One-to-one bushcraft tuition

Bushcraft in an ancient woodland


Our 1:1 bushcraft training is for anyone who would like to develop their bushcraft skills, from the novice to the more experienced. As the day is governed by your learning objectives, we can move at a pace set by you and not a timetable.

We find that 1:1 bushcraft training changes the teacher centric dynamic and gives you a much greater role in the direction the learning takes.

We will try our absolute best to help you in any bushcraft areas you wish to focus on. If we can’t help you, we’ll say so and do our best to recommend someone who can.

A few examples of 1:1 bushcraft training we’ve undertaken:

- Learning or perfecting technique for fire by friction
- Tracking and identification of animal sign
- Natural cordage
- Tree and plant identification and uses
- Becoming competent with an axe
- Herbal remedies
- Private tuition for the IOL Bushcraft Competency Certificate.

About us and the venue:

Jack Raven Bushcraft was founded in 2011 and we've been delivering bushcraft, craft and foraging courses since then from our 30 acre private ancient woodland on the Kent Downs in an area of outstanding natural beauty.

Courses in the summer are held outdoors in our woodland camp complete with covered work areas, an outdoor kitchen and a composting loo. Courses in the winter are held in our workshop in a converted barn.

There is an option to extend this course with an overnight stay. Please contact us using the 'Ask a Question' button for details.

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 8 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

We'll provide tools and materials as well as tea and coffee.

You'll need to bring your own lunch.


Gary Johnston at Jack Raven Bushcraft


Dunn Street Farm
Dunn Street
Westwell, Ashford
TN25 4NJ

Suitable for

  • Accommodation offered
  • Adults
  • Advanced/pro level
  • Hearing impaired
  • Intermediate level
  • Parking provided
  • Public transport
  • Qualification offered
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers
  • Tutor can travel
  • UK Holiday
  • Vision impaired


1 day (10:00am to 4:00pm)

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