Frequently Asked Questions


What is our ethos?

Challenge The Wild uses the Great Outdoors as a platform from which to motivate, educate and activate each of our beneficiaries. Our primary aim is to improve the lives of all those that attend our events and the organisations they work for. All our events are built around our Five Pillars of Resilience:

  • - Physical Well-being
  • - Mental Well-being
  • - Positive Relationships
  • - Meaningful Employment
  • - Personal and Collective Safety

Where are your events?

  • - Coniston, the Lake District - in partnership with the Coniston Inn
  • - Bamford, the Peak District - in partnership with Bike and Boot
  • - The Shropshire Hills - in partnership with Love 2 Stay

When are your events?

Our events are delivered between April and November.

What's included on events?

All our events include Well- being Workshops, Qualified and Experienced Event Instructors, Specialist Equipment, Videos & Event Photos, Public Liability Insurance, and Free parking

What activities will I be doing?

Activity varies at each location and depends on the duration of the event, however each our venue activities are as follows:
- Coniston - Hiking, Rock Scrambling, Abseiling, Caves and Tunnels, Canyoning, Raft Building, Canoeing.
- Bamford - Hiking, Rock Scrambling, Abseiling, Raft Building, Canoeing.
- Shropshire - Problem Solving, Raft Building, Canoeing, Archery, Hiking, Climbing.

How many people do I need to run an event?

Challenge The Wild believe in maximising the experience for all. We therefore set our minimum numbers at 15 and maximum at 30 per event.

How much is an event?

Our one day events are £125pp and our 2 day events are £350pp.

What do I need to bring on an event?

Here are all the items included on our kit list, you should bring the following items on an event:

  • - Day-sized rucksack for the day activities
  • - Pre-worn Walking Boots/ sturdy trainers
  • - Waterproof jacket and trousers
  • - Walking clothes 
  • - Spare Warm clothes, hat and gloves
  • - Packed lunch and drink (provided by on site caterer)
  • - Evening wear [overnight only]
  • - Toiletries and Towel [overnight only]
  • - Torch
  • - Canyoning clothes - spare trainers, swim wear, swim shorts
  • - Sleeping bag and mat [overnight only]
  • - Money

Do I need to bring my own tent?

You don't have to bring your own tent, when camping on events, we provide 5 person luxury bell tents.

What do I sleep on?

You'll need to bring a sleeping mat or an airbed as these can't be provided.

Will I need a sleeping bag?

Yes you'll need to bring your own sleeping equipment. Make sure to check the weather before your event and bring a correct season sleeping bag and liners as required.

What do I wear on my feet in the canyon and lake?

Anything that provides good foot protection. We recommend trainers, as these are fast drying. You may prefer to bring boots for better ankle support, but these may take up to a week to dry afterwards! You should not wear neoprene paddleboarding type footwear.

How fit do I need to be?

You don't have to be strong as an ox to take part in our events. We do recommend general good fitness levels, but most importantly we ask that you're honest on your medical and registration forms to ensure we can accomodate for different levels.

Will I be able to charge my phone?

We can't always guarantee access to power sockets, and therefore you should bring your own power bank.

Are there showers and toilets?

Yes all our venues have good shower and toilet facilities.

Do I need to bring food?

Our events are fully catered but you should bring snacks for when you're up on the hills or doing your activities.

Do CTW provide all safety equipment?

Challenge The Wild provide all safety and specialist equipment for the event.

Are CTW insured?

Both Challenge The Wild and all our events and instructors are fully insured.

Do you have risk assessments?

Challenge The Wild can supply you risk assessments for the event upon request. Please email [email protected].