The Wilderness Foundation is dedicated to linking positive benefits of nature for people and teaching and empowering people to act positively towards caring for the natural world. We practice by offering direct experience of nature and wild spaces through day, short and long immersion programmes. These include environmental education, nature therapy and natural leadership growth. We currently reach over 5,000 people each year in our outreach and aim to increase this exponentially.

We believe in connecting people emotionally to the natural world. By enabling them to understand and see the benefits they reap from wild nature, they will, in a direct relationship with the natural world, be passionate in caring and take action for it. In addition, we practice and teach Leave no Trace ethics to all ages we work with, knowing these ethics will last a lifetime.

Joining ConservationNOW feels like a natural fit for us as the ethos is close to our hearts and practice. In addition, being in a coalition of like-minded organisations offers a collective of strengths and fresh angles that will help us all reach a wider network and audience to impact positively on how we care for and look after nature and the environment.

Any day can feel like #BlueMonday2022 and at the Wilderness Foundation UK we understand the power of nature in helping improve people's mental wellbeing. We educate young people about how they can help nature whilst nature is helping them in return! #wildernessuk #naturetherapy WildernessUK photo

Our final two Bounce Back cohorts begin on 23rd and 25th February. This lockdown recovery programme funded by Chelmsford, Braintree and Maldon YSGs and @YouthEssex still has spaces available so please send in your referrals today. #wildernessuk WildernessUK photo

Apple & Pear Tree Pruning Workshop Sat 22nd Jan 1-3.30pm (donations accepted) Learn how to prune and care for your fruit trees whilst sharing and exchanging ideas. All funds raised will support our horticultural therapy work. Book here #wildernessuk WildernessUK photo