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Greno Woods
Sheffield, England, S35 8RS
United Kingdom

07927871192

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.

Primary Bushcraft -A One Day Introduction

Bushcraft Courses

Join us at either our 450 acre woodland venue in the north of Sheffield in South Yorkshire, or our 12 acre private woodland site just west of Wakefield. 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 -A One Day Introduction

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Primary Bushcraft -A One Day Introduction

from 85.00

This one day 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 24th February 2018

Sunday 4th November 2018

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This full day introductory 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

WHAT’S COVERED: 

  • 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 woodcrafts including making tent pegs and cooking pot hangers

  • Tarp skills, knots, and getting set up for a night in the woods

  • Natural shelter building

  • 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

DETAILS:

  • Dates: Saturday 24th February 2018    Sunday 4th November 2018
  • 9.30am - 5pm
  • £85 per person
  • Small group size with a maximum of 8 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 18 year olds (please ask if you have any questions)
  • Some basic equipment will be available to buy at the end of the day
  • Run in a beautiful 450 acre ancient woodland in north Sheffield. We'll send you exact directions with the booking pack.