24 Hour Adult Course

Locations: Brecon Beacons, South Downs & Dartmoor, England, United Kingdom
Price: £349 per person
Duration: 24 hours

Do you have what it takes to survive?



Future Survival Academy with Bear Grylls

“Some of my toughest times have lasted for less than 24 hours yet have had the greatest impact on me. And that’s the goal on the 24 hour course: push yourself and learn life-saving skills and attitudes such as resourcefulness and calm under pressure. It’s intense but has proved itself so rewarding” says Bear Grylls.

The Bear Grylls Survival Academy 24 Hour Adult Courses are open to adults over the age of 18 and run year round at various locations across the UK, including Surrey, the Brecon Beacons and the Lowlands of Dartmoor.




Bear’s team of highly trained experts will facilitate learning, offer advice and guide participants through this grueling 24 hour course. Learn to forage, identify animal runs and lay traps, skin and gut, navigate by day and night, build emergency shelters, stalk, protect yourself in the wild from attack, wilderness first aid, tie knots and make rope harnesses in order to safely cross difficult terrain such as rivers, lakes and steep ground by any means. This is not a military boot camp and it’s much, much more than a bush craft course. This is an exclusive course where places are limited to only 16 participants who must be physically fit and active. From hour one you will be led into the wilderness with no tent, water or food. During the course you will receive limited food, and water will need to be sourced locally from streams and pools. You will then have to forage for anything else that may supplement your diet.

Have you got what it takes to survive for 24 hours until rescue?

It is also the perfect preparation for participants who were considering any of the Bear Grylls Extreme 5 day Survival Courses in The Highlands in Scotland,  The Catskills of New York State and even at one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, the Victoria Falls of Africa


These are just some of the many activities you will partake in during the ’24 Hour Adult Survival Course’ with the Bear Grylls Survival Academy.

  • Dynamic river crossings
  • Improvised wilderness first aid
  • Emergency shelter builds
  • Navigate harsh terrain by day and night
  • Rope skills – crossing difficult terrain
  • Survival knife skills and fire lighting
  • Foraging for food, setting snares & traps
  • Dynamic Self Rescue Techniques

About the course:

  • The Bear Grylls Survival Academy 24 Hour Adult Courses runs in various locations across the UK
  • On completion of the course, participants will receive a Bear Grylls Survival Academy badge and certificate
  • All meals, selected kit & accommodation are provided during the course
  • The cost is £349 per person
  • The course is limited to just 16 places

Please note – all activities are weather dependent.


The Brecon Beacons, South Wales
Close to Pen y Fan (The highest mountain in South Wales) this area of woodland, fast rivers, gorges and rock faces create the ideal terrain for a challenging experience. The landscape is super tough with water obstacles and high difficult ground being a key part of the challenge.

South Downs, Near London
The landscape has difficult terrain including rivers, lakes, steep ascents and undulating countryside and in full British winter & summer conditions it will be a challenging and demanding environment to survive in. With rivers and lakes potentially freezing in winter and weather conditions frequently changing; courage, knowledge and above all determination will be key if participants are going to be able to complete the course.

Dartmoor, South West
The landscape can be harsh and unforgiving and has difficult terrain including rivers, woodlands, steep ascents to the many tors and undulating countryside. In full British winter & summer conditions it will be a challenging and demanding environment to survive in which is why Britain’s elite Royal Marine Commandos train there. With rivers potentially freezing in winter and weather conditions frequently changing due to the height and nature of the desolate, bleak, unforgiving yet beautiful world famous Dartmoor National Park , courage, knowledge, resourcefulness and above all determination will be key if participants are going to be able to complete the course.


As you would expect, the Bear Grylls Survival Academy is challenging both mentally and physically.
In order to get the most out of the course, applicants should be fit and healthy.
Ask yourself these questions:

  • Am I active?
  • Can I hike or trek for one hour in trekking boots carrying a light 20lb daypack?
  • Am I a competent swimmer?
  • Am I determined?

If you have any questions about Health and Fitness for the course, please contact the BGSA team.


When you sign up, this will all the kit we recommend to help you survive! Please note, all of the clothing and equipment that you bring must be appropriate to the environment and the time of year.

  • 1 pair of robust mountain boots or similar with ankle support
  • Trousers (lightweight)
  • Base layer, mid layer and outer
  • Thick fleece or duvet jacket
  • Hat and balaclava
  • Gloves x 2  thin & thicker outer (waterproof)
  • Water and windproof trousers and jacket
  • Swimming shorts/costume
  • Waterproof note book and pencil
  • Sunglasses (weather dependent)
  • Casual clothes (spares, including footwear)
  • Wash bag
  • Towel
  • Personal medication
  • Camera (in a waterproof bag)

…and a bag full of positive attitude!

The following kit will be issued by the Academy, to enrollees’ use for the duration of the course:

  • Four seasons sleeping bag and liner
  • Head torch
  • 40ltr ruck sack and waterproof liner
  • Air (sleeping) mat
  • Metal mug & spoon
  • Bear Grylls survival knife


Available course dates are listed in the booking form


Please note – all activities are weather dependent and may be affected by other factors beyond our control.
The course schedule and content may be re-arranged or amended at short notice and cannot be guaranteed.

Bear Grylls Survival Academy 24hr Adult Survival Course costs £349 per person. Prices are inclusive of accommodation and meals but exclude flights and transfers. BOOK NOW and take your first step into the unknown!

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