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Greno Woods
Sheffield, England, S35 8RS
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At Howl we specialise in journeying skills, the Bushcraft we practice and teach is that of the traveler. There is a wonderful simplicity that comes from taking a trip in the outdoors, a pragmatism gleaned from necessity. We draw from this experience in the field to teach a set of skills and knowledge based in expedience and realism, skills that actually get used while outdoors. We provide an insight into the Natural world, opening up a vast array of natural resources and knowledge to help you travel with less reliance on the contents of your rucksack: it’s what you carry in your mind that matters.

 

 We teach these practical skills in a friendly and open way, our hope being to enable you to make your adventures into the Great Outdoors memorable and enjoyable. We'll help you cultivate a positive attitude, a confidence in yourself, and a connection with the natural world through which you travel.

We promote the utmost respect for the environment, the ability to pass unnoticed through the woods brings with it a deeper understanding of the wilderness, and our part in it. It is this philosophy which forms the very core of our work.

We promote the utmost respect for the environment, the ability to pass unnoticed through the woods brings with it a deeper understanding of the wilderness, and our part in it. It is this philosophy which forms the very core of our work.

Howl Adventures - Canoe Scotland

Bushcraft Courses

Join us at our extensive woodland venue of over a thousand acres in the north of Sheffield in South Yorkshire. Our canopied basecamp and a wood fire ensure our clients keep dry and are supplied with tea, coffee and biscuits.

All of our sessions are run with a maximum of 8 people, that way we can maintain a low presence in the forest in order to experience Nature up close. The small group sizes also ensure a high level of interaction with the instructor, we'll get plenty of one to one tuition through the workshops to develop your skills at your own pace.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions, we're very open and there's no obligations.

Howl Adventures - Canoe Scotland

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Howl Adventures - Canoe Scotland

430.00

Join us for three nights and four days of wild camping and canoe travel in some of Scotland's most beautiful scenery.

See the Scottish outdoors up close as we move through it by open canoe. The steady power of your paddle in the water will propel you through this journey with us. We’ll be travelling through stunning landscapes, across Loch and island camping on this adventure. You’ll be accompanying two experienced outdoors-men whose knowledge you’ll be able to draw upon to make this trip both exciting and engaging.

During the expedition we'll introduce you to the canoe as a means of wilderness travel and teach you the practical bushcraft to make journeys in this way. Ideal for anyone wanting to experience nature, whether you know how to paddle or not.

Loch Awe- Scotland

Friday October 4th to Monday October 7th 2019 £430

Friday 10th April to Monday 13th April 2020 £430

Book with just a 20% deposit: at checkout type DEPOSIT into the offer code box. (Full payment required 8 weeks prior to the trip)

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An Exploration of Loch Awe -

Wilderness Skills and the Canoe

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Expedition skills

Producing safe water from the landscape and cooking sustaining meals in the back-country

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Fire craft

We’ll teach you how to construct and ignite a fire in any conditions.

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Sailing rigs

If we have the wind we can build a raft and sail!

Expedience tips

We’ll often find little tricks to save time and energy…and save on washing up!

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Memories

The trip will hopefully stay with you forever, or at least until the next one…

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Axe and Saw Skills

Real world application of techniques to produce firewood

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Camp Crafts

Fire-lighting and camp fire cooking feature daily during the trip

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Paddling Skills

For open water both solo and tandem can be practiced

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Did we mention…

The food is awesome!

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Fieldcrafts

We practice a range of practical bushcraft skills to affect a wilderness camp

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Throughout the expedition you’ll learn about the canoe all the way, under the close and friendly guidance of either Robin Heath or Andy Waring. They’ll aid you as you develop your paddling technique and ability to read the water. If you're new to the canoe you couldn't hope for a better instructor to introduce you to this exceptional watercraft; if you've experience already in a canoe both Robin and Andy are talented tutors and will happily offer you advice on how you can build on your existing skillset. 

All the way your second guide, Jamie Dakota, will support and intertwine bushcraft related knowledge and advice. Whilst in camp Jamie will work with everyone to improve their expedition skills and outdoorsmanship.

  • There is a maximum group size of 6 participants plus the 2 instructors

  • A full kit list will be provided on booking, all specialist equipment will be provided

  • The route is great for first time canoe travellers (it was Jamie's first extended canoe trip).

  • There will be an option to spend the afternoon once the trip is over to paddle down River Awe if the weather permits. Details of this are in the booking pack, but it is a completely optional extra to the trip itself. There are some more advanced sections to the river for those who are more experienced, but first timers can use those sections to practice lining the canoes down river from the bank. If you'd like some extra canoe tuition before the course we can recommend several excellent and friendly instructors, just ask.

