About us

Craig is our Lead Instructor and has over 40 years of experience in Outdoor pursuits as a Physical Training Instructor in the Royal Navy one of Craigs remits was survival. He has a passion for teaching and is an outstanding communicator.

Tracy is another of our instructors with a passion for foraging and firelighting she is in her elements when teaching all she knows about Bushcraft and survival skills and has over 12 years of experience.

Welcome to The Rugged Outdoors where we pride ourselves on delivering a comprehensive range of quality and exciting activities to suit everyones outdoor needs. We have courses and activities that cover Den building to axe throwing from back woods cooking to Knife and axe skills.


All you need to do is click on the image that takes your interest and immerse yourself into the myriad of activities on offer. If there is something that you cannot see that your interested in please contact us we may be able to help. Although all equipment is provided on our courses you can also visit our Store to find many of the items that you would use on our courses.


Should you require any further information please email info@ruggedoutdoors.co.uk or call 07809 716423

Full DBS Checks


Qualifications in Paediatric 1st Aid


Our business is all about family. Take quality time together in an outdoor environment that invigorates, stimulates and at the same time provides us with the opportunity to get fit while enjoying some amazing vista's.

Our family woodland outings in North Yorkshire offer a way to connect with your children in a way that you may have never thought about before. Our activities take adults back to their childhood building dens and swinging in tree's and lets the childrens imaginations run wild working alongside Mum and Dad.

We teach indigenous living skills that our ancestors would have used on a day to day basis, building shelters, foraging for food, lighting fires to cook on and many more amazing things.


Contact us:

M: 07809 716423

E: info@ruggedoutdoors.co.uk