Craft Courses

craft courses | Kent | London | south east

To find out more about our wide range of woodland craft courses, simply select from the menu above or click on the links below.

    • 1 Day Spoon Carving Course
      We’ll start the day by looking at a variety of carving techniques using an axe and knife. Safety and being able to work with minimum of effort will be the main focus of the session. You will also learn to identify which strokes are best suited for different kinds of cuts…[Further Details]
    • Bark Containers Day
      Based at our ancient woodland camp in Kent, this 1 day course has been put together for anyone who would like to learn one of the most important, but often overlooked, skills in bushcraft – how to make bark containers  from the materials supplied to us by mother nature, such as various inner barks…[Further Details]
    • Woodland Pottery Day
      Clay is a readily available material that our hunter gatherer ancestors used for millenia to turn into a wide variety of both functional and decorative items.  Join us at our ancient woodland camp for a relaxing woodland pottery day and find out all about collecting and refining clay as well as how to transform this wonderful material into beautiful items…[Further Details]
    • Net Making Day
      Fish and small game made up an important part of our hunter gatherer ancestors diet, meaning that hand knitted net making was a crucial skill to master. So we’ve put together this net making course to show you how to make your own net from entirely natural materials so that you can go away and make your own net for a variety of situations…[Further Details]
    • 1 Day Leather Working Course
      Based at our ancient woodland camp in Kent, we’ve put this leather working day together for anyone with an interest in craft, the outdoors, or who simply wants to explore another avenue of bushcraft.  So if you’re looking for an unforgettable day, join our experienced craftsman, Paul Bradley, in a leather working day that focuses on leather work tools, design and construction…[Further Details]
    • Basket Weaving Day
      Our hunter-gatherer ancestors were particularly skilled at making baskets using a host of different materials for a wide range of uses, from purely practical to ceremonial.  We’ve put together this basket weaving course for anyone who would like to learn this fabulous skill…[Further Details]
    • Pole Lathing Day
      This pole lathing course has been carefully designed for those who would like to develop their craft skills working with traditional, sustainable materials in a stunning ancient woodland location.  Don’t worry if you don’t have any previous greenwood working skills, we’ll guide you through the prcocess from start to finish…[Further Details]

    Where do your craft courses take place?

    Westwell, Kent, just 50 miles from the centre of London, in quite stunning ancient woodland in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. We have access to around 60 or so acres of broadleaf woodland.  Our camp is in a private woodland, which itself is in the middle of private land.

    What previous experience do I need?

    All of our courses are designed so that you don’t need any previous experience, and are entirely hands on so that you leave us with simple, practical and repeatable skills. We are certain that you will have a lot of fun along the way!

    What facilities are available on your woodland craft courses?

    So that you can effectively learn the skills that we teach, we have created a learning environment in the woods.  Our craft courses are based at an expedition style camp with a yurt and wood burning stove, a parachute, a kitchen area, 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 the adjacent working farm campsite.

    Call us to enquire about our craft courses – 07553 763397