What we're about

Walk Wild features 7 of the best walks and hikes near London and Hertfordshire, map reading and navigation training, wild camping in the Cotswolds and coastal sailing journeys in Norfolk. We also of training for long treks and expeditions, nature based life coaching and inspiring school talks - all with former Royal Marine Commando Ian Finch.

Walk Wild’s Mission Statement:

Since 2017 Walk Wild has been deeply passionate about nature and the power of time spent in the outdoors. Our goal is to deliver unique, challenging and achievable outdoor experiences aimed to connect people to nature by providing intimate knowledge and practical skills to enhance the individual outdoor experience.

Walk Wild founder and former Royal Marine Commando Ian Finch is an outdoor guide and photographer who has been passionately travelling to wild places for the past 10 years. His photography, expeditions or writing have featured for:

• The Guardian, Independent and The Telegraph

• Mens Health Magazine, Ford, Vodafone UK and Sidetracked Magazine

• Ian also featured on ITV and Good Morning Britain as an outdoor consultant.

• His expeditions have taken him to Greenland, Alaska, China, Mongolia, Nepal, Tibet, Indonesia and Northern Norway.

He combines his love for nature, outdoor photography, writing and filmmaking with wild landscapes and the great outdoors. When not overseas, Ian lives in London, UK.

To learn more about Ian, his writing and his background please go to:

Web: http://www.walkwild.co.uk

Instagram: @walkwilduk

Instagram at @ianefinch

Email: info@ianefinch.com

Important: Please read Terms and Conditions - Inc. New Covid-19 Regulations for Covid-19

Upcoming events (4)

Cuffley to Hertford Day Walk, Woodlands & Canals 14.5 miles (24km) Intermediate

Come and join us on this spring walk of 14.5 (23km) miles from the sleepy village of Cuffley, through immense ancient woodlands and along the canals of Hertford.

After a short hike to the beginning of this route the woodland journey encapsulates incredible and meandering trails that weave through quiet Birch, Beech and Pine woodlands of Broxbourne, Hoddesdon and Hertford Heath. These woodlands are some of the wildest woodlands Hertfordshire has to offer, home to roaming row deer and muntjac. Our paths dissect them following streams and up onto the high meadows before dropping into historic town of Ware to follow the gorgeous River Lea canal all the way into the rustic and beautiful town Hertford. Difficulty Rating: Intermediate to advanced

• Distance - 14.5 beautiful rolling miles
• Difficulty Rating: Intermediate/advanced
• Meet Point: Cuffley Station 9am
• Parking: Cuffley Station Car Park

To view images of the previous walks please visit:
Walks Image Gallery

Read Walk Wilds Reviews here

Follow Walk Wild on Instagram? If not, you can here
To view all of Walk Wild Wild Camping weekends, walks and adventures please feel free to visit www.walkwild.co.uk

Who is your walking guide?
Founder, Ian Finch - www.ianefinch.com
Walk Wild founder and former Royal Marine Commando Ian Finch is an outdoor guide and adventure photographer who has been passionately travelling to wild places all over the globe for the past 8 years. His skills, photography, expeditions or writing have have been featured by:
• The Guardian, Independent and The Telegraph
• US Airforce (USAF)
• Potential Royal Marines (Pre Commando Course)
• Mens Health Magazine, Ford, Vodafone UK and Sidetracked Magazine
• Ian also featured on ITV and Good Morning Britain as an outdoor consultant.
• His expeditions have taken him to Greenland, Alaska, Canada, China, Mongolia, Nepal, Tibet, Indonesia and Northern Norway.
He combines his love for nature, outdoor photography, writing and filmmaking with wild landscapes and the great outdoors. When not overseas, Ian lives in London, UK.
Contact Ian at [masked]
www.ianefinch.com or @ianefinch - instagram
Suitable clothing and kit list will be provided to all attending participants based on local weather conditions prior to event.
Terms and Conditions:
If you have signed up to the above Walk Wild event you acknowledge the Terms and Conditions stated here:
https://www.meetup.com/walk-wild/pages/21994662/Terms_and_Conditions/
Walk Wild Covid-19 regulations:
By attending a Walk Wild event you adhere to the Walk Wild Covid-19 Terms and Conditions to be found here:
https://www.walkwild.co.uk/terms-and-conditions

