Wildestan

The wilderness where you stand

Sign up for Wildestan

Passport-free access to adventure at home.

Spend 30 minutes with one of our professional expedition Leaders, and experience being on expedition together with them and other Wildestan Explorers. From setting up a hammock to making insect traps for a home survey, you can be transported to your first basecamp, take part in new challenges, learn outdoor skills, and find out about the wilderness, without having to leave your home.

Start your Wildestan adventure here. Decide on your own journey in Wildestan by taking part in as many of our 30 minute sessions as you like. And if you really enjoy Wildestan over the summer, you can sign up for our free Wildestan Weekend at the end of the programme where you’ll be able to test your new-found skills in the wild.

  • Age 14-25
  • Free
  • 30 minute virtual adventures
  • 25 spaces per adventure
  • Hosted on Zoom

"The perfect introduction to life on expedition... Safe, professional, fun and engaging."

Chloe Moul, Activities & Adventure Lead, Outcomes First Group

What's Involved?

  • Have fun and challenge yourself to learn something new
  • Develop key outdoors skills, learn about the natural world, and develop your confidence
  • Meet amazing Explorers and Expedition Leaders
  • The chance to join us for a real Wildestan Weekend at the end of the programme to meet some of the young people and Leaders you’ve seen and talked to during your adventures

How do I join?

  • Register. You will receive information via email on the upcoming adventures as they are confirmed and how to join that session.
  • Prepare. All you need is a smartphone, tablet or laptop with a mic and a camera.
  • Take part. We will meet you at our Zoom base camp to start the virtual adventure at the scheduled time and date.

virtual adventures

Show me the ropes | 5pm, 19th May

Guided by James Dyer, our experienced Leader and jungle advisor, in this session James will teach you how to tie useful knots to help put up a hammock and discuss what you should consider when selecting a site to setup a camp.

Fantastic bugs and where to find them | 5pm, 26th May

Experienced scientist and insect specialist Dr Susannah Cass shares some of the fascinating insect life that lives on our doorstep here in the UK. Make your own bug catcher and learn about identifying and recording your finds as part of a citizen science project.

Where on Earth am I?! | 5pm, 2nd June

In this session, Explorer and Expedition Leader Andy Browning will share with you some of his top tips on gaining a basic understanding of direction finding in the outdoors both with and without a compass. You will then have the chance to plan a route for Andy to take in the Leicestershire countryside.

staying safe online

The safety and support of our Young Explorers is the cornerstone on which we build and develop our programmes. All participants in our Wildestan adventures will be asked to agree to our online code of conduct. You can read a copy of it here.

adventure starts at home

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