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Woodmaster Three Day Bushcraft Course

The Woodmaster Bushcraft Course

3- Day weekend UK bushcraft course held in North Wales

£240.00 per person / £280.00 including food

bushcraft survival course walesThe Woodmaster Wilderness Skills and Bushcraft course is currently the most detailed and intensive bushcraft course that we offer as an open course, covering the essentials of bushcraft and taking it to a higher level, including skills for planning trips and living outdoors and in woodland/forest areas for extended periods.

When we started offering bushcraft and wilderness skills courses to the general public we wanted to ensure that all courses were delivered to a high standard, with content that could be used in the real-world and in a setting that both tested and inspired the course participants.

The Woodmaster Course covers the following subjects:

  • Firelighting from basics to advanced techniques
  • Building short term and long term shelters from natural materials
  • Living in tents and bivvy bags and under tarps in all conditions
  • Use of hammocks and ‘sleep systems’
  • Equipment choice and care
  • Rucksacks and carry systems
  • Expedition skills and planning
  • Cooking over an open fire
  • Hot Smoking and preservation techniques
  • Finding safe drinking water and managing resources
  • Choosing and using a bushcraft knife, axe and saws safely (including sharpening)
  • Use of cutting tools
  • Campcraft and camp organisation
  • Camp hygiene and sanitation
  • Identification of useful plants
  • Building traps, snares and hunting options
  • Making tools, camp furniture and other items from natural materials
  • Practical carving
  • Basic tracking
  • Making cordage from natural materials
  • Knots and useful cordage techniques
  • Basic first aid
  • Emergency procedures
  • How to plan a short overnight trip
Course Venue

The Woodcrafter Course is run in a private 90-acre woodland in North Wales, just outside the town of Ruthin in Denbighshire and on the edge of Clocaenog Forest. A mixture of coniferous and deciduous tree cover, plus a limestone gorge, river and access to clearings and meadows ensure that course participants feel that they get the very most out of their time with Original Outdoors. Full joining instructions, including kit list, meeting points and other information will be sent once bookings have been confirmed.

Course Timings

The Woodmaster three day bushcraft course normally runs from a Friday to a Sunday. The course is paced to balance learning opportunities with personal development time, and in order to make the most of our time in the forest the working days can be quite long. However, breaks and rest periods are built into each day:
Day 1 – Start at 10:00am, finish at 8:00pm
Day 2 – Start at 8:00am, finish at 8:00pm
Day 3 – Start at 8:00am, finish at 3:00pm

Food and Accommodation

The course is conducted entirely outdoors in an expedition-style camp. We have a covered teaching, cooking and social area with campfire and cooking equipment, plus basic but clean composting toilets.

To keep the course fee to a minimum we do not include food for the course, however we do include tea/coffee and other hot drinks. Participants will need to bring their own food and method of cooking it – cooking over fires is allowed.

Participants will need to bring a tent, sleeping bag and sleeping mat. Some participants may wish to bring a tarp/hammock or other sleeping system instead.
All participant equipment must be carried into or out of the forest either in a rucksack or a kit bag that be loaded onto our 4wd to be driven up to the teaching area.

2017 Woodmaster Bushcraft Course Dates – £240.00 per person

(See below for booking information)

10th – 12th February
30th June – 2nd July

JUNE/JULY COURSE FULLY BOOKED

10th – 12th November

Course Booking Information

You can select a date or Gift Voucher option and choose to pay the full amount or deposit using the options below.
If you have any problems with booking please contact our offices on 01824 703121, by mobile on 07799031128 or email adventures@originaloutdoors.co.uk

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