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Bushcraft & forest school courses

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!

Wiltshire - Next course on 27th April 2019
Adult Bushcraft and Survival Skills Course This is a great hand’s on day at our woodland site near Warminster Wiltshire. Learning basic Survival and Bushcraft Skills. During your time spent with us you will discover how to: · Build a debris shelter · Purify water · Use natural tinder's · Light a fire without matches · Make cordage from natural plant fibres · Identify trees · Find North without a compass Minimum age is 18,...
Northumberland - Next course on 30th June 2019
Do you fancy trying your hand at Spoon Carving? Come along and learn safe knife skills in a comfortable environment and make your own spoon. No previous woodworking experience is necessary, though those with knowledge of working with wood will still find fresh challenges in the hand carved spoon. The courses will run from 1pm to 4pm and costs £30. The joy of spoon carving is that we don't need expensive tools, workshops and work...
Powys - Next course on 15th July 2019
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...
Somerset - Next course on 30th March 2019
Experience making your own handcrafted spoons in an outdoor workshop within a beautiful woodland setting on the edge of the Mendip hills in Somerset. 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 woods and at the same time, using these simple but efficient tools, gives you the unique pleasure of making something elegant and useful...
Devon - Next course on 14th May 2019
A Kuksa is a traditionally hand carved Scandinavian wooden mug or bowl, used for eating and drinking. These two-day courses will cover all the rudiments of carving by hand and tool selection to create your very own beautiful and unique vessel, using traditional techniques and starting with a freshly-cut greenwood log. The principles and practicalities of tool sharpening will also be covered during this course. The course is run over two days to cater for...
West Yorkshire
Looking for a unique and creative experience? Want to learn new practical skills? What about a one-to-one or small group day of green woodwork based on Otley Chevin Forest Park? Your day of green woodcarving using traditional tools and techniques can individually tailored to suit the you. The nature of a one-to-one/small group day means the topics to be covered can be chosen by youl and the date can be arranged to suit your timetable....
Wiltshire - Next course on 13th April 2019
One Day Charcoal Making Course Join us in our wood near Warminster and learn about the ancient rural craft of charcoal making. The course will cover the following: Sawing and Splitting Wood 
 Unloading and loading the charcoal ring kiln Lighting the charcoal ring kiln Capping off the ring kiln 
 Controlling the burn Shutting the ring kiln down Use a small retort kiln Take home a bag of charcoal Please bring a packed lunch with you....
Norfolk - Next course on 12th May 2019
A great introduction to the art of willow weaving. In two hours learn to weave a useful and attractive Catalan hedgerow tray from local cuttings under the expert tuition of Jonathon Carrie of Norfolk Hedge Baskets. - Learn about weaving tools and techniques - Aquire a life-long skill easily replicated at home - Make your own unique tray - Learn how to grow and collect suitable cuttings
East Sussex - Next course on 30th March 2019
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...
East Sussex - Next course on 13th April 2019
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...