Literally learning to live off the land.
Say the word ‘bushcraft’ and people think of dining out on freaky-looking bugs and having to make your bed in a leech-infested puddle. But there’s more to it than extreme survival – it’s never really necessary to eat raw goat testicles, now is it? Deep within the Lake District National Park, Woodsmoke offer courses that teach fundamental bushcraft skills, helping you live in harmony with nature rather than biting its head off.
Through a variety of programmes, from a weekend taster to a six day immersion in survival techniques, Woodsmoke’s experts will help you identify and make the most of plants and trees, build shelters and make fires.You can also learn how to skin, prepare and cook game or forage for berries, nuts and fungi depending on how squeamish you are. There are plenty of hands on experiences to reinforce the theory.
A bushcraft course is certainly a twist on a traditional holiday and your tales of outdoor adventure will impress the water-cooler crowd no end. Most people return from their holidays wanting nothing more than their own bed; chances are you won’t be able to resist heading straight for the woods and going feral all over again.
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