Wilderness Imagination Learning & DiscoveryWilderness Imagination Learning & Discovery

reconnect with nature

Bushcraft & Outdoor Adventure Courses

W.I.L.D. is based south of Cambridge (UK) and we run courses in bushcraft, survival and traditional woodland skills.

There are two ways to approach outdoor adventure: the Bear Grylls way of survival, pitting your wits against the wilds, high octane fun and adventure. Or the Ray Mears bushcraft way of listening and learning from nature, using your wisdom and skills to negotiate the wilds. Both ways work very well and we combine the best of both to give people a deeper understanding of the natural environment around them on courses that are accessible to all, young and old, men and women.


Our Courses



On this course we spend the day exploring our primitive fascination with fire.  We teach you first how to prepare your fire so it will light first-time, then use fire by friction to get it going.  Then we discover some of the best ways to manage and maintain a fire, and the best fire for warmth, cooking, or just a fire to sit around telling stories and whittling.


Family Overnight camp-out

We have designed this course to be an adventure for the family.  Our aim is that you awake and the first thing you see is the wild woods around you rather than the inside of a tent.  You can enhance your camp by having a small fire beside your shelter, this is a lovely way to fall asleep to flickering firelight.  We show you how to do this safely.  Once your camp is all set we show you some fireside crafts and how to cook your evening meal on the main camp fire.




Family Day

On this course you are allowed to be a kid again, and hang out with your children. We make sure everyone is safe so you can relax and as a family share that innocent sense of excitement and adventure as you rediscover the wild.

A modern family rarely gets the time to be together without constant distractions pulling our attention; TV, internet, social media, work.  In the woods, nature gently brings us back together as we learn ancient skills, make fire,  and reignite our imaginations with hands on traditional skills.


Christmas in the Woods

Come and join us at our secret lake side camp, nestled in a little wood just outside Saffron Walden. We will have the fire going with a warming brew of spiced apple, homemade Turkish delight, and baked apples, filled with chocolate. Whilst your treats are cooking on the fire you can make a reindeer, woodland elf, or Christmas decoration. All made from wood, leaves and bark no plastic at all.
Also, this year we have made reindeer kits for the kids, or you can still make your own custom size ones from tiny to massive. The woodland elf is a traditional magical charm used to protect you as you sleep, and Christmas decorations made only from natural materials gathered from the woods.

Dec 20th, 21st & 22nd

Two sessions each day choose either

10am til 12am or 2pm til 4pm

£7.50 per person


20th 10til12 - full
20th 2til4 - full
21st 10til12 - full
21st 2til4 - full
22nd 10til12 - full
22nd 2til4 -  full

If the time slot has spaces but your party is a little over number available we may be able to squeeze you all in

Monthly Updates

We will send you a monthly update about which wilds foods are in season and tips on safe foraging, and we will keep you posted about upcoming courses.

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About Us

Being out in nature is a magical experience but modern living removes us from it more and more. So, our mission is to get people to reconnect with the fun and adventures they can have outdoors. With the hope that this might make people value and protect the natural world rather than just exploit it...

Saffron Walden
07967 393 272
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