Woodland Ways operates multi award winning bushcraft course and Survival School in the UK. Join the UK's leading Expert of Bushcraft courses, survival courses, wilderness weekend, foraging courses, family bushcraft weekends, bushcraft equipment and outdoor survival skills training course.
These cover a range of bushcraft skills from our award winning Woodland Ways Weekend to specialist survival weekends on a single topic. Whether you want to be a Jack of all trades or a master of one, we have something for you.
Our family bushcraft course is an ideal way to share some amazing survival and bushcraft experiences with your children. For the teenagers who want to âgo it aloneâ there is our teenagers bushcraft courseâ¦ real Hunger Games style Tribute training!
From our Bushcraft Fundamentals to our Countryfile Top 10 Foraging courses, our 1 day courses offer something for everyone. They are both informative and fun and are a great way of learning some new survival and bushcraft skills.
The most advanced bushcraft courses available in the UK. This is total immersion into the world of bushcraft. Unique to us, you will be part of an exclusive club which goes way beyond a bushcraft and survival training program. There is no one else offering anything quite like this.
These very popular workshops are an ideal way to try out new survival skills without investing a lot of time or money. They cover a diverse range of bushcraft skills and are a great introduction to a particular craft.
We offer a variety of overseas bushcraft expeditions, each one is unique from anything else on the market. We have vast experience leading bushcraft expeditions abroad and our expeditions are often life changing experiences.
Want to arrange a survival course just for yourself and your friends, or you want to have a works day out? From stag doâs to school trips we can produce a survival course package that is right for you.
woodland ways in 2012 helped to build a single classroom school.
Through 2013-16 we have financed the build of 3 more classrooms, have financed teachers salaries, purchased educational equipment and introduced a funded feeding program for the children.
Join the Woodland Ways Team as we venture out to the cradle of human kind and the historic homeland of the Massai as we visit the Rift Valley in Kenya and stay within a Massai village. Throughout the expedition you will learn what it is like to be a Massai, from the ancient traditions to the modern Massai, you will be fully immersed into Africa and all its beauty.
The trip begins in Nairobi, where we are met by our massai hosts and transported into the hills to look down over the Rift Valley, home of the massai culture, during this time you will also be introduced to a number of traditionally used medicinal plants. We stay for the first few nights in the Ngong Hills and you are invited each day into a typical African household where we eat and drink with our guide and his family.
Following two nights in a guest house we drive by 4x4 out to a remote massai village within the Rift Valley, via a traditional african market. This village is our home for the remainder of our stay. Upon arrival at your tented camp just outside the village you will meet the villages and they will help you build the traditional boma, an acacia fence to keep out the wildlife.
From day three through to day eleven we now remain with the villagers, as each day you immerse yourself in their traditions and culture. Each day has a theme, you will trek with the massai 7 kilometres to the nearest water hole to bring supplies back to the village, you will learn the techniques for constructing a massai hut, you will learn traditional friction fire lighting techniques, we will visit Lake Magadi, home of flamingos, you will make your own massai jewelry to take away with you, and we will visit the Ollogersallie prehistoric archaeological site which holds the largest collection of hominid hand axes and other tools dating back over 500 000 years. You will learn tracking skills as you immerse yourself into life in the village, indeed the village is surrounded by Giraffe, Bustard, Antelope, Hyena, Leopard and more. This is an insight into the wildlife of the area that is unimaginable for most people.
Our time with the massai is organic and probably the most precious moments are those that are unplanned, for example taking tea inside the traditional maasai home, or being asked to help with a herding task. We conclude with an afternoon of celebration (and quite possibly dancing/singing!).
We feast on the last evening and celebrate with our Hosts.
This expedition is completely unique and will be a once in a lifetime chance to immerse yourself into the Massai culture. We operate in a very small group as a team and you will be expected to assist in all aspects of the trip, pushing vehicles when needed and herding goats as requested! Your money goes directly into the village, supporting people who really need it, and helping to protect a way of life. We do not do middle men... all your support goes into the village. When we told them we would help them build a school they're eyes lit up... this is what adventure travel is all about for us... we will see you in Kenya!
Payments can be made by monthly direct debit should you wish, contact us for details.
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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.
We'll take your details and payment over the phone and then email or post you and information pack along with the booking form. All you need to do then is complete the form and return it to us, your places are confirmed at the time of payment.
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Simply download the booking form and pop it in the post to us with your cheque for payment. We'll get in touch once your payment has cleared to confirm your booking.