Beginner’s Bushcraft for Educators

This one-day bushcraft course is the perfect first step on your journey into the fascinating world of bushcraft and traditional living skills. We have developed this course to provide an introduction to the tools, techniques and skills required to incorporate bushcraft into your outdoor sessions. It is a great course for teachers, and educators who wish to learn some new skills.

This is your chance to spend a day learning to use tools, build fires, make shelters, and put up tarps with our experienced Wild things! instructors. This is for anyone who enjoys taking part in outdoor activities, or is keen to gain some new transferable skills in order to improve a group’s comfort and experience outdoors.

Bushcraft is all about working with the natural environment, and using materials which have been gathered in a safe and sustainable way. No previous experience of bushcraft activities is required, just bring a love and enthusiasm for learning outdoors (and your packed lunch!).

The course runs from 9:30am until 3:30pm.

In the morning you will gain an introduction to the subject of bushcraft, whilst learning how to put up a tarp safely and learning some nifty and clever knots (even the ‘knot-phobic’ folk will be smiling by the end of the day!). We will also demonstrate some ideas for natural shelters. After lunch we will show you the materials needed for some traditional fire lighting and you will have the opportunity to cook over a fire.

The course will also cover topics such as simple shelter building, putting up a tarp, an introduction to wild food, and traditional fire lighting. These will include:

  • Traditional fire lighting, including using fire steels
  • Shelter building, and using tarps
  • A quick introduction to foraging and preparing wild foods
  • Wilderness cooking

Wild things! provide all necessary equipment, tools, and learning resources.

Instruction and supervision is provided by our qualified and experienced Wild things! activity leaders. Maximum group size is 12 participants. Emergency Transport (4-wheel drive vehicle) is always available for the outdoor sessions. This course is for adults, aged 16 years old and above.

The course will run from 9:30am – 3:30pm and will be based at Sanquhar Woods, in Forres.

The course fee includes tuition, learning resources, and all necessary equipment and materials. This fee does not include accommodation or any meals but we will have teas and coffees on tap! We can supply a list of nearby accommodation for each venue if required.

Cost: £45

Select your chosen course from the dates and options listed above and complete the online booking form and make payment to confirm your place.

Please feel free to Contact Us for additional information, or if you wish to pay a deposit to secure your booking.