Bushcraft, Survival and Self Reliance in Ryedale

Experience the Outdoors

Welcome to The Rugged Outdoors

Where its all about the Fun, the Learning, the Adventure and the Experience

07809 716423

A note on Coronavirus:

At present there is no specific evidence or advice regarding Outdoor Adventure activities- we are actively following the advice of the Dfe and the Outdoor Education Advisory Panel, but given that the general advice is that we should avoid mass gatherings, being within 2 mtrs of others or periods of 25 minutes or longer, then it appears being outside is a way to avoid this.

Should advice change we will reflect such in the way that we run our sessions.
Stay safe and look after each other
Thank you
Craig and Tracy

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.


2 Day Paul Dore Leather Workshop 4th and 5th July

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Introduction to Spoon Carving

23rd July

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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.

Oberlisk - cost £65.00

Saturday 18th April 10am - 2pm

Saturday 30th May 10am - 2pm

Bird Feeder - cost £40.00

Saturday 2nd May 10am - 2pm

Hare - cost £65.00

Saturday 22nd August 10am - 4pm

Cute Piglet - cost £65.00

Saturday 4th July 10am - 4pm

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 destress. 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

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07809 716423

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