Down in the Woods Ltd run a variety of Bush Craft courses from One Day Introduction to Bushcraft to the Duke of Edinburgh’s Bushcraft Residential and Bushcraft Skills week. Click the find out more button to view the full course list.
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A warm welcome to Down in the Woods Ltd run by Christopher Pryke.
Down in the Woods Ltd is an educational company providing BUSHCRAFT, FOREST SCHOOL and DUKE OF EDINBURGH services to children and adults of all ages. We pride ourselves on the quality of our courses and integrity of our staff. You can find out more by clicking through to the Bushcraft courses and Forest School sessions pages. You can also take a look at our Duke of Edinburgh services provision.
Down in the Woods Ltd run Term Time and Holiday Time Forest Schools at Warren Farm for different age groups. Click the find out more button for more details.
Oct 26th I have put together some photographs from my recent trips to Dartmoor National Park. The weather was unusually kind to me this time. On previous occasions I have had cold, wing fog and driving rain. Here are some of the photos from the few days I spent there visiting stone circles and spotting […]
We had fun Cooking Fish and Bread over the fire at Adhurst yurts last Friday. We cooked Trout and Mackrell over the fire and bread to go with it.
The children prepared and cooked Club Bread over the fire and the adults baked a risen loaf a in the Dutch oven over the fire.
At Forest School in Cheam we have been looking at the plants around us that have medicinal properties. Last week we took a look at Plantain or Plantagus major.
We made a plantain tea with it and the class tried it deciding that it tasted like (green hot water) so not a big hit then.
We Had a Chemistry lesson in Forest School today how to turn a Bluebell into a Pinkbell using Yellow Meadow ants and Formic acid.
I spent a nice day out on Saturday helping with the Bronze Duke of Edinburgh expedition. At one spot just below the Bluebell Railway I came across a small Silver Birch woodland carpeted with Wild Garlic Allium ursinum.
I spent some time in my favourite woodland today practicing a little tracking and having lunch. I thought I would just see what I could find to heat up the stew I had taken.