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Identifying Trees in Winter

February 8 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm

When you're out walking, have you ever wondered, "which tree is that?" Once the leaves have fallen from the trees, many people can be stumped when asked what they're seeing in the woods. But if we can understand the clues trees give us we can unlock their identity and so much more. On this one-day course we'll show you how to identify trees in winter by looking at buds, bark, the shape of the tree and other clues. We'll also…

sustainable woodland management training in north wales

Sustainable Woodland Management

February 22 @ 9:00 am - February 23 @ 4:00 pm

Spend a whole weekend deep in the wild woods of North Wales. Learn how to manage woodlands sustainably, craft your own charcoal and discover traditional woodland skills. This weekend course is ideal for anyone who has access to woodland (or dreams of owning one) and wants to learn the skills to manage it better, both for wildlife and for sustainable coppice products such as firewood, charcoal and greenwood crafts. You will be guided through the weekend by an experienced tutor,…

bushcraft & survival skills weekend in north wales

Bushcraft Skills Weekend

April 4 @ 9:30 am - April 5 @ 4:30 pm

Our Two Day Immersive Bushcraft Skills Course. Whether you’re new to bushcraft or a veteran of the outdoors, let our experienced instructors guide you through the core skill branches of bushcraft; shelter, fire, food and using edged tools. Our weekend long course is all set against the backdrop of the ancient woodland of the National Trust’s Chirk Castle estate. This two-day course is an immersion into the world of bushcraft, perfect for both beginners and those who already enjoy the outdoor lifestyle…

foraging for wild food in north wales training course

Wild Food, Foraging & Wilderness Cookery (Erddig)

April 18 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Spring in the woods is an exciting time for foraging wild foods with fresh spring greens sprouting up everywhere. Join us as we explore the world of edible plants, roots and wild game. "Food tastes better outdoors" is a common phrase but it tastes even better when you have gathered and prepared it yourself. Edible wild plants are often viewed with suspicion and thought to be bitter or tasteless, only to be eaten as a last resort. But to the…

campfire cooking course in north wales

Wild Cooking (Erddig)

April 25 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Do you want to take your outdoor cookery skills to a whole new level? Are you ready to wow your friends and family with your campfire cooking over the summer camping season ahead? Join us, as we guide you through a banquet of mouth-watering recipes all of which can be cooked easily outdoors over the campfire. This one day course looks at a range of inspiring foods that you'll be able to recreate for yourself. We will learn to prepare…

foraging for wild food in north wales training course

Wild Food, Foraging & Wilderness Cookery (Hawarden)

May 9 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Spring in the woods is an exciting time for foraging wild foods with fresh spring greens sprouting up everywhere. Join us as we explore the world of edible plants, roots and wild game. "Food tastes better outdoors" is a common phrase but it tastes even better when you have gathered and prepared it yourself. Edible wild plants are often viewed with suspicion and thought to be bitter or tasteless, only to be eaten as a last resort. But to the forager,…

bushcraft & mindfulness

Woodland Mindfulness & Bushcraft Weekend

May 16 @ 9:30 am - May 17 @ 5:00 pm

Immerse yourself in a whole weekend of mindfulness in the woods accompanied by a range of bushcraft activities aimed at focusing the mind and increasing awareness & appreciation of the natural world. Throughout the weekend you will be guided by four tutors each with their own specialities and experience in their field. Join us around the campfire amoungst the beautiful woods and parkland of the National Trust's Chirk Castle estate in NorthEast Wales for a relaxing weekend of learning in…

wild food foraging in north wales

Wild Food, Foraging & Wilderness Cookery

September 26 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Autumn in the woods is the perfect time for foraging wild foods. Join our expert guest tutor, Dave Watson from Woodland Survival Crafts as we explore the world of edible plants, fungi and wild game. "Food tastes better outdoors" is a common phrase but it tastes even better when you have gathered and prepared it yourself. Edible wild plants and fungi are often viewed with suspicion and thought to be bitter or tasteless, only to be eaten as a last…

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