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Introduction to Bush Craft

Our Bush Craft courses provide a practical, introductory experience of Bush Craft, in Derbyshire. You will be amazed at the amount of detail our instructors will cover in such a short time! The course is an ideal starting point for beginners who wish to try their hand at something new. No prior experience is required to attend our Bush Craft courses! It is also a relevant experience for those who already have a good understanding of Bush Craft techniques, but wish to practice and enhance their skills further.

Course content

Fire lighting 

  • Friction fire 

  • Primitive fire

  • Other fire lighting

  • Tinders

  • Extenders 


  • Plant & tree law

  • Medicinal plants

  • Edible plants

  • Useful plants


  • Temporary shelters

  • Long term shelters

  • Heating sources

Water purification

  • Techniques

  • Sources

  • Risks


  • Day & night

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Required kit
Price: £250 per person

All outdoor activities and course content will be delivered outside, so please come equipped with warm, comfortable clothing. We will also spend one night in our woods, where guests are expected to bring their own camping equipment. Catering will be provided from Mount Cook starting with the evening meal on your arrival day to lunch time on departure day. 

Our Bush Craft Courses are designed to be a memorable, fun experience. The Bush Craft instructors are always on hand to provide help and assistance, The course runs from 3 pm Friday - 3 pm Sunday, and participants must be 18 years +.