Wildeye Adventures was founded to inspire nature connection and the love of the outdoors. Sharing bushcraft skills, survival camps, nature connection, forest bathing (Shinrin-Yoku) natural healing and outdoor & environmental education. Directing woodland camps, outdoor activities and creative workshops which inspire nature connection and teach skills of the wild.
Courses & camps are based in private ancient woodlands in Brasted Chart in Sevenoaks, Kent. Half days, full days & overnight camping is available for both young people & adults. Creating survival camps, outdoor adventure, wellbeing days, team building, women only gatherings, retreats, Shinrin-Yoku (forest bathing sessions) public speaking and performing arts.
Raising awareness on the protection & preservation of ancient trees and forest environments. Supporting campaigns and initiatives dedicated in promoting the conservation & restoration of trees, woodlands and forests. Helping to protect the last remaining wild spaces and natural ecosystems left in the UK and internationally. We support environmental projects in tree planting, forest conservation, restoration,
agroforestry, permaculture, eco-living, rewilding and sustainable development.
Wildeye's mission is to inspire a stronger connection to the natural world. Using educational tools and creative skills which encourage self-reliance. Spending time outdoors and nature exposure is positively beneficial to both young people & adults. Forest bathing supports mental health and wellbeing.
Nature is an amazing teacher and healer.
Though many of us today in the "modern" world grow up living in urban environments, it's important to keep a close relationship to the natural world.
The natural world is the real world.
Stay human. Go to nature.
We work within the outdoor industry and are extremely passionate about the environment, sustainability and eco-living. Believing that in order to create more care and respect towards the environment, it's vital to connect to the outdoors through personal life experiences.
We inspire a strong interaction towards the environment, raise awareness on conservation and believe it's important to keep a close relationship to the natural world.
Yara Ghrewati is the founder & creative director of Wildeye Adventures. Connect with Yara via Wildeye Adventures social media platforms or visit the Contact page.
Offering different bushcraft courses\workshops in private ancient woodlands in Kent for both young people and adults. Working at various festivals, events, retreats and gatherings and offering a range of outdoor & environmental activities adapted to suit the requirements of each individual party or group. We communicate closely with all individual clients to ensure they get the wild outdoor experience they are seeking.
Adult only overnight camps share bushcraft & survival skills forest bathing sound healing or drumming, creating a memorable and positive experience in ancient woodlands. For more family orientated bushcraft courses and camps, check out Camp Wildeye & Birthdays.
Wildeye Adventures is a platform sharing outdoor skills and raising awareness on environment & conservation. We are connected to range of companies promoting outdoor education & nature connection, along with environmental organisations focusing on indigenous cultures & reforestation. Check out the 'Networks' page to view Wildeye's connections.
Thanks for taking the time to connect with Wildeye Adventures.
Nature has much to teach us. Stay wild.
MEET THE TRIBE
Qualified mountain leader & bushcraft instructor. Works as a trekking guide in the UK with schools & charities on youth development, via the Duke of Edinburgh scheme, wildcraft/team building camps & expeditions. He is passionate about the natural world & it's preservation and sharing his knowledge with others.
The Drum Woman
Mel runs the drumming sessions in Wildeye's Women in the Woods gathering. She creates handmade drums and leads drum circles & sound healing in Essex & at different events.
Connect with Mel via her website
Founder of Wildeye Adventures
Qualified Forest bathing practitioner, Archery Instructor and Bushcraft & Wilderness Skills Instructor. Operating in UK woodlands. Outdoor & Wilderness First Aid Qualified. DBS checked. Mental Health in the Outdoors Qualified. Working within the outdoor industry for over ten years with various expedition companies, charity organisations, youth & mentoring groups and bushcraft & survival companies in the UK & abroad. Public speaker, environmental campaigner and founder & presenter of the Environment & Conservation Show on UK Health Radio.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
I arranged to take a group of primary-aged children to a bush craft day. Right from the start, contact with Yara was professional and efficient. Very reasonably priced considering the impact on the children. They were taught knots, den building, set challenges and making fire. Every single one of them thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Will definitely be booking again! - Stephanie Dames | Teacher
"I booked on a one-to-one Alone in the Woods experience with Wildeye Adventures as I wanted to learn survival skills and how to build my own shelter from woodland materials. I also wanted the experience of spending a night on my own in the woods. I couldn't have asked for a better instructor than Yara. She checked that my shelter was rainproof and I managed to stay warm, comfortable and dry in spite of heavy rain all night long! Of particular value for me was learning how to light a fire and with Yara's clear instructions and guidance I now feel confident in my ability to do this even in wet weather. I also learned so many other things too numerous to mention, from the gifts provided by nature that can help you survive, to essential items to purchase for your survival kit bag. It was an amazing experience which has equipped me with the knowledge and confidence to be able to comfortably survive on my own in the wild." - Lesley Shepherd | Alone in the Woods
I cannot begin to explain the weekend I have just had with Wildeye Adventures. After seeing their advertisement on Facebook for a Wild Women's weekend, I took the leap and booked to go by myself, I am in my early 20s and was a little scared I'm not going to lie, Yara and Kristine were incredible. They were so welcoming and I felt like I was at home in the woods with them. They were really helpful with how they explained things and made sure everyone felt very supported. The drumming session with Mel just made me cry, I obviously had a lot to release and this weekend was the PERFECT way to do it. From learning how to build my own shelter, start y own fire, cook my own food and just be at peace with myself I couldn't recommend them any higher. Take the leap and just go, you may find that part of you, you were always searching for. I know I did. - Meg Abernethy - Hope | Women in the Woods
"Yara and Wildeye Adventures (in partnership with Woodland Trust) ran a fantastic tree planting event on my land near Sevenoaks in Kent. They organised 170 volunteers to come and plant 500 trees. The day was perfect in terms of organisation and logistics with a lovely community spirit.It was AMAZING!
If you have some land and would like to support the planting of more woodland, I can’t recommend Wildeye Adventures highly enough."
- Will Bax (landowner) | Tree Planting Event
I had the best time at Women in the Woods! Yara knows so much about bushcraft, survival and has a way of explaining things that really help me appreciate and feel connected to our environment. Who wouldn't want to gather in the woods, make fires and bang drums?? The whole group was lovely - there was such a good atmosphere which I think is largely down to Yara's warmand lively energy. Thank you can't wait for more events!
"Superbly planned event. We had comprehensive details sent to us in advance, so we knew just what to do when we arrived.
We had such a warm welcome, and it was a brilliant event"
- Dianne Kennaird
I have attended two events so far with Yara at Wildeye Adventures. Yara is a fantastic communicator and her passion, enthusiasm, knowledge, skills and kindness come across very strongly. She is a powerful advocate for nature and is extremely talented at imparting her knowledge so that you go away feeling confident in new skills learnt and/or in refining skills you already had. I would recommend her for workshops with all ages and ranges of experience and I’ll be keeping a close eye out for her future events. She is capable of organising the logistics around large scale events as well as smaller gatherings. Thank you Yara for doing what you do - Rebecca Collins
I first met Yara at Camp Wildfire back in 2017 when she was working with the Woodland Trust - thanks to her we planted 10 acres of new woodland. We met a couple more times at Camp Wildfire again, where I joined in with her bushcraft workshops which I LOVED!Earlier this year I saw through her social media that she was delivering some Forest bathing sessions in Buckinghamsire. As part of my schools Adult Mental Health and Environemnt Teams, I thought this could be perfect for some of our staff to get out into the woodlands for an hour and try something new.We met at Langley Park and spent about 1.5 hours outside. Yara was fantastic! We were encouraged to explore our surroundings and pay close attention to our senses, feeling, smelling, hearing, seeing and even tasting! (Did you know pine leaves taste like citrus and are full of goodness?)As it got darker, our senses became even more switched on as we had to follow the sound of Yara's flute back to our meeting spot where we learned about the science behind how trees communicate with each other, how the bacteria in the outdoors supports a healthy microbiome and the neurobiology behind how trees and woodlands can help our bodies immune systems. Yara is incredibly knowledgable and passionate about her work which really captured the imaginations of our group.We managed to stumble our way back to the cars (without torches) feeling relaxed, calm and refreshed!My colleagues all messaged me the next morning telling me what a fantastic time they had, and how relaxed they still felt. One is excited to try out the hammocks on our next outing!10/10 we are already planning our next one! - Ben Wingrove | Forest Bathing
We met Yara at a festival, during a fire making workshop, it was fun, our kid is still talking about it. 'Dad, remember when we were making dens and you made a fire in the woods.' Sadly I missed her tree talk, I really hope to have another opportunity to listen to it in future! Thanks Yara for your engagement to help people reconnect with nature - vital to human nature. - Damaris Leckey
"My daughter and I planted two trees in Shoreham at the weekend with Wildeye Adventures - we were so happy to have an opportunity to actually do something practical for the environment! Re-wilding am area of farmland to create a forest. Thank you for all that you do!" - Hazel Stinson | Tree Planting Event
"We had a great time at Camp Wildeye. Yara was very knowledgeable and she and Christine managed to pitch everything at the perfect level for both ourselves and children to enjoy. The kids loved the mix of bush crafting, creative activities and just running wild! We adults got to try new skills as well as practicing and honing our existing skills under Yara's guidance. The camp breakfast was delicious. We all learned so much and came back with lots of enthusiasm and inspiration for future trips and wild activities to try at home" - Sally Dubale | Family Bushcraft Camp
Yara's work is wonderful, and I highly recommend her. She has an authentic and deep connection to the natural world and particularly trees and tree lore - the best soul to be out and guided into the woods with, she gently inspires and encourages nature connection. - James Murray-White | Environmental Journalist | Forest Bathing
I attended Women in the Woods with Yara and The Drum Woman. What a fantastic experience! Yara was a great guide to the forest and an inspiring advocate for the importance of woodlands. She and her team provided great support to help me explore and feel comfortable staying in the woods. When's the next one?