  • The course is fully catered, starting with the evening meal on the first day and ending with Breakfast on the last. We'd recommend bringing along some favourite snacks to boost your energy and morale, as well as some choice hot drinks. A menu will be issued closer to the expedition date, and all dietary requirements can be happily catered for. If you have any questions please feel free to ask.

Bushcraft Skills we'll cover during the trip:

  • How to choose your campsite and make it work for you

  • Making yourself comfortable outdoors: the importance of organisation

  • Campfire cookery, what food to bring and how

  • Baking simple bread and excellent pancakes

  • Practical fire-lighting techniques

  • Fire lighting methods for emergencies

  • Essential knife and axe skills

  • Simple rope work and knots for bushcraft

  • Expedition tarp arrangements

Canoe Skills we'll cover during the trip:

  • Sailing and rafting with canoes

  • Open water paddling

  • Tandem Paddling

  • Considerations when loading a canoe

  • Portage skills

  • Reading the water

  • Flat water skills

  • Canoes for shelter

  • How to look after the equipment in action and at base

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Reviews

As my first experience of a bushcraft course I have to say I was most impressed with the quality of the whole trip. JD, Robin (and Max) were incredibly knowledgeable and enthusiastic in your respective fields and you complement each other brilliantly.

Normally I am a lightweight hiking equipment kind of camper so learning to build a more traditional style of camp using bushcraft skills with a blend of natural material complemented by some modern kit was a real pleasure to experience.

The pace of the trip was spot on, the ability to practice bushcraft on the go as we moved through the landscape was a really engaging way to learn.

Listing all off the highlights would not do it justice, for me it was one of those trips when you just had to be there to experience it.

I find myself starting to spot wild edibles everywhere I go and wanting to know the type of every tree I see, so some of the knowledge you shared with us must have embedded its self.
— Rob Ibbotson Spring 2019
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Recently did the loch awe 4 day canoe trip. The whole week was a fantastic experience. Canoeing seems to go hand in hand with bushcraft, and it was a delight to be able to finally put lots of theory into practice in a journey from start to finish. Both Jamie and Andy are very knowledgable in their craft, and the flexible way in which they purposely delivered the course to us suited me just perfectly, meaning I could get out of it exactly what I wanted. They were very prepared for the trip, all equipment and planning was to precision, the pacing of the trip seemed just right for us with a shorter first day to break us in, a longer second day on the canoes, and then more time spent around camp learning bushcraft skills in the days after. Food was brilliant, and I think most of us felt that we ate better than when at home! All in all a brilliant experience, I would recommend this trip to anyone who is from either beginner to moderately adept in canoe or bushcraft, and I would recommend these instructors to anyone.
— Lewis Payne - October 2018
Fantastic few days on Loch Awe with Howl Bushcraft. Canoeing, canoe sailing, fire lighting, setting up tarps, essential campcraft, outdoor cooking, tree identification and stargazing. Jamie and Andy delivered an excellent course which was well thought out and well prepared. I went on the trip to spend a few days learning bushcraft and that I did. Jamie is extremely flexible and happy to teach you what you want to learn. I have canoed before but still learnt lots of new skills from Andy. The highlights for me were the amazing food we prepared and cooked all over an open fire and sitting watching the flames whilst gazing at the stars. A truly great trip - highly recommended
— Lucy Dunn - October 2018
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Lock Awe; Loch Awe-some more like! What a phenomenal place and the adventure Howl have created here gives you privileged access to this breathtaking environment and the opportunity to pick up new skills and friends on the way. What a weekend!

Finally just a thank you from me to you and Robin. You created a really great spirit in the group and gave us some great new skills too. Hopefully the wife will give me another weekend off for the next one!
— Mike Craddock - Easter 2018
Definitely recommend this course. Robin and Jamie are both excellent in what they do and how they put it across. It’s also a stunning location with so much to see.
You won’t be disappointed.
— Neil McDonald - Activities Manager at YHA Edale
I’ve wet many a paddle and sparked many a fire with these lads, this will be a very inspiring trip, you will want to repeat many times.
— Jez Parr
It’ll be an Amazing trip, top guides, beautiful places and back to nature in the best fashion. Do it. I did. Top guys.
— Andy Partridge
Definitely worth a look at, we did this trip earlier on this year for staff training and was amazing. Lots of knowledge gained and a good laugh.
— Peter Egan