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!
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 joy of spoon carving is that we don't need expensive tools, workshops and work benches. Just our hands and a few simple tools. You will...
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...
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...
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 & 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 & useful basket to take home with you. Courses are scheduled to coincide with the seasonal availability of...
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,...
A day in the woods foraging your materials to learn specific bushcraft skills, using ancient techniques. On offer is wild fire-making, wild cordage (string), bone needle-making, bark containers etc. The exact contents of the day are determined by the time of year, so please check the website courses calendar page, via the button above. Empowering, creative, skills for life...
We aim to give you a satisfying learning experience as well as an enjoyable time away...
New date: Charcoal Making Course 18th May
This one day charcoal making course is one of our most popular courses and will run from our Warminster site from 9.30am to 4pm.
The Course Fee is £55 per person.
This course is well suited for small woodland owners, community woodland groups and conservation groups or anybody interested in low-volume charcoal production.
The course will cover the following:
• The history of charcoal making
• Health safety...
Simon Birbeck will take you through the basics of foraging before heading out to explore the flora and fauna in our meadows and hedgerows of our 28 acre small-holding and the surrounding countryside and woodland. Throughout the day you will learn how to identify a selection of edible and poisonous plants and medicines. Simon, a master herbalist will give you cooking tips and recipe ideas and you will return to brew some nettle, pine or...
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...
A bird in a day - wildlife wood whittling with David Harter
For availability on this course please see our website above, thank you.
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 when...