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.
Itinerant Bushcraft Course - A Weekend Experience
Itinerant Bushcraft Course - A Weekend Experience
On this practical weekend bushcraft course in the woods we’ll take you on a journey of discovery and insight that will give you the skills to make yourself at home outdoors.
23rd-25th August 2019 FULLY BOOKED
8th-10th May 2020
19th-21st June 2020
25th-27th September 2020
Book with just a 25% deposit: at checkout type DEPOSIT into the offer code box. (Full payment required 8 weeks prior to the course)
This weekend long course I've specifically designed to give you a solid foundation of bushcraft skills for use in the woods. The skills and knowledge that can be applied in the field are vast, what I've done with this weekend course is laid out the practical skills that get used, day in day out, when wild camping in the temperate woodland. You'll leave the course knowing you can set up your camp with modern or natural materials, light a fire in the worst weather and make yourself at home in the woods. Where you go from there is up to you. -Jamie Dakota
Practical tool use
Efficient Carving Techniques
Technical Knife Skills
Knots and Modern Shelters
Tool selection and safe use
Axe, 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, cooking pot hangers and feather-sticks
We’ll introduce you to the axe as a means of accessing a broader range of firewood
Tarp skills, knots, and getting set up for a night in the woods as we look at ways to improve your comfort and longevity when camping under the tarp.
Natural shelter building, from reading the landscape to accessing the risks of camping in the woods we’ll cover everything you’ll need to consider in order to make the woods your temporary home.
Critical fire lighting skills to ensure you can light a fire no matter the weather
A woodland walk, including plant and tree ID, natural navigation and perhaps a little foraging too
Preparing and cooking meals outdoors, and the importance of maintaining a campfire
Including how to prepare game (inc. fish, rabbit, squirrel or pigeon) for cooking over the fire. We endeavor to provide as ethically sourced meat as possible, sometimes this may mean we can’t provide game as we source it locally when available.
Breakfast cooking, bannock and swift ways to rekindle a fire in the morning
Water sourcing, filtering and making it safe to drink
Tool maintenance - how to keep your sharps sharp in the field
Feather-stick making - for wet weather fire lighting
5pm Friday - 4.30pm Sunday
£205 per person
A FREE mora knife is gifted to each adult attending the course for you to use and take home.
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 interaction time with the instructor.
A full kit list is given out on booking, but you won't need much more than a sleeping bag and warm clothing.
This course is fully catered starting with an evening meal on the Friday, and finishing with lunch on sunday. 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
JD and Max were AMAZING! They made the whole weekend for me. Super nice, patience and comforting to be around. I was a little apprehensive initially, but they put me at ease from the moment we arrived. Their level of knowledge blew me away, and I loved listening to everything they had to say. It was considered, well planned and incredibly interesting. I learnt so much and loved every second of it.
The group size meant there was enough of JD and Max to go around, I never felt like I was waiting for help. They were on hand from beginning to end. Their passion for the outdoors was infectious and I've come away wanting to know more (and also not stopped talking about it). I've had so many people ask about the course since posting about it on my Instagram and I've said the same thing... do it! The course covers skills and experiences I believe everyone should try once in their life. I hope to try it again soon :) Hayley Brent 2019
I would say that both Jamie and Max are both relaxed and easy-going people who are able to pass on large amounts of information without overwhelming the course attendees. Their styles of teaching complement each other and they will demonstrate techniques repeatedly and patiently until a student feels confident in them. As much time as was available was given to learn the principles and practice the techniques being taught and I believe everyone left sufficiently confident to practice in their own time. If someone has any interest in the idea of visiting remote places and having the skills to strip camping back to basics then give the course a try. It's a very manageable 3 days and they just might like it! - David Storey 2019
If what you are looking for is a full on practical course led by enthusiastic, experienced and friendly/welcoming people this is definitely the course for you. Before I attended the course I wondered if I might feel out of my depth not having done anything like this before and to some extent I did however the teaching styles of both Jamie and Max was a perfect antidote. They encouraged a relaxed yet focused group atmosphere in part by being such an integral part of the group. - Ethan Jacobs 2019
I have enjoyed quite a few courses with Jaime of Howl bushcraft. They have all been amazing. The family bushcraft, a private tools workshop and the itinerant bushcraft- I have learnt so much and thoroughly enjoyed them all. It has also been such a great opportunity to spend some quality ‘me’ time outdoors to learn, grow and reflect. Thank you Jaime - such a talented, wealth of knowledge and skill.
I will (and always do) highly recommend your courses to anyone who has and interest in bushcraft . - Sarah Parker 2018
Just back from the Itinerant Bushcraft Weekend......and it was AMAZING! I was so excited about this and it completely exceeded all of my expectations. I learnt so much and really challenged myself. Jamie is an absolutely fantastic teacher. He is calm, patient, supportive, so so knowledgeable and a generally lovely guy. If you are thinking about booking, then just do it! The Wild Cooking course was pretty awesome too! - Alicia Shaw 2018
What a weekend! Everything was well organised and I felt no rush when learning the new skills I acquired whilst on the course. Very friendly atmosphere the whole time, everyone mucked in to help each other in the set tasks. The food was fantastic, even the vegetarians had a go at preparing fish to be cooked on the campfire. The last thing I'll mention is Jamie himself, what a guy. He is very passionate about what he does and this comes across in his teachings. He talked through everything with conviction which gave me confidence in what I was learning. If you are thinking about starting out in wild camping and want to learn some skills to set you on your way, I would recommend a session with 'Howl Bushcraft' in a heartbeat. I will definitely be a return customer, especially if Jamie books the weather for us like he did this weekend! - Philip Lee Jones