Bitesize Bushcraft & Survival – 1/2 Day

Our WoodlandCPS Bitesize E & E course is aimed at those who want a quick fire look at Bushcraft & Survival, just the bullet points to add to your life’s toolbox.

This course runs in just three hours 0930 – 1230 or 1300 – 1600, we will introduce you to the basic skills required to survive in the wilds, and is based on the main principles of survival, food, shelter and water. We will keep things simple showing you what the UK woodland has to offer in regards to emergency food and Shelter how to implement a rightful mind-set to surviving the initial shock of being lost in the wilds. You will be shown how to make use of a natural emergency shelter, identify and collect emergency food, collect and purify your water, prepare your own food.

This half-day course takes place on the woodland site of the Sinfield Nature Conservation Trust, Woodbridge Suffolk.

The course has to adapt to the ever-changing seasons, but below is a typical example of our Bitesize Bushcraft & Survival Course.

Upon entry into the woodland we will make ourselves comfortable underneath the parachute shelter and following the mandatory safety brief and a quick talk about the rule of 3’s where you prioritise your work routine. Following a break for tea, coffee or juice we will go for a walk in the woodland, where dependent on the time of year you will be to introduced to some of the trees and plants that we use in Bushcraft and Survival emergency for food,

This bite size Bushcraft & Survival course will give you a snap shot into making the best of bad event, based on the principle that you do not have any fire lighting or cutting implements (these parts are covered in more depth on our 1 day introduction & weekend courses).

You’ll find out quickly when working in the outdoors a simple task takes much longer than in our modern comfortable lives, so we then get straight into looking at Bushcraft & Survival emergency natural shelter construction specifically where, how and what with.

We finish the session off looking at the principle of water, we will look and talk about the knowledge required of where to look and find water, how to safely collect it, and most important how to filter your water making it safer to drink.

At the end of the session we walk out of the woods back to the cars, and on route the instructors continue to share their knowledge with you about the sustainable use of the resources that are available to you in this environment.

It is not our mission to turn you into a Bushcraft or Survival legend in a single session, but rather impart knowledge that is easy to remember, easy to practice and most importantly have fun whilst doing. “Would you rather survive or thrive in the wilds?”

 

Please help us to continue the amazing conservation projects carried out at the Sinfield Nature Conservation Trust Site, when booking this course 15% of your course cost is directly donated from WoodlandCPS Bushcraft School to the Sinfield Nature Conservation Trust, a registered charity and a Non Profit Organisation.

Pricing

£29.99 per person

Information

Location:
WoodlandCPS Bushcraft School, Sinfield Nature Conservation Trust Wild Life Site, White House Farm, Hasketon, Nr Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP13 6JP.

Duration:
½ Day (Three Hours)

Start AM:
09:30am
Finish PM:
12:30

Start PM:
13:00
Finish PM:
16.00pm

Course Size:
Maximum 12

Catering:
We will provide both hot and cold drinks, you will need to bring a packed lunch of your choice.

Medical:
Please ensure you have adequate amounts of any medication you may be taking or may need to take due to environmental conditions.

Minimum age is 18 years

Bushcraft Game Preparation – 1 Day

This specialty course will introduce the students to Game as the primary source of protein and salt in Bushcraft and how to prepare the animals in the field.

All students will observe and participate in the following animals being prepared (Dependent on time of year); Pigeon, Pheasant, Squirrel, Rabbit and Deer.

The students will receive a safety brief on the potential of injury from the animals that are common in small game that have been hunted with a shotgun, air rifle or sling shot.

Rabbit: The students will observe two demonstrations on preparing a Rabbit in the field.  The first one is the Huntsman field prep where the complete internal intestines are removed without the need for a knife keeping the rabbit whole but without the parts that would normally spoil the meat left inside.

The second demonstration will show the students how to prepare a Rabbit for both pelt and meat, a much more deliberate preparation taking care not to spoil either the meat or the fur pelt that can then be processed to make clothing and footwear.

Pheasant: The Pheasant is a much more muscular bird compared to the Pigeon so when preparing this piece of game we prepare it for using just the breasts. The students will be shown how to prepare the bird without the need for a knife.

Squirrel: The Squirrel is a great source protein and is easy found in the rural setting. It is available all year round; the students will be shown how to prepare the squirrel concentrating on the loin meat on the back and the legs.

Pigeon: The students will be shown how to prepare a pigeon without the need of a knife making use of just the breast meat but will also being shown all the other parts of the bird that can be eaten including the heart, lungs, kidneys and liver. They will be shown the crop of the bird, which is a useful tool for locating both where the birds possibly roost and eat for future hunting.

