It didn't feel like it on Saturday, it was a little damp and cold but that doesn't stop intrepid folks getting out and having a great day. Well done to the group who were a pleasure to teach for just getting on with it and giving it their all. The best part of teaching bushcraft is the amazing people you get to meet, well done guys I am glad you had fun and enjoyed it.
Looking forward to running a day on Saturday. We still have some spaces, its not to late to sign up up and join in. Come and join us for a great day of learning in the woods, lots of fun. contact us ASAP.
We have a day course running on Saturday March 24th at our woods near Tiverton. We have spaces left on this course so don't hesitate, get signed up for a great day learning new skills. Contact us for more info and details.
The weather was a typical February day, overcast cold and damp, but what a good day we had.
Mum and son, learning some bushcraft skills, it was mainly one to one with a great young man who now knows how to use an axe! We looked at staying safe with sharp tools and how versatile a good bushcraft knife can be. Fire lighting with sparks next, a little frustrating trying to ignite char cloth with a flint and steel, but perseverance paid off. We looked at sourcing water, some edible plants, amazing trees and then archery. A day in the woods learning skills, discovering some stuff your good at, gaining confidence and having fun. Not bad. Thanks guys you were brilliant.
I really enjoyed the first bush craft day of the year. Working with a group of outdoor instructors. Despite it being a cold windy and damp January day they all did well and were great fun to teach.
We are running a single day course that will focus on fire lighting and management. We will also do some archery and look at the woodland environment.
The ability to create fire is an essential skill, we can take you through this and give you the confidence to know you can light a fire with various methods.
Sign up and have a great day with us learning in the woods.
I really enjoy the process of turning enquiries into great days out in the woods exploring the world of bushcraft. Creating bespoke days for clients, seeing them enjoy themselves, learn and master a new skill and gain a whole new understanding of the woods. From the first contact until they say goodbye it's all about putting together a day that will inspiring them.
If you need inspiring get in touch let us work with you for a great woodland experience.
To all who know us and have enjoyed our bushcraft courses and to those who have yet to do so,
A very happy new year.
I know it's cold and wet but spring is on the way. I love watching the woods come alive, every plant and tree bursting with new life.
Come and join me, marvel at nature, learn some great skills and gain confidence in your ability to look after yourself in the woods.
Here are a few photos of groups from this year. It has been a great year and we have really enjoyed all those folks who joined us in the woods. We are planning next year and we hope to run more days and overnights plus some special one offs. We are hoping to run at least one day of flint knapping with if all goes well a walk over a bronze age site looking for flint tools. There may also be have a go archery days, which we will run in the grounds of a 16th century house.
We specialise in creating the best day of bush craft for you, so get in touch and lets see what we can do for you.
Have a great Christmas and see you next year!
I am so aware of the privilege I have to take young people to South Africa. To engage with this amazing country with its truly outstanding wildness is awesome. Sadly it here that the whole question of conservation becomes very real. There is no doubt we are squeezing nature into ever smaller compartments, and that is not good for nature or us.
I hope my grandchildren might one day be able to watch Elephants in the wild and sense that connection we have to nature.
We are sorry that we have been so quiet for the past two months. Life can get a little hectic.
In August it was again a very real privilege to lead 21 fantastic 16 year olds on an expedition to South Africa for Outposts. 3 weeks engaged in conservation, working to improve a Zulu primary school, safari's and a little time to relax. It was a great time and as ever humbling to see the young people take the opportunity to grow.
This winter we are going to revamp the website, we are sorry that its a little out of date, but all you need to know is we are here and ready to create a great day of bush craft for you. Why not get in touch and see what we can do for you, find a date and book.
It's June and we had a great time with a large group of Dads and children. With the help of Nick and Duncan we ran some top quality sessions, had heaps of fun and enjoyed lots of food around the fire.
The best bit, they want to do it all again next year.
The woods looked beautiful with the bluebells giving a great dash of colour. We had dads and sons for an overnight experience, so lots to learn and do. There was fire starting, lots of energy used splitting wood with the axe, some good shooting in the archery and dirty hands as we tried to filter the water. As the day came to an end we put up tarps and got ready for the night, after the meal we sat around the fire until dark and bed time. Up early and after a good breakfast a challenge and pack up camp. Once more it was great to spend time in the woods with such good people.
It was great meeting these lively young people for a birthday event in the woods. Lots of fun with fire, finding out about the woods, and archery. They ended the day with the challenge to light their own fire, which they did with no problem. Book your birthday event with us, no matter what your age we can provide a special day out in the woods for you.
One of these two hit the gold twice but which one?
We can teach you archery as part of your day in the woods learning bush craft skills. Today is the first day of spring, in the coming weeks the woods slowly come alive with new growth and colour. Its time to get yourself booked onto a course with us.
Get in touch now and let us create a great day for you.
Well not the best day to be out in the woods, cold and wet, but despite the weather we all had a great day in our Devon woodland. We taught fire lighting, cordage, archery, using an axe and some natural history. We hope this was a good introduction to bushcraft. No matter what the weather you can have a great time learning bushcraft skills. Thank you ladies for being such good learners.
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.
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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.