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 accepted as a useful benchmark for outdoor professionals. Woodland Survival Crafts is one of the longest established schools of Bushcraft and Survival in the UK having been set up by Dave Watson in 1995. Our focus is simple: equip, inspire and build confidence and understanding. Dave and his team can be seen at various shows throughout the UK including the Bushcraft Show where they demonstrate various friction fire lighting as well as run workshops. Dave is also an assessor for the Bushcraft Competency as well as an External Verifier for Ascentis which is an awarding body.

What's included in the price?

Price includes all equipment needed. Hot drinks are available throughout the course. You will need to bring food with you and you can cook on one of the campfires or bring your own cooker. Accommodation is either in the shelters that are already there, the ones you build or if required, your own tarp/tent. You can park 100m away from the site. Be wary if your vehicle is very low to the ground as the track is not smooth.


3 days

Cancellation policy

Medium - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts


Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Advanced/pro level
  • UK Holiday
  • Parking provided
  • Intermediate level
  • Residential
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Spring Wood, Melbourne, , Derbyshire, DE73 8BJ