April Special Offer
We are delighted to announce a special offer for April: 20% off all new Emergency First Aider
course bookings from now until Wednesday 30th April 2014
. Please call the Woodlore office on 01580 819668 to make your booking.
Woodlore Presentation Gift Pack
If you are buying a place
on one of our courses as a present for a birthday or other occasion, please do not hesitate to contact
the office staff for
a beautiful presentation gift pack
so that your loved one has something to open on their special day.
Our week-long premier Bushcraft survival courses are for
those who want comprehensive instruction in the cornerstones of
wilderness Bushcraft. Each is demanding and rewarding in its own
way and will leave you with a higher understanding of the world
through which you travel.
Wilderness Bushcraft goes far beyond survival. Woodlore will
open your eyes to a world of possibilities and challenge you not
only to forage for food, fire, water and shelter but also to
look inward to find the resources that you need. From the
essential skills needed to survive and thrive in the wild, to
the enlightening and specialist skills of tracking, that will
empower you to recognise, interpret and follow the subtle
signatures of the wildlife that shares our woodland. Ray Mears'
Woodlore will guide you in experiencing the world in a
liberating and enlightening way.
Extremely rewarding on a personal level and comprehensive in
their breadth and depth, these Ray Mears Bushcraft courses are
conducted entirely in the outdoors from a friendly base camp.
They are, however, sometimes tough and challenging. No
Our exciting short bushcraft courses have been designed for
people whose time is limited, those seeking more specialist
training, or the novice who wants a taste of bushcraft and the
possibilities that Woodlore offers.
Our short courses are surprisingly in-depth and cover a wide
range of subjects. Being part of the Woodlore community and
sharing our campfire is a perfect way to start your journey or
make the first steps into a deeper understanding of the more
specialist branches of Bushcraft.
Students attending these short bushcraft courses will come
away with the satisfaction of new skills learned and practiced
and often surprise themselves with their own achievements! They
are an excellent way to experience the complimentary skills of
bushcraft as taught by Woodlore.
The speed of air travel, the frequency with which people go
abroad and the exposure of remote places through film and
television can make the world seem like a small place sometimes.
In truth, there are still vast areas of wilderness where you can
find true silence interrupted only by the songs of nature.
Woodlore will guide you in the exploration of these incredible
places and help you to prepare for the journeys that lie
There are not many opportunities to visit the wild places of
this planet under the guidance of such experienced leaders or to
learn the skills of wilderness travel from experts in the field.
Woodlore provides both opportunities in some of the worlds most
beautiful and remote environments. We are renowned for providing
the highest quality training and experiences for the adventurous
and continue to be innovators in the field. Start your journey
with us and open up a world of possibilities.
Modern life, we are often told, conspires to pull the family
apart. Our family bushcraft courses offer you the chance to be
a real family unit. They offer the fun of camping but with
the added bonus of discovering nature and experiencing bushcraft
together in a stimulating and safe environment.
Making a campfire, shelter building, tree and plant
recognition, campfire games and stories, watching some of the
stars of British wildlife and learning to recognise their tracks
are just some of the highlights of these wonderful family
These courses are conducted from an expedition style camp in
East Sussex and are self-catering. Please bring enough food for
the duration and a stove to cook it on.
Our unique wilderness First Aid courses have been developed
in partnership with Solo Medical Training Limited and are
designed to instil life saving techniques by using scenario
Solo Medical Training Limited was formed by Emergency
Ambulance Personnel with vast experience in pre-hospital
emergency medicine. With expertise, and a proven track record in
the teaching of First Aid and emergency medicine to the NHS,
private healthcare and corporate business, they offer the best
First Aid training in the industry.
The series of Woodlore First Aid and Medical Training courses
consists of the 2-day Woodlore
Emergency First Aider, which gives you an Emergency First
Aid At Work (EFAW)qualification, the week long Woodlore
Wilderness First Aid, which gives you a First aid at
Work qualification. We are also pleased to be able to provide
the 3-day Woodlore
First Aid Refresher for those who have previously
attended a week long first aid course with Woodlore.
Our junior bushcraft survival courses are aimed at
adventurous youngsters not yet old enough to attend an adult
Fundamental courses for the 11-16 age group expose budding
young Bushcrafters to the wonders of nature for a week without a
parent or games console in sight.
Skills courses designed for 14-17 year-olds take those
skills and knowledge further, giving them the tools to be
competent and confident in the great outdoors.
number of students on any junior bushcraft course will not
exceed 16 and there is a purposeful low student: staff ratio of
no more than 4:1.
It is our firm belief that Wilderness Bushcraft has something of value to give to everyone. Hopefully this is reflected in our programme of
bushcraft courses and educational Wilderness Bushcraft Survival courses that have evolved over the thirty years we have been operating.
At Woodlore, bushcraft course development is a never-ending process as we endeavour to bring the subject to a wider range of students.
The skills and knowledge gained through Ray Mears bushcraft is extended and enhanced by tapping into the wilderness survival skills
developed by many indigenous peoples and other experts in the bushcraft survival course field, including Lars Fält, Brian Desmond and many others.
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