Bushcraft

Bushcraft cooking a snack

What is the difference between 'Bushcraft' and 'Survival'?

Quite simply, Bushcraft is when survival skills are learnt and practiced, so if in the unfortunate event that you need to survive in the wild, you will have both the knowledge and the skills to apply them to your situation.

Bushcraft has been increasing in popularity since it has been shown on TV with presenters like Bear Grylls and Ray Mears. It's great to see so many people finding an interest in the Great Outdoors through this outlet.

We offer:

  • Half day introduction to bushcraft
  • Full Weekends or weekdays bushcraft
  • 'All in' is where we combine Bushcraft with an expedition either by canoe or walking for a unforgettable trip.
Bushcraft challenge

Putting skills together

Purifying water to make a drink from just a spark

Knife and batten using a knife and batten

Knife and batten

Standard tools for day

Bushcraft introduction Fire by friction

Fire by friction

With a little bit of work "FIRE"


We have found the sessions run best when they revolve around your background and experience. All of our Staff are highly experienced and have a great depth of knowledge which can be applied to your session. Minimum age 6.

We cover various topics in the Bushcraft introduction session, these can include:

  • Fire lighting:
    • Fire by friction (various methods).
    • Steel and flint.
    • Electric.
    • Chemical.
  • Wood processing:
    • Knives.
    • Axes.
    • Saws.
  • Shelter building:
    • 'Survival Style', starting with nothing but learning how to use the natural materials around you.
    • Using tarps and hammocks.
  • Water and food:
    • Making/collecting drinking water.
    • Food preparation and eating small game.

Damper on a stick learning bushcraft

Damper on a stick

Making bread in open fire

Bushcraft Camp fire basics

Camp fire safety  

Learn how to be sensible in the outdoors

Wild camping with bushcraft

Wild camping

Expedition mixed with bushcraft 


What to bring for the session

We provide you with:

All required equipment.

Qualified Instructor.


We would like you to bring:

Sensible footwear which will get wet if its raining as we will need to walk across a field to the bush craft site. 

Dress to be outside for the conditions on the day, we have a covered area where we can stay out of the rain.

Clothes will smell of fire and probably get some dirt on them.

Sun cream (yes, even in Wales)

Camera (optional) We can not guarantee it will stay dry or safe.

How do we get back to our car

We will stay on site so not far from the car, if doing this as past of an mixed bushcraft expedition we will arrange a shuttle.

Questions and answerers

Can we do Bushcraft in the rain?

Yes - we have a covered area for the session

Do you offer bushcraft all year round?

Yes

Can we change our Activities?

Yes, you would just need to let us know in advance, and the more notice you give us the more flexible we can be.

Can I wear contact lenses or glasses?

Yes

What group sizes can you accommodate?

Large and small groups can be accommodated please contact us for more information.

What if I have a medical condition?

Our Instructors are trained to deal with different situations, so we can easily accommodate people with diabeties, asthma, mild epilepsy, autism and more. Please contact us if you have any questions. If you require a waterproof container to bring medication please let us know in advance.


Contact us for information about bespoke Bushcraft trips or sessions tailored to your group!

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