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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. 

You'll learn how to make natural shelters, forage for food and water, and 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.

Bushcraft specialists
The Rugged Outdoors

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

Kirkbymoorside YO62 6EJ
T: 07809 716423 

Trailblazer Wildcraft

Run by the team behind Trailblazers Outdoors, introduction to bushcraft, foraging, family wildcraft, fire craft, shelter building, tracking, wildcraft geocaching, all in the heart of Dalby Forest. 

Dalby Visitors Centre, Dalby Forest, Low Dalby, Pickering YO18 7LT
T: 07540 723075

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.

Rosedale, North Yorkshire
T: 01751 417950

Wild Woodsmen

Bushcraft school, wilderness skills and survival training, navigation, foraging, tracking skills, Tribal Challenge bushcraft course and Adventure Treks.

Tangle Wood, near Cloughton

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.

Carlton-in-Cleveland TS9 7BD
T: 01642 712229

East Barnby

Part of the North Yorkshire Outdoor Learning Service, East Barnby focuses on hosting school's during term-time but during school holidays runs holiday adventures for families in partnership with the National Trust and the North York Moors National Park. Depending on the season and weather, you'll get to try one or two activities each day, from canoeing down the Esk, sea kayaking, sailing, surfing, mountain biking, climbing, bushcraft to geocaching and orienteering. See our Events listings for the latest dates. 

East Barnby Outdoor Education Centre, East Barnby, Whitby YO21 3SA
T: 01947 893333

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.

Cropton, Pickering YO18 8EX
T: 01751 417112


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.

Marske-By-The-Sea, Redcar, Cleveland, TS11 7EL
T: 01642 756785

Valley Adventures

For youth and private groups, families and corporate team building days. Offering a range of high-adrenalin packages including aerial adventures and survival skills.

Scaling Dam, Whitby Moor Road, TS13 4TP 
T: 07837 065118