THE OLD WAY
REWILDING FOR RESILIENCE
For thousands of years humans were nourished by
deer, salmon, acorns and berries,
shaped and sheltered by the land they lived on.
What would it feel like to re-wild?
To come home to a sense of true belonging?
The Old Way offers unique pathways to a wilder way of living,
learning from our ancient past, living now for the future.
We're excited to be up and running again with a new structure for 2020/21.
Find our COVID Safety info here. Hope to see you in the wild soon!
Our flagship course is a deep dive into human rewilding, exploring the hunter-gatherer lifeways of our ancestors in the context of the 21st century.
From April to September join experienced guides for 4 immersive camps in 4 stunning locations in Devon and learn to thrive from the land and sea.
A unique opportunity to camp out, track and learn with the oldest
tribal hunter-gatherers on Earth, the Ju/hoansi San Bushmen.
Experience a landscape alongside plentiful game and large predators. You'll be mentored by some of the few people who have never stopped being indigenous to their place and in doing so help support the people of the Kalahari.
The full Old Way experience is an in-depth, hands-on exploration into
our original human life-ways combining expert tuition
in hunting, fishing, foraging and crafts on The Old Way Immersion course in Devon, UK
followed by the chance to experience tribal living, hunting, gathering and crafting with the Ju/Hoansi San on The Kalahari Expedition to Namibia.
Everything you need to know to get out there and camp in the wild. This introductory course is open to anyone but we heartily recommend it if you are a beginner to outdoor living and want to get the most out of your time on the more in-depth courses we offer.
Put down your hectic schedule and experience
the expansive timelessness that is characteristic of hunter-gatherer peoples.
Your re-wilded life starts here.
In addition to the courses we run,
The Old Way is involved in projects that give back
to indigenous peoples and the land that holds us.
The Old Way is affiliated with the San Master Tracker Programme that supports the regeneration of Ju/Hoansi San heritage culture in Namibia. The Kalahari Expedition is hosted in the Nyae Nyae by the Ju/Hoansi trackers and their families who come together in seasonal camps to mentor each other and future generations in the ancient art of tracking.
Rewilding ourselves would not be complete without engaging in reciprocity with the land. Our ecological Rewilding Project offers the opportunity to volunteer on 62 acres of woodland pasture on Dartmoor, helping provide habitat for native species to thrive.
Rewild for Resilience.
“I truly believe there is nothing else out there in the world like this. It is an incredibly magical and potent experience. If you want to know what it feels like to live the way we predominantly have on our human journey - in connection to land, self and community, go on the journey of The Old Way”. Sarah, participant 2018.