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?