The programmes will be run on Saturdays between June and August. 10.00 am - 3.00 pm
Cost of £45 per session (A non-refundable deposit of £10 is required two weeks prior to the workshop start date) The site for the workshops will be in private woodland in the Bolam Lake area. Hot drinks and biscuit’s will be available throughout the sessions. Please bring suitable outdoor clothing and footwear and a packed lunch.
Bushcraft Essentials: 27th of June 2015
This course will introduce you to the essential bushcraft skills of tool use, fire lighting and water safety as well as shelter building . You will have a fun packed day learning lots of new techniques and perfecting your bushcraft skillset.
Tool use: 18th of July 2015
We might sometimes want to do more with the natural resources around us to create useful additions to use and admire. This workshop is designed to introduce the learner to a range of woodcraft tools like the knife, axe, carving tools and many more. You will be given access to a wide range of tools and encouraged to make simple items suitable for yourself to take away with you.
Animal tracks and signs : August 2015
“What on earth’s that”. If you have struggled to answer questions on the animal signs you discover on walks, visits or on your patch, then this is the workshop for you. You will look at a rage of animal skulls, footprints, droppings and feeding signs as well as how best to capture these clues and show them to your group. No prior natural history identification skills are required for this workshop.
Campfire cooking: 8th August 2015
Want to extend your outdoor cooking experiences to include ovens, cooking pits, plank cooking etc. then this workshop might give you some ideas for you to do outdoors? Using a range of cooking methods you will prepare food and evaluate their usefulness for outdoor feasting. And we get to eat them too!
Fire management: 22nd August 2015
Ever struggled to light or maintain a fire? Couldn’t find the right materials to get you started? This workshop is designed to give you hands on experience of starting and managing fires using a range of methods and materials. We will look at natural and manmade tinder, how to manage prepare and store tinder for fire lighting. We will look at the six methods of creating flame and practice those skills. You will learn different fire lays and there uses as well as the best types of wood for different fires. We will also look at fire safety, siting, and extinguishing. Everything you need to know to keep the kettle on.
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