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Back To Nature [Berks.]
Learn new skills and enjoy the countryside more, using primitive survival skills including fire making, edible and medicinal plants, animal tracking, shelter building etc. Courses are run in Berkshire and Oxfordshire.
Contact: Sally Wallington, Back To Nature, c/o 43 Simmons Field, Thatcham, Berkshire, RG18 4ET
Ph. +44 (0)7932 322163 | e-mail

Hillscape Walking Holidays [Cardiganshire]
Walking holidays in Wales' beautiful Cambrian Mountains, based at idyllic 3-star guest-house. Forty exclusive self-guided routes - something for all tastes and abilities.
Contact: Anne or Richard Wilson, Blaen-y-ddol, Pontrhydygroes. SY25 6DS
Ph. +44 (0)1974 282640 | e-mail | Visit our website

Hidden Cornwall [Cornwall]
Guided walking holidays off the beaten track. Informal, laid back, swims, cream teas. Choice of inn, farmhouse, guesthouse or hotel.
Contact: Alan Rigby, 5 Perhaver Park, Gorran Haven, St.Austell, Cornwall. PL26 6NZ
Ph. +44 (0)1726 842259 | e-mail | Visit our website

Wild Food School [Cornwall]
Ever tasted nettles, curried wild greens, or wondered if thistles were edible? Then WFS is the place to find out. Half and full-day starter courses through to advanced use of wild foods and weekend courses. Why not make your visit part of a longer stay and enjoy Cornwall's laid-back hospitality? Course dates on the webpages, and postal, distance-learning, courses also available.
Contact: Marcus
Ph. +44 (0)1208 873788 | e-mail | Visit our website

Hill -Tribe [Cumbria]
The funkiest outdoor company in Britain! Sociable walking weekends, Trek School, Map and Compass courses for beginners, membership of 'the Tribe'.
Contact: Mark
Ph. 07951 748 361 | e-mail | Visit our website

North West Birds [Cumbria]
Short birdwatching breaks and courses on a 'houseparty' basis on the edge of the English Lake District. Small groups. Easy access by rail or road.
Contact: Mike Robinson, Barn Close, Beetham, Cumbria. LA7 7AL
Ph./Fax +44 (0)15395-63191 | e-mail | Visit our website

The Glaramara Centre [Cumbria]
Adventure in the English Lake District - Corporate, group and club activity for all abilities. Schools and universities welcome.
Contact: Trevor Keough, Seatoller, Borrowdale Valley, Keswick, Cumbria.
Ph. +44 (0)17687 77222 | e-mail | Visit our website

Westlands [Dumfriesshire]
Family run multi-activity centre. Activities include Go Karting, Quad Biking, Crazy Golf, Clay Shooting, Fishing and Paintball Shooting for individuals, families, corporate days, birthday parties, and stag or hen parties. Easy access to rural location near Annan, south west Scotland. Excellent facilities ensure a great day out!
Contact: Jarad Marsden, Westlands, The Broats Moss, Annan, Dumfriesshire. DG12 6RS
Ph. +44 (0)1461 800274 | e-mail | Visit our website

Andalucian Adventures [Glos.]
Andalucian Adventures offers you the very best in guided and self guided walking, painting, yoga, photography and cookery holidays. Choose from the grandeur of Spain's Natural Parks to the quiet beauty of England's Cotswolds. Our knowledgeable local leaders, experienced tutors, unspoilt village hotels and great food make for an unforgettable holiday experience.
Contact: Clare Mooney, 15 Merrets Mill, Woodchester, Stroud. GL5 5EU
Ph. +44 (0)1453 834 137 | Fax +44 (0)1453 832 583 | e-mail | Visit our website

Border Trails [Herefordshire]
Border Trails - Unlocking the secrets of the British Countryside. Invaluable whether you want to tour in a car, hike or ride a bike or a horse. A border trail is a carefully suggested route that details places of interest, people to meet and things to do. It gives you all the information that you need to explore and discover the hidden places of the borderlands of Herefordshire, Shropshire and Powys.
Contact: Pearl Taylor / Medina Brock, Upper Newton Farmhouse, Kinnersley, Herefordshire. HR3 6QB
Ph./Fax +44 (0)1544 327727 | e-mail | Visit our website

