Getting over the fear
Most people have a genuine fear of being at height. An essential part of the Wild Wood Challenge is to confront those anxieties and overcome them, at the same time creating bonds of trust with others within the group who will rely on you to keep you safe. Of course, our instructors will help you with the right encouragement and ensure your safety at all times.
Completing Wild Wood Challenge needs a degree of physical fitness but most people are able to engage with the ‘Challenge’. The Wild Wood Challenge offers a variety of physical and stimulating activities to people of most abilities.
Wearing the right stuff
Please wear something you don’t mind getting a bit dirty. Dress for the weather, so bring along something waterproof if it’s raining and warm if it's cold! Please wear appropriate footwear - trainers are ideal. No sandals or slip-off shoes and you’ll need closed toe and heel shoes with flat soles. We recommend gloves, especially if it is cold. Long hair must be tied back.
You can choose from up to 10 different Challenges. Each will last different lengths depending on your ability and what it is. You can plan your trip ahead or leave it to your instructor to suggest what might be suitable for you - the choice is yours!
Take some pictures
In fact, take as many as you want, there are some great photo opportunities at Wild Wood. Please be careful not to drop anything - we sell lanyards at reception to make sure you keep your device safe and please keep them tucked out of harm's way when not in use to keep them and you safe.
Keep your belongings safe
You need to ensure your belongings are safe and will not fall out of your pockets. If in doubt, please lock them out of sight in your car.
Arrive in time!
Please arrive at least 15 minutes before your booked slot to give you time to park and sort yourself out.
Wild weather closures
Wild Wood operates in pretty much any weather. However, it will be very rare but sometimes we will have to close at short notice because of exceptional bad weather. This will include lightning, very high winds and snow or ice which makes the courses unsafe. If this happens, we’ll try and contact you, which is why we ask for your mobile phone number when you book. If we haven’t been able to inform you of a closure before you arrive, the duty manager will update you on likely re-opening times. If we do have to cancel your booking then you will have the opportunity to rebook at a later time.
We hope we have covered everything you need to know, but if you have any more questions please let us know here.