Running Deer is a Devon based charitable enterprise set up to support local people including those at risk of exclusion. Running Deer is also a DfE registered independent school (registration number: 878/6067) for young people with Special Educational Needs.
We provide access to learning outside the classroom, training, volunteering, life skills opportunities and work experience in traditional and rural skills, bushcraft and survival skills, equine therapy, conservation and related activities.
We offer opportunities with a difference! It is recognised that everyone benefits from having access to nature and physical activity. MIND’s Ecotherapy report 2007 revealed that a greener, more active lifestyle aids positive changes to our mental health. This is where our focus lies.
Running Deer projects are core to our aims and objectives. We have delivered may successful projects supporting people at risk of exclusion including bushcraft days, horticultural projects and school initiatives.