June 26, 2020

A blog about the stinging nettle - a surprisingly powerful and valuable plant. By Leon Durbin of Wildwood Bushcraft. Includes a video how-to make string with nettle fibres.

May 15, 2020

​I hope this finds you well. We are looking forward to getting courses back up and running when restrictions are lifted. Thank you for your patience, and a huge thank you to customers who have bought gift vouchers during this time. Meanwhile, i hope you find the following blog interesting. ​In the midst of the current Coronavirus crisis, our dependence on industrialised society and the global production chain is put into sharp focus. Uncertain times lead many of us to think about how we can be more self-sufficient and localised. How can can we rely less on the supermarket? How we can have less impact on our planet?

November 25, 2018

With the winter solstice and Christmas festivities coming up fast, why not start thinking about the new year as a good time to get active and out in the woods, honing your winter bushcraft skills

There are many challenges out there at this time of year: shorter days, colder, windier, wetter conditions, plant food is scarce and tree identification is more interesting because the leaves have fallen. There may also be snow and ice.

Extreme examples of these conditions are found in polar and mountainous regions. These can quickly become life threatening situations without the correct equipment and skills. However, temperate conditions with wind and rain  often take people unawares and with the associated chill factors can also be deadly.

In recent years our Winter Bushcraft weekend on the West Coast of Scotland has been very well subscribed, and we have another date scheduled for Sussex in January.  So, what can you learn on one of our Winter courses?  

For a start w...

November 6, 2018

Well, it has been a long time in the making ... but we are quite proud of our new website!

Please have a look around and let us know if you find any glitches!

Look forward to updating this blog as we go along.

We will be announcing special offers to celebrate - so keep an eye here and don't forget to sign up to our mailing list to be the first to hear about news and discounts. 

Winter is here and it's peak gift voucher time again - they make an excellent, low impact Christmas present and are valid 18 months so plenty of time to book a course.

Hope to see you in the woods next year! Stay warm - and enjoy this spring bluebell scene!

September 16, 2013

In 2013 Leon wrote, "I have just finished running our 70th Wildwood Survival Weekend! Over the past 8 years we have held these courses in woodlands of Sussex, in the Trossachs near Glasgow, and on the West Coast of Scotland..."

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