Original Wild was born out of a love for the outdoors
After 10 years of working in the outdoor industry, our (now) Director Kyle decided to make the move to Bath (from Bristol) in 2016. Shortly after moving, he could not understand why this UNESCO Word Heritage city was so overlooked as an adventure and outdoors destination.
Fast forward one year, and we now had Bath’s first award winning adventure company providing multiple water and land activities. We were proud to have introduced over 700 Bathonian’s to their own local adventure playground – in just 12 months!
Jumping forward to 2023, Original Wild has become a destination company contributing to the city’s economy through tourism and local customers. We have encouraged hundreds of locals to take up new outdoor hobbies (and see them showing off on social media regularly!), and have a thriving social community supporting our events.
We now engage and support a community of 6,000 local adventurers, employ a team of five highly engaging local instructors, and champion a subsidy strategy whereby 10% of corporate bookings go towards local charities and groups helping ALL people access the benefits that adventure brings.
What we offer…
Original Wild offers land and water-based adventure in and around the UNESCO world heritage city of Bath. Our beautiful city provides the perfect backdrop for paddle sports such as SUP and kayaking, whilst doubling up as a scenic maze for our land-based Code Break Bath adventure game. Don’t forget our specialised team building activities, archery and even combat archery our new game for 2023.
Slightly further afield too we have the Cotswold Way, the Mendip and Quantock Hills, South Wales’ Brecon Beacons and Devon’s Dartmoor National Park. These epic landscapes are best explored by foot; taking nothing but pictures and leaving nothing but footprints.
Our mission is to safely open up these areas to as many people as possible and to enjoy nature as frequently as we can. Life can be stressful, exciting, enjoyable, unpredictable and scary; but most of all – it’s short. Too short to not embark on adventure. There’s so much to explore in the UK alone and it’s our job to make that adventure accessible.
Who we are…
Original Wild consists of a core group of adventure lovers and planet-friendly paddlers. Hikers, surfers, climbers, rowers, walkers and runners. We are the people on the outside looking in. We have one eye on adventure irrespective of the season. To us there’s no such thing as bad weather, only bad preparation.
Our team come from all walks of life with varying experiences and backgrounds. Different ages, genders, ambitions and visions but one thing draws us together – a passion for the outdoors.
To find out more about our amazing instructors, head over to our Team page.