Welcome to our WildWood Grown Up Stuff Page
This is our ‘ideas’ board combining our thoughts on courses we’d love to run for you, as well as many that we have already run and several which are now firm favourites!
We are aiming these sessions to all grown-up ages & folks, from guys who’d like a more reflective ‘hen or stag’ gathering with some friends, to party ideas for grown-ups, to those of the University of The Third Age, to community groups & Forums, to the Corporate World for enrichment opportunities & really to anyone who’d like to visit a Forest with a purpose or simply to further hone some skills, hobbies or aspirations in Wildwood’s Forest setting!
Our programmes are very fluid and course content will vary dependent upon the season and client group’s preferences.
Contact Nick on 07817742342 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss bespoke options & your group’s needs or to suggest your idea that we’ve not thought of yet!
So now scroll down & have a ponder on what we could offer you as a group both large & small 🙂
Bushcraft: Our sessions follow a ‘hands-on & can-do’ approach combined with a skills development programme tailored from Bushcraft instructional techniques; designed to leave each candidate with an appreciation for the forest environment around them. We will demonstrate all the techniques first before allowing our candidates the opportunity to have a go for themselves. Below is a flavour of our course content, which we are more than happy to discuss with you further, in order to create bespoke packages:
- Fire lighting Techniques – both ancient & modern (friction bow, flint and steel)
- Water Collection, Filtering & Purification Methods
- Natural Foods
- Natural Cordage
- Bow Making & Hands-on Range activities
- Animal Tracking & Signage
- Camp craft
- Knot work & rope usage techniques
- Kit and clothing advice/ideas/adaptations
- Shelter building and construction techniques (natural and man-made)
- Natural Navigation, Basic map work, Orienteering & Orientation
- Survival Psychology
- Tree & Plant Recognition
- Search & Rescue Application
- Traps & Snare information (demonstration from education aspect only)
- Casualty Evacuation from scenarios (Moorland, Mountain, Forest etc.)
- Greenwood Crafts
- Flint Knapping
- Knife/Axe usage – safety, the Law, techniques & knife maintenance.
Woodland Crafts: sessions including willow weaving & all aspects of green woodworking, shave-horse making & use, pole lathing & much more – let us know your requirements!
Art &Sculpture Work: here we envisage you running wild with your imagination in our woodland & coming up with sorts of wonderful outcomes under our steerage!
Nature Walks: as Social Foresters & woodland owners, we will guide you through the nature of our seasons; pointing out the flora & fauna that visits our Forest
Composting Toilets: come & learn all about them & how to build one as well!
Painting, drawing & photography: enter our woods for the dappled light, views from the wood over meadows & into the dark realms & really gain that Forest feeling for your art, bring along your kit & enjoy a woodland experience with us!
Woodland Management: spend time with us as we walk you through what we have achieved to date & our future projects, giving you inspiration & an opportunity to ask those searching questions, possibly before you commit to buying your own trees!
Woodland & Open Space Archery: with our GBArchery Instructor we can offer you a fantastic setting both for the novice ‘have-a-go’ & the veteran shot!
Bird & Bat Watching: spend your time in our Forest getting up close, in a quiet & secluded woodland, with what nature offers us as Birders, Dawn Chorus Walks: also bat watching & listening with echo locators, guided by qualified experts
Poetry reading & writing inspiration: use our woodland as an imagination release venue; campfire sessions as well as the freedom to roam & experience as a group or alone away from the group
Outdoor Cookery: come along to the Forest and learn how to create the means of cooking, fire-making, oven building & methods; as well as creating your own dishes, experimental cooking, using natural to-hand foodstuffs from the woods or bringing your own ingredients along!