Therapeutic & Development

At Original Wild, we understand the importance of spending time outdoors for mental and physical health, as well as personal development.
Our therapeutic and development sessions aim to connect people with nature and inspire positive change. Our collaborative approach ensures a strong partnership between you, us, and the natural environment, allowing us to help you develop and achieve personal growth. 


The work starts before heading outdoors. We work with you beforehand to find out what your group are looking for – outcomes and timeframe, to develop a tailored program that meets your unique requirements.

Some of the things we look at:

  • Communication
  • Needs
  • Resilience
  • Self awareness
  • Teamwork
  • Problem solving

Our programmes can include these activities and more:

  • Bushcraft – fire lighting, cooking, tool use, woodland management, shelters and more.
  • Forest bathing – a process of relaxing in a woodland by slowing down and really taking in what’s around you.
  • Walking – locally or further afield, from the Cotswold Way to the top of any mountain in the UK.
  • Archery – steady yourself to aim for the target, great at helping people focus.
  • Paddleboarding – get close to the water, improve balance, relax, and have fun.
  • Kayaking – work by yourself or with a partner to navigate your craft along the river.
  • Overnight stays – from local campsites, to bunkhouses in Wales.

All our activities.


Encouraging people to spend time outdoors can have a remarkable impact on their overall wellbeing and personal growth. The great outdoors provides an opportunity to develop essential skills such as resilience, teamwork, self-awareness, problem-solving, self-esteem, and risk assessment – skills that can enhance every aspect of life.

It’s worth noting that humans have evolved over thousands of years whilst living in nature. Unfortunately, in recent times, we have become increasingly disconnected from the natural world. However, being outdoors and immersing ourselves in nature has been proven to reduce stress and promote relaxation.

Therefore, reconnecting people with nature is crucial, not only to inspire them to spend more time outdoors but also to foster a desire to protect these special places. Time spent in nature allows individuals to challenge their comfort zones, look inward, grow, and embrace change.


We run small group sessions. Our team are experienced in working with a variety of people, from young to old, from disadvantaged explorers to those who haven’t yet realised the benefits of being outdoors. 

We work with charities, education settings, local authorities, businesses… essentially anyone who is seeking to enhance themselves through what the outdoors can offer.


We can work in a variety of locations, including enchanting woodlands, rolling hills, majestic mountains, and meandering rivers. We are entirely flexible, and can run sessions in one or several locations, or embark on a voyage of discovery!

Our sessions can take place in and around the stunning city of Bath, or further afield to suit your specific preferences. If required, we can even arrange for transportation to and from your desired location.


Our immersive experiences are designed to be an ongoing journey towards personal growth, greater self-awareness, and a deeper connection with the natural world.

By engaging in regular outdoor activities, we hope to foster a sense of ownership and responsibility towards nature, as well as to cultivate a deeper understanding of oneself.

Whilst we recommend regular sessions, we can also run one-off experiences.

To start planning your bespoke programme please email or fill in our contact form.


Highly qualified and experienced staff

All safety equipment provided including group first aid kit

Photographs can be taken during the activity

Lunch can be included

Transport can be provided

We cater for everyone, just ask!


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