Once more it was a privilege to teach some bushcraft skills on Saturday. There is nothing like being in a beautiful wood with great people. The woodland is now covered with emerging bluebells and lots of spring plants showing. The Elder is leafing and it really feels like spring is on the way. We have space in May when the woodland will look stunning, so get yourself booked in for an amazing day with us.
We are running a day's bush craft course on Saturday 11th March. It will be a great day full of learning and lots of fun. We have a few places left so maybe this is just what you are looking for, get going and book the day with us.
A day out in the woods will be perfect, learn how to light fires and use sharp tools. See the woods coming to life after the winter, and see how being out in the wild makes you feel so much better.
Get in touch now and book your place if not for the 11th see how we can help you on another date.
Bush craft teaches perseverance, keep at it and learn how to succeed. This young man did just that as he learnt the skills of fire lighting. From tree identification to how to source dry wood on a wet February day. He made good choices for his tinder bundle and found that all important source of dry wood.
There is a lot we can learn from the experience of bush craft of living in the woods. From new skills to character like perseverance, and the benefit to our well being just by being in the woods.
Just sorted through the paperwork and we are already busier than last year. Folks are booking up days and overnight bush craft experiences with us. From adult groups to children's birthday parties, we are here to provide a great experience in the woods. Learn new skills and discover more about the amazing world we live in.
Come on its time you booked a great bush craft day with us. Check the website to see what we can do for you.
First day of a new year, and I have some time to myself. So I set about making an Ash bow. The floor was soon covered with shavings as the bow took shape. In the comming days I hope to complete the bow and I am aiming to produce a 40lb draw on it. I will update you as I progress.
Archery is an amazing subject and great fun to take part in. We have archery kit so as part of our bush craft days we can teach you how to shoot, and have some competitions.
Get in touch and book your great day out in the woods with us.
Thank you to all those who joined us in the woods this year.
I really enjoyed meeting you and sharing great days with you. From the comments you gave I know you had lots of fun learning with us. We look forward to the new year and all the new people we will meet, and trust once again we will enjoy great days in the woods.
We are here to provide you with an experience to remember in the woods, learning new skills, discovering more about the woodland environment and enjoying the benefits of being in a wild green place. Let us create a great day for you. Book up and see where it leads.
Happy Christmas to all.
Once more it was a real privileged to take 20 young people to South Africa and encourage them to see their potential and open their eyes to the world around them.
The picture above is a reminder to us all that wildlife exist in a very real hard world. If its not us forcing them into an ever smaller landscape, or poachers killing for money, then there is always disease. This photo is the last of this lion who was put down minutes later in the African bush as it was so ill with TB.
Our excitement at finding this lion turned to dismay as it walked out into view, so obviously very ill. We were very fortunate to see many very healthy animals in their natural habitat.
Now back home and getting ready for a 24 hr bush craft experience. Excited about meeting the group and having a great time in the woods.
They arrived like a whirl wind,
you cant beat the excitement, energy, enthusiasm of 8, 10 year old's. You just need to try and guide it in the right direction.
Thank you lads you were great fun, well mannered and behaved.
For a great birthday party in the woods learning about fire, having a go at archery and discovering about the woodland habitat give us a call.
Thank you guys for a very cool day, you were a delight to spend time with. We learnt fire lighting, looked at cool trees, found deer signs, shot arrows, and built a very cool shelter. If you want to learn some bush craft skills with your family then get in touch.
What could be better for a day out to get your team together.
A day in the woods learning some skills and then completing a small challenge. It was good to meet every one and have a brilliant time in the woods. Lots of fun and a bit of competition.
Contact us for your day out, we can create the ideal day for you and your team.
I can't believe its nearly the end of July, time has raced by. I have been so busy with outdoor activities which has been great, meeting lots of great young people, amazing leaders and having lots of fun in the great outdoors. A very manic two months and now it slows down a little. Next week will be very different as we have 3 days of bush craft courses to run. We are really looking forward to meeting new people and enabling them to experience the woodlands, learn new skills and have a lot of fun. Find out what we are doing on our face book page and check out the events we have coming up.
