Back to Wilderness survival courses

Release your inner hunter-gatherer with the help of Back to Wilderness' survival expert!

  • Booking essential
  • Admission applies

Back to Wilderness provides a high quality Bushcraft, Survival and Wilderness educational platform within East Anglia. Providing a conduit for people to reconnect with nature and the regions beautiful surroundings, creating memories that will last.

Safely learn the fundamental skills required to survive and live in the wilderness, much as our ancestors did. From making fire, foraging, identifying and sourcing a meal to cook, to understanding what is readily available for a variety of everyday uses, in our natural environment.


Event ticket prices
  • Adult £25.00
  • Child £25.00
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Dunwich Heath and Beach


Admission free

What is Gift Aid?

Most of our places run the Gift Aid on Entry scheme at their admission points.

Under this scheme, if you're not a member you have the choice of two entry tickets:

  • Gift Aid Admission
  • Standard Admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you a clear choice between the Gift Aid Admission prices and the Standard Admission prices at the admission point. It's entirely up to you which ticket you choose.

Gift Aid Admission includes a 10 per cent or more voluntary donation. Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

An extra £1 paid under the scheme can be worth over £3 to the National Trust as shown below:

  Gift Aid Standard
Amount paid by visitor £11.00 £10.00
Tax refund from Government* £2.75 £0.00
Total received by the National Trust £13.75 £10.00


*Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

The basics

Booking details
Call 07833 182 180
Booking is through the Back to Wilderness website
Suitable for older children
Meeting point
Please meet at the visitor welcome hut
What to bring and wear
Please dress suitably for the weather conditions on the day. Sturdy footwear is advisable as some paths are uneven.
Accessible to all, but please note that this outdoor activity will take place on mixed terrain. An off-road mobility scooter is available to hire, please book this in advance.

Contact Info

Back to Wilderness
Call 07833 182 180

Upcoming events

Pond dipping & Bug basement sessions

Sun 26 Jun 2022
Want to learn more about the wildlife that inhabits our ponds and woodland floors? Then come along to our pond dipping and bug basement sessions!

Bird Ringing Demonstrations

Tue 28 Jun 2022
A special opportunity to see some of the birds which make their homes at Dunwich Heath. Find out about bird ringing and how it provides a fascinating insight into the lives of the nation's birds. NB this event is weather dependent and times may vary.

Turbulence to Tranquility walking tour

Sat 02 Jul 2022
Discover the fascinating and turbulent history of Dunwich Heath on this walking tour!

A Walk with the Ranger

Tue 12 Jul 2022
Join the Ranger for a two hour guided walk exploring the rich and varied wildlife of Dunwich Heath.

Nightjar Walk

Wed 20 Jul 2022
Join our Ranger for an evening walk around Dunwich Heath to search for the elusive and mysterious Nightjar.

Bat walk

Fri 22 Jul 2022
A special evening walk to discover one of Dunwich Heath's less well-known mammals!