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Bushcraft programmes

Bushcraft is about acquiring the skills necessary to survive in the wilderness. It is about learning to thrive in the natural environment and to feel relaxed and comfortable whilst surrounded by only the most basic of tools and supplies.

Our range of bushcraft programme experiences provide you the opportunity to learn-by-doing. We encourage you to actively participate in all of the activities, so that you hone your techniques in each of the essential elements of surviving outdoors.

You can book yourself onto one of our single-day courses or dive into one of our canoe + bushcraft two-day events with a full over-night camp experiences. Courses available throughout each of the Cornwall Outdoors Centres.

Please note: Age restrictions may apply according to the programme you wish to book onto.


Canoe bushcraft adventure - Porthpean

The ultimate in bushcraft is the two-day canoe bushcraft experience. You will start the day canoeing off down the river towards a remote camping spot. In your canoe you will carry all your essential supplies for a night out around the camp-fire. We guide you through some of Cornwall's more beautiful scenery and teach you basic canoe skills along the way.

Canoe bushcraft experience

On arrival at the camping spot we will immerse you into the next phase of your experience. It's time to set-up camp and make ready for the evening ahead. We will teach you the necessary bushcraft skills for shelter, fire-lighting, tinder preparation, sharp-tools and saw use, natural-cordage, maintaining and cooking on open fires.

After spending the night in your shelter and breakfast we will spend more time honing our sharp-tools skills and finish the day by paddling back to civilisation, full of wishful thoughts towards your next bushcraft camp experience. 

Booking details

Minimum age: 14 years (accompanied up to the age of 17) to adult
Group size: Minimum 2 persons / Maximum 6 persons
Duration: Two days (9.30 am - 4.00 pm)
Price: £150 per person

Booking or more information

Flyer: Porthpean bushcraft courses
Tel:
 01726 72901
Email: porthpean@cornwall.gov.uk


Camp Craft - Porthpean

This is a full-day of highly practical activities that teaches you a range of skills, including:

  • Learning to breathe life into an open fire
  • Building and maintaining your open fire
  • Discovering natural tinders and how to use them
  • Creating a temporary shelter and learn its applications
  • Making your own natural cordage

Camp craft tools

Booking details

Minimum age: 8 years (accompanied up to the age of 17) to adult
Group size: maximum 10 persons
Duration: One day (9.30 am - 4.00 pm)
Price: £45 per adult | £35 per child

Booking or more information

Flyer: Porthpean bushcraft courses
Tel:
 01726 72901
Email: porthpean@cornwall.gov.uk


Fireside tool skills - Porthpean

Camp fireSpend the day by a camp fire learning to whittle your own bushcraft essentials. Everything that you create you get to take home to use or keep as a memento. This is a full-day of practical and hands-on skills that will open your eyes to the magic of sharp-tools in the hands of the bushcraft enthusiast.

Learn with your instructor how to:

  • Safely use a bushcraft knife with care and accuracy to create useful gadgets
  • safely use other bushcraft cutting tools and their application in a survival situation

Booking details

Minimum age: 8 years (accompanied up to the age of 17) to adult
Group size: maximum 10 persons
Duration: one day (9.30 am - 4.00 pm)
Price: £45 per adult | £35 per child

Booking or more information

Flyer: Porthpean bushcraft courses
Tel:
 01726 72901
Email: porthpean@cornwall.gov.uk


 

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