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Introduction to Bushcraft - Level I

Successful friction fire lighting on our Peak District Course Bushcraft Course

Duration: Day Course

Price: £49

Book with: Peter
at Red Oak Bushcrafts

Sydnope Hill
Darley Moor

Course Start Dates

Saturday 22nd February 2020
Sunday 26th April 2020
Sunday 28th June 2020

About the Course

This course will introduce you to the main skills you would require to survive and leave you with a good understanding which, if you wanted to, can be taken further to increase your depth of knowledge and ability.

As most things in the outdoors take longer than expected we will be working in groups to ensure topics can be covered efficiently.

Subjects covered;
- Your natural surroundings and interpreting them.
- Shelter building using natural materials.
- Fire lighting including selection of suitable tinder.
- Water, sourcing, collecting, filtering and purifying.
- Additional subjects which may get covered if we have time;
Natural cord / string making using many different materials.
Camp gadgets.

A real adventure which will introduce you to many bushcraft skills. A great way to experience the great outdoors while learning.

Check out our website for pricing and booking info.

What people have said about this course;
“I was bought a day course from my sister for a Christmas present to attend Red Oak Bushcraft day course and I only have positive praise for the course and Peter, the instructor. The course was organised but relaxed and Peter was never far away to offer advice when required. I learnt a lot for a relatively short bushcraft course. Bushcraft isnt all about fire but we all know thats the most rewarding skill to learn; I have since gone on to make fire by bow drill on my own after this course! Thanks Peter.”

"Had a great day and learned lots ! Brilliant and friendly instruction , cheers Peter. Would highly recommend the coarse"

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What's included in the price?

Tea, Coffee, Hot Chocolate, please bring a mug though.
All equipment required for the day, a personal kit list will be supplied.

Want to review this course?

Had a great time on the Level 1 Bushcraft course! The weather was miserable but Peter was attentive and good humoured, always had a brew on over the fire and made sure that the activities could be done under the canopy as well as in the rain! Learnt lots of new skills and Peter told us about the benefits of various trees and bushes without it being dry. Peter also took photos and gave us access to the box so we could re-live the memories from the comfort of the sofa! I hope his new woodland offers even more!

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The introduction to bushcraft course was fantastic. Pete really knows his stuff and is great at explaining ideas and ways of doing things. There was a good range of topics with just about the right length of time spent on each. We really enjoyed the practical work - the exercises were great fun and cleverly designed so that everyone got a chance to practice the skills and techniques. We would highly recommend this course - a brilliant way to spend a couple of days. And the burgers weren’t half bad either...

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  • Daytime (weekdays)
  • Events & groups
  • Other locations possible - tutor willing to travel
  • Parking provided
  • Stag and hen dos
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers

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