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Bushcraft courses, workshops and schools across the UK. Bushcraft courses cover survival training, wilderness and foraging skills. You'll learn about equipment, surviving in the natural environment and -most of all- the joys of having an outdoors adventure!

Image for Spooncarving - Green wood - the Basics With stuart lawrence Northyorkshire uk wide York and the humber
Next course on 29th April 2017
Spooncarving for a day - a practical skill - Over 18s only. Available all year - usually on a Sunday but midweek can be arranged. You have seen the advert - Plusnet - now come and experience the real thing! On this course you will learn basic techniques of spooncarving, learn to carve green wood, the proper use of tools and basic safety with regard to tool use. You will also learn "how to read...
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Learn how to make baskets from foraged materials which we gather on the day from the woodland site. Courses are scheduled to coincide with the seasonal availability of plants for foraging. Please see the Native Hands website button (above) for the next course. Learn about the whole cycle of production- harvesting the raw materials & processing them, through to completing a beautiful and useful basket to take home with you. On offer is a wide...
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Dads and Lads Bushcraft courses with Stuart Lawrence - This course is designed to strengthen your mental endurance and to give you the basics of camp management, hunting, preparing animals for eating, fire starting. It is an intensive course even though it is basic - you will be put through a real life scenario as if you were in that situation. Even though these are basic bushcraft courses they are designed to simulate real-life situations,...
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Next course on 19th May 2017
This 3 day training course is approved through the Institute for Outdoor Learning and focusses on equipping Teachers, Wildlife Rangers, Outdoor Pursuit Instructors and Forest School Leaders with some detailed understanding and confidence in the key skills of Bushcraft. The course looks at Effective shelter construction, Efficient fire lighting in a selection of methods with time spent on the Bow Drill, Confident knife skills, String making Direction finding, Tree Identification, water procurement, wild food and...
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Next course on 30th June 2017
On this course you can spend the day learning to forge a traditional blacksmith bushcraft knife. It will involve basic blacksmith techniques for one part of the knife and silversmithing techniques for the other. You will learn how to temper, heat treat and sharpen using files. You can learn how to put a twist in the knife. If you want to make a sheath for it - this will cost an extra £100 and will...
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Spend the day learning how to flint knapp like our ancestors during the Stone Age. On this course you will learn to shape a knife blade or arrowhead using the pressure flake method. The arrowheads are preformed so no need to learn how to percussion knapp. You will also learn how to attach the handle to the blade. Handles can be made from wood or antler.
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Next course on 16th June 2017
Who’s it for? We’ve designed this Nordic crafts weekend with Jack Raven Bushcraft to give a sound introduction to anyone interested in working with metal and green wood, all based in a stunning outdoor setting at our ancient woodland camp in Kent. We don’t believe that you can learn both of these fantastic skills in a single course anywhere else. What will I do? We’ve combined two traditional craft skills for this unique weekend –...
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On this popular 2-day course you’ll be in the woods making hand built pottery, using clay that we’ll dig from the land on the day. This course provides a thorough understanding of what’s involved in making wild pottery, and gives you a hands-on appreciation of the origins of this craft. An exciting, elemental and alchemical process: earth, water, wood, fire- it’s all in there. You’ll learn how to fire your pots successfully in an open...
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Next course on 31st May 2017
Choice of 3 items to make - a spooncarving knife, a blacksmith/bushcraft knife or a tomahawk. You will learn to make a knife using a bucket forge. The smithing process is quite fine and not as heavy handed as regular blacksmithing. It is more akin to jewellery making techniques. The knife handles can be made of either wood or antler. Courses are run on a one to one basis to maximise the day. Over 18s...
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Next course on 25th July 2017
Want to come and join in the fun? Then come and set up camp and spend your day in the woods. We try to vary the activities as much as possible on each session, so the kids can try out new things with each visit. Past Bushcraft events have included: Shelter building, fire lighting, campfire cooking, field games, hammock making, wild food walks, wood work crafts, string making, bows and arrows, stalking and tracking, pyro-carving,...