By attending a Walk Wild event you adhere to the Walk Wild Covid-19 Terms and Conditions to be found here:

https://www.walkwild.co.uk/terms-and-conditions

Parking: Parking available at Cuffley Station - Postcode: EN6 4HG - Parking price £3.80

Refreshments and toilets: Due to Covid-19 the mid way toilet stop is sadly closed. Toilets are at start only. Nature will have to suffice throughout.

Cost: £25 per person

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Sail, Hike & Wild Camp North Norfolk Coast - 14 miles (23km) - Intermediate

Needs a location

£100.00

Join us as as we sail, hike and wild camp along the North Norfolk coast using 1950's restored wooden crabbing boats.

TRIP FULL

After sailing from Wells next To The Sea and enjoying an inclusive breakfast on board the boats, we'll deploy from vessel to land with full kit either on Blakeney Dunes or near Stiffkey marshes. From here we'll hike 11 miles over dunes, along beaches or along the Norfolk Coastal path into our private wild camp spot with landowners permission and distant sea views. Here we'll settle and pitch tents and relax around the campfire.

To catch the morning tides, the route will have to be done in reverse using a new journey to the resting boat location. The return journey to Wells will include another local artisan breakfast cooked or prepared by the team.

• Sleep with your team on 1950's crabbing boat on night 1
• Sail the wild creeks and marshes of the North Norfolk channels on original wooden 1950's crabbing boats (image above)
• Hike, swim (weather/tide permitting) into your private wild camp
• Local artisan breakfast & coffee included in both boat journeys
• Limited to only 5 people per journey
• 3 tents & 3 sleeping bags available to hire
• Experience the North Norfolk coast in an unique way.
• 3 spaces in vehicle available

IMPORTANT NOTE: Must have availability to leave late afternoon Friday 4:30pm North London tube arrival into Wells at 7:30pm due to tides - Return London Sunday 1:30pm - Sleeping accommodation aboard boat exclusively provided Friday evening

To view images of the previous journeys please visit here

Read Walk Wilds Reviews here

Follow Walk Wild on Instagram? If not, you can here

To view all of Walk Wild Wild Camping weekends, walks and adventures please feel free to visit www.walkwild.co.uk

Who is your guide?

### Founder, Ian Finch - www.ianefinch.com

Walk Wild founder and former Royal Marine Commando Ian Finch is an outdoor guide and adventure photographer who has been passionately travelling to wild places all over the globe for the past 8 years. His skills, photography, expeditions or writing have have been featured by:
• The Guardian, Independent and The Telegraph
• US Airforce (USAF)
• Potential Royal Marines (Pre Commando Course)
• Mens Health Magazine, Ford, Vodafone UK and Sidetracked Magazine
• Ian also featured on ITV and Good Morning Britain as an outdoor consultant.
• His expeditions have taken him to Greenland, Alaska, Canada, China, Mongolia, Nepal, Tibet, Indonesia and Northern Norway.
He combines his love for nature, outdoor photography, writing and filmmaking with wild landscapes and the great outdoors. When not overseas, Ian lives in London, UK.

Contact Ian at [masked]
Walk Wild Covid-19 regulations:

• Please bring own food and snacks.
• Hand sanitiser encouraged.
• Please refrain from attending if you have any known signs or symptoms.

