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


6th October 2019
25th January 2020
15th March 2020
3rd May 2020
21st June 2020 (Fathers Day)
8th August 2020

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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 Dates

Each course begins at 10:00am and finishes at around 4:00pm – 5:00pm

6th October 2019
25th January 2020
15th March 2020
3rd May 2020
21st June 2020 (Fathers Day)
8th August 2020

The Bushcraft Basics Course from Original Outdoors takes place in the Clwydian Range AONB just north of the beautiful market town of Ruthin. A mix of ancient trackways, woodlands and surrounding hills and rivers gives us a detailed environment to explore and learn to live in.

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

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Richard Prideaux

The primary instructor for this course is Richard Prideaux, the lead instructor for Original Outdoors.

Richard has spent the majority of his adult life working in the great outdoors. He specialises in wilderness skills, foraging and teaching search operations to our professional clients at our sister site outdoorprofessional.co.uk, where you can read more about him and his experience.

Amongst other things he is a qualified mountain leader, spent several years as an active member of one of the North Wales mountain rescue teams and regularly appears on screen and in print talking about foraging, bushcraft and survival and other essential outdoor skills.

Richard lives near Ruthin in North Wales.

Gift Vouchers for our Bushcraft courses

We sell gift vouchers for almost all of our public skills and experience courses. The vouchers are an e-voucher with a code, plus an A4 PDF that can be personalised with a short message for the person receiving it.

How it works

The process works like this:

  1. You can either choose a specific course date, or choose ‘Gift Voucher’ if you just want the recipient to choose a date for themselves
  2. Once you have chosen either a date or a voucher AND the number of places then click through to the checkout and fill in your payment information
  3. Your order will be processed and we will get in touch with you directly by email to ask if you want to add a message to the PDF
  4. We will send the PDF and the unique e-voucher code to you by email, along with another PDF that has instructions on how the person receiving the voucher can redeem it and claim their place
  5. You give the voucher to the person receiving it and they claim their place and pass their contact information to us so we can send them the rest of the course information

Please take a look at our Gift Voucher Terms and Conditions on this page, and please contact us if you have any questions.

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.

Private Bushcraft Courses

Any of our public courses can be booked as a private event, or we can create a day or event to meet your specific requirements.

Please get in touch directly, or take a look at the popular private courses below.

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
Rhewl
Ruthin
LL15 1UL

+44(0)1824 703 121 (Office)

adventures@originaloutdoors.co.uk

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