We hope you are well, and would like to thank all of our customers for your patience during this difficult time. We are happy to say that we are making careful plans to resume courses after mid July. This is based on the latest Government guidance, and obviously under constant review.
If you have missed a course during lockdown we would encourage you to re-book. If you can't find a date that works for you, let us know and we will try to help. Six months have been added to the expiry dates of all current gift vouchers.
We have been awarded the "Good to Go" Industry Standard mark, which means our business has followed government and industry COVID-19 guidelines, has a Risk Assessment in place and a process to maintain cleanliness and aid social distancing.
On 17th March we suspended upcoming courses (see previous update), however following the UK and Scottish Governments' Announcements of a UK-wide lockdown, we are suspending all courses until further notice.
We will resume our course schedule as soon as possible and will be adding additional dates for 2021 to give you more options to reschedule.
We would like to thank everyone for their patience at this time, and wish you all good health.
The validity period of all our gift vouchers will be automatically extended by six months and we'll make further extensions if necessary.
Meanwhile, Leon has written a new blog post about the health benefits of breathing techniqueshere. Hope you find it interesting and useful. Don't forget you can connect with us on Instagram and Facebook too.
Stay safe and keep in touch. We look forward to seeing you in the woods again when the situation allows.
As I write Leon has just got in from running his first private course of the year up here in Scotland - nice to start the season off with a day in the Atlantic Oak Woodland here on the shores of Moidart with great folks! Fire skills, plants and trees, campfire cooking, wildlife tracks and signs (including an otter sighting) and much more! We're looking forward to seeing you if you have booked on next weekend's Coastal Foraging Days - still four spaces available for the Sunday 15th March - so if you would like to join get in touch quick! Here's the link where you can get all the details and book: https://www.wildwoodbushcraft.com/coastal-foraging-day-course
I just came across this feedback from one of our Survival Challenge courses last year and wanted to post it up. Many thanks to all our fantastic customers who take the time to return feedback for Leon and the team!
"I had a fabulous time completing the Survival Challenge (four days) in Lindfield, West Sussex last week (August 2017), and exceeded all of my goals for this course : (a) to spend quality time with my son ; (b) to learn ways to light fire ; and (c) to have fun experiencing new bush-craft related things.
What I hadn’t expected to learn along the way was more about myself, how I feel in a survival situation: my mental fortitude and physical responses to living off the land, in the wild. It was a revelation.
Catching and foraging for our food was particularly interesting for me: learning about the amazing natural larder all around us. I can identify many plants but had never before understood which ones where good to eat – charred Burdock-root fries will forever be a favourite...