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Dads and Lads' Bushcraft courses with Stuart Lawrence Northyorkshire

Dads and Lads' Bushcraft courses with Stuart Lawrence  Northyorkshire

1 Newby Street
North Yorkshire

Course Length: 1 Day

Price: £150

5 star rating, 12 reviewers.

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Dads and Lads Bushcraft courses with Stuart Lawrence -

This course is designed to strengthen your mental endurance and to give you the basics of camp management, hunting, preparing animals for eating, fire starting. It is an intensive course even though it is basic - you will be put through a real life scenario as if you were in that situation. Even though these are basic bushcraft courses they are designed to simulate real-life situations, to teach you the methods of creating your own equipment from your surroundings or to teach you to apply basic techniques to any given scenario.

Cost £100 per day for an adult, children £75 per day for a day's tuition from 10am to 4pm. These courses run all year round preferably on a Sunday but midweek can be arranged. Please contact Stuart via email or mobile for course details and timings.


10-10.30 am - Rules for the day, health and safety, knife safety.

10.30-12.30 Shelter building - A frame, lean to, cordage making

12.30 - 1.00 Lunch

1.00 - 2.30 Fire-building - by friction, bow drill and hand drill.
Swedish Torch - basic torch making

2.30 - 3.00 Break and Questions

3.00 - 3.30 Basic hunting - snares and basic traps

3.30 - 4.00 Basic Tree Recognition

4.00 Review of the Day and Closure

This course is designed specifically for fathers and sons to enhance pair-bonding, build on the strengths of each individual and to be an introduction into the world of bushcraft.

Inspired by programmes on TV, or after a camping expedition in the garden - it is only by experiencing this world yourself that you can immerse yourself in the sights, sounds and tastes of nature. You will be tutored in how to live comfortably and above all how to respect the forest. This is a hands on course where you are taught knife usage and safety, shelter building, how to make your own tools and utensils. In the evening chill out and enjoy food round the campfire.

knife usage/law
shelter building
camp fire cooking
fire lighting
tree and plant identification

Dads and Lads course starts at 10am and finishes at 4pm, running from first weekend in April to last weekend in September, weather permitting due to Health and Safety regulations. Cancellations are permitted and can be at the last minute. Courses can be rebooked or your money back - Stuart has the last say as to whether the course runs or not.

No places will be booked without payment being made on the day of booking and no gift vouchers will be issued without prepayment.

What's included in the price?

You will learn the health and safety first before we do any bushcraft work. Children's bushcraft birthday parties from 75 pound per child maximum booking - 6. Bring your own lunch. I MAY BE ABLE TO ADD SOME BIRDS OF PREY.

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Special day with my lad and a great teacher. Fun and a lot of knowledge shared. Recommended.


Dad and lad had a grand day out. Learned a lot and from a great tutor. Shelter making a lot of fun.


Great fun day - knew some stuff but this went above and beyond. Very knowledgeable guy who has bags of time for you. Highly recommended.


New to this but a friendly, unhassled approach gave me the confidence to really enjoy what was being taught. Feel I could fend for myself if need be. Recommended.


Amazing what you can do with a bundle of sticks! By the end of the day I felt I had really learned some new skills. Friendly and informative approach.


Really enjoyable day for both me and my 12 year old son. We covered firelighting, rabbit skinning and butchery and basic shelter building. We both came away armed with additional knowledge and an enthusiasm to put into practice what we had learned.


Excellent day spent between bushcraft and forging a rustic knife. Great teacher - patient and friendly - defo one to go on for a whole lot of skill learning.


Half day course in firelighting methods. What I thought I knew was nothing to what I was taught. You have heard of Bear Grylls well Stuart is just as good in my opinion! Time and moeny well spent.


Half days's specialist course in tracking, firelighting and advanced shelter building. Already had a basic knowledge but this took me beyond that and taught me a lot that I did not know. Stuart is patient and does not hurry you. Well worth the money. Highly recommended.


I did a one to one session with Stuart and was a bit apprehensive being a complete novice but I did not have to worry as Stuart is a very pleasant, easygoing and attentive tutor and is an excellent teacher. Under his direction I happily came away having learned how to start a fire using 3 different methods, I made a basic lean-to shelter and also learned some forraging techniques. Book a course with Stuart as he makes it a very individual experience and has a wealth of knowledge to share. Highly recommended.


Customer Testimonial
My son is very interested in bush-craft and survival so we asked Stuart to come along and teach us some practical skills such as making shelters, basic knife work, making fire naturally and animal tracking. Stuart obviously knows his stuff and was a good, patient but demanding teacher (no bad thing for a youngster IMO). My son's comment on the day "it was interesting and fun and I learnt a lot of things". We'll be doing more "dads and lads" stuff with Stuart next year. Dave (49 ¾) and Elliot (9 ¾)


Brilliant day out was had by all! Daughter aka Feral loved the whole thing (me too) especially the fire lighting! I've now been given a wish list, and she's already raided my stuff to make up a survival kit. "Incase of the end of the world, or a zombie attack"? Bush craft was taught with good humour, endless patience and a shed load of knowledge :)


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