The History of Bushcraft

Bushcraft is a popular term for wilderness survival skills. The term was popularised in the Southern Hemisphere by Les Hiddins (the Bush Tucker Man) as well as in the Northern Hemisphere by Mors Kochanski and recently gained considerable popularity in the United Kingdom due to Ray Mears and his bushcraft and survival television programs. It is also becoming popular in urban areas where the average person is separated from nature, as a way to get back in tune with their rural roots. The origin of the phrase ‘bushcraft’ is from skills used in the bush country of Australia. Often the phrase ‘wilderness skills’ is used as it describes skills used all over the world.

Bushcraft is about thriving in the natural environment, and the acquisition of the skills and knowledge to do so. Bushcraft skills include fire craft, tracking, hunting, fishing, shelter-building, navigation by natural means, the use of tools such as knives and axes, foraging, water sourcing, hand-carving wood, container construction from natural materials, and rope and twine-making, among others.

Bushcraft has something of value for everyone, whether it’s to learn new skills, reconnect with nature or simply to to escape the pressure of modern life.

Join us on one of our bushcraft courses to find out what it is all about.

Bespoke Courses. Design Your Own Course.

We offer bespoke courses and parties tailored to suit your needs.  We can meet children’s party needs and we also offer stag and hen day courses for something a little different. Contact us for more information.

Corporate & Team Building. Build More.

We can help your team reconnect or build on existing foundations.  We understand everyone is unique and we can help you through periods of change and to achieve your business goals through teamwork.

Schools & Education. Make Learning Fun.

We work with local schools to enrich children’s experiences.  Whether it is shelter building, foraging or carving skills we can help you.  Most of all the children will have fun and want to share their stories with their friends and family.

Benefits of Bushcraft Skills



Learn patience and fortitude.  Understand the environment around you through our bushcraft courses.


Fire Lighting

Learn to adjust to life in the woods with limited resources and thrive.


Look at your surrounding countryside with new eyes and learn that you have many allies to help you on your bushcraft journey.


Confidence is born out of being familiar in your surroundings.  We help you to grow and develop your knowledge and understanding of the British countryside.