Weekend Bushcraft Course




On our weekend bushcraft course you will fully immerse yourself into wilderness living. Learning a wide range of bushcraft and wilderness skills. No prior experience is needed, but if you have plenty this is by no means just an introductory course, you’ll be amazed at how much you learn on our course.

Over the weekend you will learn:

  • A range of fire lighting techniques and lays for different weather conditions and situations.

  • Shelter building, using tarps and natural materials.

  • Safe water collection and filtration techniques.

  • Trees and plants ID, and some of their uses.

  • A range of methods for cooking with a fire, we provide food from Saturday dinner.

  • Try your hand at group fire by friction.

  • Safe knife use, including various techniques for splitting, and cutting larger sticks.

  • Wild tea brewing and foraging in season plants.

  • On Sunday afternoon you will get a chance to test out all your new skills, as you forage for your own tea, collect and purify water and brew it over a fire you’ve made.


Whats included on our weekend bushcraft course:

  • Expert Tuition – by our qualified team.

  • The use of high quality tools.

  • Food for group communal cooking from Saturday evening – dietary requirements can be catered for – please let us know at time of booking.

  • The choice of a tarp or natural shelter to sleep in.

  • Camping fees for the woodland site.

  • A supply of potable water.

  • Knowledge and understanding that will last you a lifetime.

More details on the woodlands we’ve specially selected to run our bushcraft courses from can be found here.

The kit list for our weekend course can be found here.

Additional information



10 reviews for Weekend Bushcraft Course

  1. Anon.

    “Thanks for a great weekend. Now I can make a fire and herbal foraged tea.”

  2. Claire

    “All brilliant thanks for a fabulous weekend, great venue, good company and I am coming away with a lot of new knowledge.”

  3. Anthony

    “Great introduction to bushcraft skills in a fun social environment.”

  4. Rob W

    “This course fulfilled my dreams of sleeping in a self-made shelter from bush materials and starting fires with flint and bow drills. Lots of fun.”

  5. Thomas

    “Not about surviving, but rather a weekend of thriving! I’d recommend it to anyone who wants to take a break from life in front of a screen, to enjoy good food and good company”

  6. Lewis

    “I had such a fun bushcraft course. Lizzy was a superb instructor.”

  7. Sophie

    “I felt a bit apprehensive beforehand as I haven’t done much camping, but it was a brilliant group and I felt at ease straight away. Thoroughly enjoyed myself thank you.”

  8. John H

    “Turn up build a shelter sleep looking at cathedral like vaulted walls. Wake up to birdsong and a campfire breakfast. Fantastic way to rest and get back to nature.”

  9. Stephen Davies

    I thoroughly enjoyed the course curtesy of Pippin & Gile. Having some experience of bushcraft I was weary I wouldn’t learn anything new on this course, but I was very wrong. Lizzy was a fantastic instructor and coach. She was attentive and patient whilst demonstrating excellent knowledge in her field of work. I would fully recommend Pippin & Gile to anyone considering having a go a bushcraft. Thank you.

  10. Anon.

    The Pippin & Gile Bushcraft and Foraging Course was a completely new experience for me having never been a particularly outdoorsy person. It was very informative and great fun. I would highly recommend it to anyone wanting to know more about the subject.

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