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March 2020

Bushcraft Competency Training

March 14 @ 9:00 am - March 16 @ 3:00 pm
Spring Wood entrance just south of Springwood Fisheries, Grangewood Farm, Grangewood
Swadlincote, Derbyshire DE73 8BJ United Kingdom
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£305

This IOL approved course covers the key skills of Bushcraft including, safe Shelter building, effective knife skills,fire lighting, successful friction fire lighting, water filtering, wild foods, string making and direction finding. The course will equip you to work towards the Bushcraft Competency Certificate.

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April 2020

Bushcraft Competency Training

April 6 @ 9:00 am - April 8 @ 3:00 pm
Spring Wood entrance just south of Springwood Fisheries, Grangewood Farm, Grangewood
Swadlincote, Derbyshire DE73 8BJ United Kingdom
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£305

This IOL approved course covers the key skills of Bushcraft including, safe Shelter building, effective knife skills,fire lighting, successful friction fire lighting, water filtering, wild foods, string making and direction finding. The course will equip you to work towards the Bushcraft Competency Certificate.

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Family Bushcraft Day

April 9 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Grangewood Farm, Netherseal
Swadlincote, Derbyshire DE12 8BG United Kingdom
£50

A great mini adventure for the whole family. Build a good shelter, create fire with friction, make a pot hanger as well as sample something tasty from the wild.
Adult £50.00
Child (Under 16) £30.00

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Wild Food and Wilderness Cookery

April 18
Spring Wood entrance just south of Springwood Fisheries, Grangewood Farm, Grangewood
Swadlincote, Derbyshire DE73 8BJ United Kingdom
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£74

Have a great day out in the woods whilst also gaining inspiration, understanding and confidence about some of our many seasonal wild foods available in our woodlands and Countryside.

You will learn how to identify various plants/trees/fungi as well as discover how to create a variety of dishes combining what we have gathered with various simple ingredients/wild food that I have brought in. Building your confidence whilst having fun will be Daves focus coming from 25 years of professional experience.

9.30am to 4 - 4.30pm

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May 2020

Bushcanoe Trip Scotland

May 11 @ 9:00 am - May 17 @ 4:00 pm
£650.00

A perfect mix of Bushcraft and Canoeing around the Ardnamurchan region of Scotland, one of the most picturesque areas of the UK. Join Matt Mandrell, Pete Morton and Dave for a trip that is sure to meet the mark.

Halfboard (we will provide evening meals for you all to cook)

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Sharp Tools Day

May 30 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Silva Foundation, Long Whittenham
£78.00

This one day, IOL approved course is aimed at anyone wanting to gain confidence, competence or additional understanding about using knives and saws with reference to passing it on to others. You will be shown various techniques suitable for different age groups/abilities/tasks and gain understanding of the thinking behind this. You will also look at different knives which can make a significant difference as well as choosing wood that is suitable or ideal for tasks/clients. Time is also spent on maintenance of tools and the Law. By the end of the course you will have created a wide range of very useful products and gained plenty of know how along the way.

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Friction Fire Lighting days

May 31
Spring Wood entrance just south of Springwood Fisheries, Grangewood Farm, Grangewood
Swadlincote, Derbyshire DE73 8BJ United Kingdom
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£85.00

A great opportunity to gain some real confidence and understanding with the Bow Drill as well as the Hand Drill friction fire lighting methods.

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June 2020

Lime Bark Day

June 13
Spring Wood entrance just south of Springwood Fisheries, Grangewood Farm, Grangewood
Swadlincote, Derbyshire DE73 8BJ United Kingdom
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£90

This day course looks at the remarkable uses of the Lime tree with particular reference to the bark. You will learn how to work with the bark at the time of year that it can be separated from the wood, with a little bit of know how, in order to make to make some outstanding containers of various sizes. You will also work with the retted bark and create some amazing lengths of string/rope learning about how useful this has been throughout European history. On top of this you will also spend time making a simple matt or basket using strips of the bark gathered during the day. 9.30am to 4.30pm

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Introductory Bushcraft Day

June 13
Spring Wood entrance just south of Springwood Fisheries, Grangewood Farm, Grangewood
Swadlincote, Derbyshire DE73 8BJ United Kingdom
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£90.00

A great day grasping the basics of Bushcraft from one of the most established schools in the UK. Effective shelter construction, efficient fire lighting, successful friction fire lighting as well as Wild food tasting, string making and more besides.

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Small Roundwood Construction

June 13 @ 9:00 am - June 14 @ 4:30 pm
Spring Wood entrance just south of Springwood Fisheries, Grangewood Farm, Grangewood
Swadlincote, Derbyshire DE73 8BJ United Kingdom
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£195.00

This 2 day course aims to give you the confidience and understanding of using axes, saws froes and billhooks along with other basic tools in order to construct simple semi permanent structures. The course will cover; Understanding of different tools/styles, safe handling and maintenance, safe design of various structures, choice of wood and a variety of joints and weaving techniques. For 2019 we aim to construct a small hut next to the top camp at Spring Wood. Price is 195 pounds IOL members 165.

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