An Introduction to Bushcraft

Date(s) - 27 May 2022
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Bushcraft is not just about survival, its about everyday life skills and the understanding of the natural world. From fire lighting and tool use to foraging, herbal medicine and cooking in nature. 

So if you would like to spend more time outdoors, getting closer to nature, learning new skills and learning what plants you can eat, then Bushcraft is for you! 
On our one day Bushcraft course you will learn all the basic skills needed to start your journey in Bushcraft and get more  connected with nature. 

What we plan to cover: 

Shelters: You will learn to build various woodland shelters, from a debris A-frame shelter to a tarp shelter for a hammock or bivy bag. We will also show you various knots. 
Tool Use: You will be learning how to use a knife, folding saw and axe safely and learning various knife grips. You will then be making wooden mallets and pegs, a pot hanger and learning to split wood safely. 
Fire: Learn about fires, from safety and finding wood to fire lays and lighting a fire with a fire striker & flint and steel. Discover various natural tinders, how to find dry wood and have a go at lighting a fire using a tinder bundle. 
Cooking: Make a pot hanger to cook some food over your own fire. 
Ethnobotany: You will learn to ID a mix of trees and plants which you can use for fire lighting, herbal first aid or that you can eat. 
Tutor: Ryan Knight Fox
Ryan is an experienced tutor, having been running his own woodland business ‘Knight-Fox Wild About Learning’ since 2017. He is an Ecologist, Ethnobotanist, Bushcraft Instructor, Social Forester, Forest School Leader and Coastal School Leader. As well as running adult courses, children’s events and after school groups from his site at The New Quay Honey Farm Woods, he has worked with various 
organisations, such as: Coed Lleol/ Actif Woods, Ray Ceredigion, Ieuenctid Tysul Youth, various schools and nurseries, DASH, Flying Start and of course Denmark Farm. 
Fee: £60 per person (includes lunch, campfire snacks and drinks)

For terms and conditions of bookings please click here

NB. COVID-19: This workshop will take place with social distancing and enhanced hygiene measures in place.

  • This workshop will take place according to COVID safety regulations at the time of running.
  • Please do not attend if you should be self-isolating for any reason.
  • If you are able to, please do a lateral flow test just before leaving home. 
  • There will be a smaller number of participants to allow for good social distancing. 
  • Please come prepared to be outdoors, with plenty of warm & waterproof clothing. 

Ryan is also teaching a two day Bushcraft Overnight course on Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th July 2022.

You may also be interested in other courses and workshops at Denmark Farm. Please see our events calendar for our full list. 

For accommodation during this workshop in our self-catering Eco Lodge, shared Dormitory or Eco Campsite please do get in touch to check availability.

All proceeds from our events and holidays are ploughed directly back into managing our 40 acre nature reserve. Thank you for your support and please do come to visit soon.




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