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Bushcraft/Foraging, £82

Fundamental Bushcraft Day

Fundamental Bushcraft Day



A comprehensive introduction to Bushcraft, designed to give you some skills and knowledge which would be helpful in a survival situation. This fun 1 day course is based on the core principles of survival: fire, food, shelter and water.

The venue for the course is on a beautiful private country estate and takes place in a stunning oak woodland, with views of the surrounding mountains and out to the Duddon estuary. There is a central area covered with a large parachute so you can stay dry whatever the weather and also a composting toilet provided for your comfort throughout the day.

The day will start with a walk around the woodland, getting used to your surroundings and identifying potential resources. You’ll also have the opportunity to forage for plants too (season dependant).

Following this you'll start the task of lighting a fire and preparing lunch. Collecting and cooking food can take a surprisingly large portion of your time. Lunch will be a complete rainbow trout prepared by you along with roasted potatos and some dough for garlic bread. This will be served with accompaniments.

You'll discover different methods of fire lighting throughout the day using various natural materials.

Your instructor will give you important safety information regarding the correct use of knives and axes so that you can confidently collect and prepare wood for fire lighting and also have a go at carving your own eating utensil. You'll be gifted your own knife to use for the day and take away with you after the course.

In the afternoon you'll identify good shelter sites to build and construct a basic shelter from natural materials and bivi sheets.

A great fun day out and a fantastic way to get out into nature and enjoy the peaceful surroundings of natural woodland.

Opening details

Advanced booking required.


Prices are from £82 per person for this full day experience (based on a party of 4). This includes lunch, hot drinks and a specialist Bushcraft knife. Visit our website for full prices.

Discounts for multi activities and large groups. Why not combine this with another activity to make the most of your adventure or spend a few days with us and see more of what the Lake District has to offer.


  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • PostboxPostbox
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member

Our activities take place in various locations around the Lake District National Park. For many of the activities there is a choice of suitable locations.


Keepers Cottage, Ashlack,
LA17 7XN


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Map reference: SD 246855  Lat: 54.25977 Long: -3.15776

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