Deer: The Students will be introduced to this the largest of our sources of protein in accordance to managed shoots / culls within the allotted time periods throughout the year. The cuts students will be taught are the removal of both Hind legs, the Haunch Legs and the 2 fillets along each side of the back.

Once all demonstrations the students will be asked to come forward and prepare a piece of Game animal as previously shown. There is no pressure for the students to get hands on if they do not wish to do so.

All prepared meat will be cooked in a one-pot stew over the open camp fire.

 

Please help us to continue the amazing conservation projects carried out at the Sinfield Nature Conservation Trust Site, when booking this course 15% of your course cost is directly donated from WoodlandCPS Bushcraft School to the Sinfield Nature Conservation Trust, a registered charity and a Non Profit Organisation.

Pricing

£100 per person

Information

Location:
WoodlandCPS Bushcraft School, Sinfield Nature Conservation Trust Wild Life Site, White House Farm, Hasketon, Nr Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP13 6JP.

Duration:
1 Day

Start:
09:00am

Finish:
16:30pm

Course Size:
Maximum 12

Catering:
We will provide both hot and cold drinks, you will need to bring a packed lunch of your choice.

Medical:
Please ensure you have adequate amounts of any medication you may be taking or may need to take due to environmental conditions.

Bushcraft for Families – Weekend Course

“WOW” Course:

Our Introductory Bushcraft & Survival Course for families:

Our WoodlandCPS Bushcraft Fundamentals for families (otherwise known as the WOW course) is aimed at families who wish to be tested, and surprised at every turn. You will all be aware of your positions within your family home / unit, but will those positions hold up if you become lost without every day amenities within a woodland location.

This course introduces Bushcraft to the family unit, and is based on the four main principles of survival, fire, food, shelter and water. Throughout the weekend you will learn how to build an emergency shelter, collect and purify your water, prepare your own food, and how to light a fire. But during the WOW weekend it could be just as easy to see one of the kid’s who can get the fire alight, or Dad who does the cooking, only the Sister or Brother who can remember what plant was edible and Mum being the only one who remembers how to tie the knots, all WOW moments when your family finds themselves adrift from normal life styles.

This two-day course takes place at the beautiful Sinfield Nature Conservation Trust site, Woodbridge, Suffolk.

The course has to adapt to the ever-changing seasons, but below is a typical example of our Bushcraft Fundamentals Course.

From the meeting point following introductions we take the short walk into the mixed woodland. During this walk your instructor will be more than happy to point out both the present flora and fauna that has a direct part to play in the skills of Bushcraft,

Upon arrival at camp we will make ourselves comfortable underneath the parachute shelter and following the mandatory safety brief and a quick tour of the school, you will be informed of the latest UK Knife Law and then without delay you will be issued with and introduced to the Mora Pro Carbon C Bushcraft Knife and its basic use, you will be taught how to hold, pass and complete a number of basic cuts all safely under the instruction of a qualified instructor. Following a break for tea, coffee or juice we will go for a walk in the woodland, where dependent on the time of year you will be to introduced to some of the trees and plants that we use in Bushcraft for food, fuel and fire.

We will break for lunch. Free tea, coffee, biscuits, juice and water will be available throughout the day.

Fire is one of the most enjoyable skills to master for anyone wishing to develop their Bushcraft skills and therefore after our walk in the woods your instructor will demonstrate the following: the selection of appropriate kindling and tinder, and then show you different methods of getting your fire lit, and maintaining it. You also have the opportunity to try out the different methods, with our instructor providing extra tuition and guidance as required.

Once your happy you will be sent into the woods to gather your own materials, for the opportunity to build and light your own fire using natural tinder’s, fuel and the Light My Fire Swedish Fire Steel (WOW).

You’ll find out quickly when working in the outdoors a simple task takes much longer than in our modern comfortable lives, so we then get straight into looking at Bushcraft shelter construction specifically where, how and what with and when in family unit the natural leaders will show themselves possibly for the first time (WOW).

You will finish the day being shown how to deploy a Tarp Shelter; this is where you will spend the night. (WOW).

The day ends around the campfire with roasted marshmallows and sharing of your WOW moments on day one.

You will arise with the dawn chorus, to the smell of bacon cooking on the grill, once every one has eaten and refreshed them selves, we will get straight into building natural shelters, ones that are so efficient you don’t even need a sleeping bag or roll matt on the floor and that need no cordage/string to build (WOW).

We will break for lunch. Free tea, coffee, biscuits, juice and water will be available throughout the day.

We spend the afternoon off looking at the principles of food and water, we will talk and look at the knowledge required on where to look and find water, how to safely collect it, and most important how to filter and purify your water making it safe to drink. Following water we turn our attention to food and the main sources of protein in the form of wild game including, Rabbit, Pigeon, Squirrel and Pheasant (WOW).

