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Give a man a fish he will feed himself for a day, teach him how to fish and he will feed himself for a lifetime”

The Rugged Outdoors is all about the Adventure, the experience and the fun, it is important to us to ensure that when our customers leave that they do so feeling like they are part of the Rugged Outdoors family.

We would like to thank Richard Adams of the Children's University for visiting us for a site visit and confirming that we are now an official "Learning Destination" of the Children's University. Our new plaque seen in the photo will be displayed proudly at the entrance to the lodge.

Any children that have a Passport to learn can have their passports signed and stamped when they take part in any of our activities.

Rugged Outdoors, Courses

Monday 15th April Friction firelighting through the ages and knife skills 10:30am - 4:30pm Cost - £25.00 age 7 and over






Tuesday 16th April Learning how to be a Woodland Ninja 10:30am - 4:30pm Cost - £25.00 age 7 and over







Monday 22nd April Woodland Cooking and Fire Lighting 10:30am - 4:30pm Cost - £25.00 age 7 and over







Wednesday 24th April for 4 - 6yr olds decorating a fairy house 10:30 - 12:30 Cost £15.00







For 7 and over making a Fairy House 10:30 - 16:30 Cost - £25.00 age 7 and over

We will be adding more over the next few days so keep an eye open








Childrens Navigation course







Adults Navigation course





Rugged Outdoors, Navigation

The course instructor for Navigation is Stephen Laidlaw he runs an amazing course on basic navigation skills.

There will be the children's course on Friday 19th April at a cost of £25.00 age 8 - 16 yrs and another for Adults on Saturday 20th April at a cost of £40.00 both courses will commence at 10am a packed lunch and a backpack will be required.

We think that the Willow Weaving Courses will be really popular so don't waste any time in signing up for one or more of them. All materials are supplied, and you get to take home your creation. The course is to be ran by The Willow Barn at our Rugged Woods you do not need to have experience just the desire to create.

please bring a packed lunch and the kettle will be on all day.

We have found a simpler way to purchase goods or pay for courses by clicking on this link paypal.me/ruggedoutdoors just enter the amount you want to pay and then log in but please make sure to say what it is that your paying for.

We are now offering the opportunity to purchase one of our Viking Chairs in the style similar to that you see in the photo to the below. The cost is £40.00 per chair and come untreated so that you are able to stain the chair to your own liking.


We are also able to add a leather back plate at a cost of £10.00.


We can also able to add a leather seat plate at a cost of £7.50


Rugged Outdoors, Bushcraft

Leather bundle 1

Foraging pouch wrist band and neck tag

£24.50 + £1.00 p&p

The wristbands come in child and adult sizes please state what size you want and what design when purchasing but over the Christmas period these are just £2.50 with £1.00 P&P if you can't collect. You can use the link above to make a purchase.

Rugged Outdoors, Bushcraft

Leather bundle 2

Wrist band and Neck tag

£4.50 + £1.00 p&p

Leather bundle 3

Neck tag £2.00 + £1.00 p&p

Archery Range Now Open

Rugged Outdoors, Bushcraft

Our Archery Range is now open and customers can book sessions via our email info@ruggedoutdoors.co.uk or by calling on

07809 716423.

The cost is just £10.00 per person with a minimum of 2 people booking for the 1 hour session with a qualified instructor.

Family sessions can also be booked along with corporate events.

Our Air Rifle Range will be opening soon keep watching this space for more news



 2019 Dates

2nd March

16th March

30th March

13th April

Please note that we will monitor the conditions of the woodland and the weather on a day to day basis please keep an eye on either this page or our facebook page to stay abreast of news

We are in the process of building the Axe Throwing range which will be completed in the next couple of weeks and then you will be able to come down and give it a go.


Bring out your inner Viking while having a great laugh with friends.


Keep an eye open for the launch day where you can come along and have a go and see for yourself how much fun it is.

Then why not get 2 more friends and join the 3's league.

Are you 8 or over? Why not join the Rugged Rangers

Next session is on Saturday 12noon - 2:00pm cost £7.50



2nd March

16th March

30th March

 113th April

Please note that we will monitor the conditions of the woodland and the weather on a day to day basis please keep an eye on either this page or our facebook page to stay abreast of news

Rugged Outdoors Store

Visit our store where more items are being added on a weekly basis


We are able to provide a wide range of parties which is growing constanly to ensure that we can meet our customers needs. The minimum number is 10 or a cost of £75.00 this is for a 1 1/2 hour session of activities and 30 mins for the food which is provided by the parents. Please call us on 07809 716423 or email info@ruggedoutdoors.co.uk

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.

Woodland Course's

Check out our range of course's, we cater for the whole family, just the adults, just the children or or a combination of parent and child.

Our gift certificates are available for purchase througout the year. The gift vouchers are redeemable on any of our goods in our store or for any of our courses throughout the year. The certificate will include the persons name and can include a message.

Gift Voucher

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.

Our 4th nomination is Anya who is an absolute nut about the outdoors she has an amazing imagination and has a determination to overcome anything put in her way and loves to learn about anything outdoors.

We have just found out that we have been selected by the Woodland Trust to receive and plant 210 trees in our woodland. If you would like to help plant the tree's, please get in touch. We have found out that our trees will arrive between the 1st and 15th March

We are constantly being asked for advice on equipment by our customers so have decided to dedicate a section on our recommendations and as we review more items we will set up a page. The reviews will be either editorial or videos dependant on time constraints.

Without doubt the question that we are asked most is "what kind of knife should we buy?" our answer is emphatically a Mora and dependant on how much they have to spend will depend on which one that we would suggest. However in general we would say start with the Mora Companion its light durable and will cost you around £13.99 plus P&P we are now able to supply these items.

The Mora Heavy Duty Companion Carbon knife is compact and lightweight with a length of just 225mm. It has a carbon steel, razor sharp blade which is 3.2mm thick making it excellent for batoning and more arduous work.

As always with a Morakniv the carbon is brilliant quality, it comes razor sharp out of the box.

Or you can go for the one that we use in all of our courses for our younger customers and that is the Mora safety knife it has a great grip and is really affordable at about £10.00

For our younger Bushcrafters there are two really good options and Mora sent Luke and Josh a Mora Rookie each to review and they are now on sale and cost £15.50


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

"My daughter Chelsey came to do the Wand Making and absolutely loved it, her exact words were “I can’t wait to go back again that’s my favourite place” so a big thank you to the team we look forward to seeing you again for some more outdoor experiences. A visit here is highly recommended".

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.

Hammocking is growing in popularity by the day  Napsack Hammocks is a great new company that is making very affordable hammocks and accessories up in Scotland. 

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

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