£: 235 for the Bushcraft course and 265 for the Wilderness Cookery course (available to book exclusively through selected Cotswold Outdoor stores).
What is it?
With a series of courses in Bushcraft Training, go back to basics in the great outdoors to learn the skills of our forefathers and how to live from nature alone. The courses have been created especially for Cotswold Outdoor by the experts at the Bushcraft Company. The bespoke two-day courses will take place at a secluded site on a private estate in rural Oxfordshire.
Course overview: Bushcraft
The two-day Bushcraft course offers the opportunity to gain a real understanding of what it means to live in the wild. Bushcraft is a set of ancient skills used daily by our ancestors, and is a fantastic way of introducing participants to the wilderness and countryside for inspiration and adventure.
Day one will include cooking lunch over a fire, knife techniques and cutting tools, as well as building and sleeping in shelters. Day two will include tree and plant recognition, first aid, traps and tracking.
The Wilderness Cookery course teaches participants how to cook amazing food over an open fire using techniques that take things way beyond the barbecue. You will learn to light and manage wood fires and produce meals like venison roasted in a pit oven, salmon boned and panassed over hot coals, bannock bread and even pineapple upside down cake in a Dutch oven. Overnight accommodation is provided in comfortable bell tents in a stunning safari-style camp.
Day one will include fire lighting, grill cooking, dutch ovens and panassing fish. Day two will include foraging and wild food, rabbit butchery and cooking breakfast and lunch.
More info: Cotswold Outdoor