Outdoor Survival

Fancy yourself as the next Ray Mears or Bear Grylls? Think you could make it up against mother nature? Then learning some bushcraft or foraging skills could be just the thing to entertain yourself  on your Adventure All Ways trip. Surviving outdoors can lead to a confidence boost, improve physical fitness, develop problem solving skills and helps people get more in touch with nature.  Even better,  it is believed that stepping back from the complexities and stresses of modern life can help can be great for your mental health. So what are you waiting for, start planning your outdoor survival adventure now!

Yorkshire Wildlife Trust is one of 46 local charities that are part of the Wildlife Trusts. They work across the county in over 200 nature reserves and on various other projects and events. They work with over 600 volunteers on practical conservation tasks, beach cleans and community engagement events. They mostly work with regular volunteers, however there may be some events to get involved with on a one of day, so check out their website.

Wildwoodsmen

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WWOOF is an international organisation, offering opportunities to live and volunteer on organic farms. Volunteering on an organic farm is a great way to find out more about where your food comes from and how land can be managed. So don your wellies and flat caps and get ready for the farming life.
 

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Various Locations

The National Trust has a whole host of volunteering opportunities, inlcuding in their gardens and out in the countryside or along the coast. They also have internships availbale during the summer holidays and some one-off volunteer days, such as beach cleans (although these are often aimed at families). There are many National Trust sites along the route including Rievaulx Terrace, Mount Grace Priory, Moulton Hall, Hudswell Woods, Upper Wharfdale, Malham Tarn Estate and the Yorkshire Coast.

National Trust

Various Locations

Volunteering with the North York Moors National Park can be a great way to find out more about this fabulous landscape. In particular there are opportunies for practical conservation, which may inlcude tree planting, habitat management and maintaining footpaths. The National Park is also currently involved in The Land of Iron project which also offers more experiences for volunteers, find out more about this project here.

The Yorkshire Dales Rivers Trust work to help the rivers of the Yorkshire Dales to enhance the environment and ensure that the rivers benefit people. The work with over 125 volunteers and tasks invovle activities such as willow spiling, tree planting, fencing and surveying. These task days run a couple of times a month at different locations across the Dales.
 

The Yorkshire Dales National Park work with many different volunteers from maintaining footpaths, leading group walks and surveying buildings. Although most of the roles are sedigned for more regular volunteers group volunteering is sometimes possible so if you are travelling with friends you may be able to get involved with helping to conserve the fantastic Yorkshire Dales National Park!

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