What do we do?
WildWise delivers extraordinary experiences in nature.
Our diverse programme of courses and events are designed for adults, children and families. Our aim is to provide the inspiration for everyone to become connected to the wonder and enchantment of the natural world, helping to support ourselves and the earth to flourish. We bring together bushcraft, nature awareness and creative experiences with a spirit of play and enquiry, to facilitate a deeper connection to nature for the general public, schools and other organisations. We also deliver a range of training programmes for natural leaders including our pioneering year course ‘Call of The Wild’, delivered with Schumacher College, now in its 6th year, with over 100 trained, supported and inspired to be leaders and ambassadors for nature. We continue to develop new programmes and now specialise in unique mentoring programmes for young people through our ‘Wolf Pack’ programme for teenage boys and ‘Wild Time’ programme for teenage girls.
We have even been seen on BBC's Blue Peter, Heaven & Earth, Truth About Food, Wild n' Deadly and ITV's Country Lives!
Why do we do it?
We were established in 1999 to enable deeper nature connection for everyone, to address the chronic nature-deficit-disorder that was and is, all-pervasive. With a strong conviction that nature was a vital ingredient as part of healthy living, and that nature itself needed more spokespersons, we set up an ambitious events programme to encourage everyone to cross the threshold into the outdoors to spend some meaningful time developing this nature connection. Recent research has confirmed that a separation from the natural world leads to a diminished existence. Case-studies prove that restoring this connection leads to immediate and beneficial results, on all levels, including mind, body and spirit. The bottom line is – people flourish in connection to nature. What’s more if we can create a culture of human flourishing we might be able to help the earth to flourish. You only have to glance at WildWise’s testimonials to understand the value of this connection. We see it all the time. We want you to experience it for yourself.
Where do we do it?
We are fortunate to live and work in beautiful, wild Devon. Our events take place in some gorgeous locations on Dartmoor, near Exeter, in the Dart river valley near Totnes, and on the spectacular south Devon coast, near Kingsbridge. It is our great pleasure to share our favourite wild places with you, and we are blessed to have access to some delightful and exclusive settings.
Our aim is to provide the inspiration for everyone to become connected to the wonder and enchantment of the natural world, helping to support ourselves and the earth to flourish. We bring together bushcraft, nature awareness and creative experiences with a spirit of play and enquiry, to facilitate a deeper connection to nature for the general public, schools and other organisations.