We started our company because we believe people are losing their connection to the outdoors and this is having a detrimental effect on our collective well-being.
Hunter Gathering has been the main human activity for over 99% of our time in Britain. Put another way; the last 5,000 years equal 1% of our time here. We haven’t adapted yet to this modern world of agriculture, stationary lifestyles and screen time. These changes are proving harmful to the health and well-being of both people and the environment.
We aim to remedy this.
We connect people to the landscape, the environment and their cultural heritage through activities. If people feel connected to the world around them they are more likely to be respectful and protect it for the future.
In 2013, we knew we intended to do guided walks, tours, bushcraft and education. We needed an umbrella name, a generic term that covered everything. So our company was born as Wild Dog Outdoors!
Naturally, as the company grew and developed over the next five years we realized history was the common thread between all the activities we provide.
So in 2019 we decided to re-brand ourselves as Ancient Britain.
We feel like our new name sums up what we do in two words.
Re-branding brings mixed emotions. We are sad to leave behind the name that has brought us so much (career change, great colleagues, friends, adventures)… but we are excited for the changes and the potential it brings too!
Our little company brings us so much joy (hard work, sweat and tears too). Mainly, we have deep gratitude for being able to do what we love, and to share our passion for Northumberland, and the environment.
Thanks for being part of our journey!
Join us on a tour to explore the hidden gems and iconic sites of beautiful Northumberland. Learn about the rise and fall of one of Rome’s most famous constructions at the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Hadrian’s Wall.
Whether you are an experienced outdoor enthusiast or a complete novice, the bushcraft sessions we offer are ideal for everyone.
Ancient Britain bring you, Meet the Ancestors historical education sessions. The sessions are interactive, fun and informative!
We work closely with many historical venues, parks, festivals and science fairs to provide a stimulating experience for visitors at public events. We can cover any period including, the Stone Age, Bronze Age, Iron Age, Roman Britain, Vikings and Medieval siege, alchemy or witchcraft. We can also provide a multi-period – Meet The Ancestors – village which covers The Stone Age, Celts, Romans and Vikings. We can provide activities for the children, or talk in depth to adults.