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!
Come along and spend the day with us in our semi ancient woodland near Warminster and learn how to create a spoon from green wood.
During your time spent with us you will learn how to:
• Select the wood for your spoon blank
• Use safe sawing techniques
• Mark out the spoon shape on the blank
• Use stop cuts
• Axe out a spoon blank
• Use safe and efficient knife techniques...
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...
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 range of one day sessions where you will learn how to:
How to gather, dry and prepare your own herbs
How to make a variety of different plant medicines
How to use those plant medicines to treat...
- Next course on 10th February 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 10am to 12 noon and another will run from 1pm to 3pm cost £25.
The joy of spoon carving is that...
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...
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 in Engine Wood?
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.
Your day could...
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...
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...
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....
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...