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.
Primary Bushcraft Course -A One Day Introduction
Primary Bushcraft Course -A One Day Introduction
This one day bushcraft course is ideal for anyone who likes to spend time outdoors. It's designed to be a foundation stone in Bushcraft, providing a core of primary skills and knowledge for use when travelling.
Saturday 16th November 2019 sold out
Saturday 21st March 2020
Saturday 15th August 2020
Saturday 14th November 2020
This full day introductory Bushcraft course is packed with the primary concerns of spending a night outdoors: Fire, Shelter, Water, Food. For anyone venturing out into the wild, whether hiking in the Lakes or Canoeing in Scotland or even camping with the family in summer: there is a core set of skills that will make any trip more enjoyable, and grant you the confidence to know you could camp comfortably overnight if you needed. I planned this course to give anyone heading off into the outdoors a touchstone on which they can rely. This course also acts as a perfect introduction to all our other courses, and is ideal if you're thinking of getting into bushcraft but don't know where to start. -Jamie Dakota
Knots and Modern Shelters
Producing Safe Water
Tool selection and safe use
Saw, and knife: we'll be providing all the tools and materials for the course. If you'd like to bring your own you're very welcome, but please respect our decision if we suggest you use our tools instead.
Cutting techniques: Using the saw and knife you'll learn the foundational cutting techniques for easy and efficient woodcraft including making tent pegs and cooking pot hangers
Tarp skills, knots, and getting set up for a night in the woods
Natural shelter building - including how to safely site yourself in the woods, perceive hazards and manage hypothermia
Critical fire lighting skills to ensure you can light a fire no matter the weather
A woodland walk, including plant and tree ID
Preparing and cooking meals outdoors, and the importance of maintaining a campfire
Including how to prepare a fish for cooking over the fire which will form part of lunch for the day
Water sourcing, filtering and making it safe to drink
Tool maintenance - how to keep your sharps sharp in the field
9.30am - 5pm
£89 per person
Small group size with a maximum of 10 guests to ensure we create a subtle atmosphere in the woods, and you get a very high interact time with the instructor.
This day course is also available as a group day booking, so if you need a corporate team building day or an outdoor activity day for a stag/hen do...or have a group of friends that want to get outside and learn some skills contact us directly for a quote.
A full kit list is given out on booking, but you won't need much more than warm clothing and a mug.
This course is fully catered with lunch provided (this will include fish as you'll be cooking this yourself as part of the sessions!) Please inform us of any dietary requirements, we're happy to cater to any needs.
Due the involved nature of this course, we don't feel its suitable to under 16 year olds (please ask if you have any questions)
Under 18's must be accompanied by a participating adult
Run in a beautiful Vast Woodland in north Sheffield. We'll send you exact directions with the booking pack.
Instructor: Jamie Dakota Assistant: Max Barnes
Thanks to Jamie and the team for an amazing day in the woods! Having never done anything like it before I was pretty unsure what to expect but we all thoroughly enjoyed every minute. As Bushcraft has become more popular recently I did worry that it was just a "pop up" company but a few minutes in and it was clear that Jamie knows everything about Bushcraft and more. He clearly has a passion for it which is infectious. Came away feeling like a kid that had been playing outside all day but with a lot of new skills and eager to learn more. - Jenny Butters 2019
My wife and I spent the Day with Jamie and Barry learning bushcrafting skills at Grenoside Woods. We had an amazing day and learnt some exceptional skills. It was fun and a learning experience that would suit anyone. Would definitely recommend. Thanks for a fantastic day. - Gareth Hall 2018
PRIMARY BUSHCRAFT COURSE (One day): What a great day, for all skill levels and ages (although very sharp knives are involved). Teaching the basics of natural shelters, tarps, water collection and purification, meal prep, knots and of course fire (from spark to leaving the place like we hadn't been there). Jamie provides a safe managed course, with a well structured agenda, that is fun, enjoyable and accessable to anyone to wishes to brush up techniques, or learn some new and valuable skills. Equipment is provided and is of high quality, which matches the training. Give Jamie a call or drop him an email and get out there for a great day messing around in the woods. Strongly recommend! Thanks to Jamie and Max for a great day. - Julian Turner 2018
Fabulous day today at wharncliffe woods, can't recommend the primary bushcraft day enough. Thanks Jamie and Max . Superb - David Long