Woodland Tracker Course

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

Previous Experience Required: Wilderness camping experience and basic tracking experience preferred

Dates: Please check availability below.


The Woodland Tracker course is an intermediate (level 2) tracking course especially designed to show you how to track in woodland and forest environments. If you are new to tracking, we recommend you initially attend the Wilderness Immersion Course.

All tracking techniques serve a purpose in their own right and some are better than others, but the techniques we have developed are specifically designed to track the quarry in the somewhat difficult substrates and climate which is our British woodland.

For this, we will draw on our expert knowledge of the natural environment, old school natural history study, knowledge of bushcraft, modern forensic techniques and induction / deduction techniques. We will be analysing and interpreting tracks and gaits in detail and using speculative methods in an attempt to outwit our quarry. Of course we will further develop and enhance your senses.

Once near your quarry, we will remind you of some field-craft skills and enhance those with a mixture of armed forces field craft and police CROPS and surveillance techniques. We will add a smattering of old fashioned countryman hunting skills to get you even closer to your quarry.

Despite inevitable difficulties and the hard work involved, this will be a relaxed course with no pressure from you to “perform”. Our base-camp set-up will provide you with all the hot drinks you require, and you will be able to relax and soak up the wonderful woodland or forest setting and chill out in the evenings or alternatively go off and observe the wonderful wildlife. You will have to track and find them first of course!


This is a self catering course and you will be wild-camping in a woodland or forest setting. Please bring a small tent or hammock, tarp and bivi.

Please bring a stove and enough food for the weekend. You can cook over our open fire if you prefer. We will provide you with all fresh drinking water you require but please bring a liquid container.

You are advised to bring an additional small day sack.

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

Woodland Tracker

    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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