wellbeing through nature

Deepening our connections to the natural world can alleviate stress and improve our health and wellbeing.
exploring, etc offers guided walks, networking events, canoe tours and nature connection workshops.
We work with schools to provide high quality bespoke outdoor learning.
We offer outdoor learning CPD sessions, presentations and outdoor education consultancy.

Beach Clean Networking

Our networking beach clean meets at Spanish City, Whitley Bay, once a month. This in-person event is a fantastic opportunity to meet like-minded individuals while doing something good for the environment.Don't worry if you've never been to a networking event before – your friendly guide Pete will be on hand to guide you through the morning. We'll provide all the necessary litter picking equipment, so just bring yourself, a positive attitude, and plenty of business cards!

Reconnection Walks

Our reconnection walks are are £30 per person. We select a beautiful location in Northumberland each month. Leave the desk, stretch the legs, make connections with like-minded people.

Walking helps with thinking
During our walks there's time for reflection and to discuss ideas with people open to helping each other in business and community.

It’s easier to talk on a walk
Connections made in person, with shared experiences on the trail, can be powerful.

Time in nature is good for our wellbeing
Connection to nature is linked with wellbeing and pro-environmental behaviour.

Fresh air and exercise
Walking is great for fitness and time outdoors in nature does wonders to alleviate stress.


"Where better to learn about river features and the water cycle than on a river in a canoe?"Environmental responsibility comes from learning to love our beautiful natural environments. Spending time in nature brings learning to life.
Pete is skilled in linking the school curriculum with outdoor learning and adventurous activities. Enthusiastic storytelling, hands-on activities and local knowledge are key to his success. A qualified teacher and experienced outdoor educator, he will work with you to create a bespoke outdoor education program perfect for your school.

for teachers


Nature connectedness has been been shown, in dozens of studies, to provide stress alleviation. Our workshops will share simple activities time-stretched teachers can fit into everyday life. Teachers are increasingly under pressure and it is never more important to prioritise their wellbeing.

for teachers

outdoor learning

Teacher CPD is led by me (Pete). I now have over a decade of experience I linking outdoor learning to the "classroom" curriculum. My CPD sessions are designed around joint planning with teachers. Pick my brains for fresh ideas, resources and learn from my experience. Together, let's create outdoor lessons that will inspire and excite young minds!

Pete Hubbard

exploring, etc is run by me - Pete Hubbard. My mission is to help people reconnect with nature. To do so, I strive to provide the very best experiences, in the wonderful natural places of the North East.
Previously an engineer, and then a maths teacher, I have always had a passion for the outdoors. For over ten years, my experience as an outdoor educator has grown and I have worked for a variety of outdoor centres, schools and adult groups.
My Qualifications:
Current Study: MA Outdoor Education, University of Worcester
Teaching qualification: PGCE Outdoor Activities and Mathematics, University of Bangor
British Canoeing: Level 2 Coach (kayak and canoe), Canoe Leader, Whitewater Safety and Rescue
Mountain Training: Mountain Leader, Rock Climbing Instructor
Outdoor First Aid
Enhanced DBS check


Let's get connected! Drop me a line and let's get the ball rolling...pete@exploring-etc.co.uk07414122256

Thank you