Canoe / Bushcraft Courses
Specialist courses to fit your skills
EVERYTHING ELDER & BRAMBLE
On this course we will utilise two of the most common plants available in the UK and see what we can produce.
With the Elder we will look at what we can do with the flowers (cordial, champagne, cookies), berries (wine, syrup, natural dye) and fungus as well as use the wood for whistles and friction fire lighting.
With the Bramble we will look at uses for the long trailing shoots for withies or ties, gathering fibres to make natural cordage and small baskets ideal for gathering the fruit in late summer.
All equipment required will be provide you will just need your lunch, a mug and suitable clothing.
Adult - £49, Teen - £25
CANOE BUSHCRAFT EXPEDITION
Explore the Ardnamurchan Peninsular with its stunning and inspiring lochs whilst developing your Bushcraft and Canoeing skills with our highly experienced team of professionals.
The trip will involve overnight trips of varying lengths in one of the many beautiful lochs, camping near the waters edge.
You will receive canoe instruction as well as tips on expedition packing and cooking. Discover the value of being able to read your landscape with confidence in order to know what resources you will find, choose a good camp site, find dry kindling/tinder as well as filter/purify water along with many other Bushcraft skills. In addition, coastal foraging can add some choice morsels to the menu.
We will meet up at the base camp site on the first day and this will be spent sorting kit, getting tips on packing and an introduction to the paddling skills you will require before we load up and head off for a 1 or 2 night trip before heading back, resetting and heading off to a different area. We will have a selection of short / longer journeys which we can use depending on the weather and everyone’s ability. The expedition will close on the last day in time for everyone to travel home.
We will aim to cover all aspects of journeying by canoe including tandem paddling, solo paddling, improvised rafting of canoes, sailing and line and polling.
There will be time to focus on personal paddling and Bushcraft skills to allow each person to get the most from the time on the water and at camps.
Dinner will be provide while on expedition, you will just need to bring breakfast, lunch and snack stuff.
There will be three instructors on the course to ensure we can spend as much time on Bushcraft and paddle skills as possible.
GAME PREPARATION AND COOKING COURSE
On this course you will learn how to and get hands on experience of gutting, skinning/plucking.
Rabbit, learn how to check the animal is suitable to eat, learn one of the easiest ways to gut and skin the rabbit, choose the best bits of meat which will then be made into rabbit burgers for lunch.
Pigeon, checking the bird is suitable to eat, find what its been eating, best way of preparing the bird for the pot and then have the breasts pan fried to go with the rabbit burgers.
Then while lunch is cooking, we will start on the Muntjac deer and learn how to ensure the animal is healthy, gutting, skinning and jointing ready for cooking in a ground oven.
After lunch we will continue with the preparation of the deer plus preparing a selection of vegetables on the fire for a final meal to close the course.
The day will be hands on and we will ensure the kettle is on to keep everyone topped up with brews.
£95 per Adult, £45 per teen.