Woodland Survival Crafts


Bushcraft and Survival Skills Specialists


Bushcraft and survival based activities provide an excellent basis for helping people to understand social skills; team and personal development; as well as environmental issues.

Woodland Survival Crafts offers a comprehensive range of bushcraft survival courses designed to educate, challenge and inspire both young and old.

Find out more about Woodland Survival Crafts and take a look at our dates and prices for our current standard range of courses.

We also provide personal tuition and mentoring on a one to one basis, as well as training for outdoor centres throughout the UK.

What’s Going On:

Dave will be at the Institute for Outdoor Learnings National Conference on 14-15 October organising the Bushcraft workshops along with Kevan Palmer from Woodland Ways and others. The focus this year is to really get people looking into more detail as to how Bushcraft skills can enhance learning at all levels of understanding from simple principles to in depth science.

20 Year Celebration Weekend

Woodland Survival Crafts will be 20 Years old on 1st October and to mark this occasion we are putting on a weekend at Spring Wood for friends and those who have been on previous courses.

There will be various things going on in the day to take part in but it will be very much a bring and share weekend to highlight all that is great about being out in the woods using the skills and senses we have come to call Bushcraft. £55 for the weekend per person.

Featured Course:
Small Roundwood Construction

This two day course aims to give you the confidence and understanding of using of using Axes, Froes and Billhooks in order to build simple structures.

The course will cover the following subjects:

  • Understanding of different tools/styles
  • Safe handtdng of each and experience in a range of ways these tools can be used
  • Maintenance of tools including sharpening
  • Simple greenwood joints including choices of wood
  • Splitting Wood of all sizes from logs to thin wands
  • Wattle weaving and framework

Find out more about Small Roundwood Construction



Latest Feedback

We are always pleased to hear what people think of our courses. Here are just a couple of the comments received after the Shropshire Forest School Conference:

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  • Just a quick line to say thank you so much for the training day last week. Everyone has been buzzing about it. It was truly informative and inspiring. Thanks so much for coming such a long way and giving us such a good day.

    Andy Barclay, Cornwall Outdoors
  • Building shelters was an amazing workshop where using simple techniques totally changed the outcome, thus facilitating confidence to put into practice what I learnt.

    a Forest School leader
  • I thoroughly enjoyed my workshop with Dave, exploring den-making without using any string! It is so important for all Forest School Practitioners to refresh and update our skills, they are the resources we can draw on to support our work. And it is a useful reminder of what it means to be a participant rather than a facilitator. When you can do that alongside a diverse range of other practitioners, too, the learning takes place in so many dimensions. Thank you!

    Sara Knight
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Why not visit our shop and see what we have to offer?

The latest addition is a handy booklet entitled ‘Shelter Frames and Campfire Furnishings’, with all the information you need to get you started on those key woodland building projects.

Reasons to choose Woodland Survival Crafts

  1. Dave is an Approved Bushcraft Trainer and Assessor for the Institute for Outdoor Learning
  2. Our main instructors are Accredited Practitioners with the IOL
  3. Dave has become a Leading Practitioner for the IOL. One of the Institute’s highest awards
  4. Dave has been a writer for the Bushcraft and Survival Skills, Living Woods and Horizons magazines
  5. Superb Woodlands set in the National Forest providing excellent resources for the many training courses we run

Discover more about our popular bushcraft courses or read a selection of customer testimonials.

We provide quality approved Bushcraft courses for schools
and business, individuals & outdoor professionals