At the end of the day we walk out of the woods back to the cars, and on route the instructors continue to share their knowledge with you about the sustainable use of the resources that are available to you in this environment.

It is not our mission to turn you into Family Robinson in a weekend but rather impart knowledge that is easy to remember, easy to practice and most importantly have fun whilst doing. And above all else take those WOW moments back to your home.

 

Please help us to continue the amazing conservation projects carried out at the Sinfield Nature Conservation Trust Site, when booking this course 15% of your course cost is directly donated from WoodlandCPS Bushcraft School to the Sinfield Nature Conservation Trust, a registered charity and a Non Profit Organisation.

Pricing

Price per person £100.00

Minimum family of 2 persons

Family of four (2 adults 2 children, 1 adult 3 children) only £350

Information

Location:
WoodlandCPS Bushcraft School, Sinfield Nature Conservation Trust Wild Life Site, White House Farm, Hasketon, Nr Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP13 6JP.

Duration:
2 Day

Start:
09:00am Saturday

Finish:
16:30pm Sunday

Course Size:
Maximum 12 at our Woodbridge site

Catering:
Fully Catered (Please inform us at the time of booking of any food allergies or dietary specifics)

Medical:
Please ensure you have adequate amounts of any medication you may be taking or may need to take due to environmental conditions.

Bushcraft Weekend Course – 3 Day / 2 Night

Bushcraft Weekend

Our Intermediate Bushcraft Course:

The WoodlandCPS Bushcraft Course Weekend is our most enjoyable course, this course is not just for Bushcrafter’s but also, Wild Campers, Hikers, Adventure Scouts, Senior Girl Guides or any one who routinely spends time in or who wishes to spend more time in the great outdoors.  Our aim is to impart knowledge and skills that will allow you to much more enjoy the great outdoors and not have to worry about “what if we need to make a fire?”,  “what if we run out of water?” etc.

This course is not military style course, but you will be very busy giving you the maximum experience of the basics of Bushcraft & Survival, in a fun and a safe run weekend.

This three-day, two-night course takes place on the beautiful Secret Meadows estate in Suffolk, an award-winning campsite with conservation at its heart.

The course has to adapt to the ever-changing seasons, but below is a typical example of our Bushcraft Weekend Course.

From the meeting point following introductions we take the Secret Meadows nature trail walk in to the woodland. During this walk your instructors will be more than happy to point out both the present flora and fauna that will have a direct part to play in your weekend ahead,

Upon arrival at camp we will make ourselves comfortable underneath the parachute shelter and will receive the mandatory safety brief and a quick tour of the school:

The Weekend will include the following:

  • You will be introduced to all the tools you’ll be using over the weekend including the Knife, Folding Saw, Bow Saw, Loppers and Bill Hook.
  • You will learn many different methods of how to ignite a fire and use tinder’s that are both natural and man made.
  • You will be instructed in how to make a shelter good enough to sleep in, (“and yes you will be sleeping in one”….). Shelters will include both ones erected using man made Tarps and Natural Debris Shelters
  • You be informed of where best to erect your shelter, taking into account both environmental and geographical considerations.
  • You will be instructed in how to harvest water, filter it and most importantly how to purify it ensuring it is safer to drink.
  • During the weekend a lot of time will be spent in the ancient woodland, various trees and plants, will be introduced to you and their individual uses in Bushcraft and Survival explained.
  • You will learn how prepare simple game in the field including, Pigeon, Rabbit, Squirrel, Pheasant and Partridge (this is optional).

By the Sunday afternoon you will have greatly added to your personal knowledge of how to thrive in the great out doors, ensuring any time spent in the outdoors is both enhanced and enjoyed.

Our courses are designed to be a enjoyable experience, at no point during the weekend will you be expected to do anything that you are uncomfortable with, we are always on hand to offer help, advice and assistance.

Please help us to continue the amazing conservation projects carried out at the Sinfield Nature Conservation Trust Site, when booking this course 15% of your course cost is directly donated from WoodlandCPS Bushcraft School to the Sinfield Nature Conservation Trust, a registered charity and a Non Profit Organisation.

Pricing

£230.00 per person

Information

Location:
WoodlandCPS Bushcraft School, Sinfield Nature Conservation Trust Wild Life Site, White House Farm, Hasketon, Nr Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP13 6JP.

Duration:
3 Days, 2 Nights

Start:
Friday 6pm

Finish:
Sunday 12pm

Course Size:
Maximum 12

Catering:
Fully Catered (Please inform us at the time of booking of any food allergies or dietary specifics)

Medical:
Please ensure you have adequate amounts of any medication you may be taking or may need to take due to environmental conditions.

