MONTH BY MONTH BUSHCRAFT 2022

An exciting and varied month by month programme of bushcraft events across the year

event Profile

Date
march-october
price
from £5
Location
Dartington estate
Suitability
family
Age Range
6+

Overview

Month-by-month Bushcraft is an exciting year-long rolling programme of bushcraft workshops designed to reach across the bushcraft syllabus, looking at topics in detail while also following our local seasonal journey. Participants are invited to book individual days – as few or as many as satisfies interest. Most events will appeal to all ages, and we welcome accompanied children where appropriate (see individual event descriptions).

 

MARCH 27TH: SHELTERS

An in-depth look at shelters in the wild, from simple tent alternatives to snug cover made entirely from natural materials. We’ll also look at some cordage options and learn a few really useful knots. This is a hands-on practical day.
10am-4pm. £35 adult / £5 children  

 

APR 24TH: NATURAL RESOURCES

Awareness of the natural world is fundamental to the WildWise approach to bushcraft study. On this day we’ll begin by focussing on our sensory exploration of nature, with activities designed to tune the senses to our surroundings. Following this we’ll spend some time identifying and exploring the resources that nature offers. Examples might include plants useful for fire lighting, cordage, medicine or food. We’ll also look out for tracks and signs in nature and how to find and purify wild water sources..
10am-4pm; £35 adult / £5 children 

 

MAY 29TH: WILD FOODS BY CANOE

Travelling by canoe we will explore some of the more inaccessible and secret wild places to find local, seasonal plants and look at their various uses. We will identify and gather some edible and tasty varieties and learn different ways to prepare and cook them. The day will leave you with enough knowledge to sample and harvest a variety of plants in your own days out in the countryside. Read here for more details and to book.
10am-4pm, River Dart from Totnes
£55 adults, £15 per child 12yrs & under 

 

JUNE 26TH: FUNDAMENTAL FIRECRAFT 

This fascinating workshop explores the many different applications of fire. The skills taught and demonstrated include various creative methods to generate fire, 
The subject will be taught by practical demonstrations and experiential activity. Fire-making has such wide-ranging appeal that all ages and abilities can be catered for. Families welcome. All equipment provided.
10am-4pm; £35 adult / £5 children

 

JULY 31ST: TOOLS AND WOODCRAFT

An introduction to the safe use of hand tools for bushcraft. A great chance to practice and learn some fundamental practical outdoor skills with knives, saws and a few other tools. We’ll set you up with some simple woodcraft projects all in a relaxing outdoor woodland setting.
10am-4pm; £35 adult / £5 children

 

AUGUST 28TH: ADVANCED FIRECRAFT

Firecraft part 2 – a chance to practice and enhance your fire lighting skills covered on the basic firecraft day (see above). Includes a focus on Fire-by-friction.
10am-4pm £40 p.p. adults only

 

SEPT 25: SEASHORE EDIBLES

This afternoon out on the beaches and bays of this beautiful coastline will be spent foraging on the strandline, rock-pool rambling, snorkelling, beachcombing and preparing a diverse menu of seashore foods using a number of different cooking methods. There may also be time for a spot of fishing, swimming and paddling so please feel free to bring swimsuits / wetsuits / snorkels etc. Read here for more info and to book 
11am-3pm £38 adults / £8 kids (under 16) 

 

OCT 30: EARTH WHISPERS – A FUNGAL FORAY

Part of our 7 Wonders series. A whole day of foraging, harvesting, cooking & sampling.
2.30-5pm £7.50 adult £5 child 6-14YRS, £20 family. Click here to book.

Additional dates coming soon (to be confirmed)…

  • Outdoor Cooking 
  • Christmas Crafts Day
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