Bushcraft skills

Bushcraft

Our bushcraft courses will teach how to survive in the wild! Whether you’re an intrepid traveller or just want to take part in a fun, new experience, choose from our range of courses which focus on different aspects of bushcraft and arm you with a range of skills.

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Our experienced Lee Valley ranger team run a series of one and two day courses which focus on key bushcraft skills such as wild food cooking and wild camping.

Each two day course includes an overnight stay at Lee Valley Almost Wild Campsite to ensure that you get the most from the course.

Learn how to:

  • Handle and use axes, knives and saws
  • Light a fire by traditional methods – no lighters or matches required
  • Forage for food in the wild
  • Prepare the bounty that you’ve foraged from the wild
  • Cook and even bake over an open fire
  • Build different kind of shelters
  • Purify your own water
  • Whittle – what tools and wood to use, as well as how to use them safely

Courses can be adapted for groups, team building events and schools.

To find out more call 03000 030 632 or email almostwild@leevalleypark.org.uk and we’ll be happy to talk you through the options available.

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Bushcraft courses

Weekly Bushcraft courses

If you're a resident camper, we're running weekend Bushcraft sessions to help you brush up on your survival skills and get the most out of your stay.

Join our on-site Bushcraft instructor every Saturday or Sunday and become the next top explorer!

Plus, there's no need to book in advance. Simply let us know which courses you'd like to attend and pay on the day.

Intro to Bushcraft skills

09:30
£10 per person
Learn how to light a fire and build your own shelter.

Cutting tools usage and safety

11:00
£10 per person
Learn how to handle and use a Bushcraft knife and carve wood safely.

Campfire cookery

13:30
£10 per person
Discover how to cook on and manage an open fire safely. You'll even cook your own Bannock bread!

Advanced Bushcraft

15:00
£10 per person
If you're an experienced camper, learn the skills of fire by friction.

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