Original Wild

The Adventure Experts

Original Wild was created to provide the highest quality skills training and adventure days based in the heart of Bath.

Our Adventure Experts aim to provide you with the best possible experience. Our team employs only the best instructors, uses the latest equipment and doesn’t compromise on quality, safety or fun!

We are able to offer our Adventure Experts to meet you at most locations be it national parks, mountains, lakes and rivers around the UK and beyond!

Stay in touch with our adventures by reading our blog and liking our facebook page.

Scroll down to meet our team.

Kyle Worgan

Kyle Worgan

Founder / Director

Kyle’s worked in the outdoor industry for over 12 years before founding Original Wild. Kyle discovered his love for the outdoors after training in the Royal Marines, and is today qualified to coach across multiple sports such as summer walking, climbing, mountain biking and paddling. He’s working towards his UKCC level 3 coaching award and his Mountain Instructor Award.

He has had lots of experience training and developing teams and individuals on behalf of different organisations which he really enjoys. He’s been on expedition to 5 continents to climb mountains and paddle down rivers. He lives in Bath, loves to travel and explore new areas and is always planning another adventure.

Kyle holds these Qualifications:
Aspirant UKCC level 3 Canoe coach
4* Canoe Paddler
4* Kayak trained paddler
SUP Instructor
Mountain Instructor Award (MIA) training
Mountain Leader Summer
Rock Climbing Instructor
Accredited First Aid Trainer
Level 2 Mountain Bike Leader Award
Archery GB Leader
DofE Supervisor & Assessor
Bushcraft
Problem Solving
High Ropes Course Constructor

Scott Finch

Scott Finch

Adventure Expert

Some say Scott was born in the Avon. A white water kayaker at heart, Scott has competed around Europe and has proudly represented Great Britain. After discovering paddleboarding (of course he’s a natural) he continues to enjoy sharing his passion of water sports with people across the UK.

Scott holds these qualifications:
UKCC Canoe & Kayak Level 2 Coach
SUP Coach
4* Kayak
4* Canoe
Level 2 Mountain Bike Leader Award
Bushcraft skills
Problem Solving/Team Challenges
Outdoor First Aid at Work

Jonny Houston

Jonny Houston

Adventure Expert

Jonny gained his summer ML award in 1996 during a teaching career used it to enrich the experiences of pupils with expeditions to Dartmoor, Brecon Beacons and Snowdonia as well as a memorable trek to Everest base camp. Since 2015 he‘s gained the International ML and undergone training for Winter ML and Single Pitch Award. Since 2015 he’s led youth expeditions to Borneo, the Indian Himalaya and Zambia; adults trekkers on the Tour de Mont Blanc and Monte Rosa; worked with an International School trekking in Switzerland and Tanzania; climbed Kilimanjaro, Mt Kenya, Gran Paradiso and Monte Rosa; undertaken training and assessment of DofE expeditions for several providers in England; run forest school programmes in local schools in Bath and facilitated ‘survival nights’ in the woods for birthday parties.

Jonny’s qualifications:
International Mountain Leader
Mountain Leader Summer
Winter Mountain Leader (trained)
Rock Climbing Instructor (trained)
Outdoor Firstaid at Work

Chris Beckett

Chris Beckett

Adventure Expert

Chris has worked in the outdoors industry for 9 years, having studied the outdoors at Lackham and Duchy college. Chris has dealt with clients from ages 4 - 94 at all ability levels.

Epic ventures: Cycled from Geneva airport back home (650 miles); climbed to Everest base camp at the age of 16; and completed all 3 Ten Tors Distances.

Chris holds a number of qualifications:
Mountain Leader Summer
Rock Climbing Instructor
UKCC Level 1 Kayak & Canoe Coach
3* Kayak Paddler
3* Canoe Paddler
SUP Coach
BEL (Basic Expedition Leader)
Mountain bike Instructor Award
Outdoor FirstAid At Work
UKCC Level 1 Orienteering
DofE Supervisor

Kevin Hydish

Kevin Hydish

Adventure Expert

Kevin is an educational professional with a wealth of knowledge and many years of experience. After studying for a Sports Science degree at Bath University and then continuing this education journey to study a PGCE at Bath Spa University, he finally took up a full time teaching position.

He has always had a passion for the outdoors and has amassed over 35 years of experience, including both personal and professional elements, where he has developed his own extensive knowledge and skills. Kevin has organised and led many group expeditions and planned/delivered many activities.

Kevin actively enjoys and participates in mountain walking (particularly winter conditions), climbing and cycling in his spare time. He is also a successful competitive Modern Jive/Blues dancer and DJ, regularly competing and performing around the UK.

Kevin holds these qualifications:
BSc 1st class honours (Sports Performance)
PGCE
ML
CWA
SPA (Trained)
DofE Supervisor & Assessor
Powerkiting instructor
BCU 2 Star Paddler
Foundation Safety and Rescue Training (FSRT)
Archery GB Instructor
First Aid Qualified
Bushcraft
Problem Solving/Team Challenges

Memberships and Associations

Original Wild is proud to be a member of or associated with a number of organisations: