NAVIGATING THE STARS | TELESCOPE VIEWING
Wildeye Adventures in collaboration with Astronomy Adventures present an exciting and unique course for both young people and adults. Spend the day learning essential bushcraft skills and improve your skills in wild camping. Get your own private patch in the woods to set up a camp and put learned outdoor skills in to practise. Have the chance to cook dinner over an open fire and then at night time. Have the opportunity to discover star navigation and star gaze through a telescope. Observe either moon craters, planets or galaxies far far away. What you will see will blow your mind away!
Courses are adapted to suit individual groups. Tents are allowed on this particular course. The level of bushcraft difficulty is up to you. Tarps are provided if you wish to try sleeping the wild way, using what nature provides to create a shelter. Be prepared for manual labour and energy consumption when creating any natural shelters. Bushcraft is no walk in the park, however, learning how to use tarps correctly to create shelter, tends to cut out much of the hard work in building natural shelters. You will be shown different techniques on how to create a warm, comfortable shelter in the woods.
If you would prefer to camp in the fields using personal tents, you are welcome to do so. However, please be aware that you are more insulated in the woodlands. Please bring along a fire dish with you, as you cannot light open ground fires on the field. Open fires may only be lit when camping in the woodlands.
Telescope viewing is best done on a clearer night sky, when weather conditions are less cloudy and we are able to view the stars. If in the case of bad weather, there is a planetarium available fitting up to 25 adults. An inspiring alternative to learn more about Astronomy and star constalations.
Weather can change quickly in England. Sometimes patience and good fortune pay off. Plus the ability to stay up late into the night. Telescope viewing will continue until 2am.
WATCH THE SKY
Wild Astronomy Adventure courses are for children aged 6 years + and adults.
If you wish to create a private courses for either family, friends, a hen do, celebration and event. We are happy to cater to you needs.
We create courses & events in woodlands and adapt camps to suit individual groups.
If you wish to organise a personal experience with a specific group. Please get in touch. We need a minimum of 15 people to set up and run a course.
From sunset - 2am
After a creative day of survival & bushcraft education, you will be prepared with the relevant and required education, enough to be responsible for you own personal well being. Camping away from the communal teaching area, for a more secluded experience.
Our instructors will be there throughout the day, offering guidance and support. Checking to see if all shelters are safe, waterproof & adequate. The level of difficultly is up to you. If you would like to challenge yourselves throughout the experience, you are encouraged to create natural shelters. This gives a more for-filling survival experience having created a shelter using what nature provides. If you wish to work less on shelter building, you may choose create shelters using tarps (tarps provided) hammocks are also available on request.
British weather can be unpredictable and unexpected rainfall may result in testing personal abilities. However, survival skills when applied efficiently can create a positive outcome.
When the sun sets, the night time sky viewing experience commences. This normally takes place out in the fields. There will be fires burning to keep warm. But be prepared to be outdoors, at night time in the cold. Resilience, patience and personal will is required. It's a but like going to see the Northern Lights. If it's cloudy, that's boo. But sometimes, with patience and good will. The clouds clear up and viewing can commence.
10:00 - 17:00 (£75 per adult)
Overnight Camp -
10:00am - 12:00pm (Next Day)
£150 per adult (including breakfast)
Discount for two bookings:
£ per couple (including breakfast)
Minimum 6 people per camp
Maximum: 20 people per camp
Are there any toilets?
There are no toilets in the woods, so please be prepared in going back to basics. Bring toilet tissue & hand sanitiser. You’ll be advised on site. Think like a wild cat.
What kit shall I bring?
You are required to bring a sleeping bag, roll matt and travel pillow to camp. These items are not supplied by Wildeye Adventures.
You will be sent a kit list via email before attending camp. Or take a look at our "Kit List" page on the blog.
Don't believe that you need to buy lots of expensive outdoor equipment for this experience.
What clothes do I wear?
At night time and when the sun sets, the temperature will drop. Be prepped for possible harsh weather conditions.
Please wear suitable outdoor clothing, pack extra warm clothing, thick socks, a good pair of outdoor trainers, boots or wellies.
Bring a good waterproof jacket. Hot water bottles for night time. Extra blankets for inside your tents and shelters.
Will I be comfortable sleeping on the forest floor?
On overnight camps, you are provided with a tarps (shelter) if you wish to create your own shelter in the woods. Hammocks are also available on request, keeping you off the forest floor. You will be given training on how to make a shelter warmer and more comfortable. It depends on how much effort you put into creating a natural shelter shelter. Make sure it's waterproof!
Is there any water?
Please bring a re-fillable bottle with you. There is water on site if you need to refill. Herbal teas are provided.
There will be hot water available and on the go for teas and coffee (Herbal teas provided)
Can I cook my own food over a fire?
All camps are self-catered. You may cook over a fire on overnight camps. You are required to bring along a packed lunch, snacks for the duration of the day and an evening meal to cook over a fire for dinner. Breakfast is provided the next morning.
What if it's raining?
British weather can be unpredictable and we can get all the seasons in one day. It's advisable to bring waterproof clothing if you suspect the weather will be wet. If it isn't raining, than it isn't training! However, in cases of heavy rainfall and wind, camps may be subject to rescheduling or cancellation for safety reasons. Scheduling or refunds can be provided, if this is the case.
Questions we haven't answered?
We are happy to answer any questions if you have any. Please contact us.
You are always welcome to get in touch if you wish to organise your own personal woodland experience for family or friends.
Wildeye Adventures shares outdoor education in the aims to promote a connection to the natural world, personal responsibility and self-reliance.
Please be aware that you are responsible for your own health and safety whilst on camp.
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 a strong sense of awareness towards the environment whilst on camp, bring rubbish bags to take away any trash with you off camp. Please d not leave any litter in the woods. Do not burn plastic on camp 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.
Woodlands are always full of uneven grounds, falling branches and other risks to be aware of.
Please ensure you always wear suitable clothes and footwear whilst spending time in woodlands.
Absolutely no hunting, harming or the killing of wildlife is allowed on site.
Wildeye Adventure camps are all self-catered. Wildeye Adventures instructors are not responsible for any food you bring on camp and all food is your own responsibility. There are no shops in the woods so do organise yourself or your group before arrival on camp and come prepared for an overnight experience in the woods. There are no kitchen facilities on camp, after bushcraft training your camp is your own creation and you will be cooking food over an open fire.
There are no toilets on site, so it's going back to the wild way. You are advised best on how to do so in woodland awareness.
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 or uneven ground, observation skills are needed. Look out for poisonous or stinging plants such as Foxglove, Nettles or Bramble.
Wildeye Adventures instructors are not responsible for any injuries or illnesses that may occur whilst on camp. However, we are first aid trained and can offer support, however your personal health and safety is in your own hands whilst on site.
Thank you for your understanding. Stay wild.