Bushcraft Weekend

Learn Bushcraft Skills in a Weekend

This is an excellent beginner's bushcraft course and a valuable consolidation for those with some bushcraft experience. You will learn the safe use of sheath knife and saw and can use these tools to help in maintaining a bow drill set. You will also learn firelighting with bow drill and sparks, water preparation, shelter building and plant uses. 


The course takes place in a beautiful and diverse ancient woodland.

Learning Outcomes


Here are some of the key skills you will be learning:


  • know how to use a knife and saw safely

  • be able to tie the basic knots required to string up a tarp

  • know how to build a leaf shelter

  • understand how to find water and make it safe

  • understand the basic principles of responsible firelighting and fuel collection

  • have succeeded in lighting a fire with sparks and/or bow drill

  • know how to recognise some of the plants that can provide food and other valuable materials

More Details


Price: £160 per person

Location: Nutley in Sussex or private courses elsewhere


Duration: 2 days - starts 19.00 Friday; ends 16:00 Sunday.

Group size: usually 5-10 people 

Facilities: drinking water, hot drinks, tarp, latrine


What to bring:  course-specific kit list

Upcoming Dates


"Found the ecological approach really enjoyable and rewarding. Loved being able to identify trees by the second day" - Michael P.

"Loved every second - makes you understand how  lucky we are (how easy life is)" 

- Andrew K.



from £80


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