Children’s Bushcraft Game Preparation – 1/2 Day

Speciality Children’s Game Prep Course:

This specialty course will introduce the younger students to Game as the primary source of protein in Bushcraft and how to prepare the Rabbit in the field over 3 hours. Giving knowledge of where our food comes from in a totally engaging rural activity, this course is a staple life lesson. An adult who must accompany their child/children 8-17 in this totally engaging rural activity can assist at all times but the focus is on the young ones.

As a rule the child/children must have the strength to skin and prepare small game using a sharp knife, but with parent/guardian assistance this skill is possible for younger children.

We will start with a chat over hot/cold drinks and some biscuits about Game, and how we in the rural landscape have look at game as a food source for millennia.

All students will observe and participate in the skinning and filleting of a humanely dispatched rabbit following animals being prepared.

The students will receive a safety brief on the potential of injury from the animals that are common in small game that have been hunted with a shotgun, air rifle or sling shot.

Rabbit: The students will observe a demonstration on preparing a Rabbit in the field.  Using a Bushcraft knife we will process the Rabbits meat and skin, which can be used for Clothing. Before cooking the meat over an open fire to taste this incredible resource.

There is no pressure for the young students to get hands on if they do not wish too do so.

 

Please help us to continue the amazing conservation projects carried out at the Sinfield Nature Conservation Trust Site, when booking this course 15% of your course cost is directly donated from WoodlandCPS Bushcraft School to the Sinfield Nature Conservation Trust, a registered charity and a Non Profit Organisation.

Pricing

Price per person £29.99

 

Two children (with a supervising adult) only £80

Information

Location:
WoodlandCPS Bushcraft School, Sinfield Nature Conservation Trust Wild Life Site, White House Farm, Hasketon, Nr Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP13 6JP.

Duration:
1/2 Day 3 hours

Start/Finish AM:
Mon-Sun 09.30am – 12.30pm

Start/Finish PM:
Mon-Sun 13.00 – 16.00pm

Course Size:
Maximum 12 at our Woodbridge Site

Catering:
We will provide both hot and cold drinks, you will need to bring a packed lunch of your choice.

Medical:
Please ensure you have adequate amounts of any medication you may be taking or may need to take due to environmental conditions.

WoodlandCPS Bushcraft School – Bushcraft Introduction – 1 Day

Bushcraft Fundamentals Course:

Our Introductory Bushcraft & Survival Course:

Our WoodlandCPS Bushcraft Fundamentals course is aimed at those who want to learn how to live more comfortably in the wilds, or just remind and improve any previous basic knowledge learnt.

This course introduces you to the basic skills required to thrive in the wilds, and is based on the four main principles of survival, fire, food, shelter and water. Throughout the day you will learn how to build an emergency shelter, collect and purify your water, prepare your own food, and how to light a fire.

This one-day course takes place on the beautiful Secret Meadows estate in Suffolk, an award-winning campsite with conservation at its heart.

The course has to adapt to the ever-changing seasons, but below is a typical example of our Bushcraft Fundamentals Course.

From the meeting point following introductions we take a walk across two wild meadows in to the woodland. During this walk your instructors will be more than happy to point out both the present flora and fauna that has a direct part to play in the skills of Bushcraft,

Upon arrival at camp we will make ourselves comfortable underneath the parachute shelter and following the mandatory safety brief and a quick tour of the school, you will be informed of the latest UK Knife Law and then without delay introduced to the Mora Pro Carbon C Bushcraft Knife and its basic use, you will be taught how to hold, pass and complete a number of basic cuts all safely under the instruction of a qualified instructor.  Following a break for tea, coffee or juice we will go for a walk in the woodland, where dependent on the time of year you will be to introduced to some of the trees and plants that we use in Bushcraft for food, fuel and fire,

Fire is one of the most enjoyable skills to master for anyone wishing to develop their Bushcraft skills and therefore after our walk in the woods your instructor will demonstrate the following: the selection of appropriate kindling and tinder, and then show you different methods of getting your fire lit, and maintaining it. You also have the opportunity to try out the different methods, with our instructor providing extra tuition and guidance as required.

Once your happy you will be sent into the woods to gather your own materials, for the opportunity to build and light your own fire using natural tinder’s, fuel and the Light My Fire Swedish FireSteel.

We will break for lunch. Free tea, coffee, biscuits, juice and water will be available throughout the day.

You’ll find out quickly when working in the outdoors a simple task takes much longer than in our modern comfortable lives, so we then get straight into looking at Bushcraft shelter construction specifically where, how and what with.

Following your introduction you will build a one-person shelter either from a man made tarp material or from natural materials a debris shelter depending on the time of year.