By attending a Walk Wild event you adhere to the Walk Wild Covid-19 Terms and Conditions to be found here:

VIEW IMAGES HERE: https://www.walkwild.co.uk/coastal-exploration

Deposit: £100
Total Journey Fee: £345
(£245 balance 30 days prior)

Journey Details:

Requirements:

• Average/Good level of fitness
• Able to carry medium/heavy kit in backpack
• Able to swim (preferred, not essential - as this can be missed out for the individual)
• Flexible & adventurous outlook to life

Covid & Terms and conditions apply
https://www.walkwild.co.uk/terms-and-conditions

Trek along the Wild North Norfolk Coast - 30 miles (48km) in Two Days

Needs a location

£55.00

Join a small team to walk 30 miles in two days along the stunning north Norfolk coast. On sand, over dunes, through coastal villages and beach side pine forests, arrive and sleep in a secluded and private camp location inside an expedition tipi tent next to the wild North Norfolk salt marsh. Before your final day begins, prepare and cook dinner over the smouldering embers of a fire with distant views of the North Sea. Are you ready for the challenge?

• Trek the North Norfolk Coast on the Coastal Path for two days
• Private and secluded camp location
• Campfire food cooked for dinner and breakfast
• Sleep in expedition tipi tent with your team close to the salt marsh
• Experience North Norfolk in a unique way
• Hiking experience and fitness necessary

Deposit to secure place: £55
Overall Adventure fee: £245
Remaining balance of £190 to be paid 30 days prior
(Journey Limited to 6 people only)

What's Included?

• Transport from Kings Lynn to start point
• Accommodation in tipi tent (mixed accommodation)
• Sleeping pad and pillows (basic equipment)
• Cooked Dinner and breakfast
• Transport from finish point back to Kings Lynn Station

What else do I need to do to attend?

• Book or organise transport from home to Kings Lynn Station - Open return ticket advised (Trains go from Kings Cross)
• Due to early AM start in Kings Lynn, accommodation is advised night before journey begins
• Bring suitable sleeping bag and backpack
• Bring snacks and water for daytime hiking

Frequently Asked Questions

• Do I need to book days off work? Yes 2 days
(this midweek version only)

• How fit do I need to be to walk 30 miles in two days? - First day is a long and beautiful 15 miles. Good hiking and overall fitness necessary.

• How heavy will my pack need to be? Not heavy at all, daypacks only. You’ll be required to be as light weight as possible by carrying snacks, water, a sleeping bag and a small amount of personal belongings with you. You can buy food and water as we go if you want to carry even lighter. Overall equipment kept to a bare minimum.

• Is the accommodation in the tipi tent mixed? Yes. The whole team will occupy the expedition tent. Arrangements will be made for female/male changes of clothing, preparing for bed and so on. Respect always a priority.

• Are there shower facilities where we camp? No, sadly not.

• Will I need boots? You can where them if you have thoroughly worn them in. Otherwise full hiking boots not really necessary. Good trail hiking shoes or trainers with excellent grip required until winter expeditions begin.

• I have dietary and allergy requirements for my food is that ok? Ian Finch will speak with you directly to design a suitable meal for you.

• I am driving where can I park in Kings Lynn for two days? Free location in joining email

• What train ticket is best to book? Off Peak Return (within one month) seems the cheapest option

• Will there be toilet options as we hike? Yes there are small coastal villages, in the camp spot we will have very limited toilet options

• I’d love to do this trip but I’m worried about my fitness and whether i can make 30 miles in two days - It is a long way, but if you never try, you’ll never know what great things you can achieve. I advise to to try and walk a number of longer distances than normal prior to attending. Boots will not be needed as most of the path is either on footpaths, beaches or dunes. Good walking shoes/trail trainers necessary. Mud will be at a minimum (hopefully).

Read Walk Wilds Reviews here

Follow Walk Wild on Instagram? If not, you can here

To view all of Walk Wild Wild Camping weekends, walks and adventures please feel free to visit www.walkwild.co.uk

Who is your guide?
Founder, Ian Finch - www.ianefinch.com
Walk Wild founder and former Royal Marine Commando Ian Finch is an outdoor guide and adventure photographer who has been passionately travelling to wild places all over the globe for the past 8 years. His skills, photography, expeditions or writing have have been featured by:
• The Guardian, Independent and The Telegraph
• US Airforce (USAF)
• Potential Royal Marines (Pre Commando Course)
• Mens Health Magazine, Ford, Vodafone UK and Sidetracked Magazine
• Ian also featured on ITV and Good Morning Britain as an outdoor consultant.
• His expeditions have taken him to Greenland, Alaska, Canada, China, Mongolia, Nepal, Tibet, Indonesia and Northern Norway.
He combines his love for nature, outdoor photography, writing and filmmaking with wild landscapes and the great outdoors. When not overseas, Ian lives in London, UK.

