An indigenous adventure
As seen on BBCTV's 'Heaven & Earth' this is WildWise’s self-sufficient journey into the wild, on beautiful Dartmoor. Navigation, trekking, bushcraft, and storytelling all feature in a wonderful and adventurous exploration of Dartmoor’s rugged terrain.
Dartmoor is a wild landscape, bursting with life and vitality, its beauty unspoiled and waters unpolluted. It is the perfect backdrop to explore self-reliance, both in nature and in ourselves. Carrying everything we need, we will journey several miles each day. The pace is relaxed, and there is plenty of time to stop and rest, swim and eat delicious food. We will set up camp each evening and enjoy a communal meal and sometimes a campfire.
This is not just a camping trip! This is an exciting adventure in a wild location with an opportunity to learn some backcountry outdoor skills from experienced outdoorsmen, to help make life around camp even more comfortable. These may include fire-making, cordage, shelter-building, campcraft and some wild food foraging.
NB This event is aimed at teenagers (14+ years).
Food for suppers on both evenings.
What to bring:
Camping gear (tent, mat, sleeping bag, torch); waterproof outers & change of clothes / sturdy footwear; food for 2 x lunches and breakfast.; Water bottle. Full details will be provided on booking.
Start / Drop Off Point – 4pm at New Bridge car park, near Ashburton
Finish / Collection Point - 4pm at Dartmeet car park
Course Leader - Sam Kouzarides
Sam was home educated throughout his childhood and spent most of his time exploring and learning in nature. After studying Conservation Sam worked as a ranger for the National Trust where he developed his passion for outdoor education work. Supported and inspired by training in the Art Of Mentoring with the 8 Shields Institute, and WildWise ’s Outdoor Leadership Foundation (years 1 and 2), Sam’s work includes teaching at Acorns Learning, nature connection mentoring, running bushcraft and nature connection events; conservation work and tree surgery. Sam works with a healthy combination of playful energy and a relaxed and easy manner and likes nothing more than a good adventure.
No refunds for cancellations < 28 days of the event