We finish the afternoon off looking at the last main principles: water, we will look talk and look at the knowledge required on where to look and find water, how to safely collect it, and most important how to filter and purify your water making it safe to drink.

At the end of the day we walk out of the woods back to the cars, and on route the instructors continue to share their knowledge with you about the sustainable use of the resources that are available to you in this environment.

It is not our mission to turn you into a Bushcraft legend in a single day, but rather impart knowledge that is easy to remember, easy to practice and most importantly fun whilst doing. “Would you rather survive or thrive in the wilds?”

Please help us to continue the amazing conservation projects carried out at Secret Meadows, when booking this course 15% of your course cost is directly donated from WoodlandCPS Bushcraft School to the Sinfield Nature Conservation Trust, a registered charity and a Non Profit Organization.

Pricing

£90 per person, min age 18

Information

Location:
WoodlandCPS Bushcraft School, Sinfield Nature Conservation Trust Wild Life Site, White House Farm, Hasketon, Nr Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP13 6JP.

Duration:
1 Day

Start:
Please contact us for your desired date 09:00am

Finish:
16.30pm

Course Size:
Maximum 12

Catering:
We will provide both hot and cold drinks, you will need to bring a packed lunch of your choice, (Please inform us at the time of booking of any food allergies or dietary specifics)

Medical:
Please ensure you have adequate amounts of any medication you may be taking or may need to take due to environmental conditions.

WoodlandCPS Bushcraft School – Bushcraft and Survival for Military

Our Introductory Bushcraft & Survival Course for members of Military units:

Our WoodlandCPS Bushcraft Fundamentals for Military is aimed at members of the military who wish to have their already filled to the brim toolbox’s topped up with new knowledge in Bushcraft and Survival. You will all be aware of your positions within your unit, but will those positions hold up if you become lost without every day amenities within a woodland location?

This course introduces Bushcraft and Survival to the Military unit, and is based on the four main principles of survival, fire, food, shelter and water. Throughout the 2 days you will learn how to build an emergency shelter, collect and purify your water, prepare your own food, and how to light a fire. But during the 2 days it could be just as easy to see one of the youngest members who can get the fire alight, or the highest-ranking NCO who does the cooking.

This two-day course takes place at the beautiful Sinfield Nature Conservation Trust site, Woodbridge, Suffolk.

The course has to adapt to the ever-changing seasons, but below is a typical example of our Bushcraft Fundamentals Course.

From the meeting point following introductions we take the short walk into the mixed woodland. During this walk your instructor will be more than happy to point out both the present flora and fauna that has a direct part to play in the skills of Bushcraft and Survival.

Upon arrival at camp we will make ourselves comfortable underneath the parachute shelter and following the mandatory safety brief and a quick tour of the school, and then without delay you will be issued with and introduced to the Mora Pro Carbon C Bushcraft Knife the Laplander Folding Saw and the Light my Fire Swedish Fire Steel. You will be taught how to hold, pass and complete a number of basic cuts using the Mora knife and Laplander Saw all safely under the instruction of a qualified instructor. All actions practiced are completed with Survival in mind, “minimal effort providing maximum reward” (the management of calories…….).

Following a break for tea, coffee or juice we look at the next principle.

Fire, fire is one of the most enjoyable skills to master for anyone wishing to develop their Bushcraft and Survival skills and therefore after our walk in the woods your instructor will demonstrate the following: the selection of appropriate kindling and tinder, and then show you different methods of getting your fire lit, and maintaining it. You also have the opportunity to try out the different methods, with our instructor providing extra tuition and guidance as required.

Once your happy you will be sent into the woods to gather your own materials, for the opportunity to build and light your own fire using natural tinder’s, fuel and the Light My Fire Swedish Fire Steel.

We will break for lunch. Free tea, coffee, biscuits, juice and water will be available throughout the day.

You’ll find out quickly, when working in the outdoors a simple task takes much longer than in our modern comfortable lives, so we then get straight into looking at Bushcraft and Survival shelter construction specifically designed to provide protection from the elements we encounter in North Western Europe.

Dependent on the time of year and the ratio’s of light and dark you will either spend the night in the survival shelters you have built or deploy a tarp shelter as protection from the elements.

We finish the day in the comfort of either the parachute shelter or yurt (if extreme weather is present) looking at survival kits.

You will arise to the woodland dawn chorus on the second day hopefully following a very comfortable nights sleep, to the smell of fresh coffee and bacon cooking on the grill, once every one has eaten and refreshed them selves, we will get move straight on with obtaining new knowledge.

We continue and look at Trapping with the forefront of thought of “Risk V’s Reward”, and then you’ll, be given time to construct your very own trap.

