Suitable for: Individuals over 16; Wildlife photographers; Bushcraft / Wildlife / Tracking enthusiasts
Previous Experience Required: Wilderness camping experience preferred
Dates: Please see below
Cost: £165-00 per person per weekend
This is the ultimate wildlife / wilderness course! A whole weekend of immersion into England’s forests and woodlands getting close-up and personal with it’s inhabitants. Includes night tracking, use of dark adaption techniques and use of night vision equipment. This is suitable for individuals over 16. It is suggested that participants have some experience of wild camping.
During the course you will be shown advanced wilderness awareness and field-craft techniques to enable you to get up close and personal with the woodland and forest inhabitants. You will also be shown how to erect quick shelters and identify trails and runs. You will be able to set wildlife camera traps and, of course, see the results. The evenings will be spent observing wildlife using a variety of techniques including night vision equipment and using dark adaption techniques. You will also obtain the knowledge to lay-up and observe the wildlife at very close-quarters (of course, there are no absolute guarantees!) Your immersion into the wilderness also involves time alone, away from the trappings of the modern world. We will help you to become quickly absorbed into the woodland.
Although we have a base-camp you will be travelling light and eating or resting when there’s an opportunity. We suggest you bring a spare tarp or shelter. This sounds like a survival course but it isn’t. The trick is to travel light yet remain comfortable while immersing yourself in the woodland and forest. You will finish the course with a new outlook and sense of peace.
“…It really was an AMAZING weekend i have come away with so much more understanding, and a huge toolkit to use when i’m out watching Wildlife…” (see other testimonials here)
The session includes:
- Making the most of what we’ve got – Using our senses in the woods
- Stalking and advanced field-craft techniques
- Identifying trails & runs and getting close to wildlife
- An Introduction to tracking – enough to find your quarry and lay up to observe
- Introduction and use of night vision equipment
- Introduction and use of wildlife camera traps
- Erecting quick shelters and advice for wild camping
- Wildlife observation techniques – How to get close
- Use of local woodland resources
This is a self catering course. Please bring a lightweight stove and food. We suggest this is boil-in-the-bag type meals. We will replenish you with fresh drinking water.
Saturday night is spent away from base camp in the forest (if you want to) so either bring a spare tarp or shelter, or be prepared to pack your kit away on Saturday morning.
We will send you joining instructions including a map to the meeting point after you have paid the balance or paid in full.
You will be sent an an additional kit list and special instructions with your joining instructions.
The course will run from Friday 1800 (6:00pm) to Sunday 1500 (3:00pm).
Sorry, no dogs.
Step One – Book the Course
Step Two – Pay the Deposit or Full Amount
You must pay the deposit or the full amount online now. This will guarantee you a place subject to the Terms and Conditions. Your booking may be cancelled if we do not receive payment.
We will confirm receipt by email and inform you of the balance (if applicable) which must be paid at least 1o days prior to the course.
If you think you are eligible for a discount, just pay the deposit and we will send you an email confirmation and notification of the balance.
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