Confidence outdoors course

Become a self sufficient hiker in 3-4 weeks

You want to spend time in nature but want to feel confident getting out on your own.

You would like to live a more active and outdoorsy lifestyle and reap the physical and mental benefits of free activities such as hiking and backpacking.



what if you know how to..

confidence outdoors course

It is possible to become a strong confident hiker

You don’t need to be an athlete to get out on the trail. Hiking is one of the easiest roads to physical fitness. You also don’t need a highly tuned sense of direction. 

But you do need the right mapping tools and gear to fully enjoy being out on the trail and to stay safe

With this course you can


Increase physical and mental wellbeing by getting outdoors more


Have access to an outdoors lifestyle and community


Build confidence through self sufficiency

Meet your guide

Kate Capelli, founder of Adventuress In The Wild is a qualified Hiking Guide, Outdoor First Aider, NNAS navigation award holder and ex outdoor store employee/ self-confessed gear nerd.

Kate didn’t grow up seeking active pursuits, and started hiking ten years ago at the age of 27. Since then she has hiked long distance routes around the world and has now led almost 100 hikes for the Adventuress community.

Hiking changed Kate’s life, making her happier, healthier, and helped her to find a community no matter where she found herself in the world. Now she wants to share her knowledge with you.

What others are saying

Taken from Adventuress in the Wild Google Reviews 


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This course is perfect for both absolute beginners and those who are into hiking and camping but want to increase their knowledge on route planning and gear. 

If you are looking for a fun free hobby in 2024 with tonnes of benefits then this is it!

Most of this course is online until week four when we will get together for an easy going hike.

confidence outdoors course



7pm Wed 3rd January

'Finding your way'
Virtual Live


7pm Wed 10th January

'How to stay warm and dry on the trail'
Virtual Live


Wed 17th January

'Camping & Backpacking'
Virtual Live


Sun 28th January

Lets go for a hike!

where is the hike?

The hike follows a stunning trail around the Chess Valley in the Chilterns, Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Accessible by tube and train from central London 

The trail weaves through forests and open field, connecting with the River Chess. We will pass by the grand Chenies Manor and plenty of cute countryside houses.

During the hike we will learn how to follow the route using a map, and celebrate everything we’ve learned in a local country pub. 

bonus stuff!


  • ‘Beyond the Live’ In depth summary PDFs  
  • Links to everything mentioned in the Lives
  • Camping & backpacking meal cards 
  • Packing lists for Day Hikes, Multi-Day hikes & Camping

Whatsapp group

You will be added to the Adventuress course Whatsapp group where you can swap ideas and arrange hiking meet ups with others on the same journey

Virtual Learner

3 week course
£ 35
  • Members price: £30 (Contact for payment link)
  • 3x Virtual Lives
  • Lesson summary PDFs & Recordings
  • Packing lists & meal cards

Full Course

4 week course
£ 45
  • Members price: £40 (Contact for payment link)
  • 1x In person guided hike
  • 3x Virtual Lives
  • On trail map reading workshop
  • Lesson summary PDFs & Recordings
  • Packing lists & meal cards
Limited spaces

Full Course Extra

4 week course + 1-on-1
£ 65
  • Members price: £55 (Contact for payment link)
  • 2x 45m 1-on-1 Virtual Consultations to plan a trip or a personalised Q&A
  • 1x In person guided hike
  • 3x Virtual Lives
  • Access to AITW members AllTrails routes
  • On trail map reading workshop
  • Lesson summary PDFs & Recordings
  • Packing lists & meal cards
Limited Spaces


Virtual Live 1: 7pm Wednesday 3rd of January 2024 (90 min)

Virtual Live 2: 7pm Wednesday 10th of January (90 min)

Virtual Live 3: 7pm Wednesday 17th of January (90 min)

Day hike: 10am Sunday 28th of January

To become an Adventuress Member and benefit from discounted events, free hikes, insiders info, exclusive event announcements and more, see the membership page here

Yes you can, provided there are still spaces available as the day hike has limited attendance numbers.

If you booked onto the virtual course and wish to upgrade to include the hike or 1-on-1, you must pay the additional cost. Please Email 

No refunds or vouchers are given if you do not attend a Live or hike. 

You are not obligated to take part in every live or hike to be a part of the course. Following each Virtual Live you will receive a recording of the Live and In-depth lesson PDF 


If you know somebody who might enjoy this course then you are welcome to give it as a gift. 

Once purchased we will send an Email on the date of your choice (this can be christmas day) letting them know about their gift.

You may want to sneakily discover if they are able to attend the sessions first. 

You are also able to gift any other Adventuress event.

If you have booked onto the course then the links for the lives will be sent to your Email inbox within 48 hours. Please make sure you mark as being safe so it does not fall into spam/junk folders. If you have not received a welcome Email after 48 hours please get in touch.

The Lives will be held on Google Meet. You do not need a Google login to join if you join from a computer. However if you join from a mobile device you will need to download the Google Meet app. We will occasionally be looking at slides, so a larger screen is recommended.

During the Lives everybody will be on mute so we can get through the course information. There will be a Q&A at the end of each session.

90 minutes with extra time for Q&A, however you are welcome to leave the sessions when you wish

It is ok if you cannot make a Live or miss part of a Live.

The Lives WILL be recorded. After each session you will receive a link to the Lives recording and an in-depth lesson PDF to your inbox.

For those booking onto the full course. The day hike will take place in the beautiful Chilterns and will be accessible by public transport. The hike starts by Chorleywood Station. (tube and rail – Metropolitan line & Chilterns Railway)

10am – 3-3:30pm (End time will be group dependent)

The hike will be a 14km loop.

Should this hike be heavily disrupted by strikes, then it will be rescheduled or relocated.

The day hike is limited to 15-20 Adventuresses

This course is aimed at anybody who wants to break into the world of hiking or those who want to boost their knowledge, so no prior experience needed! Just a willingness to learn all there is to know about your new hobby. 

If opting for the Full Course then we advise that you are comfortable with walking 14km and that you wear hiking boots and have protective rain gear

This course is not affiliated with the BMC and does not result in a qualification or certification. But you will be loaded with hiking and camping wisdom and hacks!

If you’ve ever watched Youtube videos about hiking and camping then you’ll know that they can sometimes be a bit of a snore fest! 

Kate aims to keep the course info fun and upbeat with a lot of story telling of when things when right, and when they went disastrously wrong, so you can avoid the same mistakes!

If opting in for the ‘Full Course Extra’ then you will have the luxury of scheduling in two 45 minute 1-on-1 virtual sessions with Kate. 

During the sessions Kate can help with advice on planning any active holiday you may be dreaming up, or can simply help you with any outdoors related questions you may have.

The two sessions can scheduled in Mon-Fri on a date that works for you and Kate’s availability.

A link to join the Whatsapp group will be sent out a week before the first Live.

It is not necessary to join, however it is where most of the updates will be posted. This is also a chance for you all to arrange meet ups and to discuss what you’ve learned. 

Updates of the course will also be sent via Email

The course and it’s respective parts are non refundable and non transferable, including if you are unable to attend a particular Live or hike.

By joining this course you acknowledge that hiking involves an element of risk that could result in injury and in extremely rare cases death, and that your personal safely is your own responsibility. 

Kate Capelli is simply passing on knowledge learned over time to help build confidence outdoors, and cannot not be held liable for harm caused on your own hiking pursuits during or following the course.