What adventures do we offer?

We can offer outdoor adventure which caters to all types of group. Our preferred venue is Knoydart, on the west coast of Scotland, but we can be flexible to meet your needs. Below are the types of trips or training that we are asked for most often...

Survival Adventures

Based in a remote location, you will be camping wild at night and either climbing the mountains, preparing firewood or fishing for your supper during the day. This popular adventure is very flexible, usually lasting 3 to 6 days or beyond.

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Mountain Expeditions

Let our experienced and qualified mountain leaders take you on an expedition over mountains and wild country. Depending on your location, you will be wild camping, hammocking, or sleeping in a mountain bothy. Use one of our pre-planned expeditions, or contact us with your own adventure plans!

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Duke of Edinburgh Expeditions

Training, Practice or Qualifying expeditions for the Gold Duke of Edinburgh are our speciality. Knoydart is perfect for the qualifying expedition, but we can assist in any area of the UK.

From £100 per person
Bushcraft Training Courses

Our expert bushcraftmen, experienced in outdoor education, can teach you how to cut all ties with the outside world. After spending a day or more in the wilderness you will be able to build shelter, make fire, find food, and take care of yourself and your kit.

From £40 per person
Guided Mountain Days

Our qualified mountain leaders can guide your group in any area of the UK. Simply let us know which area you would like to visit, and let us do the rest. We will prepare the route, set up any transport required, and provide kit lists and info sheets. We can also provide specialist equipment if required.

From £26 per person
Guided Day Hikes

Our experienced and friendly hiking experts will do all the hard work in planning a suitable route for your group in an area of your choosing. Or you could join one of our pre-planned hill-walks by checking the calendar of events.

From £24 per person
Navigation Training Courses

If you want to learn more about navigation, from novices to mountain-leaders-to-be, we can improve your skills on our regular courses. See our upcoming events for more information.

From £35 per person
Wilderness Camping Trips

These trips are a more relaxed version of our survival adventures. We will pitch our tents at a remote area and spend the days fishing, strolling around the countryside, and relaxing around an open fire. We don't have to catch all of the food we eat - so there is more time available for admiring the landscapes and the wildlife.

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About us

Wild HOG Adventures is an outdoor adventure company, specialising in offering high-quality, bespoke, adventures in wild and inaccessible terrain. Our principal venue is the peninsula of Knoydart, on the west coast of Scotland. Knoydart is one of the last remaining wildernesses in the British Isles, protected by the Knoydart Foundation and used by special forces and other groups for survival exercises. We work in co-operation with the Foundation's Rangers so that we can help to preserve this fantastic environment.

As well as our preferred venue, we will travel to your own base for day trips or training. Take a look below for examples of what we can offer, but remember that our speciality is bespoke packages, so give us a call to discuss your ideas, and we will let you know how we can realise them together.

Wild HOG's chief instructors have decades of experience in the outdoors and in outdoor education. They will work with you on every step of your adventure in order to make sure that achieve your goals. They will coach you in the necessities of living outdoors, and they will keep you safe while out on the mountain or at sea. Finally, they will make sure that you finish every day satisfied with your achievements, and looking forward to the next one.

Adventure Calendar

Here are the adventures that we already have planned. You can book on in groups or individually - the prices are shown in the event description. Alternatively, please contact us for a bespoke event of your own.

