Wildwood Training

About our NW Courses and Wildwood Training

If you’re looking for a high quality Bushcraft & Survival experience in the Northwest of England, then you need to try a course with Wildwood Training. Wildwood provides courses across Merseyside, Cheshire and North Wales which can cater for; adults, families, the corporate sector, and we provide professional fully accredited leadership & instructor training (IOL).

The emphasis, on a Wildwood Training course, is on practicality and real survival skills. Staff will teach you skills which will work to keep you safe and comfortable outdoors. Our courses are physically, mentally and emotionally challenging, but at the same time our staff will cater for differing ability levels and ensure that nobody is over-stretched.

You will leave your course with a sense of achievement and satisfaction in the skills you’ve developed, and feeling secure in the knowledge that you’re a lot better prepared for the unknown than you were before.

You will remember your experience, with Wildwood Training for years to come, and guarantee you will want to come back to us again, to share your experience with friends, family and colleagues!

To make sure you choose the right course we have introduced a difficulty rating based on the physical and mental challenges on our courses. This is explained below.


“Courses with this rating are suitable for all. There is a small amount of physical hardship with a small amount of walking.”

“Courses with this rating are suitable for all. There is a reasonable amount of walking and some forms of physical output.”

“Courses with this rating are suitable for 16+. There is a significant amount of physical output, perhaps over a number of days. Time may be spent overnight in poor weather with minimum equipment. A certain amount of mental robustness is needed to complete.”

“Courses with this rating are suitable for 18+. There is significant physical output sometimes over multi-day, and often in Hostile habitats i.e high mountains etc. Equipment/food may be stripped back (if woodland based) or large rucksacks carried (if mountain based). Temperatures may be sub-zero or excessively high. A good level of mental robustness is needed. Special attention should be given to the kit lists available.”

“Courses with this rating are suitable for 18+. There is sustained physical output over multi-days, potentially carrying up to 40lbs, often in high/mountain terrain. Long “hill days” may be necessary, for this reason a good level of fitness is needed. Weather and temperatures are likely to be sub-zero or excessively high. Special attention should be given to kit lists available.”