thrive in the wild
a stunning 6 day journey FROM THE FOREST TO THE SEA
We can't wait to share this entirely unique two-part adventure with you.
Our journey starts in the beautiful wild woods of Dartmoor, where we'll be learning to thrive in the wild through foraging, learning how to create and nurture fire and wild-cooking. From here our journey takes us on foot from the high tors of Dartmoor to the sea, camping along the way. We journey by foot, steam train and finally by canoe along the river. This is a 6 day adventure of moving slowly and purposefully through the stunning wild and varied landscapes of Dartmoor, and the river Dart.
This is a journey of learning how to thrive in the wild
SPRING THRIVE IN THE WILD | 25TH - 30TH APRIL 2023
AUTUMN THRIVE IN THE WILD | 7TH - 12TH SEPTEMBER
(BOTH ADVENTURES ARE 6 DAYS, 5 NIGHTS, £795 PP)
Your adventure is led by our founder Josh, in collaboration with Alex, a Dartmoor native, and passionate expert. Alex grew up in Chagford, and has been engrossed in his local wilds ever since. He’s been teaching bushcraft professionally since 2015. He leads treks worldwide and has walked the length of New Zealand. For Alex, spending time in the woods, living off the land, is what matters the most.
This adventure is open to everyone! Whether you're a solo adventurer, a couple, friends or family, everyone is welcome. And while we'll be getting pretty remote and wild, there is no experience required, we'll look after you.
A TASTE OF WHAT'S IN STORE...
part one: LIVE WILD- 3 nights
A wilderness living experience in a special woodland in Dartmoor National Park. We'll be based in a magical forest, sleeping in comfy bell tents among the trees. We'll cook together over fire, and spend time learning skills such as foraging and fire craft, as well as building our connection with our environment to help us not only survive, but to thrive in the wild. While at our base we'll spend some time contributing to the conservation of a local woodland and wildflower meadow, and we will of course get involved in some wild swimming and mindfulness to foster a deeper connection with ourselves, with each other, and with the wild.
Accommodation: Comfy bell tents in the woods
Food: All meals are local seasonal produce, cooked on the fire
(including whatever we have foraged that day)
- Sustainability talk from local expert
- Night walk and star gazing
Part Two: A journey to the sea - 2 nights
Departing our woodland home we begin on foot, mindfully hiking across Dartmoor, wild-swimming and playing along the way before we take a steam-train from Buckfastleigh to Totnes. At Totnes we grab our canoes and paddle our way down to Dartmouth, and the sea. Our exact itinerary will be based around the tides, and weather, and will finish with a special ceremony of thanks. This journey is a magical immersion in the variety of environments at play in this remarkable part of the world.
Accommodation: campsites, camping barns or wild camping (all tents and cooking kit provided by The Living Project)
Food: Simple hiking food, locally sourced, cooked by us for you, (although you're welcome to get involved!)
2 Qualified and Experienced The Living Project Leaders - Josh Bulpin + Alex Latham
Local experts and support team as required
All accommodation - shared bell-tents/ camping barns/ shared 2 person tent (provided by The Living Project)
All meals from dinner on day 1 to breakfast on day 6
Your own personal 'Wilder' journal + pencil
Endless coffee & yogi tea
Collection from and return to Exeter St Davids Train Station at the beginning and end (if required)
All local transport as required during adventure (steam train, canoes etc)
Water purification stuff so we can collect water on the go
Required group safety kit
The Living Project comprehensive Insurance
Your personal transport to and from home to Dartmoor/Exeter St Davids train station
Personal kit (list provided on booking)
Any other food or drinks not mentioned in inclusions
Personal spending money