Program and activity design

The core philosophy, activities and program design behind all of our delivery remains the same whether we are delivering adventure therapy, adventure for everyone or charity events and challenges. The same principles are utilised in the innovate, build and develop aspect of our organisation.

Our staff and delivery network have mapped out some incredible routes, have years of experience of planning and implementing the logistics required to make an event or program special. We have access to wild camping spots, workshops, outdoor and indoor group spaces, campsites and areas suitable for all types of adventurous activities and development programs. We also run specific grant funded programs all year around. 

Our programs, and events are designed using the following structures with activities of your choice added to make up the timetable. 

Discover days

Ascend Adventure ‘Discover’ is a non-residential, outdoor activity taster day designed and delivered in a style and location to suit you.

We can theme your day to suit your needs; possibilities include combinations of practical conservation tasks, an introduction to bush-craft, an adventurous activity such as climbing, archery, canoeing or kayaking as well as team building games, campfire cookery or relaxation and mindfulness in the outdoors.

Edge of the wild

Ascend Adventure ‘Edge of the Wild’ is a residential introduction to a range of activities and experiences in the outdoors.

Centred around a 1 or 2 night camping experience at specially selected venues in your chosen locality, activities are designed to compliment any existing work by a referring agency and/or to meet the needs of the participants.

Creative program design can focus on a particular issue (for example self esteem, confidence, making changes) using a blend of physical activities (e.g. wide games, canoeing, archery or bushcraft), combined with carefully facilitated group sessions.


Ascend Adventure ‘Footprints’ program offers an adventurous activity one day per week, plus a one or two night residential camping experience.

Four to twelve week programs are available, to fit your budget and requirements. Each week builds on the previous session, providing a series of opportunities to build strong working relationships between participants, take part in a range of activities and learn new skills.

The Journey

Ascend Adventure ‘The Journey’ is an intensive, residential, adventurous experience lasting 5+ days, in a remote or countryside location.

Examples of Ascend Adventure ‘Journeys’ include a trek along The West Highland Way, a Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge, a Knoydart Peninsula Expedition, a walking camp along the Peddars Way and Norfolk Coast Path and a sponsored challenge on the Pembrokeshire Coast Path.

With knowledge and experience leading groups in all of the UK’s National Parks and upland areas, Ascend Adventure is the ideal choice for those seeking a wilder experience.

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