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An epic journey on foot and by river from the rugged wilds of Dartmoor all the way to the coast at Dartmouth.

The challenge will test physical, mental and emotional endurance in a weekend free from the constraints of modern technology – no phone to provide GPS, no uber to get you where you need to go, no restaurant to feed you and no luxury hotel room to keep you warm at night. With experts on hand for key skills training and advice throughout the challenge, participants will truly have the chance to go back to basics and see if they can survive the wild.

Starting from base camp on Dartmoor, participants will be briefed on the journey ahead, taught some key survival skills and then set the challenge to make it to the coast. They will need to navigate across rugged terrain, forage for food, build shelters, make an indigenous fire and improvise some river transport to make their Dartmouth destination.

Survival expert, Ed Stafford, gives his 'seal of approval'

Ed Stafford, intrepid adventurer and Discovery Channel regular, is no stranger to being marooned in remote places and forced to survive the wild. He has given the Youth Adventure Trust’s ‘Survive the Wild’ his seal of approval

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This is a true journey of survival – the weekend will challenge you and push you to go beyond what you think you are capable of. You will learn a lot about yourself, gain a deeper understanding of the world around you and pick up some key survival skills along the way.

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Challenge Summary

What does the Survive the Wild challenge involve, where is it, who is it suitable for and how much will it cost?

Read more: Survival Challenge Summary

Outline Plan

A draft breakdown of the survival challenge weekend

Read more: Survival Challenge Itinerary


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