Bushcraft camp

Bushcraft survival skills day in the North East of England, the North Pennines, Northumberland, Durham and Kielder

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The bushcraft day is aimed at beginners wanting an introduction to bushcraft skills and also those with some basic knowledge wanting to improve their bushcraft skills. During the bushcraft day you’ll learn the key skills needed to survive: how to build a shelter from natural materials, how to light a fire several different ways in difficult conditions, how to manage a fire and to cook on it, wild food foraging and wild medicines and how to ensure you have a supply of safe water.

Shelter is essential in cold and wet conditions. You’ll learn how to build an emergency, one-person, temporary shelter using the natural materials you find around you.

Fire lighting is a key survival skill: it warms us, it dries us, it makes water safe to drink, it cooks our food, it lifts morale.
  • You’ll learn several different ways of fire lighting
  • You’ll find out about a wide range of tinders and learn how to build the flame up into a fire you can cook over
  • You’ll learn how to manage the fire from start to finish to minimise impact on the surroundings
Wild food and medicines: you'll explore the plants around to find the ones that you can eat and the ones that will help treat life threatening conditions in an emergency survival situation.

: you’ll find out how to cook on a camp fire, including making supports and hangers to hold cooking pots over the fire.

Water: ground water is rarely safe to drink in Britain; we’ll look at some ways of collecting and preparing water to make it safe to drink.

Ring or email to book a day and time that suits you.

You can also do this as a half day session and choose the activities you'd like to be included. Please get in touch to discuss content.

: 7 hours (or 3.5 hours for half day option)

Cost: 75 each for first two people plus 25 per additional group member. Individual one-to-one booking available at 150. (Half day option - shelter and fire - is 85 for two people and 15 per additional person).

Booking: Ring or email to book a day and time that suits you; tel. 01388 529154 or email enquiries@natureholiday.co.uk then fill in and return the booking form (by email or post) and click on the button below to pay online.

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Further information: Minimum group size two; maximum 12. Participants should be 16 or over. Bring a packed lunch.

The bushcraft day activity leader is qualified through the Institute for Outdoor Learning to teach bushcrafts to groups and has been involved in bushcrafts and woodland skills for over thirty years. He is DBS cleared.

Location: North Pennines - Harehope or Hamsterley Forest, Weardale or Kielder

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