We are proud to be a preferred supplier of activities to

Middlesbrough Football Clubs Foundation


This year we are including our Intermediate survival course with our basic survival course so that all those who attended the basic course last year can extended their skill level.

Woodland Course's

Check out our range of course's, we cater for the whole family, just the adults, just the children or Father and son.


See our tutorial videos on everything from the safe use of knives to how to build a fire pit. More video's are being added over time to make a comprehensive compendium of information.


We are able to provide a wide range of parties and our range is growing constanly to ensure that we can meet our customers needs.


We would like to salute all those kids that love the outdoors and you can nominate your Rugged Kid of the whose photo and first name only will be posted here.

Many of the items that we use on our course can be purchased from our Store and very competetive price


School visits

Contact us to find out what we can do when we visit your school our better still when you come to us, nestled by the river Rye we have a beautiful setting where the children can run around to their hearts content.


Axe Skills

Learn the correct safety methods for using an axe, Axe anatomy, maintenance and types. Then we move onto some small projects to help you gain confidence. We also talk about the law concerning axe's


Our 1st nomination comes from us and its Chloe from North Yorkshire, she is a member of the Bushcraft Rangers and the Guides. Chloe loves the outdoors and is particularly good at archery.

Meet us in nature

Visit our woodland venue's and learn a multitude of new skills such as firelighting with a flint and steel, cordage from tree bark and shelter building, you could even get the chance to make some anceint tools from flint. Whichever skills that you decide to try you will leave us filled with confidence.

All of our courses take place on the beautiful North York Moors both outdoors and indoors.


We are pleased to announce that we are to provide Bushcraft sessions for families that book short and long breaks at Studford Luxury Lodges. We look forward to working with such a highly professional North Yorkshire Company.

We will post details about the types of activities that we will provide at a later date.

Click on the link below to check out the superb facilities on offer.

We have a new member of the Rugged Outdoors team his name is Elmo and will be our child liaison officer he is looking forward to getting stuck into the role and will get his teeth into his new job this summer. Training is in progress.

We are pleased to announce that we will be launching the new monthly Rugged Outdoors Survival School. Sessions will commence on the 5th May from 10:00am - Noon and will continue on the 1st Saturday in the month.

The age range for participants is from 7 - 14 years old and we will meet at different venues so that we keep it interesting and not too familiar.

Parents why drive home and back again when you are able to join in on one of our guided walks, take in the tranquill settings conect with nature and enjoy some great company. If you are interested please send us an email info@ruggedoutdoors.co.uk

The cost is £5.00 per person

News ....A government report suggests that just 30 minutes of nature per week can reduce your risk of depression and heart disease. Why not get your whole family out and have some quality time together in a peaceful and inspiring setting, who know's it may become a regular activity.

Contact us for idea's and tips on activities that you can do in a woodland setting.

Our activities are based in several pieces of woodland around the Helmsley area of North Yorkshire, this beautiful area is absolutely littered with amazing places to see, from Rievaulx Abbey to Helmsley Castle. There are some amazing walks to try and all levels of experience are catered for. If you decide to spend an extended period of time in the area we are centrally located to get to places like Scarborough and Whitby or Ripon and York.


"He came home and said that was the best 2 days of my life" Gillian Bentley