Monthly Archives: September 2013


View from the camp

As I was taking a few bits into the camp this morning getting ready for the birthday party, I took this snap of the view from the camp  It’s taken from just outside the gate and looking down the field and across the valley.  Not a soul in site or any sign of buildings, roads […]

View from the camp | bushcraft| south east | Kent

craft courses | bronze | certificate

Bronze Certificate from Craft Courses

We’ve just started to advertise our ‘Blacksmithing, Bodging & Bushcraft’ course on Craft Courses, a great website for finding, well, craft courses!  Anyway, we’ve already started to get some reviews and have been awarded a Bronze Certificate! We were pretty confident after running the course for the first time last week that we were on to […]


2014 course schedule

Our 2014 course schedule is ready.  Our store has been updated with all the new course dates and is ready to go!  Some of things that we’re particularly excited about for next year: We’ve got a great new addition with our Expedition to the Isle of Arran, where we’re partnering up with Arran Bushcraft & […]

2014 course schedule

pole lathe | green woodworking | bodging | south east | Kent

Blacksmithing, Bodging & Bushcraft photos

You might have seen our posts recently showing the shave horses  and pole lathes we’d made in preparation for the ‘Blacksmithing, Bodging & Bushcraft’ course.  Well, we ran our first one  last week and it was fantastic.  A great course to try out lots of craft skills and our students made some excellent items from both metal […]


Badger Cull

As someone who is passionate about wildlife in general, and British wildlife in particular, I instinctively find the pilot badger culls in Somerset and Gloucestershire to be abhorrent. At the same time, if you’ve been on one of our bushcraft courses, you’ll know that the magnificent ancient woodland we use is part of a farm, […]

Badger cull

planning permission

Planning permission 4

We have been in dialogue with the planning team at Ashford Borough Council for the last 6 months to gain formal approval for teaching bushcraft and woodland skills from our woodland camp at Westwell. We can now announce that our application has been approved and we have been granted planning permission.  As you might imagine, we are […]