Suitable for: Families, Individuals
Previous Experience Required: None
Duration: Weekend – Fri, Sat Sun
Dates: Please check availability below.
This course will introduce participants to the world of Bushcraft.
The course will show you how to safely set up camps in the wilderness and introduce you to safe sharp tool handling, basic carving techniques, fire-lighting, fire-lays and fire-maintenance, water-purification, use of stoves, shelter arrangements and use of other basic bushcraft equipment. The use of woodland resources such as wild-plants and trees will also be on the itinerary. Advice and guidance will be offered regarding kit (before you spend a fortune on rubbish!!)
More advanced sessions could include hygienic game prep and basic back-woods cooking.
This is an ideal fundamental course for those who would like to experience Bushcraft skills first hand and receive tuition from one of the country’s leading Bushcraft instructors.
Even if you already have some experience of Bushcraft we will develop your skills to advanced levels and show you an easier or more efficient way of doing things.
The course takes place in the wonderful medieval hunting Forest (Hatfield Forest) owned by the National Trust.
The Course will run from Friday 6:00 pm to Sunday 3:30 pm
The courses are self catering .
Please bring food and a stove.
Drinking water will be provided.
The course is held in the woods, so please bring suitable warm clothing for the season.
Please bring a shelter (small tent, bivi, hammock/tarp) but you will be able to try out additional equipment throughout the weekend.
You must bring a sleeping bag.
You are welcome to bring your own knife, but you are obliged to attend our safety brief.
The course will start at 6pm on a Friday and finish at 3pm on Sunday. You will be sent the meeting point details on receipt of your final payment.