In May 2017 we will be launching The Primitive Skills Year a course designed and delivered to instil students with the practical know-how of utilising natural materials in a woodland environment for their comfort throughout 10 modules spread over an 18 month period. This course was originally desig
Here is a brief insight into some of the skills of our Woodland Wayers in this case an overview of our two hide work weekends where our students begin with a raw deer skin and go home with soft smoked buckskin.
The movement of the sun through the sky has been used to determine direction probably since humans first existed. There are several ways that the sun can be utilised to give a general indication of direction, one of which is to track its movement through the sky by marking the movement of a shadow c
Most agree, food always tastes better outside, especially on a lovely sunny day surrounded by friends & family, but there might be a little bit more to it than just that. Barbecue in full flow When we think about cooking outside there are a plethora of ways & means to do this. Everyone is ca
Whilst nattering around the camp fire one evening, the finer points of damper bread were being discussed. It was mentioned & maybe you have heard, or even tried this to, that there is enough moisture in a banana to make one damper bread. This thought stayed with me & those that know me reali
This blog is meant to serve as a quick how to for any budding bowyers or anyone who has made plenty of bows but always tillered on a fixed notch tillering stick.
Over a series of blogs we will be taking a closer look at tinder bundles. We will be taking it apart and rebuilding it with you piece by piece, focusing on materials that are available to us now at this time of year. We will also look into detail on the subtleties that can […]
Hello, my name is Asa. 9 months ago I was lucky enough to win Bushcraft & Survival Skills magazine’s Christmas day competition for a 3 month work experience placement with Woodland Ways starting on May 24 at the Bushcraft Show and ending on August 24.
Most can recognise a badger, they are truly an iconic animal, but how many of us can say we’ve actually observed one in the wild? In this blog I will give you some hints & tips I have picked up along the way on what to look for and how to go about utilising the […]
This sauce goes really well with oily fish such as mackerel or trout, but is good with any seafood and also works well with egg or cheese dishes.