If you'd like to learn to understand our wild places, its flora and fauna, and how to survive in the wild, then join a bushcraft session.

Find out how to make natural shelters, forage for food and water, or light and manage a fire for warmth and cooking. You'll develop many new useful skills and gain a deeper understanding of the natural world and have the self-confidence to travel on your own and be self-reliant.

A number of activity companies organise bushcraft sessions. You can also have a go at bushcraft with the Forest Holiday rangers if you stay in one of their cabins at Keldy and Cropton Forests.

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Bushcraft specialists

Rewilding Adventure

Offering a range of course, from three-hour fire lighting workshops, all day fire by friction experiences and full weekends to challenge your skills. Whether you’re interested in spoon carving, greenwood working or a weekly Bushcraft Skills Academy there will be something for you.

The Rugged Outdoors

Bushcraft, woodland walks, foraging, woodland cooking, shelter-building and survival courses, for children and families.

Wild Country Walkabouts

Low impact, outdoor activities, including bushcraft and archery, group activities and challenges, wildlife awareness days, birthday parties and progress towards the John Muir Award.

Other activity companies offering bushcraft sessions

Carlton Outdoor Education Centre

Located on the edge of the National Park near Stokesley, offering archery, canoeing, rock climbing, orienteering, hill walking, mountaineering, problem solving courses, environmental field studies, high ropes and forest survival skills and bushcraft.

Peat Rigg Outdoor Training Centre

Rock climbing, canoeing, zip lining, abseiling, orienteering, kayaking, high rope, gorge scrambling, caving, sea kayaking, hill walking, raft building and bushcraft.


Taking activity groups from four to forty or more, or bespoke 1 to 1 sessions, learn to climb, canoe, sail, raft or navigate, woodland and bushcraft.

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