Alternative Adventure [Lancs.]
We are a professional organization delivering a range of high-quality, outdoor-oriented, Activity, Teamwork, Educational, Skill, and Personal Development, courses at all skill-levels. We are AALA licensed, and are accredited, National Governing Body course providers.
Contact: Mr. Stuart Igoe, Seddons Farm House, Newington Drive, Bury, Lancs. BL8 2EG
Ph. +44 (0)161 764 3612 | Fax +44 (0)161 764 4521 | e-mail | Visit our website

Ardenbeg Outdoor Centre [Moray]
A superb location to enjoy the stunning scenery of the Highlands. Warm, friendly, comfortable, self-catering, bunkhouse accommodation for groups and individuals. Optional walking / paddling / skiing / snowboarding equipment hire and tuition.
Contact: Rebecca and Tim Bird, Grant Road, Grantown-on-Spey, Moray. PH26 3LD
Ph. +44 (0)1479 872824 | Fax +44 (0)1479 873132 | e-mail | Visit our website

Guideliner Charters [Perthshire]
Guideliner specialise in wildlife cruises around the Hebridean Islands of Scotland, including St Kilda, with a writer, naturalist and photographer Skipper aboard his 57ft motor cruiser.
Contact: David Leaver, Cedarlea, Gowanlea Rd., Comrie, Perthshire. PH6 2HD
Ph. +44 (0)1764 670781 | e-mail | Visit our website

Country Wide Weekends [Somerset]
Specialist outdoor pursuits provider to individuals and groups. Hospitality days for friends and colleagues. From novice to expert we have something to offer. Somerset based but available throughout the Country.
Contact: Bridge Farm, Easton, Wells, Somerset. BA5 1EH.
Ph./Fax +44 (0)1749-870646 | e-mail | Visit our website

Forest Knights [Sussex]
Forest Knights specialises in teaching wilderness skills to people of all abilities. Our focus is on developing a deeper understanding and appreciation of the outdoor environment.
Mob. +44 (0)7771 540184 | e-mail | Visit our website

School of Expedition and Adventure Training - SEAT [West Midlands]
With the ever-increasing number of accidents happening to people and youth groups taking part in adventurous activities, it was suggested to run courses to promote safety, teach survival and how to live off the land with a weekend of basic survival techniques and lectures. Also, to promote the interest to learn about various countryside activities and support any clubs or groups in this.
Contact: Mark Asker, 1 Church Court, Parkfield Road, Stourbridge, West Midlands. DY8 1HA.
Ph. +44 (0)1384 444127 | Mob. 07817 500197 | e-mail | Visit our website

North Yorkshire Outdoor Education Service [N. Yorks]
North Yorkshire's Outdoor Service owns and operates four AALA approved Centres based in the Yorkshire Dales, the North York Moors and South Lakeland. Please contact us for more details.
Contact: Angela Barrand [Marketing Officer], Bewerley Park Centre for Outdoor Education, Pateley Bridge, Nr. Harrogate. HG3 5JB
Ph. +44 (0)1423 711287 | Fax +44 (0)1423 712648 | e-mail | Visit our website

Galloway Country Sports [Scotland]
We are a well established shoot management team who have been supplying clients with various sporting packages for over ten years We can also produce and tailor sporting packages to suit your specific requirements. Galloway Country Sports is run in conjunction with the Fordbank Country House Hotel, just 1 mile from Wigtown, Scotland's National Book Town.
Contact: Jim Stewart, Fordbank Country House Hotel, Bladnoch, Wigtown, Wigtownshire. Scotland.
Ph./Fax +44 (0)1988 402346 | e-mail | Visit our website

Trossachs Garden Tours [Scotland]
A small group of friendly like-minded people visit 7 or 8 mainly privately-owned gardens in Scotland/England and meet the owners in a 4 night break with hotel accommodation and coach travel.
Contact: Hilary Gunkel, Orchardlea, Callander. FK17 8BG
Ph. +44 (0)1877 330798 | Fax +44 (0)1877 330543 | e-mail | Visit our website

Do Something Different Holidays [Nationwide]
Activity holidays and courses for those who have absolutely no desire to lay on a beach all week! From hotel-boating to rock climbing, to tall ship cruising, to battlefield tours, to photography and painting courses - to mention but a few. Do Something Different - Enrich Your Life.
Contact: Keith Standen, 43 Highfield Lane, Tyttenhanger, St. Albans, Herts. AL4 0RH
Ph./Fax +44 (0)1727 810698 | e-mail | Visit our website


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