D of E Residential

This course is open to all Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s entrants and is an exiting opportunity to learn Bushcraft skills in a secluded Ancient Woodland environment. The timetable of activities has been designed to provide an initial introduction to Bushcraft and primitive living in Lowland Deciduous woodland. The course content will vary due to the seasons but will contain sessions on, the camp craft and cooking part of the course is where our instructors guide the group in how to prepare their food in a variety of ways using fire. As part of the residential we will also be spending a little time working in the woods to promote its Biodiversity and habitat. During your stay with us you will sleep either in your own tent or under Tarps, which can be provided for a more immersive experience. The course will contain the following subjects but will be affected by the season.

  • Safe knife use and spoon carving.
  • How to start a fire by various methods and how to maintain it.
  • Preparation of safe water.
  • Plant and Tree identification and the use of the plants and trees we introduce you to.
  • We look at Shelters both Natural and man made and their pros and cons.
  • Cordage from various materials.
  • Tracking and animal sign.
  • The camp craft and cooking.
  • Introduction to Woodland management for Biodiversity.

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Survival for Teenagers

Lessons in Survival and Bushcraft for Teenagers without their gadgets.

Family Bow Making Day

A chance for the family to get out into a fantastic woodland environment and build a bow.

Bushcraft Cookery

This one-day course is designed to introduce the concept of Bushcraft cookery and allow him or her to leave the woods feeling relaxed about preparing meals in the wild.

Two Day Family Bushcraft

On this two day 2 night course we will introduce you and your child to the joys of the natural world. This course has been broken into short interactive chunks and as much fun as possible.

Two Day Introduction to Bushcraft

This two day two night course is our intermediate course which has proven to be the most popular so far. No prior experience is needed for this course.

One Day Introduction to Bushcraft

The aim of this course is to introduce you to the fundamentals of Bushcraft in a small group. The content of the course may vary due to the season.

Forest School

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.