An introduction to bushcraft

Ethnobotany - Plants used for herbal medicine or eating


A one day Introduction to Bushcraft course & adventure!

Bushcraft is not just about survival; it's about everyday life skills and the understanding of the natural world. From fire lighting and tool use to foraging, herbal medicine and cooking in nature.

So if you would like to spend more time outdoors, getting closer to nature, learning new skills and learning what plants you can eat, then Bushcraft is for you!

On our one day Bushcraft course you will learn all the basic skills needed to start your journey in Bushcraft and get more connected with nature. You will learn to build various woodland shelters, from a debris A-frame shelter to a tarp shelter for a hammock or bivvy bag.

We will also show you various knots, how to use a knife, folding saw and axe safely as well as demonstrating various knife grips. You will then be making wooden mallets and pegs, a pot hanger and learning to split wood safely and also about fires, from safety and finding wood to fire lays and lighting a fire with a fire striker & flint and steel.

Discover various natural tinders, how to find dry wood and have a go at lighting a fire using a tinder bundle. You will also make a pot hanger to cook some food over your own fire and how to ID a mix of trees and plants which you can use for fire lighting, herbal first aid or that you can eat.

Tutor: Ryan Knight Fox

Ryan is an experienced tutor, having been running his own woodland business ‘Knight-Fox Wild About Learning’ since 2017. He is an Ecologist, Ethnobotanist, Bushcraft Instructor, Social Forester, Forest School Leader and Coastal School Leader. As well as running adult courses, children’s events and after school groups from his site at The New Quay Honey Farm Woods, he has worked with various organisations, such as: Coed Lleol/ Actif Woods, Ray Ceredigion, Ieuenctid Tysul Youth, various schools and nurseries, DASH, Flying Start and of course Denmark Farm.

All proceeds from our events and holidays are ploughed directly back into managing our 40 acre nature reserve. Thank you for your support and please do come to visit soon.

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

Face to face teaching, tools & equipment, lunch, campfire snacks and drinks.


Mara at Denmark Farm Conservation Centre

Message the tutor More from this maker All reviews


Denmark Farm Conservation Centre
Betws Bledwrs
SA48 8PB

Suitable for

  • Accommodation offered
  • Adults
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Intermediate level
  • Parking provided
  • School holiday workshops & activities
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers


7 hours (10:00am to 5:00pm)

Gold Badge
What does this mean?

This craft course provider has been awarded Gold status for receiving 10 or more 5 star ratings from previous students.

The Students' Choice award ensures that course providers get recognised for their efforts in the teaching and practice of UK craft.

They also allow tutors to gain valuable feedback on their courses and for new students to find the course that's right for them.



The course doesn’t currently have live dates

Contact the tutor for more information

Browse similar courses, kits, live classes and online workshops in:

Leave a review

Will be published next to your review
Will not be published

Contact information will not be shared or used for marketing unless you opt to receive our monthly newsletter about UK creative courses. You will be notified by email within two weeks if the course provider responds to your review.

Have you done this course?