We run supported solo wild camping trips for women, offering you the chance to try out wild camping with the safety and security of our experienced staff nearby.
Our wild camps are designed to give you the skills and confidence you need to set up your own camp including a shelter and fire, cook your meals, and enjoy the peace of the woodland all with the security of knowing we are on hand to support you if you need it.
We offer a 24-hour and a 48-hour camp, designed to give you the boost you need to try wild camping on your own.
We use an amazing woodland with areas of plantation and mixed coppice restoration near Chepstow.
Our wild camps are for people who identify as female.
Read about our reasons for running these events on our blog: Risk, Comfort and Wild Camping.
What to expect
We meet at the woodland at midday and set up a base camp, collect firewood and start a fire together. We conjure up a fantastic feast over the fire and share it together while learning the skills you need for your solo camp, including how to set up a shelter, light your fire and find help in an emergency.
After an afternoon’s training, you and the other wild women make your own way in to the woods to find your own solo wild camping space, safe in the knowledge that the base camp is within earshot. But rest assured – you will be camping solo in a stunning 80-acre woodland and will be surrounded by wildlife and nature.
Cook your own meal on your campfire and, using your new found skills, sleep under the stars and enjoy a night’s wild camping solo.
Shortly after dawn on the last day you take down your camp and leave no trace, before joining the base camp again for a luxurious campfire breakfast and share your experiences with the group.
Both the 24-hour and 48-hour wild camps invite you to spend as much time alone or with the main camp as you like.
This is an empowering, gentle and supported way to try out wild camping, raising your confidence and taking time to reflect on the experience as a group before you leave.
You can choose to sleep completely wild with a natural shelter, bivvy bag or tarp, or you can bring your own tent with you; it is your decision how ‘back to basics’ you want to be, there is no need to prove yourself to anyone. We think it is more important to support you to have the experience that feels right for you.
Tickets include all training and food, and we have some sleeping bags and bivvy bags available for those who don’t have them already thanks to a donation from the Alpkit Foundation.