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West Coast of Scotland 

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If you are visiting or live in the West Highlands of Scotland, perhaps we can interest you in a tailored bushcraft session for your family or friends? What better way to immerse yourself in this wild landscape, learning about the fauna and flora, and having fun while acquiring new and exciting bushcraft skills! 


The Scottish Highlands contain the UK's last wilderness areas: stunningly beautiful, yet potentially hostile if you are caught unprepared.


Our chief instructor, Leon, who runs the courses, is a qualified ecologist and professional bushcraft survival instructor. He is permanently based here in Moidart, just 35 miles west of Fort William.

Please contact us to discuss your requirements and arrange a date, then once agreed, book using the link below.


During a session we can cover a wide range of topics, so just choose from these to design a unique course suitable for you and your family or friends. Typically three of the following activities would make up half a day, 6 for a whole day, but please discuss what you want to do and we will do our best to help.


  • Fire with sparks and natural materials (including wet weather firelighting)

  • Fire by friction - light a fire using the bow drill (+ £30)

  • Cooking on the campfire, (as with everything we do, we aim to do this safely and with minimal impact)

  • Trees, plants and fungi, their uses in bushcraft, what you can and can't eat!

  • Coastal foraging - shellfish, fish and seaweed

  • Leaf shelter building

  • Survival equipment and wilderness emergency procedures

  • Water collection and purification

  • Knifework and carving -  e.g. whittle your own spoon or spatula or use this in firelighting

  • Cord making with local materials

  • Tarps and knots

  • Tracking and wildlife (Leon studied otters in Scotland for his PhD)

  • Mountain or low level navigation (we are providers for the National Navigation Award Scheme and Leon is a Mountain Leader)


We can also combine these activities with some canoeing in the sea loch if you wish for an additional £80.


As an example, we can take you on a Scottish island survival adventure, build a campfire and cook your lunch on a quiet sandy beach looking out across the loch to the small isles.


Discover the secrets of the ancient broadleaved woodlands nestling under the mountains of Moidart. It will be a unique experience you and your group won't forget!

More details

These private bushcraft experiences for families, small groups of friends and individuals can be arranged around a time that suits both you and the instructor.  Click here instead if you have a Stag group or Corporate team please, as the following pricing structure does not apply to these groups!


We use the following pricing structure aiming to make it relatively economical for families.

half day (3 hours) -

price for one person £199 plus additional charges of  £30 per extra adult, £20 per child

whole day (7 hours) -

price for one person £290 plus additional charges of  £45 per extra adult, £30 per child


Two adults and two children booking a day course would pay £290+45+30+30= £395

Four adults booking a  half day course would pay £199+30+30+30 = £289

For canoeing please add £80 to the total

For bowdrill add £50 to total

Location: Heading out from the meeting point in Roshven, Moidart, PH38. Lifts can be arranged from the nearest railway station, Lochailort.

Overnight accommodation not included - contact us for  local recommendations
.  Drinking water, hot drinks, basic ingredients and foraged food included.

What to bring: Come prepared for a day spent outdoors, with hiking boots or wellies, waterproofs, water bottle.

Family Buscraft Experience West Coast Scotland

“Hi Alison, Just a quick note to thank you and Leon for a fantastic experience today. The kids were as engaged and eager to participate as the adults which is a rarity given their age and wandering attention spans. We all learned many useful outdoor skills and tips that we will be sharing with all who are willing to listen when we return south. Limpets and Seagrass for lunch with our sausages, delicious! Thanks for a truly memorable and informative experience.” Jon P. & family

Coasal Foraging Course Scotland


Private Canoe Trips West Coast Scotland

from £120

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