Bushcraft Courses, Bushcraft Qualifications, Ancestral Skills, Foraging & Woodland Craft Courses in Kent
Founded in 2011, Jack Raven Bushcraft courses take place in beautiful Westwell, Kent, UK, just 50 miles from the centre of London with easy access by both rail and road. We have access to around 60 or so acres of stunning ancient broadleaf woodland in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Our courses in bushcraft, ancestral skills and wilderness living are perfect for anyone who wants to learn new outdoor skills, foraging, herbal remedies, traditional woodland crafts, corporate team building activities or simply having fun with nature.
You don’t need any previous outdoor experience to take part in one of our bushcraft courses, or indeed any of our other courses, and the training sessions are entirely hands on so that you leave Jack Raven Bushcraft with simple, practical and repeatable skills. Not only will you learn valuable bushcraft, survival and outdoor skills, but we’re certain that you’ll have a lot of fun along the way!
Our ancestral skills and bushcraft courses take place in a private woodland with no public access at an expedition style camp on the North Downs, complete with a yurt and wood burning stove, a kitchen area, outdoor classroom, work benches and a composting toilet. We have areas where you can pitch a hammock, tarp or small tent, cleared of standing and hanging dead wood, or you can camp on a nearby working farm campsite. It’s the perfect environment for training in wilderness survival skills and taking part in our unbeatable bushcraft courses.
Our bushcraft experience courses in Kent offer a wide range of organised outdoor tasks and team building activities covering wilderness living skills, woodlore, camp craft, tracking, earth skills, carving, and wild food and foraging courses as well as a wide range of traditional craft courses.
Our bushcraft and wilderness survival courses vary in duration, some take a day and are more specialised or you can join us for a bushcraft weekend. For those who would like a truly immersive experience, we offer 5 day bushcraft courses – here you can learn all of the principles and skills needed to get by in the wild.
We place a strong emphasis on natural history, woodland management and conservation throughout all of our teachings as we believe that this knowledge should inform everything we do in bushcraft, both in the UK and abroad.
What happens on a Jack Raven Bushcraft course?
Preserving our woodland
Preserving and enhancing the woodland in which we teach is factored into all of our outdoor activities. For example, during our bushcraft courses you will learn how to prune trees in a way that will allow them to heal afterwards, and any temporary shelters built will always be carefully taken down after each course. We want to make sure that we not only preserve the ancient woodland in which we work but also enhance it wherever we can and to pass that philosophy on to our customers.
We’re extremely confident with the quality of the courses we run and allow our customers to submit reviews to our website without any editing on our part. Take a look for yourself on any course page and you can read exactly what other people think of our courses (as a heads up, we have hundreds of reviews and they’re all 5 star). We also have reviews on our Facebook page and our Google Business page so you can check out those as well.