Following the art of trapping we look at the animals we will be hoping to harvest, principally either Rabbit, Squirrel, Pigeon or Peasant, you will be shown ways to prepare the game in the field again following the principle of minimum effort, maximum reward (Protein and Salt….)

We will break for lunch (a one-pot stew using the meat we have harvested).

We spend the afternoon looking at the principles of water, we will talk and look at the knowledge required for where to look for and find water, how to safely collect it, and most important how to filter and purify your water making it safe to drink.

At the end of the day we walk out of the woods back to the cars, and on route the instructors continue to share their knowledge with you about the sustainable use of the resources that are available to you in this environment.

It is not our mission to turn you into a Military Family Robinson in a 2 day period but rather impart knowledge that is easy to remember, easy to practice and most importantly have fun whilst doing. And above all else take those lesson learnt and moments back to your unit.

 

Please help us to continue the amazing conservation projects carried out at the Sinfield Nature Conservation Trust Site, when booking this course 15% of your course cost is directly donated from WoodlandCPS Bushcraft School to the Sinfield Nature Conservation Trust, a registered charity and a Non Profit Organisation.

Pricing

£200 per participant, min age 18

Information

Location:
WoodlandCPS Bushcraft School, Sinfield Nature Conservation Trust Wild Life Site, White House Farm, Hasketon, Nr Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP13 6JP.

Duration:
2 Days + 1 Night

Start:
8:00am

Finish:
16.30pm

Course Size:
Maximum 12 (please note this 2 day course is for Military units minimum of 8 persons attending)

Catering:
Fully Catered (Please inform us at the time of booking of any food allergies or dietarty specifics)

Medical:
Please ensure you have adequate amounts of any medication you may be taking or may need to take due to environmental conditions.

WoodlandCPS Bushcraft School Teenagers Fundamental Bushcraft Course

Our WoodlandCPS Bushcraft Fundamentals for Teenagers

Develop new skills, Enhance previous knowledge learnt and Excel in something new. A great opportunity for young adults aged 13-17 to experience Bushcraft and Survival within a stunning nature reserve in Suffolk.

Aimed at 12-17 year-olds, the Teenagers Fundamental Bushcraft Course is designed to increase self-awareness and ability to thrive in a woodland setting whilst gaining a better responsibility and understanding for the environment, and its Fauna and Flora.

Parents are welcome to join their son’s or daughter’s on this course if they wish although we actively encourage teenagers to attend without parental supervision to provide a more immersive experience and remember our `Families WOW weekend course is a great experience where all generations are welcome above the age of 8 years old”.

Here you will spend two days and one night in our woodlands covering the Fundamental skills of Bushcraft, including knife craft, game preparation, shelter building, sleeping in your shelter, fire craft, game prep and camp craft.

This two-day course takes place on the beautiful Sinfield Conservation Trust estate in Suffolk, an award-winning charity with conservation at its heart.

The course has to adapt to the ever-changing seasons, but below is a typical example of our Bushcraft Fundamentals Course.

The young adults will learn the pure pleasure and enjoyment of fire craft, using both man made and natural tinder’s whilst using many different methods of ignition. They will learn with independence comes the need for maturity and this will be evident during the knife craft, you will learn how to safely hold, pass and use a bushcraft knife for every day uses in the wilds. They will also build their own shelter either entirely from natural materials or man made tarps, which forms the basis for their overnight accommodation.

Wild food will be provided both in the feather and in the skin and course participants will be encouraged to prepare and cook meals themselves over the campfire, whilst the importance of gaining protein in the wilds will be made clear no one is forced to take part in the game preparation.

If your teenagers are preparing for the Duke of Edinburgh Awards (DOE) this weekend will give them the opportunity to learn many skills required for all levels of the DOE.

An expert who teaches bushcraft full time and is part of the Suffolk Education System teaching KS3 students in schools routinely, runs this course and will be looking after the young adults.

Your instructor will be drawing on a full 22 year career in the British Military with experiences of bushcraft and survival from all a over the world.

This experience will test the teenagers, whilst offering them great rewards, both mentally and physically.

The realisation of finding out many new skills in a environment that could not be further from their modern bedrooms cannot be misunderstood. It is in our experience that following this weekend the respect for both nature and humans alike is raised to new high level for participants.

 

Please help us to continue the amazing conservation projects carried out at the Sinfield Nature Conservation Trust Site, when booking this course 15% of your course cost is directly donated from WoodlandCPS Bushcraft School to the Sinfield Nature Conservation Trust, a registered charity and a Non Profit Organisation.

Pricing

£180.00 per participant, min age 12 max age 17

Information

Location:
WoodlandCPS Bushcraft School, Sinfield Nature Conservation Trust Wild Life Site, White House Farm, Hasketon, Nr Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP13 6JP.

