the wilderness project

BUSHCRAFT

Enjoy an amazing outdoor experience and develop your range of bushcraft techniques

All our bushcraft training courses allow you the opportunity for hands-on experience with expert tuition and guidance. Choose from open public courses or talk to us about devising your own bespoke event.

Your bushcraft experience will be run from our beautiful venue at Nannerth Fawr set in 200 acres of stunning Welsh countryside on the banks of the River Wye near Rhayader. With access to woodland, wetland, hedgerows, moorland, pasture and the river itself, this is a wonderful location to relax in.

It may also be possible to arrange for courses to be run at your group’s own venue (subject to suitability).

Bushcraft or Survival?

At Wilderness Project/Learn Outdoors we feel there is a difference between bushcraft and survival and our training courses focus much more on the development of bushcraft skills.  Survival techniques are those employed in response to an emergency situation where you are looking to keep yourself out of harm, for a relatively short period of time, until you can find safety or are rescued.  You’ll be prioritising the likes of communication, shelter and water over long-term comfort, food and minimising environmental impact.

With bushcraft we are more concerned with how we can exist comfortably in the wild, on a longer term basis, with the basic equipment we are carrying whilst having a care for the natural environment.  You will have planned and wanted to be in a bushcraft situation and the skills you develop will make that experience pleasurable.

There are of course cross-over skills and you will learn techniques on our bushcraft courses which could be directly employed in a wilderness survival situation such as navigating using the sun or constructing a simple shelter.

TRAIN THE TRAINER

This foundation course is designed to provide you with the skills and confidence to run some basic bushcraft sessions with your own group exploring ways in which you would deliver basic bushcraft sessions yourself.

BUSHCRAFT SKILLS

Connect with the natural world as you build a fire, create shelters, carve wooden tools, forage for wild food, cook in the open and more, whilst enjoying the beautiful tranquility of mid Wales.

BESPOKE BUSHCRAFT

All our bushcraft training courses allow you the opportunity for hands-on experience with expert tuition and guidance. Create bespoke events for your group.  Talk to us about devising your own.

Form

TESTIMONIALS

 "The venue was superb.  I am honestly unsure how the course could have been improved.  Thank you."

TESTIMONIALS

 “Really knowledgeable and helpful staff who gave really good safety briefings but who were incredibly flexible with the groups needs and interests.” 

TESTIMONIALS

"The course was extremely well set up with lots of helpful learning activities." 

TESTIMONIALS

"Very well organised, fantastic amounts of information with practical demonstrations." 

TESTIMONIALS

“All safety measures in place. Excellent tutors and Course Director. Venue excellent and pupils taken through all safety procedures with walking activities to cooking.”

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“This is the best first aid course I have been on.  The teaching methods in combination with a comprehensive syllabus helped to achieve this.  Robin is a highly skilled trainer.  Thanks!” 

TESTIMONIALS

“All safety measures in place. Excellent tutors and Course Director. Venue excellent and pupils taken through all safety procedures with walking activities to cooking.” 

TESTIMONIALS

"The instructor was very friendly and explained things in a way I could understand. Safety was always first.  Venue was excellent." 

TESTIMONIALS

“I attended an invaluable, well-structured, comprehensive, supportive and enjoyable Advanced Hill Skills course. This small-group course was tailored to meet my individual needs, namely to improve specific Mountain Leader skills prior to putting myself forward for assessment. After the course I was then able to pass my Mountain Leader Assessment with confidence.”