"I really loved the session we had while out at Camp Wildfire building our own forest huts and a cheeky bit of blackberry picking from me! Yara gives a lot of interesting info AND is just a nice person all around." - Max Sinclair (Founder of Eco Companion)
I did the lockdown survival camp with my 10 year old daughter and it was a truly amazing experience. Yard is passionate about the outdoors and has lots of stories of her adventures in the rainforest and beyond. From making our own waterproof shelter (which we slept in) to firebuilding and survival tips it was very comprehensive.
Highly recommended! - Sally Nakajima
This was my first experience with Yara and the wildeye Adventure team .The woman’s retreat in Sarratt was just wonderful , such beautiful surroundings a great team, who continued to provide, amazing food , guidance , support , fun and nurturing .
The highlights for me were being surrounded in a safe , beautiful surrounding, drumming by the fire, gong bath bliss, massage , delicious food and belly dancing!
Thank you. I will definitely be returning - Joanna Fitzsimons | Wildeye Retreat
"Yara is the most passionate survival and bushcraft woman I have ever met. She is really knowledgeable and shares her skills clearly with others. We had a wild time with her making fires in all kinds of way and at the end this huge group of women could just work together and build a fire for us all without saying a word. Yara is great fun and very safe and works with nature rather than 'doing' to it." - Melonie Syrett
Wildeye Adventures shares outdoor education in the aims to promote a connection to the natural world and self-sufficiency.
Please be aware that you are responsible for your own health and safety whilst on camp. The woodlands we worked in are wild-like, full of un-even grounds, falling branches and other risks to be aware of.
Please ensure that you bring any required medications needed with you and take personal responsibility for them. We cannot carry or look after any medications on your behalf.
Please be aware that we encourage having a strong sense of awareness towards the environment whilst on camp, bring rubbish bags to take away any rubbish you may have off site.
Do not leave any litter or trash in the woods.
Please do not burn plastic on any fires as this can create toxic chemicals which may be harmful to health and the environment.
Please do not burn any cans or glass bottles on fires. If not burned out properly they can leave behind sharp objects which may harm wildlife.
Please take time to organise yourself before arrival, arrive well dressed and prepared for an experience in the woods. Be prepared to adapt to British weather conditions. Survival skills require resilience, energy consumption and flexibility.
Wildeye Adventures supplies hot water & herbal teas. You are required to bring a mug or outdoor flask.
Safety around fire is paramount, please listen carefully to all instructions and keep away any loose clothing or flammable items away from fires. Do not throw any lighters or flammable items on any fires.
For overnight camps please bring a small first aid kit with you, self-treat & self-care if and when needed. Woodlands are a wild and natural environment.
Be aware that there may be trip hazards from tree roots, uneven ground, or slippery muddy grounds after rainfall. Observation skills are needed.
Watch out for poisonous or stinging plants such as Foxglove, Nettles or Bramble.
Do not pick or eat any plants or fungi in the woods as this may lead to poisoning. Follow all instructions whilst on camp for your own safety and wellbeing of others.
Wildeye Adventures instructors are not responsible for any injuries, illnesses or sudden death (hopefully not) that may occur whilst on camp.
We will happily share any first aid advice if required and offer support but your personal health and safety is in your own hands. In the event of an unlikely emergency, emergency services should be called and 999 dialled.
Thank you for your understanding. Stay wild.