We started our company because we believe people are losing their connection to the outdoors and this is having a detrimental effect on our collective well-being.
Hunter Gathering has been the main human activity for over 99% of our time in Britain. Put another way; the last 5,000 years equal 1% of our time here. We haven’t adapted yet to this modern world of agriculture, stationary lifestyles and screen time. These changes are proving harmful to the health and well-being of both people and the environment.
We aim to remedy this.
We connect people to the landscape, the environment and their cultural heritage through activities. If people feel connected to the world around them they are more likely to be respectful and protect it for the future.
In 2013, we knew we intended to do guided walks, tours, bushcraft and education. We needed an umbrella name, a generic term that covered everything. So our company was born as Wild Dog Outdoors!
Naturally, as the company grew and developed over the next five years we realized history was the common thread between all the activities we provide.
So in 2019 we decided to re-brand ourselves as Ancient Britain.
We feel like our new name sums up what we do in two words.
Re-branding brings mixed emotions. We are sad to leave behind the name that has brought us so much (career change, great colleagues, friends, adventures)… but we are excited for the changes and the potential it brings too!
Our little company brings us so much joy (hard work, sweat and tears too). Mainly, we have deep gratitude for being able to do what we love, and to share our passion for Northumberland, and the environment.
Thanks for being part of our journey!
1\\. The Contract A contract shall be deemed to have been made between Ancient Britain and the booking client ("the Client") when the client has confirmed requirements by completion of the event confirmation form under section 12. Confirmation may be deemed to have been made by inter alia, facsimile, letter, written order form or telephone subject to Ancient Britain accepting such a booking – an invoice being proof of such acceptance. 2\\. Price All prices quoted are valid for 60 days from the date of the quotation. The cost of events may be based upon a maximum number of people in attendance (for example team building and multi-activity days) and additional attendees will be charged at a delegate rate determined by Ancient Britain. 3\\. Payment and cancellations Once an event has been confirmed, our payments and cancellations policy applies as below: Cancellations: Within 7 days of the scheduled event date 100% is payable
4\\. Consequences of Failure to Pay 4.1 If payment is not made within the time limits in clause 3 above, this will be a breach of contract by the client entitling Ancient Britain to treat the contract as at an end, and reallocate the facilities, bookings and/or resource without informing the client. 4.2 In the event of Ancient Britain treating the contracts as at an end under clause 4.1 Ancient Britain shall be entitled to retain all sums already paid by the client. The balance, if any, of the cost/price of the booking shall become immediately payable by the client to Ancient Britain. This is without prejudice to Ancient Britain rights to claim damages from the client in respect of any loss suffered by Ancient Britain. 5\\. Cancellation or Variations by the Client 5.1 Any notice of cancellation by the client of a booking or part of a booking must be made in writing by letter sent by recorded delivery to Ancient Britain at the address above. 5.2 Any request by the client for a variation to a booking must be made in writing by letter sent by recorded delivery to Ancient Britain at the above address and is only effective if accepted in writing by Ancient Britain. 6\\. Alterations to advertised events 6.1 All advertised events are subject to availability 6.2 Every reasonable effort will be made to adhere to the advertised events but any event may be altered or omitted or dates changed either before or after confirmation of the booking. Were such alterations, omissions or changes of date occur prior to the confirmation of the booking. Ancient Britain accepts no contractual liability. Where such alterations, omissions or changes of dates occur after confirmation of the booking, Ancient Britain agrees to use reasonable endeavours to provide a reasonable alternative package and the client agrees to accept such reasonable alternative package. 6.3 Ancient Britain have the right to change the price applicable to an event ( upwards or downwards) at any time prior to a booking being confirmed.
7\\. Liability of Ancient Britain 7.1 The client hereby acknowledges that Ancient Britain may on occasion act as agent of the client in arranging the booking of events and that Ancient Britain will not be liable for any misrepresentations, negligence, contractual or tortuous loss of any kind whatsoever suffered by the client or any due to any act or omission by or on behalf of any third party. 7.2 In any event Ancient Britain shall not be liable for death or personal injury suffered by the client or its guests arising out of the booking. This limitation of liability shall also extend to any loss or damage sustained by property or belongings of the client or any of the client's guests or for any further costs, demands or expenses incurred or suffered by the client arising out of the booking. 7.3 Ancient Britain will not be liable for any cancellation of or alteration to the booking or any loss or damage to the client arising out of circumstances beyond its control including but not limited to any act of god, natural disaster or act of terrorism. 8\\. Event Timing Ancient Britain endeavour to run all activities and events as strictly to schedule as possible and therefore appreciate your prompt arrival at events and activities. Should activity participants arrive late, the activity session will still finish at the schedules time. We reserve the right to cancel an event without refund, in the event of the late arrival of participants; under no circumstances would Ancient Britain pay any compensation for such cancellation of any event or activity. 9\\. Safety 9.1 It is the responsibility of participants to ensure that they have understood all briefing instruction 9.2 Ancient Britain reserve the right to refuse participation to any person who appears to be under the excess influence of alcohol or under the influence of drugs, or for any other reason at the discretion of Ancient Britain. In the event of non-compliance with Ancient Britain representatives, events may be terminated without refund. 9.3 All Ancient Britain events are run to high standards. Participants recognise that in particular, all events involve some element of risk and participation in activities and events is on the understanding that participants accept this risk. 10\\. Damages and Losses Any wilful damages, loss or theft of equipment used in events and activities will be charged for accordingly to the cost of the equipment. 11\\. Law and Construction The contract of these terms and conditions shall be governed by English Law and Ancient Britain and the client hereby submits to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts in all matters regarding the contracts and these Terms and Conditions.
For a full refund, cancel at least 7 days before the activity is scheduled to start.