All workshops are free to attend and there are two sessions. The first session is an introduction, where we build up a picture of what to expect on a wild camping expedition, and answer any questions you have. By the end of the introductory session you should be able to answer the question "is this for me?".


If the answer is "yes", then you should attend a follow up session where we start to prepare for an expedition. This session is very hands-on. You'll practice with the tents, stoves and the other items of kit we'll take on expedition, and also think about what skills and knowledge you'll need to start working on.

Learning about tents and sleeping systems at a Camp 404 workshop


All this preparation will help you feel more confident about the expedition, and will be the foundation for this and other adventures to follow.

The workshops are held in the garden of my home in North Essex and there you'll be able to discover the essentials of hill walking and camping for yourself in a relaxed and collaborative environment. 

What kit is required for a wild camping expedition - Camp 404 workshop

Some basic skills and knowledge will make your time in the mountains safer and  more enjoyable.


However, beyond the essentials there are many opinions rather than hard and fast rules. That's why we also focus on developing a good mindset.

With the right approach and some experimentation you can find out what works for you. Discovering for yourself is important. It's your adventure after all.

"Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes." ― Oscar Wilde

Map and compass, the most reliable method of navigating in the hills - Camp 404 workshop

If you're interested in attending a workshop please see the Bookings page.

Once you've attended an introductory workshop and decided you want to give wild camping a try you can book onto an Expedition with Emma Holland Mountain Training (EHMT). If you do, you'll also need to start thinking about your Fitness.