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Bushcraft courses, workshops and forest 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!

£75
Wiltshire - Next course on 22nd July 2018
The Dala Horse is a traditional symbol of Sweden.These horses were carved by men working in the forests during long winter evenings and brought back to the village for the children to play with. This is how the little wooden horse from Dalarna became a treasured object. These simple wooden horses were later painted in bright colours inspired by the flower patterns painted on furniture and walls in the region. Why not try your hand...
£40
Lincolnshire - Next course on 28th July 2018
Have you ever wanted to learn how to identify common, locally found plants? How about learning how to make medicine using the contents of your spice rack, or using easily obtained ingredients? Why not join me for a four hour session where you will learn all of these skills and more, including: How to gather, dry and prepare your own herbs How to make a variety of different plant medicines How to use those plant...
£75
Somerset - Next course on 25th August 2018
Experience making your own handcrafted spoons in an outdoor workshop within a beautiful woodland setting on the edge of the Mendip hills in Somerset. Enjoy cooking your lunch outside over the fire, eating with one of our hand carved spoons which you can take home (worth £25) Spoon carving is an ancient craft which has continued into a very contemporary one. The use of simple hand tools gives you the freedom to carve in the...
£85
East Sussex - Next course on 21st July 2018
Learn how to make baskets from foraged materials which we gather on the day from the woodland site. On offer is a wide variety of techniques and materials including bramble, bark, bone, wild rose, grass, reed mace, bulrush. 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. Please note: courses are scheduled to coincide with the seasonal...
£295
Leicestershire
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...
£300
Devon
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...
£185
East Sussex - Next course on 4th August 2018
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 in-depth 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...
£75
Cumbria
A Bird in a Day - Wildlife Wood Whittling with David Harter 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 craft knife and your lap. this means whittling can be done almost anywhere in and spare time available- and it is also easily transportable. During this...
£32.22
West Yorkshire - Next course on 25th July 2018
A day of outdoor environmental and bushcraft activities led by experienced leaders. 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...
£85
East Sussex
A day in the woods foraging your materials and using stone-age tools to learn specific bushcraft skills. On offer is wild fire-making, wild cordage (string) and bone needle-making. Empowering, creative, skills for life... you'll find all the details on our website courses calendar page, via the button above. We aim to give you a satisfying learning experience as well as an enjoyable time away from it all. To support you in getting the most from...