Duration:
2 Days + 1 Night

Start:
Saturday 9:00am

Finish:
Sunday 16.30pm

Course Size:
Maximum 12

Catering:
Fully Catered (Please inform us at the time of booking of any food allergies or dietary specifics)

Medical:
Please ensure you have adequate amounts of any medication you may be taking or may need to take due to environmental conditions.

Bushcraft/Survival Course – 5 Day’s for Military Units and Personnel

The WoodlandCPS 5 Day advanced Bushcraft/Survival Course is our most immersive course, this course is designed to place Military personnel into a North Western European woodland for 5 days and following three days of instruction the final day and night will be spent in a realistic survival situation. Our aim is to impart knowledge and skills that will allow you to much more enjoy the great outdoors and not have to worry about “what if we need to make a fire?”, “what if we run out of water?” and where’s my next meal coming from.

This course is not a full on military style course, but you will be very busy giving you the maximum experience of the basics of Bushcraft & Survival, in a fun and a safe run week.

This five-day, four-night course takes place on the beautiful Sinfield Nature Conservation estate in Suffolk, an award-winning charity with conservation at its heart.

The course has to adapt to the ever-changing seasons, but below is a typical example of our Bushcraft/Survival Week Course.

From the meeting point following introductions we take the Secret Meadows nature trail walk in to the woodland. During this walk your instructors will be more than happy to point out both the present flora and fauna that will have a direct part to play in your week ahead,

Upon arrival at camp we will make ourselves comfortable underneath the parachute shelter and will receive the mandatory safety brief and a quick tour of the school:

The Week will include the following:

  • You will be introduced to all the tools you’ll be using over the week including the Bushcraft Knife, Folding Saw, Bow Saw and Loppers.
  • You will learn many different methods of how to ignite a fire and use tinder’s that are both natural and man made.
  • You will be instructed in how to make a shelter good enough to sleep in, (“and yes you will be sleeping in one”….). Shelters will include both ones erected using man-made Tarps and Natural Debris Shelters (depending on the time of year).
  • You be informed of where best to erect your shelter, taking into account both environmental and geographical considerations.
  • You will be instructed in how to harvest water, filter it and most importantly how to purify it ensuring it is safe to drink.
  • During the week a lot of time will be spent in the ancient woodland, various trees and plants, will be introduced to you and their individual uses in Bushcraft and Survival explained.
  • You will learn how prepare simple game in the field including, Pigeon, Rabbit, Squirrel, Pheasant and Partridge (this is optional).
  • You will be taught how to craft tools for use in your camp.

By the Friday afternoon you will have greatly added to your personal knowledge of how to thrive in the great out doors, ensuring any time spent in the outdoors is both enhanced and enjoyed.

Our courses are designed to be a enjoyable experience, at no point during the week will you be expected to do anything that you are uncomfortable with, we are always on hand to offer help, advice and assistance.

During this week you will have a much greater time span to digest, practice, and become proficient in the knowledge being shared.

For the survival phase you will be working in pairs, to maintain the buddy system, you will have to build your shelter, collect enough firewood (NORMALLY GREATLY UNDERESTIMATED), forage for food, and find safe water to drink. Using your knife craft items capable of making your life more comfortable.

You will not be alone we will be with you at all times and on hand to assist as you require.

You will be rescued on the Friday morning and will be encouraged to eat a massive fry up…………

Thank you in advance

 

Please help us to continue the amazing conservation projects carried out at the Sinfield Nature Conservation Trust Site, when booking this course 15% of your course cost is directly donated from WoodlandCPS Bushcraft School to the Sinfield Nature Conservation Trust, a registered charity and a Non Profit Organisation.

Pricing

£400 per person, min age 18

Information

Location:
WoodlandCPS Bushcraft School, Sinfield Nature Conservation Trust Wild Life Site, White House Farm, Hasketon, Nr Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP13 6JP.

Duration:
5 Days, 4 Nights

Start:
Monday 09:00am

Finish:
Friday 13:00pm

Course Size:
Minimum 8, Maximum 12

Catering:
Fully Catered (Please inform us at the time of booking of any food allergies or dietary specifics)

Medical:
Please ensure you have adequate amounts of any medication you may be taking or may need to take due to environmental conditions.

WoodlandCPS Bushcraft School – Hunter Gatherer Specialty Course

Our specialty Bushcraft & Survival Course for those who wish to return to our natural ways:

Our WoodlandCPS Bushcraft Hunter Gatherer speciality course takes the two Bushcraft Fundamentals of food and water and strips them back. This weekend course will allow you the modern comforts of sleeping in tents or under tarps whilst learning the ancient skills to hunt and gather food and water.

