Spend a couple of days out in the woods with friends & a private guide.
Whether you're new to bushcraft, having a birthday getaway, Stag/Hen do, or wanting specialist tuition on a specific topic.
All the skills we cover will be tailored to your needs to maximize the value of your time with us.
Quite simply this is our best course, and my favourite to deliver. You get private tuition directly from me, so it's just you and some friends/family in the woods learning what you want to learn. I'd highly recommend this to anyone new to bushcraft, and I'll happily suggest some topics if you don't know where to start; but also to those who've perhaps camped out plenty and have a good basic knowledge: there maybe one particular skill set or project you want to work on, with a private course we can really get into the depths of a topic.
• Dates: Run throughout the year by request only.
•This course is tailored to your requirements, and we can discuss everything prior to booking
•Bookings for two to six people
(for larger groups please contact us)
•9am day one to 3pm day two
•Under 18’s must be accompanied by a participating adult
•£250 for two people (£100 for every additional person. Under 18’s £30)
•You will leave perfumed with wood smoke
•A suggested kit list will be provided with the booking pack
•Meals provided inc. Dinner on day one, Breakfast & Lunch on day two
•We suggest bringing a packed lunch for day one
•All specialist equipment is provided
•Longer stays available on request
•Enquire via email using the message icon at the top of the page
Below is an example of what some clients who were new to Bushcraft wanted to learn during their time outdoors.
- Start- Siting Camp, Considerations and location.
- Setting up Tarps, several configurations for different conditions. Simple tarp knots.
- Beginning to build nature shelters, shapes, uses and construction.
- Lunch (please bring your own packed lunch with plenty to eat as it's hungry work)
- Finishing Shelters for the night, thatching and bedding.
- Fire lighting skills, one match fires, fire steels, natural tinders, fire lays and their uses. safe fire procedures, getting the most from your fuel.
- Knife skills, knife selection and what to avoid, making cooking rigs for the evening, safe knife use, various cutting methods, how to sharpen
- Dinner time, campfire cooking, general relaxing in the woods
- Dinner will be either a venison or beef stew unless you have any dietary requirements, in which case I can cook anything you need.
- Camp hygiene, how to look after yourself in the woods
- Looking at equipment, planning outings, day kit and weekly kit, food
- Getting sorted for the night, last touches to shelters, settling in etc
- Night time tree ID and walk, we’ll look at some basic constellations if its a clear night too
- Planned sessions finish. General chat around the campfire.
- I’ll be up getting the fire lit and the kettle on, breakfast started around 8am. You’re more than welcome to get up and practice your fire lighting skills instead of me though!
- Breakfast will be bacon and bannock, with mushrooms and tomatoes unless as with the evening meal.
- Basic tracking, looking for sign, following trails, hopefully some animal sightings
- Woodland navigation leading into locating water, making water safe to drink
- Wet weather fire skills, the art of making feathersticks, a few tips on home made tinder
- Dismantle our natural shelters and clear away all sign we were there. Your chance to go over anything we’ve covered, ask questions, give feedback etc