The end of July I am of to South Africa with 20 young people for 3 weeks, leading them on a life changing experience. Must get some sleep before that.
The dawn patrol, South Africa style.
We are starting to sort out dates for the autumn, we will publish as soon as we can. If you want to book a date don't hesitate to get in touch and we will see what we can do. There are still dates available check out the courses page.
We would love to hear from you and be able to provide for you a great experience in the woods.
Get in touch ASAP.
Oops I forgot the month in the previous post, the overnight is in August.
We are taking bookings for this 24 hour bush craft experience. You should join us for an amazing time in the woods. Learn some skills, sleep under a tarp and have lots of fun.
We are looking forward to hearing from you, so get booked in now!
Our first overnight of the year. fantastic clients, great weather, although a bit chilly at night, a curry cooked on the fire and a great British fry up in the morning. The day filled with fire lighting, knife skills, archery, shelters and time discovering trees and the woodland.
Really looking forward to next weekend, an overnight course in the woods in Devon.
The blue bells will be in flower so the woods should look amazing and the air will be fragrant with the scent of the blue bells.
Really looking forward to leading a group of young people for 3 weeks this summer. What a great experience for them... that's 3 weeks in Africa not 3 weeks with me!
I hope you enjoy some of the memories.
If you know of anyone who is 15 to 17 who would like to go next year contact me ASAP
Finally got the website linked to my face book page. I look forward to getting connected.......
All set up and ready to go, get yourself booked in and enjoy a great day in the woods.
We have spaces left on our next two courses.
April 30 overnight May 1, A 24 hour experience, and May 8, single day course.
We love you to join us, come and learn some skills, have lots of fun and simply enjoy being in the woods.
Well the forecast was not brilliant, and as the group arrived down came a very heavy shower. This could be a very wet day......
Fortunately that was the last shower of the day, the wind was blustery at times but all the showers missed us as we had such a great day.
They had great fun learning about fire lighting with a spark, got creative whittling tent pegs, got hot sawing wood and then things got competitive with the archery. The final part was to complete the challenge using some of their new learnt skills.
What a great group, lots of fun and a joy to work with.
Its your turn next, get in touch and join us for more fun and learning in the woods.
What a lovely day, clear skies sunshine and a visit to Lyme Regis.
It gave me the chance to collect some different seaweeds, as part of my level 4 course I am experimenting with wild foods. Of course you also have to check out other coastal foods so fish and chips for lunch followed by honeycomb ice cream.
I have people already booked on two courses which is great.
If your looking to learn some bush craft skills then get yourself booked on a day with them.
Either a 24 hour experience April 30 /May 1 or the single day May 8
I look forward to hearing from you.
It was a beautiful day for a birthday bush craft experience. Six lads in the woods learning and having a lot of fun.
For your great day out in the woods contact us and let us make it happen.
From birthday parties to team experience days, we will teach you some bush craft skills and inspire you to engage with the wild.
What a wonderful bunch of folks, a real delight to meet and spend a day with.
Last year we ran our first team experience day. It went really well the organiser wrote
I have been doing team away days for 8 years with many of the team members, and they said this was the best yet!!
We can work with you to provide a great fun day out learning new skills for your team.
Get in touch and tell us what you are looking for so we can create for you a brilliant experience in the woods.
BUSHCRAFT COURSES IN SOMERSET, Bristol and DEVON
We love the great outdoors and are continually learning more about how amazing our wild world is.
We are also discovering that being out in woods, up in the hills or paddling down a river is such a benefit to our innermost being.
It does us good.
So how can we help you?
We run all sorts of days where you can learn how to be at home in wild places, how to engage with our world with minimum impact.
From children's birthday parties, to a fun day out with partners and friends. Staff training to team experience days.
Stag and hen events. From an introduction to bushcraft to taking it further.
Whatever it is you are thinking about we will endeavour to make it happen for you, or find the person who can.
Talk to us about what it is you want to learn.