1
Sail, Hike & Wild Camp North Norfolk Coast - 14 miles (23km) - Intermediate

Needs a location

£100.00

Join us as as we sail, hike and wild camp along the North Norfolk coast using 1950's restored wooden crabbing boats.

5 of 5 places left
3 place left in transport from London

After sailing from Wells next To The Sea and enjoying an inclusive breakfast on board the boats, we'll deploy from vessel to land with full kit either on Blakeney Dunes or near Stiffkey marshes. From here we'll hike 11 miles over dunes, along beaches or along the Norfolk Coastal path into our private wild camp spot with landowners permission and distant sea views. Here we'll settle and pitch tents and relax around the campfire.

To catch the morning tides, the route will have to be done in reverse using a new journey to the resting boat location. The return journey to Wells will include another local artisan breakfast cooked or prepared by the team.

• Sleep with your team on 1950's crabbing boat on night 1
• Sail the wild creeks and marshes of the North Norfolk channels on original wooden 1950's crabbing boats (image above)
• Hike, swim (weather/tide permitting) into your private wild camp
• Local artisan breakfast & coffee included in both boat journeys
• Limited to only 5 people per journey
• 3 tents & 3 sleeping bags available to hire
• Experience the North Norfolk coast in an unique way.
• 3 spaces in vehicle available

IMPORTANT NOTE: Must have availability to leave late afternoon Friday 4:30pm North London tube arrival into Wells at 7:30pm due to tides - Return London Sunday 1:30pm - Sleeping accommodation aboard boat exclusively provided Friday evening

To view images of the previous journeys please visit here

Read Walk Wilds Reviews here

Follow Walk Wild on Instagram? If not, you can here

To view all of Walk Wild Wild Camping weekends, walks and adventures please feel free to visit www.walkwild.co.uk

Who is your guide?

### Founder, Ian Finch - www.ianefinch.com

Walk Wild founder and former Royal Marine Commando Ian Finch is an outdoor guide and adventure photographer who has been passionately travelling to wild places all over the globe for the past 8 years. His skills, photography, expeditions or writing have have been featured by:
• The Guardian, Independent and The Telegraph
• US Airforce (USAF)
• Potential Royal Marines (Pre Commando Course)
• Mens Health Magazine, Ford, Vodafone UK and Sidetracked Magazine
• Ian also featured on ITV and Good Morning Britain as an outdoor consultant.
• His expeditions have taken him to Greenland, Alaska, Canada, China, Mongolia, Nepal, Tibet, Indonesia and Northern Norway.
He combines his love for nature, outdoor photography, writing and filmmaking with wild landscapes and the great outdoors. When not overseas, Ian lives in London, UK.

Contact Ian at [masked]
Walk Wild Covid-19 regulations:

• Please bring own food and snacks.
• Hand sanitiser encouraged.
• Please refrain from attending if you have any known signs or symptoms.

By attending a Walk Wild event you adhere to the Walk Wild Covid-19 Terms and Conditions to be found here:

VIEW IMAGES HERE: https://www.walkwild.co.uk/coastal-exploration

Deposit: £100
Total Journey Fee: £345
(£245 balance 30 days prior)

Journey Details:

Requirements:

• Average/Good level of fitness
• Able to carry medium/heavy kit in backpack
• Able to swim (preferred, not essential - as this can be missed out for the individual)
• Flexible & adventurous outlook to life

Covid & Terms and conditions apply
https://www.walkwild.co.uk/terms-and-conditions

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