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celebrating winter solstice with national trust

Woodland Winter Solstice

December 20 @ 4:30 pm - December 22 @ 6:30 pm

Celebrate Midwinter's Eve with us in the woods. Families with children of all ages are welcome to join us at our Forest School circle hidden in the ancient woodland on the National Trust's Erddig estate for an early evening session of solstice celebration around the campfire. We will start with a lantern-lit walk across the meadow and into the woods where our crackling campfire will give us a warm and welcome light at the darkest time of the year. Our…

learn mindfulness in woodlands wales

Mindfulness at Midwinter

December 21 @ 10:00 am - December 22 @ 1:00 pm

Join us around the midwinter campfire, for a celebration of the Winter Solstice. You will be introduced to a range of Mindfulness & Bushcraft techniques which are perfect for marking the darkest time of the year. Experiencing nature with all our senses is a powerful doorway to practising mindfulness which is proven to improve your health & well-being. Practising bushcraft brings us closer to our ancestors and a very old way of understanding the natural world around us. It also…

Identifying Trees in Winter

February 15, 2020 @ 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…

bushcraft & survival skills weekend in north wales

Bushcraft Skills Weekend

April 4, 2020 @ 9:30 am - April 5, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 9:30 am - May 17, 2020 @ 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…

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