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Northern Outdoor is a leading provider of outdoor activities in the Northumberland and the North east of England. Now based in the stunning Twizell estate, we provide outdoor activities for groups, individuals and teams throughout Northern England. There are some amazing places and unique environments on the estate, not to mention throughout the North that give us loads of opportunities for adventure. More and more people are taking to the great outdoors and we can help you choose activities or a package that will help you enjoy your time to the full.

Our team of passionate and expert instructors will ensure that you will receive the best quality experience, that you are given the highest standard of tuition and that you are kept safe at all times, while been loaded with fun. The choice and variety of activities is vast and outdoor activities can be delivered on our grounds, or nearby on the stunning Northumberland coast.

Northern Outdoor have excellent ideas and activities on offer, we can also tailor activities into unique events that are designed for corporate teams and those looking for team building, or even just a team bonding event. Specialising in delivering many stand alone activities for friends and families, or unique all inclusive activity packages for celebration events or gatherings that will be unforgettable.

Also, we have some excellent activity packages available for individuals looking to do something completely different with their weekend, such as an overnight canoe expedition on a nearby river or even further afield we do an annual trip up to the Scottish highlands and run a multiday wild camp river trip.


Robson Green’s Weekend Escape with Dan

Robson and podcaster Rosie Ramsey sign up for a bushcraft lesson in Northumberland at a forest camp set up to help army veterans. Attempting to build a shelter and make a fire, the pair learn about the mental health benefits of spending time outdoors. The twosome road-test the health benefits of laughter during an adrenaline-fuelled power buggy race.

Wilderness fire

Wilderness skills

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Canoe crop

Canoe trips and expeditions

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Archery and axe throwing

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Adventure activities

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Tom Archer
a week ago

had a wonderful weekend with colleagues in the amazing surrounds of the Twizzell Estate and Northumbrian Coast. We camped out, Coasteared, prepared game for supper (cooked both on the fire and in a traditional 'Hangi' underground oven), learnt how to start a fire using friction, threw axes and zipwired! Dan was a fantastic host, an absolute mine of knowledge on bushcraft and survival. Would thoroughly recommend as a team building weekend or just for pleasure with family and friends. 10/10!

Ian Oxley
2 months ago

Had a great time rock climbing with my 10-year old daughter. We were well looked after by Dan throughout, and had a fun and enjoyable afternoon. I highly recommend Northern Outdoor, and wouldn't hesitate to book with them again.

Katy Walker
2 months ago

If you, your family or friends are keen for outdoor adventure or adrenaline fun then challenge yourself at Northern Outdoor. My family and I tried the aerial activities and had the best day tree climbing, river crossing on tightropes and zooming through the woods on a zip wire. What an amazing place! Thanks so much for taking great care of us all Dan. We’ll definitely be coming back again!

Rosie Jones
2 months ago

My daughter (9yrs) and I had a phenomenal experience with Dan on the tree climbs, river crossing and zip wire. He was an exceedingly competent guide for a lot of confidence building and unique fun in a totally magical setting. Just brilliant. We’ll be back.

Shona Wood
2 months ago

Dan arranged an afternoon of activities for a group of young rugby players and their coaches. From initial enquiry to the actual day, Dan was helpful, accommodating and communication was great. The kids (and adults) all had a fabulous time at the new facilities at Twizell Estate. Highly recommended

Brian Atkinson
2 months ago

We went on Easter Saturday with our 2 grandsons and they both had a fantastic time. Both over came their fear of heights and managed with Dan's expert advice to reach the top of the tree climb. Thank you so much we will be back

Phil Boag
2 months ago

Our family of 4 had a great time on the half day experience. Dan and Robbo made the whole experience fun and informative. We did archery, Axe throwing, tree climbing, river cross and zip wire. All out our own pace with the expert guidance from the team. 100% recommend

Liz Smith
5 months ago

We hired Dan for an amazing outdoor / bushcraft / survival weekend for our husbands yearly get together. It was the best pressie they had ever had. A weekend of adventure with the best of friends and an extremely competent and relaxed guide. What didn’t they do. They camped, kayaked, wood whittled spears, learnt to forage, enjoyed natures swims and building shelters. Already booked again for round two with a whole new set of activities on the cards. Thanks Dan 🙌