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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!

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Learn how to make baskets from foraged materials which we gather on the day from the woodland site. Dates are flexible, please fill in the email form above for more information. Learn about the whole cycle of production- harvesting the raw materials & processing them, through to completing a beautiful and useful object to take home with you. Suitable for all levels including beginners. Mainly designed for adults but teens of 16+ are welcome if...
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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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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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Fire making with a bow drill. Learn how to make a bow drill from scratch the way our ancestors did and native people still do. You will be able to cook on the fire made from the drill and take the bow home with you to use again. No places will be booked without payment being made on the day of booking and no gift vouchers will be issued without prepayment.
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Next course on 1st May 2017
Click through above to see our website and browse our full 2016 course programme. A Bird in a Day - Wildlife Wood Whittling with David Harter (limited spaces for 14-18 yrs @ £55) all courses 9:30 - 4:30 Whittling is addictive once started, - therapeutic from being relaxing, absorbing, and creative & richly rewarding in a sense of personal achievement. It has a small and low tech kit list ~ a lump of wood, a...
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Next course on 14th February 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,...
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Next course on 21st May 2017
This is a detailed course in brain tanning. We will be beginning with a raw deer skin, and you’ll take home a soft, wearable, brain tanned buckskin. During this 4 day course we’ll go through every step of the process in detail so that you can take this skill home with you along with your buckskin. (scraping, dressing, softening and smoking) The focus will be on finishing a whole hide each. Buckskin is a very...
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Next course on 19th April 2017
One day course: Basic bushcraft for kids (aged 8+.) Could you survive in the woods on your own! Learn bushcraft techniques such as shelter building, basic knots and lashing techniques, how to start a fire effectively, how to use a whittling knife to make traditional wooden pegs. We will also look at how to make useful materials such as string a woven willow tray and a woodland mallet. The course is run in a friendly...
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Next course on 17th May 2017
Who’s it for? Held in conjunction with Jack Raven Bushcraft, this brand new and unique 5 day course combines the ancient art of blacksmithing with traditional bodging and essential bushcraft skills. It is intended for anyone with an interest in woodland skills or traditional craft work. What will I do? • You will be taken on a trip back in time and taught some of the skills of our ancestors. • Our resident blacksmith will...