wilderness weekends

a slice of adventure in your busy life


At Wilderness Weekends we offer you a slice of adventure which can be slotted into your busy life.


There is a range of experiences from mountain adventures, climbing, canoeing, bike treks, wild swimming, bushcraft and wild camping.


The scheduled trips are a great way to meet new people away from the urban context or we can arrange a bespoke trip just for you, for a bunch of friends or a family group.

Here's what a few folk have said about our trips:


CLIMB the gritstone crags of the Peak District,
7/8 Oct 2017

We had a great weekend. James arranged to pick us up at a convenient location and made the whole experience really enjoyable and stress-free. I wanted to introduce my partner to outdoor climbing in a safe way - this was the perfect first experience for him.? James made sure we were never caught off guard on a climb, despite wet weather, and taught us lots about climbing technique as well as safely belaying and using anchors properly. I had not been climbing for a while so confidence was an issue for me and this weekend has definitely spurred me on to keep climbing.? Delicious meals and hot tea when we needed it in the cold. Not having to put up my own tent was a bonus!! A great getaway from the big smoke and highly recommended.
- Mareeni



I thought it was really good. James got the balance of professionalism and making you feel relaxed just right.?
- Ed



CANOE the River Great Ouse, 21 Oct 2017

"The canoeing trip today was so enjoyable! We loved getting out of the city and onto the water, and with well organised and helpful planning from the Wilderness Weekends team it was super straightforward for us. Not having that much canoeing experience James offered plenty of instruction and guidance so we were on our way with a good paddling rhythm fairly quickly. We had a nice picnic with great food, and spotted plenty of bird life along the way. We would definitely recommend Wilderness Weekends for their excellent service, experienced instructors and fun trip ideas! We will certainly be doing another trip with them soon."
- Sarah and Marc