Odyssey Outdoors

Advice, Support, Guidance, Training

Odyssey Outdoors has been set up to meet the needs of schools and other education establishments to provide educational visit advice, related training, guidance and learning outside the classroom curriculum related training for teaching staff and others who work with children and young people. Odyssey Outdoors is run by Frank Edwards, an Educational Visits Advisor and member of the Outdoor Education Advisors Panel (OEAP). Frank has 30 years experience of delivering training and outdoor activities for schools, teaching staff and others who work with Children and Young People.


We provide an Educational Visits Consultancy Service, Educational Visit Coordinator and Visit Leader Training, as well as curriculum linked Outdoor Learning Training for teaching staff who want to make the most of their school grounds, local parks and other outdoor locations. We also provide training for school staff, youth workers and others who want to deliver walking and camping activities that could be used to deliver Duke of Edinburgh's Award for students and young people within your establishment.


We also provide:

  • Mapping of school grounds for orienteering
  • Construction of traverse and bouldering walls
  • Midas (minibus) training and refresher courses
  • First Aid Courses
  • Navigation courses
  • Rock climbing
  • Mountain walking (UK)
  • Mountain biking
  • Alpine Trekking (Europe)
  • Countryside Leader Award - A training/assessment course for people who want to lead in low level areas of the countryside; ideal for teachers who want to deliver bronze and silver Duke of Edinburgh's expeditions

Much of the above activity can be used for staff CPD, for students to engage in as part of Adventurous Outdoor Activities within PE lessons, or for people who want to learn new skills and benefit from engaging in outdoor activity.

All our instructors have the relevant Mountain Training Association NGB qualifications and Odyssey has public liability and professional indemnity insurance through Perkins Slade.