Upcoming Events
SEPTEMBER 2017
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Knoydart 5-Day Survival Adventure (REF:WS170B5)
Monday, 25th Sep 2017 to Friday, 29th Sep 2017 - Hosted by Wild HOG Adventures
Knoydart, Isle of Skye, IV45 8, United Kingdom
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Survival adventure in the wilderness of Knoydart. Experience nature as you've never experienced it before. You will be transported to Knoydart from Malaig first thing in the morning by RIB (the only way to reach the peninsula) and spend five days sleeping under the stars in hammocks, using bushcraft skills to build fires and cook your meals, and hike up some of the highest mountains in Scotland. On the final day you will arrive at the pub in Inverie, for a few drinks before being transported back to Malaig. This adventure is for anybody who is relatively fit and interested in the outdoors. No prior bushcraft or mountaineering knowledge is needed, and a full kit list will be provided prior to the event. Price £599.
OCTOBER 2017
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Wild HOG Challenge (REF:WS170A6)
Sunday, 1st Oct 2017 to Friday, 6th Oct 2017 - Hosted by Wild HOG Adventures
The Wild HOG Challenge is our most difficult and challenging survival adventure. You will undergo intensive training for the first three days with our team of survivalist intructors. This is a difficult course, and you need to make the most of it, as your success for the next 60 hours will depend on it. Following this is the 60 hour survival challenge, where you will find yourself in the most remote area of Knoydart, with the task of securing the essentials of life, before recovering yourself back to civilisation. This is an arduous and rewarding challenge, but only the most brave, cunning, and strong will survive! Following your every move will be the instructors from base camp. They will monitor your progress, and assess your achievements. They are not there to provide assistance, but they will pull anybody out of the challenge, at least temporarily, if they are putting themselves at risk, or require medical attention.
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Knoydart 4-Day Mountain Expedition (REF:WM170A4)
Friday, 13th Oct 2017 to Monday, 16th Oct 2017 - Hosted by Wild HOG Adventures
Knoydart, Isle of Skye, IV45 8, United Kingdom
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The perfect venue for four days hiking through the mountains. This expedition will begin at Inverie, after arrival on our support RIB, and will take in all three Knoydart Munros, while wild camping in the fabulous scenery that we are hiking through. One night will be spent at the campsite and bothy at Barisdale. You will need to be relatively fit for this adventure. Although mountain hiking experience will be beneficial, there is no prior knowledge required for this expedition. A full kit list and information pack will be sent to you, and you can call us for more information. This expedition requires a minimum of 4 participants to run, and we can cater for up to a maximum of 12. Individuals are welcome, as are small groups. Cost £439 per person. Visit the link below for more information and to enquire further.

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Years of Experience

632

Nights under the Stars

512

Mountain Peaks Reached

325

Adventure Successes

Photo Gallery

Some of our more memorable moments of each adventure are shown here. Will yours be added to this hall of fame?

Malham Cove

Duke of Edinburgh Expedition

Inverie

Camping Expedition

The Team

Wild HOG's three chief instructors have well over 6 decades of combined experience behind them. These are the people that make every adventure one to remember...

Rick Hannan

Rick Hannan

Director and Chief Mountain Leader

Aged 30, Rick is qualified in outdoor leadership, a qualified Mountain Leader, an Archery GB Instructor, and an NSRA rifle shooting YPS tutor. He has been involved in outdoor education for 11 years. Rick does not play the guitar, but he will coax every last ounce of commitment from you when climbing a mountain.

Andy Oxendale

Andy Oxendale

Director and Chief Activity Instructor

Andy will not divulge his age, but he is our most experienced outdoor education instructor. He has been walking the UK's hills and mountains for over 40 years, and he is a qualified Archery GB Instructor and NSRA rifle shooting YPS tutor. His stories of his own adventures will keep you entertained for days.

Dave Gerrard

Dave Gerrard

Director and Chief Bushcraft Instructor

Aged 34, Dave has been involved in outdoor education for 16 years. He is a kayak coach, powerboat instructor, and our expert bushcraftman. He also cooks and looks after base camp, mainly because he "doesn't do hills". On the other hand, he is also the one that organises every aspect of your adventure.

Blog Posts

The journals of our adventures, and other useful information, are shown below. Click on the titles to find out more.

Knoydart Wilderness Trip

Knoydart Wilderness Trip

David Gerrard Friday, 6th January 2017

This article shows what happened the first time we took a trip up to Knoydart. Just a three-day walking holiday with three friends and a map.

Contact Us

You can use the form below to contact us. If you'd like to join in one of our pre-planned adventures, or if you have other dates or plans in mind, we'd love to hear from you.

Alternatively you can contact us by phone or email to discuss your adventure:

Our usual rendezous is at Mallaig, western Scotland, for departure to Knoydart. The map below shows this location.