forest skills day

June 11
Dartington Estate
9.30 am - 4.30pm
£35 per adult or child 13 yrs & above

This skills-based course is a resourceful and inspiring introduction to practical competence in the outdoors. It is designed for anyone who aspires to spend meaningful time in the woods and will focus on activities including firecraft, shelter building and the safe use of cutting tools.

The Forest Skills course opens the doorway to the world of bushcraft, and is designed to resource the participants with practical know-how in the outdoors. Basic skills will be taught in a supportive learning atmosphere. Becoming proficient with these skills takes time, energy and practice but we believe that acquiring these skills to a competent level is important in building personal confidence in the outdoors, as well as deepening your nature connection.

The final course content is subject to the interests of the group but is likely to include most of the following:
· Fire-making and management
· Improvised shelters
· Introduction to Woodcraft
· Use and maintenance of cutting tools
· Simple campfire cookery
· Coppicing

Course Tutor - Chris Salisbury
Educator, trainer and storyteller, Chris founded WildWise after working for the Devon Wildlife Trust. After forging a working relationship with Ray Mears and John Rhyder, fieldcraft has become an important component in his work on courses around the world. Amongst many other qualifications, Chris has also been through the Forest School training programme.

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