learn outdoors



At Learn Outdoors we…

• are highly professional and run DofE properly.  We work hard to see participants achieve real success without cutting corners.

• believe in what we are doing.  DofE is a fantastic vehicle for teaching new skills and developing young people and we are passionate about helping individuals to achieve their DofE Award.

• are a DofE Approved Activity Provider (AAP) and hold an Adventure Activity Licensing Authority (AALA) Licence for Trekking (Hillwalking and Mountaineering).  Feedback from DofE and AALA inspections has always been very positive.

• employ instructors who all hold Mountain Training Qualifications and are highly experienced DofE trainers, supervisors and Accredited Assessors.  They are also all first aid trained and DBS checked.  Many of our staff, including the Company Directors have decades of experience running DofE expeditions.

• use tracker technology to back up our supervision of groups.

• have an excellent safety record; we maintain robust operating procedures and continuously strive for improvement.  Feedback is actively sought from all stakeholders and we are members of a number of professional bodies including the Institute for Outdoor Learning and the South Wales Outdoor Activities Providers Group.

• provide high quality tents and stoves which are cleaned and checked after every use.

• are one of the few providers that operate in the stunning Cambrian Mountains of Mid-Wales but also have significant experience of running expeditions throughout England and Wales.

• tailor our programmes to your needs and ensure high levels of support and communication in the run up to an expedition.

• are qualified to provide regulated and certificated first aid training.



“All the instructors were excellent – the students were motivated by their teaching and they gave the students a wealth of skills which will enable them to succeed in their assessed expedition. The whole trip has been organised very well and has run very smoothly. Thank you very much!”



"Excellent instructors – we would like to work with them all again."



"Learn Outdoors has excellent instructors, health and safety, flexibility, programme design and client management.  I would happily recommend them."


“All safety measures in place. Excellent tutors and Course Director. Venue excellent and pupils taken through all safety procedures with walking activities to cooking.” 


“The instructors were excellent. They operated professionally and exhibited confidence, knowledge and approachability throughout.”



"Staff and pupils all commented on the positive and productive atmosphere over the weekend."



"All crew were lovely and really helpful."



"We felt that a lot of time and effort had gone into organising it and we really enjoyed it."