Date(s) - 14 Jul 2019
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Are you looking to start your journey in to the world of Bushcraft? Get re-connected with the skills of our ancestors? Or just to demonstrate your new skills to your friends?
An Introduction to Bushcraft includes:
- Light a fire using flint and steel and have a go at some other methods of lighting fires in the wild, we will also look in to the world of natural tinder’s
- We will discuss knife law, safety and skills. You will then make either a wooden peg, pot hanger or a mushroom.
- Learn how to build a debris shelter and a lean-to shelter.
- Have a walk through the woods to learn about the trees and plants, and their uses.
- Make natural cordage, from nettle, bramble or rush.
Little challenge: Can you keep your fire going long enough to cook your snack on a stick?
We will cook our lunch over the fire, a noodle stir fry with wild greens foraged from the woods. Hot drinks will be supplied throughout, as well as snacks.
This course is aimed at beginners, please keep in mind that it will only be a brief introduction to Bushcraft.
Tutor: Ryan Knight-Fox
Ryan is an experienced tutor, having been involved in Forest School for the last 2 years and having now set up his own successful Forest School ‘Knight-Fox Wild About Learning’. He is an Ecologist, Social Forester, Forest School Leader, Coastal School Leader and he has completed his IOL Bushcraft Leader training.
Fee: £45 (includes a hot lunch)
You may also be interested in our other workshops and courses including: Winter Tree ID, Willow Basket Weaving, Willow Garden Trug, Re-wild Your Dad, Identifying Butterflies, Day-flying Moths, Dragonflies & Damselflies and many more.
For accommodation during this workshop in our self-catering Eco Lodge, Eco Campsite or Dormitory please do get in touch to check availability.