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22 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!
Bow making
Bow making
West Sussex - Next course on 23rd August 2019
£295
Europe had a long history of making primitive bows. The earliest remains of bows in western Europe date back over 6000 years. Our ancestors faced the same challenges of working wood to acheive a shooting bow using only hand tools. They were able to fashion excellent hunting bows using flint knives and scrapers. To aid our students we use modern hand tools but the basic skills remain the same. in 3 days you will make a European Self Bow out of an Ash log. During the weekend we will cover:...
'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 - Next course on 26th August 2019
£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...
Womens' handbag and men's spouch in the style of a leather sporran - Viking style pouch
Bronze AWARD
(1)
Womens' handbag and men's spouch in the style of a leather sporran - Viking style pouch
North Yorkshire - Next course on 27th August 2019
£85
Learn to make a small shoulder bag. This will give you all the techniques used in traditional leather craft including cutting out a template, hole punching, dying the edges and using saddle stich to sew it together. An embossed design is placed on the front. Limited to 8 places.
Bushcraft (for 8-13 yrs)
Gold AWARD
(4)
Bushcraft (for 8-13 yrs)
West Yorkshire - Next course on 29th August 2019
£32.63
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 and tracking, pyro-carving, and charcoal making. "The kids really enjoy their days at Bushcraft -...
Charcoal making course Warminster Wiltshire
Silver AWARD
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Charcoal making course Warminster Wiltshire
Wiltshire - Next course on 31st August 2019
£55
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 • Making charcoal using a small traditional Ring Kiln • Making charcoal using 45 gallon oil drums • Making Biochar using 45...
Dala Horse carving day
Silver AWARD
Dala Horse carving day
Wiltshire - Next course on 7th September 2019
£75
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 at carving your own. This course will be run at our site near Warminster. Maximum...
Rabbit Skin Tanning Using Bark
Silver AWARD
Rabbit Skin Tanning Using Bark
Devon - Next course on 7th September 2019
£95
Tanning the natural way, as our ancestors did. Learn to tan rabbit skins using the tannins found in tree bark. On this day you will learn how to prepare a fresh skin, make a tanning solution, tan, oil and soften a rabbit skin. You will head home with a soft rabbit fur. The process requires working outside so please dress appropriately for the British weather, you will also need to be willing to get stuck in when it comes to skinning the rabbit! Course Leader - Jessie Watson Brown Jessie...
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 8th September 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...
Bushcraft with Native Hands
Gold AWARD
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Bushcraft with Native Hands
East Sussex - Next course on 8th 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 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 simple...
Kuksa Carving at Sallerton Wood
Platinum AWARD
(4)
Kuksa Carving at Sallerton Wood
Devon - Next course on 14th September 2019
£135
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...

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