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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.

Woodland Walks - Monthly

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.

Woodland Walks - Monthly

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Woodland Walks - Monthly

8.00

A walk in the woods with Howl.

All proceeds will be donated to the Sheffield and Rotherham Wildlife Trust.

Learn to see the landscape through the eyes of a woodsman during a relaxed 90 minute wander in ancient woodland.

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These walks are held in an ancient woodland in Grenoside in the north of sheffield, an area steeped in history and wildlife. As we talk about the living woods we're walking through you'll see the environment come into life around us. We'll look at millennia old skills that are still relevant today, to anyone looking to spend time in the Wild of our world. As well as discussing the flora and fauna we encounter on our walk, I'll demonstrate skills such as shelters, string making, basketry, snowshoe improvisation, natural navigation, tree and plant ID and use for food and medicine, water sourcing and more. If you'd like to pursue these skills for yourself, our bushcraft courses will allow you delve deeper into this rich field of knowledge.

These practical skills form part of what we call Bushcraft, and whether you're employing a common plant to fix a broken bootlace or creating a comfortable shelter for the night: you'll spend these walks finding out what's possible in the woods.

I'll meet everyone at the starting point and we'll set off on a 90 minute walk into the woods, along the way we'll stop often to look at various trees and plants to discuss how they're developing throughout the year. Each month's walk will also have a particular topic, sometimes this may be a specific bushcraft skill such as setting up a tarp shelter and sometimes we may set a more open ended goal of tracking an animal or discovering how many different tree species we can find. On occasion I'll also invite a special guest to join us on the walk and relate their particular field of study to woodland we're in, these maybe historians or entomologist, photographers or craftspeople, but always interesting and engaging. The walks will develop at the natural pace of the woodland, we'll investigate the trees and plants as they grow through the year and how this can change how we might use them, and how they interact with the animals that depend on them.

We'll walk in the evenings of typically the first Tuesday of each month, between February and November. Times will vary across the year to make the most of the light, and so in general we'll end at sunset on each walk. I'll list the exact times and date for each month as the come up at the bottom of this page. 

The walks will be set at a casual pace, though the terrain can be uneven under foot, and will be no further than 3 miles total. As we'll be walking through an ancient woodland owned by the Sheffield and Rotherham Wildlife Trust we'll be observing the woods with minimal impact, we'll leave each plant in tact without taking samples or cutting so a camera would make a good companion. I'll often demonstrate skills such as simple woodcraft for example, but here I'll bring resources from our main course site so as to leave this rare and precious woodland as untouched as possible.

Children are very welcome, along with people of all ages, though under 18's must be accompanied by an adult.

UNDER 18'S CAN NOW ATTEND FOR FREE WITH A PAYING ADULT

March's Walk will be on Sunday 25th at 6pm - 7.30pm.

April's Walk will be on Sunday 15th at 6pm - 7.30pm.

May's Walk will be on Sunday 20th at 6.30pm - 8pm.

June's Walk will be on Sunday 24th at 6pm - 7.30pm.

July's Walk will be on Sunday 29th at 6pm - 7.30pm.

August's Walk will be on Sunday 26th at 6pm - 7.30pm.