Outdoor learning for all
We are delighted to introduce our new "Bushcraft" experiences to the world. We have been working hard over the last several months and have created two distinct areas for our outdoor learning. One will be solely used for our Adult courses, both day courses and our full weekend courses, and the other is specifically set up to cater for family sessions and more attuned to having younger learners with us for a day and possibly overnight too!
Adult outdoor learning courses
Full day and weekend courses are available to book from March until October.
Day courses start at 10am and finish at 3pm. Weekend courses start late Friday afternoon and finish 3pm on the Sunday.
Some of the things we will cover are:-
Safe use of cutting tools
How to pitch your tarp and hammock
Debris shelter building
Tree and plant walk
Making pot hangers
Weekend courses you will be staying in your own hammock under a tarp (issued by us).
All courses are self catering but we will have extra rations on hand that can be purchased if you run short.
Hot and cold drinks supplied, no alcohol to be brought for any of our courses, thank you.
A kit list will be sent to prospective students and will depend on the season and expected weather.
Just in case you are wondering we do have a toilet on site.
Family outdoor learning courses
Initially we will only be offering our family "Bushcraft" as a day experience from April until September.
Like the adult courses the day course will run from 10am until 3pm and can be booked mid-week or at weekends.
In a very informal and fun way we will teach you and your family how to select a site for a camping;
how to build a shelter to keep you and your loved ones warm and dry;
how to safely and quickly light a small fire using a variety of traditional and modern methods;
how to find and treat water for safe drinking and how to cook a basic meal on a real fire.
We will provide all the materials for the fire, cooking implements and some basic food, if you want to bring your own food that's fine with us!
We will introduce you and your group to the basics of surviving the day in a temperate environment using the well established teaching methods including;
the rule of 3;
the fire triangle;
the survival triangle and much more.
Depending on the time of year and what plants are in flower, fruit or seed we will walk you around our woodland and see if we can find any useful gifts from nature, always with a cautioned approach to safety and we will not be collecting fungi!
Hot and cold drinks will be available all day for your group and we have an environmentally friendly toilet for your convenience and comfort a short walk from the teaching camp.