Course Location: Oxfordshire, Leicestershire
Course Time: 19.00-12.00
Course Duration: 3 Days
Course size: 16 persons max
Course Age Range: 18+
Call US: 01234 351006 (09:30-16:30 7 Days) / 07843 064114 (Out of hours)
Woodland Ways Advanced Bushcraft Weekend
This course takes a few of the subjects that we cover on our Woodland Ways Bushcraft Weekend course and goes into them in more depth and also introduces some craft activities such as carving and basketry.
After being greeted by your instruction team there is a small walk to the fixed expedition style camp where you will be welcomed to the camp and its facilities. After a brief introduction to the tools you will be using for the weekend; knife and saw, you will then be shown how to split, shave and carve green wood and fashion some tent pegs. At the same
You will cook you own breakfast of a damper loaf,
After a buffet style lunch, you will be guided through the process of collecting and processing the materials to manufacture a group fire bow set. You will then use this to get your own shelter fire lit. With the shelter complete, the fire going and your cooking rig ready you are now in a position to think about your evening meal as we turn our attention to some game preparation.
As you meal is gently cooking over the fire there should be sufficient time to collect some seasonal wild ingredients to take back to camp and use them to make a tasty wild tea and to add to your evening meal. Whilst out and about we will also explore the flora and fauna of the woodland from the smallest animal sign to the largest tree.
All that is left to do is to enjoy your evening meal and get a good nights sleep in your shelter.
After a quick but hearty breakfast, the task for this last morning is to make your own willow basket to take home with you. You will be guided through the whole process of making a traditional round wicker basket. As the course finishes you will be able to use you finished basket to transport your lovingly carved spoon and tent pegs away with you.
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Our courses in East Lothian run from Blinkbonny Wood, a 100 acre mixed canopy woodland, nestling on the edge of the Lammermuir Hills which provides easy access to hill and moor.
Approximately 20 miles from Edinburgh and 5 miles from the historic market town of Haddington.
It is close to Longyester, and therefore public transport to the area is easily achievable with international flights coming in to Edinburgh, as well as Edinburgh Waverley Train Station.
The canopy is a mixed patchwork with birch, hazel and scots pine a plenty. Gorse throws in its usual colours in the year and at the woodland boundaries there are stunning views of the hills in one direction, the coast in another, and bordering farmland.
Within our woodlands here you are likely to see Roe Deer, and we have regular sign of badger. There is also a variety of species of owl.
We operate weekend and day courses from this woodlands and occasional longer duration courses that require access to the hill side. We also offer private courses for schools, parties, stag dos etc.
Nestling on the banks of the River Thames we have sole access to a 250 Acre Private Woodlands just outside the Village of Appleton, in Oxfordshire. With 125 Acres designated as SSSI (Site of Special Scientific Interest) there is an abundance of flora and fauna. With a mixed canopy throughout the woodlands and a mosaic of habitats this woodlands provides us with amazing resources, with Oak, Ash, Beech, Birch, Hazel, Hawthorn, Cherry, Blackthorn and more. We have resident populations of Muntjac, Roe and Fallow Deer. Plus a huge variety of other fauna with almost daily sightings of Stoat, Tawny Owl, Buzzard, Red Kite and so much more. 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 available my means of composting toilets and a portaloo. There are central covered teaching area's within the woodlands comprising of timber and canvas structures.
This wonderful wonderful woodlands is situated within 45 minutes of West London and the local train station (Oxford) is less than a 15 minute cab ride away. 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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If your course booking is for a gift, no problem, just let us know at the time of booking and we’ll email you a personalised gift certificate or 18-month voucher to print at home. Or, for a small supplement, we’ll print out a gift pack and pop it in the post for you.