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Private wood near Great Hampden

Bushcraft 101 : Day course SOLD OUT

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Bushcraft 101 : Day course SOLD OUT
Bushcraft 101 : Day course SOLD OUT

Time & Location

23 Sept 2023, 10:00 – 16:30

Private wood near Great Hampden, Speen, Princes Risborough HP27 0RT, UK

About the event

Designed to be informative and fun, this relaxed bushcraft course will take you from novice to budding bushcrafter.

We'll learn the following skills:

  • Knife skills, safety, and carving techniques
  • Carving tent pegs
  • Making a cooking tripod
  • Making cordage from natural fibres
  • Setting up tarpaulin shelters including easy to learn knots
  • Fire masterclass - ancient and modern techniques with a range of materials.

By the end of the day you'll have had the satisfaction of creating your own fire from scratch and the confidence to do it again in the future.

About the location

  • A beautiful beech woodland in the Chilterns
  • Driving is recommended. The nearest station is Princes Risborough, about 10 mins drive away. Pickups may be possible if you speak to me before booking.
  • Parking is available on site

Need to know

  • No experience necessary, I cater to complete novices as well as those with a little background knowledge
  • Participants must be aged 16+. 16-17 year olds must have a supervising adult.
  • All bushcraft tools will be loaned to you as part of the course - you're welcome to bring and try your own kit as well
  • Please bring warm clothing and waterproofs
  • Please bring a packed lunch with you
  • A composting loo is available on site
  • Start: 10am sharp. End: Around 16:30 - may vary a little depending on progress with the last activity
  • Detailed location and instructions will be sent after booking

Previous customer reviews

"I booked this as a birthday gift for my fiancé, and we both had such a brilliant time. The time flew by and we learnt so much! We were very lucky to find a course that offered lots of flexibility in choosing what skills to focus on and how we'd like to spend the day.  Alex is very patient and explains things clearly.  It was loads of fun, I highly recommend this experience."

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"Summary: 10/10 would learn bushcraft from Alex again!

He was very knowledgeable and friendly, we had a wonderful time!

Full review: I booked a private weekend course with Alex for my husband's birthday weekend away. We're both nature enthusiasts and were looking for someone to teach us how to survive and live sustainably in nature at an introductory stage.

We were shown how to use everything safely and given a good degree of freedom to experiment as well.  Alex was very friendly and patient with teaching us a variety of knowledge, e.g. plant identification and uses in the woodlands, how to use tools or make items from different types of wood.

We were doing things in our own pace and did not feel like we were confined to a schedule. It was truly a fantastic weekend for the both of us.

Being out in nature has definitely relaxed our mind, body and soul, and Alex was a great guide for us! Seriously you won't regret learning bushcraft from him!"

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