Hartz UK Explorers Autumn

Explore the wilderness in the UK

Learn how to thrive in an amazing environment, immerse yourself in wilderness and learn to work together to face unknown challenges on our UK expedition.

UK Explorers is a new expedition programme that takes British Exploring Society’s unique approach, based around Adventure, Knowledge and Personal Development, to a slightly more accessible location.

This is our first-ever programme to take place in the UK and whilst it is a complete, self-contained expedition journey in itself, it may also act as a stepping stone onto our international expeditions.

During your first day at base camp in Wales, you will have a chance to agree as a group where you will be exploring. Some of your objectives might include the summits of spectacular hills or exploring a secluded valley whilst other objectives will be set according to your science plan.


  • Working with referral organisations only
  • Age 14-17
  • October half term
  • Wales
  • Participants to fundraise towards the charity
  • Not Required for British passport holders
  • No vaccinations needed

It has taught me that I am capable of anything.

Young Explorer - 2018

What's Included?

  • British Exploring Society Expedition Certificate
  • John Muir Explorer Award Certificate
  • Support with your Duke of Edinburgh Award (residential only)
  • Participation in Next Steps
  • Lifetime membership of British Exploring Society
  • Support to continue your development journey after expedition

What's Involved?

  • You will have the opportunity to explore the natural world, being mentored and supported by expert leaders, alongside expedition medics, scientists and adventure professionals
  • Learn practical skills through adventure, science and media projects
  • Build your character, develop your confidence, resilience and teamwork in an amazing place
  • Increase your competency, learn new skills for life and stand out amongst other applicants

Join us. You are about to change your life

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It doesn't matter where your starting point is; you'll return with more confidence in your own abilities; greater resilience, determination and courage - and a sense of self-belief that will stay with you for life.

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