Try your hand at some of the bushcraft and survival skills you’ve seen the pro’s showing off. There is a satisfaction in knowing how to start a fire from scratch or sleep comfortably in a forest, it is a primitive skill set that most modern lives are without.
Whether you’re an adult seeking a new experience or want your kids to get that increasingly important wilderness connection, bushcraft is a great way to spend time in the great outdoors. Our Bushcraft Basics activity sessions are great for families and individuals wanting to try something new.
Our Bushcraft Basics courses are aimed at giving an introduction to the foundation skills any wilderness expert shouldn’t leave home without. Although a course will evolve with its participants we aim to cover the following topics.
Shelter building (using tarps or natural material depending on the site used)
Leave no trace ethic and bushcraft
How to have a cheap family bushcraft experience at home
£59.00 per person.
£79.00 per person with equipment to take home.
4th March 2018
25th August 2018
Meet at 10:00am
Most courses take place at our own woodland site near Whaley Bridge.
Finished at around 4:00pm
None required. We run the sessions in all seasons and in all weathers so a preparedness to be outside for a few hours is needed.
Included / Excluded
A hot drink (you need to make it though!)
Food - please bring your own packed lunch and drinks
Transport and any parking fees
Please being clothing appropriate for a day outside including waterproofs and trainers or walking boots.
Please bring 50p each for a donation for the use of the toilet facilities if we are at the Hope Valley campsite.
Please wear old clothing. Although very much under control, fire spits and hot embers can make holes or melt synthetic fabrics like GoreTex. We cannot be responsible for fire damage to personal clothing and belongings. Also remember your clothes will smell smokey after the activity.
Equipment for you to keep
As well as teach you the skills we can equip you with the items you need to continue practicing. All necessary equipment will always be provided as part of our courses however, should you wish to continue practicing at home, we sell the equipment needed. You can order with your course booking or (if stocks allow) purchase during your course. We currently stock: Mora Companion SS knifes, LMF Scout 2.0 firesteels and Fresnel lens magnifiers. All this can be purchased as a bundle for £20.00. Either add it to your booking now or let us know in advance to bring some items for you to have a look at on the day (no compulsion to buy).