Introduction to Bushcraft - Level I

Step out into the woods and create some memories while learning new skills

Course Description

This course will introduce you to the main skills you would require to survive and leave you with a good understanding which, if you wanted to, can be taken further to increase your depth of knowledge and ability.

As most things in the outdoors take longer than expected we will be working in groups to ensure topics can be covered efficiently.

Subjects covered;

  • Your natural surroundings and interpreting them.
  • Shelter building using natural materials and tarps & hammocks.
  • Fire lighting including selection of suitable tinder.
  • Water, sourcing, collecting, filtering and purifying.

Additional subjects which may get covered if we have time;

  • Natural cord / string making using many different materials.
  • Camp gadgets.

A real adventure which will introduce you to many bushcraft skills. A great way to experience the great outdoors while learning.

This course is aimed at adults and accompanied mid / late teens.


I was bought a day course from my sister for a Christmas present to attend Red Oak Bushcraft day course and I only have positive praise for the course and Peter, the instructor. The course was organised but relaxed and Peter was never far away to offer advice when required. I learnt a lot for a relatively short Bushcraft course. Bushcraft isn’t all about fire but we all know that’s the most rewarding skill to learn; I have since gone on to make fire by bow drill on my own after this course!

Graham Chesterfield
Introduction to Bushcraft 1 day course



Course Details:


Peak District

Course Length:

One Day



Max Course Size:



Adult - £45, Teen - £25
Family of 4 - £120 (2 x Adults, 2 x Children)