News of the passing of Anne Player. Wife of our founder Ian Player Friends… Ann Player passed away a few days ago. Many of you knew Ann from meeting her at one of the 4 or 5 World Wilderness Congresses she attended with Ian, or from visits to the farm, Phuzamoya (“To Drink the [...]
Recently Jo Roberts from The Wilderness Foundation chatted with Matt Williams from The Wild Voices Project, The interview covers her life and how she started on her path into outdoors, how the Wilderness Foundation began, what projects it operates today, and why it's more important than ever to get out there and back into [...]
As you can see from the photo, the donation of two large bean bags from Bean Bag Bazaar (beanbagbazaar.co.uk) have ‘bean’ very well received by the R&D chillax department. After running wild, they make a great place for people to relax, catch rays or escape the rain after a day of fun in the outdoors. [...]
We’ve got some fabulous news... My Life: Hike to Happiness, has been nominated for a Royal Television Society North West, Best Children’s Programme Award & Ellie has been nominated for Best Breakthrough Talent. Watch Ellie here: https://bbc.in/2DpHREj The work of the Wilderness Foundation was be featured on the CBBC programme My Life which aired in January [...]
Community organisations working to make Essex safer shared their projects at the annual Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner’s conference. The event, with a theme of Partnerships in Action, gave a platform to charities and other organisations focusing on tackling issues ranging from community safety to fire awareness and youth problems. They were able to discuss [...]
The Wilderness Foundation again warmly thanks the incredible coaches who volunteer their time and professional expertise in supporting TurnAround participants with transformational coaching outdoors on our beautiful Chatham Green site. Kickstarted by Kevin Mascarenhas, a keen supporter of the Foundation, a team has now completed a second year of support and development of young people [...]
Adult women graduates of our joint Open Road/Wilderness Foundation programme comes to an emotional close after 12 weeks together. Funded by the Heritage Lottery we offer this personal development and nature immersion for up to 10 adult women and others in recovery and on probation.
In the wild, people experience a deep sense of belonging, centredness, and peace. If humanity does not protect wild spaces, our children will never experience this transformation. Every year, the Wilderness Foundation brings thousands of people into wilderness. We do so not just to benefit the individuals—though the benefits are great. We help people to [...]
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We are now recruiting for our next mentor training programme. Our dedicated team of volunteer youth mentors play a key role within our social programmes. Our work with young people is motivated by a passionate belief in the benefits of the outdoors and nature for young people, coupled with our delivery of excellent youth working [...]
Last week the Wilderness Foundation exhibited in the Royal Highland Education Trust Children's Discover Centre at this year's Royal Highland Show. As part of the programme to give children the opportunity to take part in new activities and learn more about food, farming and the countryside, staff and volunteers from the Wilderness Foundation UK led [...]
LandBusiness is the quarterly magazine produced by Scottish Land & Estates. In issue no. 51 - Summer 2014. David Eckersley, our Imbewu Scotland Project Leader contributed an article The outcomes from the pilot Imbewu Scotland trails in 2013 have been very positive. Feedback from schools, parents and our estate partners has demonstrated that the participants [...]
By Amy Sutcliffe We have several habitats at the Chatham Green Project site and will be continuing to manage and improve these as well as creating new areas for wildlife. In order to best manage the site and make comparisons from year to year we must survey the biodiversity. Wildlife surveys are already underway with [...]
By Richard Corby In the lovely Spring sunshine our Wild Welly Wander event at Chatham Green Project yesterday was very well received with children and their families taking a leisurely nature walk to explore the farm, look at different habitats; record the wild flowers and butterflies along the way and even take note of wildlife [...]
As Thoreau - that wonderful wilderness philospher wrote - I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived. so did [...]