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Bush Roots

A Weekend Bushcraft Course - Learn the Basics

LOCATION

Pitlochry

PLACES

14

2024 DATES

5-7 July or

22-24 August

PRICE

£295

Join us for a weekend bushcraft course that promises to open the door to this fascinating subject.  Learn a host of useful wilderness skills and knowledge that will enable you to feel more at home in the woods and reconnect to nature in a meaningful way.  

This course is perfect for those starting on their bushcraft and camping out journey, but equally it suits people who want to add to their outdoor repertoire and possibly pass these skills on to family members, scouts or friends.  

It pays to learn the basics well, so on this packed weekend we'll look at fire, shelter and water as well as explore some exciting campfire cookery techniques.  We'll guide you in safe knife use and you'll practice these skills by carving some useful camp gadgets.  You'll learn about nature's larder and explore the edible, medicinal and utilitarian uses for plants and trees as well as learn how to identify the tracks and signs of the animals which surround you in our secluded forest camp.  

This course is the perfect gateway into the world of bushcraft and promises to be a great foundation course or simply a fun weekend out in the woods!

What You Will Learn On This Introductory Bushcraft Course:

  • Survival priorities

  • Fire lighting and management, inc. fire by friction.

  • Campfire cookery 

  • Safe knife cutting use and techniques

  • Knife sharpening

  • Water - finding and disinfection

  • Shelter Building

  • How to ID plants and trees and their uses.

  • Animals tracks and signs 

Ed Stafford makes a survival shelter on a bushcraft course

Bushcraft Course Details 

LOCATION

Pitlochry

PLACES

14

2024 DATES

5-7 July or

22-24 August

PRICE

£295

This course is run from the majestic Bonskeid Estate near Pitlochry.  A mature mixed woodland site on the banks of the River Tummel, this woodland is secluded and has great camping spots.  Ancient hazel copse mixed with old oaks, birches and whopping douglas firs make this site a great place to immerse yourself in nature.  The wood is full of wildlife and we are truly privileged to be able to run our courses from this special site.  

Full joining instructions and arrival details will be sent out at the time of booking.    

This site is close to Pitlochry, right off the A9, and so is very accessible. We offer a complimentary train pick up service from Pitlochry rail station for up to 4 clients per course on a first come-first serve basis. There is ample private parking on site for those travelling by car.  

Ancient oak woodland with bluebells carpeting the floor
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