Coastal Survival Day,

West Coast of Scotland

Learn Coastal Survival Skills in a Day

If you don't have a full weekend to spare, why not join the Coastal Survival Day?  The course covers a comprehensive set of coastal survival skills.  You will spend the day surviving on basic rations and food you have foraged, purifying your own water and making a shelter.

The course takes place in Moidart on the West Coast of Scotland, one of the most beautiful, ecologically diverse and wild corners of Britain! It's also where we have made our home. All we can say is that this location is so rewarding that it makes any journey worthwhile.

The Coastal Survival Day course is very practical and hands-on, ideal for those seeking to take their bushcraft and survival skills to the next level, but also for adventurous beginners. 

Learning Outcomes

Here are some of the key skills you will learn:


  • Foraging and preparation of fish and shellfish, including food safety

  • Use of creels

  • Edible seaweeds and coastal plants

  • Tidal cycles and food availability

  • Shelters

  • Cooking methods - direct cooking on fire (e.g. hot rock cooking, grilling)

  • Knife and saw use and a carving project 

  • Fire making using friction and sparks - including wet weather conditions

  • Fire construction and uses

  • Water collection and preparation from terrestrial sources

More Details

Price: £90 per person

Location: Moidart, 35 miles west of Fort William.


Duration:  1 day - 09.30 - 17.00

Group size: usually 3-8 people - we keep groups small to minimise our impact on this pristine environment.

Facilities: Drinking water, basic provisions, foraged coastal food available. NB unless you need additional food for health reasons you are requested not to bring any.

What to bring: course-specific kit list

Upcoming Dates​

Inspiring course , taught by someone 

with a huge passion for the outdoors,

great learning environment and 

atmosphere , I will be back !  - T. Curtis


Coastal foraging in Moidart www.wildwood



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