Bushcraft Basics Course

Bushcraft Basics Course

£65.00 per person

The Bushcraft Basics Course from Original Outdoors is a one-day introductory bushcraft course held in North Wales

23rd February 2019
5th May 2019
28th July 2019
6th October 2019
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Course Description

Bushcraft Basics Course

1-day introduction bushcraft course held in North Wales

£65.00 per person

The interest in bushcraft and wilderness skills such as firecraft and shelter building is growing year upon year – this course is designed to give people a taste of the skills used, as well as a different way of spending time outdoors and connecting with the landscape.

The course takes place on a private 90-acre site near the market town of Ruthin and focuses on the core skills of bushcraft – Firecraft, Shelters and Food and Water. You will be learning alongside one of our experienced instructors in the woods and fields of this hidden corner of North Wales. By the end of the day you will have built a simple but robust shelter, learnt how to light a fire without matches or a lighter as well as a host of other outdoor skills.

This course requires no previous experience or for you to supply any specialist equipment. The only equipment you need to bring is good, solid footwear such as walking boots and suitable outdoor clothing, plus a lunch. We will supply all other required equipment for the day.

Please see below for full course content.

The course runs from 10:00am to approximately 4-5:00pm.

Course Content

  • Firelighting tuition using a variety of bushcraft methods
  • Building simple woodland shelters from natural materials
  • Cooking over an open fire and making pot hangers
  • Some examples of wild foods and other foraged items
  • Using a bushcraft knife, saw, axe and other sharp implements safely
  • Field sharpening techniques
  • Identification of useful plants
  • Bushcraft equipment choice

Course Location

The Bushcraft Basics Course from Original Outdoors takes place in the Clwydian Range AONB just north of the market town of Ruthin.

Full joining instructions and meeting points will be sent out by email after you book a place on the course.


Do I need to bring any equipment?

There is a minimum equipment list but it is what you would expect for a day spent outdoors including waterproof clothing and walking boots. We will supply any specialist equipment such as knives or axes, but you are welcome to bring your own equipment if you wish.

Can I bring a dog?

Yes – but it will need to be well-behaved and remain on a lead at all times.

How fit do I need to be?

There is around an hour of walking throughout the entire day, and once we are at the camp area you will be on your feet for most of the day. If you have any questions about fitness then please get in touch.

Additional Information

Booking Date

2019 Gift Voucher, 23rd February 2019, 28th July 2019, 5th May 2019, 6th October 2019

Who are we?

Original Outdoors is an established outdoor activity and training provider in North Wales.
We are passionate about the outdoors and share this through our training courses, activity days activity days and outdoor services.

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Get in touch…

Original Outdoors
Maes Gwyn
LL15 1UL

+44(0)1824 703 121 (Office)


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