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43 bushcraft & forest school workshops found

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!
Beginners 2 full days knife making courses
Silver AWARD
(9)
Beginners 2 full days knife making courses
North Yorkshire - Next course on 16th September 2019
£400
This course runs Monday to Friday from 9am until 5pm. This course can be run as a one to one or for a small group of three people. On this course you will spend two days forging a knife and will be working with 1075 steel. On the first day between 10 am and 2pm approx you will be forging the knife. After lunch (one hour), you will start shaping the knife on the grinder. Whether it be a full tang or hidden tang that you forge, you will draw...
Wild basketry- workshop in the woods, forage your materials
Gold AWARD
(25)
Wild basketry- workshop in the woods, forage your materials
East Sussex - Next course on 5th October 2019
£90
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 plants for foraging, therefore a different plant material and process is offered on each date...
Hide camp - deer skin into buckskin
Gold AWARD
(15)
Hide camp - deer skin into buckskin
Devon - Next course on 4th May 2020
£350
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 special material, soft enough to use as clothing; it has been used across many cultures...
One to one and small group green wood carving days
Gold AWARD
(7)
One to one and small group green wood carving days
West Yorkshire
£85
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 be individually tailored to suit you. The nature of a one-to-one/small group day means the topics to be covered can be chosen by you and the date can be arranged to suit your timetable. Your day could include: - carving swedish woodenware such as spatulas and spreaders - spoon...
Bushcraft with Native Hands
Gold AWARD
(8)
Bushcraft with Native Hands
East Sussex - Next course on 21st September 2019
£90
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, baskets 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 from it all. To support you in getting the most from your time, some...
Wild pottery workshop - dig your own clay in the woods, bonfire/clamp kiln firings
Gold AWARD
(13)
Wild pottery workshop - dig your own clay in the woods, bonfire/clamp kiln firings
East Sussex - Next course on 26th October 2019
£195
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 open fire (or a clamp kiln, depending on which course you take). It’s an exciting...
Kuksa carving at Sallerton Wood
Platinum AWARD
(4)
Kuksa carving at Sallerton Wood
Devon - Next course on 23rd May 2020
£155
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 individual designs and allow all abilities of student to achieve a great finish to their...
'A bird in a day' - wood whittling with Dave Harter: a 'Quirky Workshop' at Greystoke Craft Garden & Barns near Penrith and Ullswater
Platinum AWARD
(5)
'A bird in a day' - wood whittling with Dave Harter: a 'Quirky Workshop' at Greystoke Craft Garden & Barns near Penrith and Ullswater
Cumbria
£75
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 spare time is available- and it is also easily transportable. During this course Dave will...
Making riven ash hurdles in Court Wood, Llanvihangel Court
Silver AWARD
(2)
Making riven ash hurdles in Court Wood, Llanvihangel Court
Gwent - Next course on 3rd November 2019
£75
This course will teach you the traditional art of hurdle-making using riven ash, harvested direct from Court Wood, in the grounds of the historic and beautiful Llanvihangel Court. Court Wood is an 11 acre ancient woodland in the shadow of the magical Skirrid Mountain, managed entirely by the volunteers of the Crucorney Environmental Group. Your tutor for the day will be Mick Petts, a woodland sculptor and architect with over 40 years experience, who combines the creative with the practical craft skills to produce traditional products which are both beautiful...
Bushcraft competency training
Gold AWARD
(12)
Bushcraft competency training
Derbyshire - Next course on 12th October 2019
£305
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 dentification, water procurement, wild food and wilderness cookery. This course can lead on to the Bushcraft Competency assessment which is increasingly...

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