 “Really knowledgeable and helpful staff who gave really good safety briefings but who were incredibly flexible with the groups needs and interests.” 

TESTIMONIALS

"The course was extremely well set up with lots of helpful learning activities." 

TESTIMONIALS

"Very well organised, fantastic amounts of information with practical demonstrations." 

TESTIMONIALS

“All safety measures in place. Excellent tutors and Course Director. Venue excellent and pupils taken through all safety procedures with walking activities to cooking.”

TESTIMONIALS

“This is the best first aid course I have been on.  The teaching methods in combination with a comprehensive syllabus helped to achieve this.  Robin is a highly skilled trainer.  Thanks!” 

TESTIMONIALS

“All safety measures in place. Excellent tutors and Course Director. Venue excellent and pupils taken through all safety procedures with walking activities to cooking.” 

TESTIMONIALS

"The instructor was very friendly and explained things in a way I could understand. Safety was always first.  Venue was excellent." 

TESTIMONIALS

“I attended an invaluable, well-structured, comprehensive, supportive and enjoyable Advanced Hill Skills course. This small-group course was tailored to meet my individual needs, namely to improve specific Mountain Leader skills prior to putting myself forward for assessment. After the course I was then able to pass my Mountain Leader Assessment with confidence.”