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Wild New Year's Eve!

An alternative event for the wild ones!

Mentored by Julia GillickMentor summary: Expedition Leader/Wilderness Guide
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Location address: Lewes, BN7 3AJ
Chosen age group:

For ages: 18+ years

Available tickets:
Standard £100
Next date: Saturday 31st Dec,


Find your tribe for a New Year's Eve with a difference! Join a team of like-minded people for a wilderness micro-adventure that will set you up to approach the new year with courage in your heart, a spring in your step and a group of new friends at your back. This is a 24hr wilderness expedition on the South Downs, featuring a spectacular day-hike, a secret wild camp, and a cold sea swim to welcome in 2023 with a roar (or squeal!), led by Julia, a qualified expedition leader and eco-therapy guide. We will be hiking a section of the South Downs. The walk is guided, incorporating talking prompts inspired by the landscape and some opportunities to connect with nature. The aim is to encourage gentle self-reflection and a spirit of gratitude. You'll be invited to share your feelings about what's going on in your life, and to contemplate your strengths and achievements, as well as exploring what's missing in your life right now. In the evening, there will be space for games, story-telli...

Julia Gillick·Expedition Leader/Wilderness Guide
I am a wilderness therapy facilitator, with a background in teaching and expedition leading. Having grown up on a diet of Type 2 fun, served as an army cadet officer, travelled extensively and led youth expeditions all over the world, I walked a solo pilgrimage of the Camino de Santiago, which inspired me to commit to a life of simplicity and freedom. My passion is to empower people to experience the positive benefits of time spent immersed in nature, to come into a more fulsome awareness of their own nature, and to access joy for themselves through a life of self-expression, honesty and courage. Having led walks over the South Downs for three years, in this experience I have woven together my love for the landscape with the thrill of cold water swimming and my passion for empowering wilderness adventures. And I happen to have also created the only sort of New Year's Eve I ever want to have!

Learning aims

To undertake a hearty 24hr wild adventure in midwinter!

Strengths to develop

We will be walking 8 miles, camping in the wild, and swimming in the sea in mid-winter. Not for the faint-hearted!

What's provided


Enhanced DBS

Risk Assessment

Public Liability Insurance

Safeguarding Training

First Aid Training

First Aid Kit

Please note

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we'll be

Plumpton Lane, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 3AJ

Pricing information

Ticket: Standard £100

Pricing information


My experience consists of a leisure activity, on a specific date(s), and therefore the 14-day ‘cooling off period’ under the Consumer Contracts Regulations 2013 does not apply.

I am not able to offer refunds in general but may be able to if there is good notice.


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