Path Hill Adventures

Looking for fun and adventure in the Great Outdoors? Path Hill Adventures offers courses, activities and groups for adults, kids and families at our beautiful woodland site on the Hardwick Estate.

Path Hill Adventures is the leisure-time-learning part of Path Hill Outdoors, a not-for-profit organisation creating outdoor education programmes to promote social change. We've recently updated our offer and changed our name from 2Wild to Path Hill Adventures. We are a dedicated group of professionals who love sharing their skills, knowledge and environment. Our professional staff are all CRB checked and First Aid qualified, our team has backgrounds in education, mentoring and self-development, bushcraft, canoeing and mountaineering. In an age of computer games and unhealthy lifestyles, Path Hill Adventures brings back the spirit of adventure. Our ethos is to encourage children and adults to enjoy discovering and learning new skills, develop environmental awareness and exploring what nature has to offer. We encourage children to take risks in a supervised environment by challenging their initiative and igniting their curiosity. We have recently launched a range of new and exciting courses for adults, with overnight stays in the woods, bushcraft skills, canoeing and much more - we've got you covered if you want to get away from it all and enjoy time in the great outdoors. Located near Pangbourne, just 7 miles from Reading, Path Hill Adventures is based in the beautiful, unspoilt woodlands of the Hardwick Estate. With the kind permission of Sir Julian Rose we have several woodland sites where we run our outdoor activities, these are equipped with A-frame shelters, campfires, compost loos, washing-up facilities and drinking water. If you love being outdoors, you will love spending time with us!

Operating as usual

24/05/2021

Still a couple of places left... Grab them quick before they go!

Looking for something fun and a bit different for your kids during half term? Our Wild Days are now available to book!

Please help us spread the word by sharing this post!

We have several different days on offer - Join us for a day canoeing on the river, or learn all about fires and dens, or take part in a bushcraft experience. For more information and to book, please check out our new website.

Please note, when entering your date of birth, please use the US style and reverse the month and day. Once you have completed the booking form, you will then need to go to the basket to check out and finish your booking. Thank you!

https://www.pathhilladventures.com/courses

23/05/2021

*Exciting announcement!*
Adventures for adults now available to book!

🌳 Introduction to Bushcraft 🌳 Women-only intro to bushcraft 🌳 Fire lighting day 🌳 Slow stitching 🌳 Forest Bathing

Coming soon:

🌳 Family bushcraft days 🌳 Fire and Hammock overnight stay 🌳 24 hours to make charcoal overnight stay

Looking for a unique present? Why not purchase a gift card and give the gift of adventure to someone special!

For more information and to book, please visit our website:
https://www.pathhilladventures.com/courses

*Exciting announcement!*
Adventures for adults now available to book!

🌳 Introduction to Bushcraft 🌳 Women-only intro to bushcraft 🌳 Fire lighting day 🌳 Slow stitching 🌳 Forest Bathing

Coming soon:

🌳 Family bushcraft days 🌳 Fire and Hammock overnight stay 🌳 24 hours to make charcoal overnight stay

Looking for a unique present? Why not purchase a gift card and give the gift of adventure to someone special!

For more information and to book, please visit our website:
https://www.pathhilladventures.com/courses

13/05/2021

Looking for something fun and a bit different for your kids during half term? Our Wild Days are now available to book!

Please help us spread the word by sharing this post!

We have several different days on offer - Join us for a day canoeing on the river, or learn all about fires and dens, or take part in a bushcraft experience. For more information and to book, please check out our new website.

Please note, when entering your date of birth, please use the US style and reverse the month and day. Once you have completed the booking form, you will then need to go to the basket to check out and finish your booking. Thank you!

https://www.pathhilladventures.com/courses

Looking for something fun and a bit different for your kids during half term? Our Wild Days are now available to book!

Please help us spread the word by sharing this post!

We have several different days on offer - Join us for a day canoeing on the river, or learn all about fires and dens, or take part in a bushcraft experience. For more information and to book, please check out our new website.

