Price

£875

PER PERSON
Duration

3 Day

Grit Factor ?

Course Information


Have you got what it takes to survive this 3 day course across the unforgiving terrain of the Moors?

"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
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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 three-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

  • Build & light a fire from scratch
  • Build a lifesaving emergency shelter and put it to the ultimate test!
  • Learn how to use a knife in a variety of survival situations safely
  • Learn to tie an array of survival & lifesaving knots
  • Develop navigation skills across the Moors
  • Use Astro Navigation skills to complete a night exercise
  • Forage for wild food, grubs and insects
  • Survive extreme weather conditions
  • Quarry Day - Abseils, hemp rope climbs, tyrolean traverse
  • Helicopter extraction
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Helicopter Rescue

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Tyrolean Traverse across a 150ft Quarry

ABOUT THE COURSE

  • The course is limited to 10 participants.
  • Your course starts at 13:30 the first day and will finish by 13:00 on the 3rd day - full details are available in the information pack
  • All meals and accommodation are included and a large amount of equipment is on loan for the duration of the course, including: knife, mug, sleeping bag and liner, sleeping mat, rucksack and liner, head torch, water bottle, and all technical safety equipment (PPE).
  • On successful completion of the course, participants will receive a Bear Grylls Survival Academy badge and certificate.
  • Payment plans are available to secure your place with a deposit and installments. Please contact the office for more information.

Please note: all activities are weather dependent.

GIFT VOUCHERS

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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.

…and don't forget a bag full of positive attitude!

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Testimonials


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.
Stephen Graver
Survival on the Moors
US