Spartan Survival was established to provide authentic bushcraft and survival training courses and live on the ground experiences to families, schools, charities and businesses and is for people who want to push themselves, learn new skills, build confidence and experience something challenging, new and fun.

Our Experienced Spartan Instructors have designed courses to educate, improve confidence, teamwork , mental strength and well-being whilst enjoying your surroundings with friends, family or work colleagues.

We supply military tried and tested equipment on all courses and our instructors work closely with you to enable you to develop and become proficient in the skills taught. Spartan Survival offers unforgettable experiences. Learn more about our team below.

The Spartan Survival Team

Ash Kirkham

Managing Director

Ash enjoys over 20 yrs of working in extreme environments and has been a regular Instructor with Spartan Survival since its inception.

Roy Shelton


Roy presents our investors Dropjaw Ventures and is supporting the strategic growth of Spartan Survival and its corporate Spartan Survival Elite Network. Roy has completed all of our courses including our most challenging Elite course and is often a part-time instructor.

Phil Greening

Spartan Ambassador

Former England and British and Irish Lions Rugby Union Hooker. Phil’s club career included Gloucester, Sale and Wasps which took him to premiership titles. 7’s coach for Scotland and currently USA Phil is also the Founder and owner of The Athletes Factory in Chester. Spartan are proud to be associated with Phil and for Phil to be promoting the Spartan Survival brand.

George Shelton

Youth Ambassador

George is a youth Instructor- having completed several survival and physical national challenges, George can relate to our younger guests and guide them on their adventures.