Charlie is a graduate from Durham University and the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. He served on operations in both Iraq, Afghanistan and Israel/Palestine. He has been posted or conducted military training in Africa, Canada and Europe. He was also responsible for the training and welfare of new military recruits on entering the Army. After his military service Charlie worked for KPMG, The Kingstree Group and the Risk Advisory Group. The Wandering Bear was founded by Charlie Allman-Brown in 2018. He completed a solo trek across Nepal in 2014 and several other Indian Himalayan locations in 2018. Most recently Charlie successfully completed a solo English Channel swim in September 2019. The Wandering Bear was created to provide a means for others to experience or prepare for their own adventures. Charlie believes that there are a set of practical skills and knowledge that all travellers should possess in order to maximise their safety and enhance their experiences. 


Wandering Bear Trips and Courses

The Wandering Bear’s  Personal Development Course for young adults is executed through a series of modules, preparing individuals for either a Gap Year or attending University. The modules are: self defence, first aide, gap year preparation and outdoor survival skills. In this day and age we prepare for every aspect of our lives - so why not your gap year?

 The aim is to prepare individuals for the next stage of their lives by emphasising how they can take responsibility for themselves. By attending one, or all of the modules offered, the Wandering Bear hopes to enhance an individuals confidence, situational awareness and personal capabilities. The modular course has been designed to allowed individuals to pick and choose the area where they wish to improve and obtain further knowldege. We will equip them with a skill set and knowledge that will make them feel Safe, Confident, Street Wise and Capable.

Self-Defence and Situational Awareness Training

Back Packer Travel Safety Top Tips and Wellbeing

Adventure and Cultural Trips

Practical Skills and Leadership Training

First Aid Training

Outdoor Survival Skills


Dates for the 2020 courses and locations will be published on the website in the New Year or please email Charlie if you would like to discuss the Wandering Bear coming to your School to hold a course.



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