"The winners are those who know that when things get really hard and others start to fall away, that is the time to dig deep and give that little bit extra"Bear Grylls
There’s a reason why the British Special Forces favour Dartmoor as a training ground for their elite recruits – as one of the UK’s most hostile environments, it can test the mettle of even the most intrepid soldier. The Survival on the Moors course is a four-day survival experience training in the same natural arena that will challenge the boundaries of your strength, courage and wit. “Survive to fight, don’t fight to survive,” as they say in the military.
These are just some of the many skills you will gain and activities undertaken during your 'Survival on the Moors' experience
Please note: all activities are weather dependent.
Dartmoor, South West
The unforgiving but famously beautiful Dartmoor National Park landscape can be harsh, and has difficult terrain including rivers, woodlands, steep ascents to the many tors, and undulating countryside, as well as its own micro-climate. It is used by Britain’s elite Royal Marine Commandos for training exercises, due to the demands of the environment in both winter and summer conditions.
These items will all help you to survive! Please note, all of the clothing and equipment that you bring must be appropriate to the environment and the time of year. This is just a guide and you may not require all the kit. Your instructors will let you know what to take out into the wilderness on arrival-any extra kit can be secured at base camp.
With ankle support
1 x thin active pair and 1 x thicker waterproof outer
Weather Dependant (Optional)
Fresh clothes to change into after the course ends.
…and don't forget a bag full of positive attitude!
If you are signing up for the 'commando" 4 day course, that's what you get, loads of info and learning new skills required to survive. They say "it will hurt a little" and it did but it was the most physically challenging thing I have done for many years. I'm 58 - do not let age be a barrier, the staff and team will get you through. As they say "suck it up and get on with it" Love it.