Please note, when entering your date of birth, please use the US style and reverse the month and day. Once you have completed the booking form, you will then need to go to the basket to check out and finish your booking. Thank you!

https://www.pathhilladventures.com/courses

12/05/2021

To all the awesome nurses, who give so much of themselves to others every single day: Happy Nurses' Day, from everyone at Path Hill Outdoors πŸ’š

We are delighted to say that we will be running our popular NHS family days again this summer - a day for NHS key workers and their families to spend time in our beautiful woodland, playing games, learning skills, cooking over the fire, connecting with nature and spending time together. Places are free of charge, funded by Path Hill Outdoors πŸ’š

07/05/2021

Wild Days now available to book for Half Term!

We are so pleased to be able to offer our Wild Days once again!

Join us for a day canoeing on the river, learn all about fires and dens, or take part in a bushcraft experience. For more information and to book, please check out our new website.

Please note, when entering your date of birth, please use the US style and reverse the month and day. Once you have completed the booking form, you will then need to go to the basket to check out and finish your booking. Thank you!

https://www.pathhilladventures.com/courses

Wild Days now available to book for Half Term!

We are so pleased to be able to offer our Wild Days once again!

Join us for a day canoeing on the river, learn all about fires and dens, or take part in a bushcraft experience. For more information and to book, please check out our new website.

Please note, when entering your date of birth, please use the US style and reverse the month and day. Once you have completed the booking form, you will then need to go to the basket to check out and finish your booking. Thank you!

https://www.pathhilladventures.com/courses

07/05/2021

2Wild becomes Path Hill Adventures!

We are very excited to launch our new range of activities, groups and courses under our new name - Path Hill Adventures!

The last 18 months have been difficult for everyone. The lockdowns and restrictions have made many people realise how much they treasure the outdoors and being in nature. With this in mind, the team at Path Hill have been reconsidering what we can offer on our site using our experienced and skilled leaders and our enthusiasm and love for being in the outdoors. And so Path Hill Adventures was born!

We will be launching a new range of exciting programmes for adults, including bushcraft skills, overnight stays in the woods, forest bathing, expeditions, wild cooking and so much more! Over the coming weeks we will be adding dates, but for now please check out our new website to get a feel for our new offer. Looking for an unusual gift for a friend? Why not purchase a gift voucher?

We will of course continue to run our popular activities for children, including our Little Ducklings group and Wild Days in the holidays - all under Path Hill Adventures.
https://www.pathhilladventures.com/courses

2Wild becomes Path Hill Adventures!

We are very excited to launch our new range of activities, groups and courses under our new name - Path Hill Adventures!

The last 18 months have been difficult for everyone. The lockdowns and restrictions have made many people realise how much they treasure the outdoors and being in nature. With this in mind, the team at Path Hill have been reconsidering what we can offer on our site using our experienced and skilled leaders and our enthusiasm and love for being in the outdoors. And so Path Hill Adventures was born!

We will be launching a new range of exciting programmes for adults, including bushcraft skills, overnight stays in the woods, forest bathing, expeditions, wild cooking and so much more! Over the coming weeks we will be adding dates, but for now please check out our new website to get a feel for our new offer. Looking for an unusual gift for a friend? Why not purchase a gift voucher?

We will of course continue to run our popular activities for children, including our Little Ducklings group and Wild Days in the holidays - all under Path Hill Adventures.
https://www.pathhilladventures.com/courses

Path Hill Adventures updated their information in their About section. 07/05/2021

Path Hill Adventures updated their information in their About section.

Path Hill Adventures updated their information in their About section.

Path Hill Adventures updated their website address. 07/05/2021

Path Hill Adventures updated their website address.

Path Hill Adventures updated their website address.

Photos from Path Hill Adventures's post 30/04/2021

SO GREAT to be back in the woods with our #littleducklings #outdoorplaygroup after so long! We were really busy this morning making bubble wands, mixing herbs and flowers in the mud kitchen, celebrating May Day with tree faces, toasting crumpets on the fire and finishing off as always with the hokey cokey! The perfect start to the long weekend 🌿☘️🌳

#natureconnection #vitaminn #natureplay #forestschool #forestschoolideas #connectingchildrenwithnature #rewildchildhood #playtheforestschoolway #childrenandnature #getchildrenoutdoors #treefaces

22/03/2021

Little Ducklings is back!

We are so happy to be able to run our Little Ducklings toddler/preschool group again! Looking forward to seeing you all soon for lots of fun in the woods!

