Introductory Bushcraft Day

WildWoodlands Introductory Bushcraft & Day

Our one day bushcraft course is ideal for those who are new to bushcraft and a great way to get started. This course will definitely get you on the right track to gaining some bushcraft skills that you can build on.

This introductory day course covers all the basic skills that you will need and you will get plenty practical hands-on whilst you’re with us. No prior experience is required for you to attend this course.

All courses vary depending on the season but below is a typical example of the format of our WildWoodlands Introductory Bushcraft day:

  • Course Location: Cornwall
  • Course Time: 9:00 Saturday – 16:30 Saturday
  • Course Duration: 1 Day
  • Course Age: 14+ but under 18’s need to be accompanied by a paying adult
  • Course size: 6
  • Meals: Self Catered
  • Call Us: 07817 801618

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The course begins at 9:00 am, we meet at the designated meeting point where we have introductions followed by a safety briefing. We then have a short walk from the car park into the woodland where we will point out the location of fresh drinking water, washing area and composting toilet.

Once we arrive at the base camp, we will take the opportunity to outline the course structure. Then the instructor will take you through knife safety and safe cutting techniques, during this session you will make a tent peg.

Following a brief introduction on resources and locations an instructor will guide you through the shelter building process and you will then have the opportunity to build your own survival shelter.

In the afternoon, we will look how we can safe source, filter and purify water followed by fire lighting session where you will be using many man-made and natural tinder’s. After a short break we spend the rest of our time foraging in and around the woodland learning about edible, medicinal plants, tree identification and plant and tree uses.

At 16:30 the course ends and its time to depart.

Our courses are designed to be a fun experience and at no point during the course will you be expected to do anything that you are uncomfortable with. Our helpful and friendly instructors are always on hand with help, advice, and assistance.

So why not join us in the woods for a day, learn some new skills and start your bushcraft journey!

If your looking to camp out over night then why not join us for the weekend on our 2 night Bushcraft weekend.

If you do not see a date that works for you, just get in touch and we will do our best to run a course for you.