Tracking Fundementals Day

Fox print

Suitable for: Individuals over 16; Wildlife photographers; Bushcraft / Wildlife / Tracking enthusiasts

Previous Experience Required: None

Dates: Please check availability below.


This day-long course will introduce you to the fundamentals of tracking wildlife (and people) and is suitable for individuals over 16.

During the course you will be shown how to identify tracks and signs, trails  and runs, feeding and other signs. You will also be shown field-craft techniques to enable you to get up close and personal with the woodland and forest inhabitants. The day includes:

Making the most of what we’ve got – Using our senses in the woods

Animal senses

History of tracking

Compression shapes

Feeding and other signs

Homes, trails and runs

Field-craft techniques

Introduction to the use of camera traps

Getting close to wildlife: Baits, calls, and attractants

Wildlife observation techniques – How to get close

Use of local woodland resources

Bird dynamics

Sketch mapping


The course will run on a Saturday from 10:00 to 16: 30.

We will break for lunch at Hatfield Forest cafe.

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.

Sorry, no dogs.

Step One – Book the Course

Tracking Fundamentals Day

    A. Contact details

  • Please fill out this form in full and press submit at the end
  • You must be over 18 to book a course
  • B. Booking details

  • Sorry that there are no dates available. You have registered an interest for next year.
    We will let you know as soon as next year's dates are published.

  • The age limit for our courses is 6 years old or over (accompanied). Please contact us if you would like to discuss this. We may have other suitable courses. Under 16’s must be accompanied by a person over 18 on the course.
  • C. Emergency Details

  • Please complete as fully as possible. The details will not be shared unless in the unlikely event of an emergency during the course.
  • Please state below if you or any others in your party (if applicable and if known) suffer with Asthma, Allergies, Heart condition, Diabetes, Mobility issues, current injuries, other previous injury or health or mental health issues that may affect the conduct of the course. Please note: This may not prohibit them or you from taking part.
  • D. Declaration & Agreement

  • I declare that I, and the members of my group, am medically fit to undertake this course.

    I also agree and recognise that, as with any outdoor activity, there is an element of personal risk associated with the activity provided by Woodlife or Woodlife Trails as the courses take place in the outdoors. By its nature it is never free from hazard.

    While all reasonable precautions are taken to minimise the risk, I accept that accidents including serious injury can occur without Woodlife Trails or Woodlife being at fault and to that extent my taking part in a Woodlife Trails or Woodlife course is at my own risk.
  • I have read and agree with Woodlife Trails' Terms & Conditions



Step Two – Pay the Deposit or Full Amount

You must pay the deposit 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.

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