COVID-19 information for The Old Way 


We are delighted to be running events and courses in alignment with the Government’s COVID-19 advice and legislation. As professional outdoor guides we are taking the safeguarding of participants, instructors and local communities very seriously. 


We are constantly monitoring and keeping abreast of guidelines and advice being given by the Government, National Governing Bodies and other relevant professional organisations to ensure that we continue to comply with current legislation and other obligations. In short, we are doing all we can to mitigate the risks of transmitting COVID-19 whilst delivering quality outdoor training and experiences.


  • We have carried out a comprehensive COVID-19 risk assessment

  • We are operating strict hygiene protocols for hand washing, toilets, food preparation areas and all equipment

  • We will be asking participants to adhere to the latest social distancing guidelines where practical and if it is not possible to keep 2 metres apart we will do everything possible to manage the COVID-19 transmission risk

  • When you book onto a course we will send you our COVID-19 protocol. We ask that you read this thoroughly and adhere to its guidelines. This information will also be presented to you at the start of the course.

  • It is vital that if you or a member of your household has symptoms of COVID-19 within two weeks of the course start date you inform us immediately and do not attend the course. Also, if you develop symptoms while on the course you must alert an instructor immediately and isolate and/or remove yourself from other participants and instructors.

  • We recognise that these are exceptional times and we want you to book with the assurance that you will not lose your money. Therefore if for any of the above reasons you can’t attend or you have to leave the course early, you will be able to attend an equivalent course within two years of the original course. This also holds true if we have to cancel the course.


We are really looking forward to sharing the wild with you. At times like these it’s good to remember that the outdoors is frequently cited as the safest place to be!