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Introduction to Tracking & Awareness Day Course

Introduction to Tracking & Awareness Day Course


Course Location: Oxfordshire, Leicestershire, Derbyshire, Bedfordshire

Course Time: 09.30-16.30

Course Duration: 1 day

Course size: 12

Course Age Range: 18+

Call US: 01234 351006 (09:30-16:30 7 Days) / 07843 064114 (Out of hours)

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Introduction to Tracking & Awareness Day Course

This course is designed to introduce you to the fascinating and addictive topic of animal tracking. During the day we will get you to participate in some basic awareness techniques to improve your tracking ability, teach you some practical tracking techniques to get the most out of your tracking, show you how to identify some common animal footprints and how to record for posterity using plaster casts, as well as plenty of hands-on practice of tracking its self.

After an initial welcome and introduction to the history of tracking, we will get you to zone into the rhythm of the woodland using some well-established awareness exercises.

We will then spend a bit of time first looking at animal gait patterns, individual animal footprints and how to identify them and then action indicators before going out and putting it into practice and exploring ways to improve your tracking opportunities such as utilising track traps, angles and lighting.

After lunch we will partake in another awareness exercise before more hands-on practical tracking during the afternoon we will also select suitable tracks and go through the process of taking permanent records of the tracks using plaster casts.  While these are setting we will have a brief look at other animal sign apart from footprints such as scat, feeding sign, etc.  

We will finish the day by collecting your plaster casts and then a final test of your powers of observation. 

We operate from a basic woodland venue with rustic furniture around the camp so do feel free to bring additional items for your comfort throughout the day and download our recommended kit list for additional advice. There will be hot and cold water for drinks and a base camp style toilet for your comfort. This is a non-catered course so you will need to bring along a packed lunch and snacks.  

  • Near Brickhill, Bedfordshire


    This 70 acre private woodlands is situated approximately 20 minutes drive from the World Of Bushcraft Centre in Bedford, sitting on the side of the Woburn Abbey Estate. Comprising of a 50/50 split of broad leaf and coniferous canopy it hosts some wonderful topography and is home to a wide variety of flora and fauna, including Muntjac and Chineese Water deer. We hold day courses, private weekend bookings, stag do's, school education parties and corporate events here. This woodland is also provided for private instruction and training.

  • Belvoir Estate- Leicestershire


    With very kind permission of the Duke and Dutchess of Rutland, our courses here are set within the stunning private 16000 acre Belvoir Castle estate boasting truly beautiful areas of ancient woodland.

    The venue is located just outside the village of Nipton in rural Leicestershire around 6 miles west of Grantham. Our main base is set within a remote 400 Acre solid block of Woodlands, with no road noise or light pollution, and with access to the wider Estate. With 31 of the 32 species of native trees the canopy is simply stunning, and the vast acreage provides us with plenty of scope for renewable resources. As you would expect, there is an abundance of wildlife and flora.

    We operate all of our courses here for individuals to book on to, including our Woodland Ways Weekend, we also offer private bookings, school bookings, stag do's and corporate events. Toilet facilities are provided by means of composting toilets and there are central covered teaching area's within the woodlands comprising of timber and canvas structures.

    If arriving for a course please do not head to the Castle, in order to protect the privacy of the family. Please ensure when travelling to the venue you use the directions and not rely on Sat Nav in order to prevent getting lost.

This course can be purchased as an 18 month voucher, to book online choose "18 month voucher" from the options above and we will email the details over to you. Alternatively if you are purchasing this course as a gift we can post you a full colour gift presentation pack for just £4.25, just choose posted instead of emailed delivery option. Or contact us by phone to make the arrangements.

Call US: 01234 351006 (09:30-16:30 7 Days) / 07843 064114 (Out of hours)

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