Sessions will once again run on Fridays from 10 -11.30, starting on 23rd April. Please note that we are not using the old booking system for the time-being, so please email Sophie to book your place: [email protected]

Please let Sophie know in your email which sessions you would like to book and she will reply to confirm your place and arrange payment. Sessions for this term are: 23/4, 30/4, 7/5, 14/5, 21/5 and 28/5

We have reduced the group size to comply with Covid regulations, so don't delay! places will go fast!

Can't wait for the fun to begin!

Little Ducklings is back!

We are so happy to be able to run our Little Ducklings toddler/preschool group again! Looking forward to seeing you all soon for lots of fun in the woods!

Sessions will once again run on Fridays from 10 -11.30, starting on 23rd April. Please note that we are not using the old booking system for the time-being, so please email Sophie to book your place: [email protected]

Please let Sophie know in your email which sessions you would like to book and she will reply to confirm your place and arrange payment. Sessions for this term are: 23/4, 30/4, 7/5, 14/5, 21/5 and 28/5

We have reduced the group size to comply with Covid regulations, so don't delay! places will go fast!

Can't wait for the fun to begin!

21/03/2021

Feeling grateful on #internationaldayofforests2021 🌳We never take for granted the beauty of our site, nestled in the stunning forest of the #hardwickestate.

The theme for 2021 is Forest Restoration: a path to recovery and well-being.... Something we advocate at Path Hill Outdoors πŸ’š

.......

#natureconnection #vitaminn #IntlForestDay #outdooreducation #outdoorlearning #wellbeing #getoutdoors #woodlandwalks #naturelovers #natureheals #foresttherapy #exploretheoutdoors #Berkshire #oxfordshire #forestphotography #powerofnature #connectingchildrenwithnature #internationaldayofforests #internationalforestday2021

16/03/2021

Job opportunities at Path Hill Outdoors!

We currently have two opportunities to join our friendly team at Path Hill Outdoors:

Garden Coordinator - working one day a week in our vegetable garden, polytunnel and sensory garden. Direct all aspects of growing fresh produce, plan and deliver gardening activities for groups and students.

Food Coordinator - Prepare and serve lunch, ensure that all environmental health procedures and Covid regulations are followed. If you enjoy cooking healthy, hearty meals from fresh ingredients, this could be the job for you!

Please share this post to help us spread the word.

To find out more, please visit our website: https://pathhill.com/index.php/home/about-us-2/job-opportunities

Help raise Β£5000 to provide local NHS staff with a day of much-needed respite and fun in our beautiful woodland setting. 11/02/2021

Help raise Β£5000 to provide local NHS staff with a day of much-needed respite and fun in our beautiful woodland setting.

πŸ’šHelp us to say thank you to our NHS heroes!πŸ’š

The last 18 months have been difficult for everyone, but especially so for our hardworking NHS staff and their families.

Last summer we were able to say a massive thank you to our NHS heroes by offering a small number of funded places for family bubbles to spend the day with us at Path Hill. Accompanied by our experienced instructors, activities included bushcraft, archery, fire lighting, nature walks and rafting on the River Thames. We had wonderful feedback from the families that were able to take part, many saying that it was the first time they had been able to relax with their children and have fun together. Others said that they hadn't realised how stressed they had become and the opportunity to get back to nature had helped them to feel rejuvenated and lifted their spirits.

This year, we'd love to be able to do it all again, expanding our offer to include individual NHS staff that aren't part of a local bubble, who would like to spend the day taking care of their wellbeing by finding peace and calm in nature with forest bathing, cooking over the fire and much more.

Please help us to fund as many places as we can! Path Hill Outdoors is a Not-For-Profit organisation and every penny raised will go towards the delivery of this programme. Any surplus funds will be donated to the Royal Berkshire Hospital Charities Fund. Please follow the link to our JustGiving page. Thank you:

https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/pathhill-outdoors-nhsdays?utm_term=NYyM5WaG3

Help raise Β£5000 to provide local NHS staff with a day of much-needed respite and fun in our beautiful woodland setting. WeΚΌre raising money to provide local NHS staff with a day of much-needed respite and fun in our beautiful woodland setting.. Support this JustGiving Crowdfunding Page.

26/11/2020

Can you help Path Hill Instructor, Molly? Please share with any friends who might be interested. Thank you!

Can you help Path Hill Instructor, Molly? Please share with any friends who might be interested. Thank you!

