Rugged Outdoors for the family experience

Bushcraft, Survival and Self Reliance in Ryedale

Experience the Outdoors

Welcome to The Rugged Outdoors

Where its all about the Learning the Experience and the Fun which becomes and Adventure

07809 716423

We are extremly proud to have been selected as a recipient of the Small Business Saturday UK 100. We will be given a spell in the limelight as part of this year’s Small Biz 100 national campaign highlighting some of the UK’s most inspiring small businesses.

Can you help to create new woodland to help reforest the nation and at the same time it will be used for families to learn about and immerse them in nature click the logo to go to the website to donate 




Our 1-day family experience allows you to cram in all sorts of skills. Commencing at 10am concluding 4pm you start with fire lighting using primitive and more modern techniques, you will then move on to shelter building and knife skills and many other amazing skills the cost is £120.00 for a family of 4


For those who don't want a full weekend, you can book one of our 2-hour family sessions where our instructors will organise a number of activities that you can show to your friends and impress them with your Bushcraft skills and all for just £10.00 per person with a minimum spend of £40.00

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We now have our own hand made Kuksa's for sale each one is unique and when you purchase one we will plant a sapling, follow the link to our shop

We now have these awesome branded fire pits for sale at £45.00 with free P&P to mainland UK. The firepit has been designed in such a way that you use only the amount of wood that is required to keep you warm and to cook over.

Dimensions 9" inches high and the panels are 18 inches wide. The fire comes flat packed and can be moved and used anywhere

£45.00 free delivery

Mainland UK

North York Moors Grant for Rugged Outdoors

We would like to say a massive thank you to the North York Moors National Park Authority for giving us a 50% grant in order to purchase the items that will help us to build a new lodge on the upper field. We hope to have this up ready for use in the next moth or so, weather permitting.


Basics Photography Course 

30th September

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Woodland Activities

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We have a very diverse range of activities for children you can see what we offer by clicking below or call us on 07809 716423




Here at the Rugged Outdoors we try to make your visit one that you will never forget. We get you right down to the basics and you leave us with some real practical skills and lessons that will stay with you for life.

Our ethos is to let the kids lead and to this end we provide you with a list of activities and you pick what you want to do.

Although you may have picked a number of skills we are very flexible and can change the day to suit.



"Cant believe how the four of us felt after a day with Craig and Tracy. They had a roaring fire going to keep us warm, loads of different things to try and we left at the end of the day feeling like we had made new friends. We totally recommend visiting The Rugged Outdoors"    Cathrine Drummond 

Whats new

Here are the dates for our 2020 Willow Weaving Workshops. Remember these workshops are booked quickly.

Hare - cost £65.00

To be decided

Deer - cost £65.99

Saturday 17th October 10am - 4pm

Saturday 7th November 10am - 4pm

Sunday 15th November 10am - 4pm

Saturday 5th December 10am - 4pm

Saturday 12th December 10am - 4pm

Wreath - cost £30.00

Now on sale are the Napsack hammocks Ultralight for just £40.00 and £5.00 P&P if they cant be picked up


A Day of Survival

A Day of Survival with Craig, learning survival techniques that are more advanced this is a one on one session or you can book up to 4 people on the course for an individual its £75.00 for two people it would £70.00 each for 3 it would be £65.00 each and for 4 £60.00 this is for ages 10-16 years contact to book

07809 716423 or email info@ruggedoutdoors.co.uk

Woodland Mental Wellness for all ages


We are all aware of the pressures placed upon us, Adults and children alike seem to be more stressed today than ever. We can however take time out of our busy schedules to take some time to relax and where better than in the great outdoors. Peaceful tranquillity can often be all that we need to bring our stress levels to a manageable level.

At the Rugged Outdoors we have a wonderful piece of woodland with a wide range of activities to help you de-stress. From a simple sit and chat by our open fire to craft and woodworking workshops we have it all.

You can contact us by calling 07809 716243 or by email info@ruggedoutdoors.co.uk

What do we do?

Woodland course's, Kids activities, Adults workshops, Archery, Axe Throwing, Den building, Willow weaving, Spoon Carving, woodworking, Bushcraft and survival activities, Nerf parties, Photography workshops, Leather workshops, Experience activities, Hammocking, Camping, Hen parties, stag parties, birthday parties, Scout group visits, corporate activities, Exploring nature, Dog Friendly, Family friendly

Photo by PM Hildreth

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