UK Bushcraft

These ½ Day or Full Day Bushcraft Courses are designed to be an ideal opportunity to develop an understanding of the outdoors and how to survive outside in Sussex forest and woodland.

 

We also have specialist instructors with many years of experience working with young people who have a history of being hard to engage with. For these clients, pre-session preparation briefings will be held with professionals, teachers and/or support staff currently working with them.

 

Included:

 

  • Transfers (in East Sussex), fuel and drivers.
  • Morning & afternoon snacks, lunch and refreshments.
  • Cooking and other camp kit as required.
  • Guides and Instructors.
  • Timber and tools required for activities.
  • Certification on completion of Course.

 

½ Day Bushcraft & Survival Skills Course (9am-1pm):

 

What You’ll Experience:

 

  • Fire: Sourcing fire wood, appropriate tinder, laying a fire, lighting a fire, maintaining a fire.
  • Water: Location, collection and purification. River and stream conservation education.
  • Continuous activity: Art project such as a group and/or team sculpture project using natural materials.
  • Cooking: Preparation of your meal and outdoor cooking methods. Bread making, stews and curries are a favourite!
  • Woodland Walk: Trees, animals, birds and insect identification.
  • Medicinal and edible plants species. Woodland conservation education.

 

Full Day Bushcraft & Survival Skills Course (9am-5pm):

 

  • Fire: Sourcing fire wood, appropriate tinder, laying a fire, lighting a fire, maintaining a fire.
  • Water: Location, collection and purification. River and stream conservation education.
  • Continuous activity: Art project such as a group and/or team sculpture project using natural materials.
  • Cooking: Preparation of your meal and outdoor cooking methods. Bread making, stews, and curries are a favourite!
  • Woodland Walk: Trees, animals, birds and insect identification.
  • Medicinal and edible plants species. Woodland conservation education.
  • Survival Shelter: Shelter building using natural materials. Rope and knot work. A good team building activity for larger groups.
  • Wood carving skills: Correct wood selection, basic knife skills, sawing, cutting, shaving and carving wood.
  • Team Build Activity: Search and Evasion or other Command Task type activity.

 

Optional Extra 2 Hours to Half Day Sessions:

 

  • Falconry: Learn about native British birds of prey and hands-on experience.

 

Please Note:

 

  • We can run single sex Courses or mixed groups.
  • Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. All AWT staff and partners are DBS checked.
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