UK Survival Training

The UKs Ultimate Team & individual Building Program And Experience

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UK Survival Training

The UKs Ultimate Team & individual Building Program And Experience

The UK’s ultimate survival team & individual building program. Get back to basics, learn and experience how to survive in the wild with Ascent Explorers. Discover how our ancestors, the military and indigenous tribes today manage to survive in the wildest locations on the planet.

Trip Length: Ascent Explorers offer UK survival training programs on a daily basis and on a weekend in length (arrival Friday evening and returning Sunday Morning). Extended programs can be arranged and are booked in advance with a minimum group size requirement.




Upcoming Dates

Below you'll find a list of upcoming expeditions, with the number of places still available, the total cost and the deposit required to secure a place. Should no expeditions be available, please contact us to see what we can do for you. Bespoke personally tailored expeditions can also be accommodated.
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Requirements & Technicality

Recommended for all levels and backgrounds, individuals, social groups and corporate teams; we will take you step-by-step through all the essential topics such as shelter, water, fire and food, teaching you proven methods and encouraging you to get hands-on for the duration.

The Ascent Explorers Survival Training weekends are far from strenuous, but each participant will be required to live and sleep wild without any fixed facilities for the duration of the weekend a good attitude is vital.

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Ascent Explorers photographer joins us on many of our UK tours and training programs to capture group images through the program duration. A selection of images are shared on social media sites such as Facebook (please inform us if you individually prefer this not to happen) Digital copies, prints are available upon request.
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Day 1

Our rendezvous point is at 2100 hrs – 2200 hrs dependent on traffic at the Fox & Hound Inn. Well meet up, probably have a drink while everyone huddles round and we reveal this weekends Challenges.  Back in the cars, we follow the team leader to the edge of the forest. Park up and the rest of the journey into the forest is on foot. Arrive at base camp. After a short briefing by the survival instructor, introductions to the team  members, and house rules of your new outdoor abode for the next 2 nights, get ready for a night under the stars.

Shelter  is  provided  for  you  on  the  first  night  but  you  will  have  to  build your own place to sleep for the following night. Shelter is just one of the fundamental lessons of survival. You will  also learn  how  to make  a  fire,  how  to  collect  clean water,  and how to hunt for your own food. Get ready, the challenge has begun.

Day 2

0830am:  You will be woken  by  the  sunrise. After a basic breakfast you will be faced with your first challenge: building shelter. You will be taught about the  types  of  shelter  practical  for  forest  areas  and  the  tools and materials  used, and then its over to you. Divided  into teams you will  build  a suitable shelter.  Remember,  you’re  going  to  have  to  sleep  in  what  you  build!

12.30: Lunch time. A well earned break to tuck into some boil in the bag rations.  Its what  our  soldiers use when  they  are out on field. In the afternoon you will be given your second challenge: making fire!  Over to you. Your team must start a localized fire outside your shelter to keep warm.

This afternoon you will learn how  to  collect,  clean  and sterilize water and also set some basic traps.

Once  dusk  falls  we  will  all  sit  down  around  the  main  camp fire  and  once again eat boil in the bag rations. Just  when  you  think  its  time  to  go  to  sleep,  we will rally everyone to carry  out  what  we  call Dead  Reckoning.  This involves heading  out  into  the  darkness  of  the  forest to  learn  some  basic  Navigation  methods,  understanding  what  to  look  for when lost. This is made harder as night falls.

Tonight you will sleep in your self made shelters.

Day 3

We will be checking traps, collecting water for boiling and cooking breakfast whatever that may be, we will then reverse engineer our shelters, clear up & leave without a trace.



Our weekend survival training programmes are currently being held in Wellow Forest, Bath, England. The woodlands in Wellow provide the perfect environment for all activities covered. Participants are required to meet at:

The Fox & Badger Pub,
Railway Lane,

Daily sessions are currently being held East of London in the Hainault & Epping Forest regions.

Flights & Travel Information

Ascent Explorers understands what adventure travel is all about, which is why we are proud to partner with a specialist team of travel consultants for great deals on flights to all destinations. We work hard to bring you the best flight routes and tickets, accommodation, travel passes, tours, volunteer placements - the works. Quite simply Ascent is your travel agency; you can shoot any question to our dedicated travel manager and we'll be sure to steer you in the right direction. Along with all the advice that we can offer; there are a few other reasons to book with us:

  • Unrivalled product knowledge and expertise.
  • Passionate about travel – we will do everything they can to create your perfect travel experience.
  • We promise to offer you the best airfare solution to suit your needs.
  • 24 hour emergency assistance helpline.
  • Access to 'Travel Butler', a service which offers you support whilst you are travelling by providing:
    • One point of contact – we provide your very own Personal Travel Advisor wherever you may be.
    • Free help and advice on ticket date and reschedule changes (free of charge revalidation of ticket where possible).
  • Part of a $12billion organisation that offers you security and utilises global buying power to save you money.

To book your flights or to discuss your requirements, please call our dedicated flight account manager, Ellie Gilmore on 0808 260 9953.

Expedition Checklist

Services Included

  • UK Instructor
  • Hot Drinks
  • Group tools
  • Bivibags
  • Boil in the bag ration packs or equivalent
  • Natural foods provide by mother nature

Services Excluded

  • Personal Kit
  • Travel to RV

Prices, Booking and Terms & Conditions

The total cost for this expedition is £145 and a deposit of £50 is required to secure your place. For further information concerning our Terms and Conditions, bookings and cancellations, please refer to our Terms and Conditions page (Opens in new window).

Need help? Call: 0208 500 3323 or 07967 589289 (Mon-Fri, 9am-6pm GMT)

Participation & Accuracy Statement

Ascent Explorers recognises that climbing, hill walking and mountaineering are activities with a danger of personal injury or death. Participants in these activities should be aware of and accept these risks and be responsible for their own actions and involvement. Although it is our intention to operate this itinerary as printed, it may be necessary to make some changes as a result of flight schedules, climatic conditions, limitations of infrastructure or other operational factors. As a consequence, the order or location of overnight stops and the duration of the day may vary from those outlined. You should be aware that some events are beyond our control and we would ask for your patience.

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