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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 11th May 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,...
Devon - Next course on 9th May 2019
This session we'll be making our own macrame plant hangers from a variety of cords and recycled t-shirts. It's the perfect craft for anyone who's window ledges are overflowing with plants! You'll learn all the macrame knots you'll need to make a variety of different designs and you should leave with one finished pieces and a few instructional sheets to make more at home. The class is taught by Kim Searle who runs a large...
Northumberland - Next course on 24th July 2019
Join us at Walltown and learn Bushcraft Basics on our next Wild Wednesday sessions. Try out your survival skills and join our Rangers on one of their Bushcraft sessions. Activities include fire lighting, den building and using tools. Accompanying adults go free.
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...
West Yorkshire - Next course on 29th May 2019
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...
North Yorkshire - Next course on 5th July 2019
One full day in a planted ancient woodland, exploring the history, ecology, economy and practical management of a place with trees. Guided by clues on the forest floor, and by studying epoch maps of the woodland in the landscape, we will seek to discover how this place started life, what changes have taken place over time, and how similar sites might be usefully managed in future to balance landscape value, economy and conservation. A useful...
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
Warwickshire - Next course on 11th May 2019
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...
I am running a Practical Prehistory day-school at Ness Botanic Gardens (Neston, Wirral). The day runs from 10.30 am to 4.30 pm and comprises three parts. The first part is lecture based and will review how stone tools have helped structure our understanding of prehistory. The second part is an activity used to explore how to categorise and understand the stone tools themselves. The final afternoon session is creative and involves working through the process...
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....