03/11/2020

Hello to all our Little Ducklings families. we hope you are all keeping well in these strange times. Here is the announcement that we hoped we wouldn't have to make, but we are sure you have been expecting...

Unfortunately, due to the new lockdown restrictions we are unable to run our Little Ducklings sessions, and we have taken the decision to cancel the whole term up until Christmas. With so much uncertainty, this seems like the best and most sensible thing to do. We will be in touch over the next couple of days to arrange refunds. Please look out for an email.

We are very disappointed, but hope you are able to find a way to get out in the fresh air and enjoy the great outdoors as the seasons change. We would love you to send us pictures via messenger of your little ones carrying on in the Ducklings spirit!

Take care everyone, see you in the New Year x

[10/14/20]   *Coronavirus update from Path Hill Outdoors*

Unfortunately, a staff member has tested positive for covid-19 and so we have taken the decision to temporarily close as a precaution. We will reopen after half term, on Monday 2nd November. The safety of our students, staff and groups continues to be our top priority and we very much look forward to seeing you all again when we reopen.

If you are booked for Little Ducklings sessions on 16th or 23rd October, we will be in touch over the next couple of days to arrange a refund.

Best wishes from all at Path Hill Outdoors. Stay safe and well.

08/10/2020

Bookings for Little Ducklings sessions in November and December are now being taken! Follow the link to book your place.

https://www.2wild.co.uk/forest-school/

06/10/2020

There were lots of muddy ducklings in the woods at Path Hill last Friday! β˜” Rain definitely didn't stop play! We had a great time making mud pies, splashing in puddles, painting with mud and toasting crumpets on the fire. Look forward to seeing you again this Friday at Little Ducklings πŸ₯

29/09/2020

It was a windy day in the woods on Friday at Little Ducklings πŸƒπŸŒ³ but that didn't stop us from having lots of fun! We made apple bird feeders, explored lots of lovely autumn treasures, collected bits and bobs in the mini wheelbarrows, and the highlight - we watched the wood being delivered by tractor! See you all again this Friday.

23/09/2020

Clay faces, ice and herbs, muddy puddles and the hokey cokey... What more could you want from a sunny morning in the woods! Looking forward to seeing you all again this coming Friday at Little Ducklings for more fun 🌳🌿

14/09/2020

It was wonderful to welcome back our Little Ducklings to Path Hill on Friday, and lovely to see lots of new faces too! We kept ourselves very busy making 'mud pasta', filling up the wheel barrows, bashing berries and singing our favourite songs.

We are really happy to say that Little Ducklings will go ahead this coming Friday 18th as planned! We have been closely monitoring the guidance issued from the government over the past week and feel confident that the measures we are putting in place will provide you with a safe and covid-19 secure environment to enjoy with your child.

*We will ask you to use the sanitising gel on arrival and regularly throughout the session
*We will provide easily accessible hand washing facilities
*We have adapted our activities to enable social distancing
*We will clean equipment throughout the session as required
*Please do not attend if you/your child displays any covid symptoms
*Please bring your own drinks and snacks!

This week's session is fully booked! We look forward to seeing you in the woods, 10 - 11.30 am, on Friday πŸŒ³πŸ’š

10/09/2020

We are so excited to welcome back our Little Ducklings tomorrow for lots of forest fun! Sessions for September and October have booked up really fast - we are all desperate to get outside in the fresh air for some much-needed nature therapy!

We want to reassure you that we are following the government covid guidelines and our priority is to keep you safe. We are fortunate to have plenty of space to be able to respect social distancing, and hand washing facilities/sanitiser will be readily available. Activity stations will be well-spaced and we ask that you encourage your child to move on to something else if an activity area becomes popular. Staff will help to manage this and will clean equipment throughout the session. We also ask that you contact us should you develop covid symptoms so that we can start the track and trace process.

Unfortunately, we are unable to provide the usual tea, coffee and biscuits for the time-being, so please bring along any refreshments you might need.

We will continue to monitor the situation and act on any further government announcements regarding restrictions. Any questions, please get in touch - can't wait to see you all tomorrow at 10 am!

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Path Hill Outdoors, Goring Heath, Path Hill
Pangbourne
RG8 7RE

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Monday 08:30 - 16:30
Tuesday 08:30 - 16:30
Wednesday 08:30 - 16:30
Thursday 08:30 - 16:30
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