Working to Keep People Healthy
and Our Planet Wild

Through the Wilderness Foundation education and therapy programmes we help children, teens and adults reconnect to society and themselves through outdoor facilitation adventures, nature based therapy and mentoring. Our programmes highlight the positive impact of wild nature on personal and social wellbeing. Developing stewardship for nature and wild places is imbued through the teaching of Leave No Trace Ethics alongside volunteering opportunities.

Our mission is to preserve wild places and change lives through nature immersive programmes that educate, inspire and reconnect people facing a number of challenges in their lives. We create opportunities for those wishing to learn more about their relationship with the natural world and what they can do to protect it. The content of our Wilderness programmes aims to equip and enable people to acquire skills from within themselves to navigate their futures safely and successfully. We are working to keep people healthy and our planet wild!

How We Can Help


Supporting vulnerable children, teens and adults in personal growth, improved mental wellbeing and resilience. Working with wild nature as a therapeutic tool to gain perspective and understanding.

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Environmental and curriculum based workshops for Primary, Secondary and SEN schools as well as our Leadership Academy involving team building and wilderness expeditions.

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Climate change mitigation around nature, rewilding and sustainability. Inspiring programmes including youth action projects, making positive changes for the environment and nature.

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Our Services

To find out more about our Outdoor Counselling services please download our brochure here.

To find out more about our Environmental Education services please download our brochure here.

Wilderness News

Wilderness Foundation UK proudly announces the acquisition of Mann Wood, a designated ancient semi-natural woodland, in Great Leighs, Essex. We are grateful to our funders, Biffa Award and Banister Trust for their support.

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By DONATING to us you could help transform someone’s life through nature. Every gift will help us continue our work, keeping people healthy and our planet wild!

At Wilderness HQ we’ve had a busy year so far. You can visit our Therapy, Education and Environmental pages to find out what outreach programmes we have throughout the year.

All of our current Wilderness therapy programmes take place throughout the year, so please send in your referrals for: Out There, Brave Futures, Blossom, TurnAround and Treun. All of our group programmes have funded places so please get in touch to find out more.

Our Environmental Education programmes are also taking bookings for 2024/2025 – BOOK HERE. We also offer fun Extra-Curricular Activities including school holiday camps – click here for further dates/booking info.

Click here for our Alternative Provision Information Pack for Schools.

Wilderness Events

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Help Support Us


Congratulations to Mark Agnew who kayaked the entire Northwest Passage in aid of the Foundation. He has just won European Adventurer of the Year!
  • Register a place to become a Wilderness Runner!
  • Share your fundraising story on social with friends and family
  • To find out more ways to fundraise for us, visit our Fundraising page
Start your own Wilderness fundraising journey.
ake a difference to someone’s life.


We couldn’t run programmes without our amazing volunteers.
  • You don’t need any previous experience and will be supported as a volunteer.
  • All training and DBS checks are paid for by the foundation.
  • Visit our Volunteer page to find a volunteer role for you!
  • Register your interest by completing our Volunteer form
Become a Wilderness volunteer TODAY
Get involved and make a difference.


The Wilderness team discuss the wonders of Mann Wood, a 92 acre ancient woodland, recently purchased by the Foundation, with funding from the Biffa Award. Our application video explains, with the help of previous owner David Boyle, why this woodland plays such an important part in the Essex countryside and holds a special place in his family’s history.


See our amazing young ambassadors as they introduce Ashley Banjo to their passion for the environment and how we can all make a difference. The full episode shown on Sky Nature, included our amazing young people explain ways to help preserve wild spaces and in doing so help the planet. If you feel inspired then why not join our Wilderness Youth Environmental Action Group.


Watch this glimpse into our amazing gold medal winning experience at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2022. As we welcomed thousands of visitors to Chelsea, we invited people to walk through and experience the beauty of our Wilderness Foundation UK garden, designed by Charlie Hawkes, which also won Best In Category in the All About Plants show gardens.