Wilderness Development

Personal development and outdoor education

Outdoor adventure and personal development

Wilderness Development offers all these adventure activities:


Kayaking on Saturday 23 August 2014

Beginners kayaking lesson

Beginners kayaking lesson

It’s summertime! and kayaking is easy. Fish are jumping* and the water is high*. There’s no need to be rich, or even good looking, so hush all the babies and book on-line.

*Fish jumping and water being higher than normal are not terribly likely. But you can certainly book online for kayaking this weekend, and every weekend at http://www.wilderness-development.com/watersports/flatwater-kayaking

Ella’s original video is here: http://youtu.be/XivELBdxVRM 


21-22 July 2014: Midweek Outdoor First Aid course (16 hours) in Central Manchester and the Peak District

Wilderness Development’s next midweek Outdoor First Aid course is taking place on Monday 21 – Tuesday 22 July 2014. Recently, Liz had this to say about one of our courses:
“It was one of the best First Aid courses I have been on, having the opportunity to run though multiple outdoor scenarios was very useful, and the way it was adapted it to everyones particular situation and sport was excellent. I have recommended you.”
All the information and a link to our easy online booking form can be found at http://www.wilderness-development.com/first-aid/outdoor-first-aid or you could call Will Sheaff on 07941 645 520.
Peak District 16 hour Outdoor First Aid Course

Peak District 16 hour Outdoor First Aid Course


One day EFAW first aid course: 21 July 2014

Wilderness Development’s next one day long Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) course will run on Monday 21 July 2014 in central Manchester.

One day EFAW course

One day EFAW course

This practical, relevant first aid course is just £65, and covers the basic skills required by the HSE for workplaces. It’s accredited by the nationally recognised First Aid Industry Body too, so you can be sure you’re learning good stuff. Here is what some recent participants had to say about the course:

“Very informative and incredibly useful for both work AND home. Truly a must for ALL employees!”

Paul, Levenshulme.

For more information on this one day accredited first aid course, click here: Emergency First Aid at Work course.

Alternatively, you can book your emergency first aid at work course online here.

Did you know that we also offer a second day for this course, delivered in the outdoors, and leading to the nationally recognised Outdoor First Aid certificate?


Walking navigation course for beginners: 20 July 2014

Wilderness Development’s next beginners’ navigation training course will be taking place on Sunday 20 July 2014 at Middlewood on the edge of the Peak District.

Navigation training course

Navigation training course

This one day course is suitable for beginners, and would be particularly ideal for those taking on the Peak District Challenge 2014. You’ll learn using map and compass the basic skills you’ll need to find your way around the countryside, and leave with the confidence to walk further afield and over more remote terrain than ever before.

Visit the navigation training course page for more information, or you can book navigation training online here.


How do customers review Wilderness Development kayaking?

This week I received a nice email from Paula and Luke who came along on a kayak taster session in the Peak District last weekend:

Hi Will

Just a few lines to say “thank you” for this afternoon – we both had a fab time & looking forward to booking another one of your adventures soon.

Paula & Luke

If you’d like to take part in a kayaking session in the Peak District, our next availability is this Saturday 12 April 2014 from 2-5pm. There is more information at www.wilderness-development.com/watersports/flatwater-kayaking.
When you’re ready to book, just visit our online booking system here.
Kayaking at Toddbrook Reservoir

Kayaking at Toddbrook Reservoir

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