This two-day course takes place at the beautiful Sinfield Nature Conservation Trust site, Woodbridge, Suffolk.

The course has to adapt to the ever-changing seasons, but below is a typical example of our Bushcraft Fundamentals Course.

From the meeting point following introductions we take the short walk into the mixed woodland. During this walk your instructor will be more than happy to point out both the present flora and fauna that has a direct part to play in the skills of Bushcraft and Survival.

Upon arrival at camp we will make ourselves comfortable underneath the parachute shelter and following the mandatory safety brief and a quick tour of the school, and then without delay you will be issued with and introduced to the Mora Pro Carbon C Bushcraft Knife the Laplander Folding Saw these tools will be vital in your constructing of your weapons. You will be taught how to hold, pass and complete a number of basic cuts using the Mora knife and Laplander Saw all safely under the instruction of a qualified instructor. All actions practiced are completed with Survival in mind, “minimal effort providing maximum reward” (the management of calories…….).

Following a break for tea, coffee or juice we look at the first hunting tool.

The Throwing Stick, this hand held weapon has multiple uses but as a hunting tool for ground based animals it comes to the fore, you will carve your very own throwing stick with your newly acquired knife and saw skills.

Once completed and hardened in the fire you are ready to try it out against our 3D targets (NO REAL ANIMALS ARE TARGETED OR HUNTED DURING THIS WEEKEND COURSE)

We will break for lunch. Free tea, coffee, biscuits, juice and water will be available throughout the day.

You’ll find out quickly, when working in the outdoors a simple task takes much longer than in our modern comfortable lives, so we then get straight into looking at our next hunting weapon the simple but very effective Bow and Arrow. You will be shown how to choose and harvest the bow and arrows from our hazel wood.

We will add modern cordage and feathers to our bows and arrows whilst looking at ancient methods as well.

Again once completed we test your newly made hunting tools against our 3D targets.

 

Dependent on the time of year and the ratio’s of light and dark once you have fuelled up on dinner you will spend the night in your modern tents you have bought or under your own tarp shelter as protection from the elements.

We finish the day in the comfort of either the parachute shelter or looking at a couple of different carving skills with our knives ready for the next mornings tasks.

You will arise to the woodland dawn chorus on the second day hopefully following a very comfortable nights sleep, to the smell of fresh coffee and bacon cooking on the grill, once every one has eaten and refreshed them selves, we will get move straight on with obtaining new knowledge.

We continue and look at Trapping with the forefront of thought of “Risk V’s Reward”, and then you’ll, be given time to construct your very own trap.

You will be shown how to construct a deadfall trap, a spring strap and simple snares. We will look at the pros and cons of each of these traps and discuss the ethical and moral ways of managing traps. (NO REAL ANIMALS ARE TARGETED OR HUNTED DURING THIS WEEKEND COURSE).

Following a break for tea, coffee or juice we look the fundamental of water.

We spend the next couple of hours looking at the principles of water, we will talk and look at the knowledge required to find water, how to safely collect it, and most important how to filter and purify your water making it safe to drink.

We will break for lunch. Free tea, coffee, biscuits, juice and water will be available throughout the day.

The final period of time is spent looking at wild edibles (dependent on the time of year/season) we will identify simple plants that are easily remembered, that can be turned too to provide the green and roughage that could be added to protein to form the varied diet we need to survive.

At the end of the day we walk out of the woods back to the cars, and on route the instructors continue to share their knowledge with you about the sustainable use of the resources that are available to you in this environment.

Our speciality weekend course is designed to give you hands on experience in hunting and gathering, it will not tech you the fundamentals of fire or shelter we are concentrating on the food and water fundamentals during this weekend.

It is not our mission to turn you into a person capable of living in the wild alone for a year in a 2-day period but rather impart knowledge that is easy to remember, easy to practice and most importantly have fun whilst doing.

 

Cost: £200 per participant, min age 18

 

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Dates (contact us for your preferred dates)

Military Bushcraft & Survival Information:

Location: WoodlandCPS Bushcraft School, Sinfield Nature Conservation Trust site, Woodbridge, Suffolk.

Duration: 2 Days + 1 night

Start AM: 08.00am

Finish: 16.30pm

Course Size: Maximum 12

Catering: Fully Catered (Please inform us at the time of booking of any food allergies or dietary specifics).

Medical: Please ensure you have adequate amounts of any medication you may be taking or may need to take due to environmental conditions.

Please help us to continue the amazing conservation projects carried out at the Sinfield Nature Conservation Trust Site, when booking this course 15% of your course cost is directly donated from WoodlandCPS Bushcraft School to the Sinfield Nature Conservation Trust, a registered charity and a Non Profit Organisation.