What’s it about?
Located between Canterbury and Ashford, join us at our ancient woodland camp on the beautiful Kent Downs for this introductory 1 day bushcraft course.
We’ve put together this 1 day bushcraft course for people whose time is precious but nonetheless would like to gain a thorough grounding in the key skills of outdoor bushcraft and survival. So we’ve created a package that ensures that you leave us with simple, repeatable skills that’ll give you the confidence to broaden your horizons in the great outdoors.
What will I do on this 1 day bushcraft course?
During your time spent with us on this 1 day bushcraft fundamentals course, you will:
- Learn how to safely use a knife and pruning saw,
- Learn all about debris shelters and gain an understanding of the main design principles involved in constructing a kennel shelter and a lean-to shelter,
- Have plenty of practise creating a flame using matches, fire steels, fire pistons, wire wool & a battery, solar mirrors, flint & steel, chemicals,
- Make char cloth, create a tinder bundle and blow an ember into flame,
- Go for a woodland walk to gain an insight into some of the trees and plants around us and what they can be used for,
- Gather your own materials and light a fire following a method that will work in all weather conditions.
At the end of this 1 day bushcraft course you will have a good working knowledge of the skills needed to enjoy your time in the woods or enhance your camping or outdoor activities.
You can see our complete course schedule here.
Location: Westwell, Kent
Duration: 1 day
Course size: Maximum of 8
Catering: We’ll provide tea & coffee, you’ll need to bring a packed lunch
Note: There’s a short walk from the meeting point to the camp. We’ll transport your bags in our 4×4
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What a beautiful place. Friendly people knowledgeable and very welcoming. I had a day that I will remember. We were not rushed and everything was explained fully. The camp is well laid out and comfortable. The weather was kind so lucky! I would recommend this to anyone who has an interest in the outdoor life. I am looking forward to booking another experience.
Last month l was with my family canoeing the creeks and lakes of Algonquin Park, Ontario, Canada. I felt very guilty and inadequate allowing the other members of my family to set up camp etc. Having completed this day course l can return with confidence next year and make a valid competent contribution to the wild camping in that glorious part of the world.
Incredible day spent with Gary & Peter on the Bushcraft Course.
First class hospitality with amazing skills & techniques learnt.
I'd highly recommended. We'll definitely be back.
Thank you so much. 🔪🔥
I had a fantastic day. This was a gift from my daughters for my 60th birthday,and i can say it was a brilliant day out. It was in november but the weather was superb and the group i was woth were from all walks of life and we all had a great time getting tho know eachother. I want to do the flint knapping next. I better start hinting to the family lol
So much knowledge in this one day! I felt like I learned a lot and it felt really satisfying to be able to do things like splitting wood with a knife, igniting fire using a lens and sun, best ways to start and maintain a sustainable fire. Will definitely return for a longer bushcraft course. Excellent camp space too. Thank you Gary.