Why choose Wildwood Bushcraft?
Here are some important things to consider when choosing the right
We run our courses with minimal overheads so that you get a high quality
course at an affordable price. We offer even further discounts
for group bookings.
Experience: Our Chief instructor is
an experienced and accredited bushcraft instructor and a wildlife biologist,
with a PhD and a BSc in Ecology.
Safety and security: Safety always comes first - we have risk
assessments in place for all our activities, we are trained in safe
practice for the skills we teach, we are HSE compliant, First Aid trained,
and CRB cleared. Wildwood Bushcraft is fully insured.
Standards: We believe in using recognised standards of practice
and teaching wherever possible. Our chief instructor and most of our
associate practitioners have accredited instructors' qualifications.
We use qualified NCU instructors on our canoe expeditions. We are providers
of accredited Navigation
qualifications. Wildwood Bushcraft is a member of the Institute
of Outdoor Learning and our chief instructor is recognised as an accredited
bushcraft practitioner by the Institute for Outdoor Learning.
Ecological Approach: Our teaching is based on a firm ecological
understanding and we operate using an environmentally
Locations: We use sites that have both the resources required
to meet the course but also with a wild and scenic quality. In Scotland
we have some truly stunning locations for our courses and expeditions.
In Sussex, our main forest site is in the High Weald, an Area of Outstanding
Natural Beauty, near Nutley, East Sussex. It is part of a large tract
of forest adjoining Sheffield Forest and the Ashdown Forest and has
a wide range of interesting wildlife. The site is accessible by car
from surrounding towns of Uckfield, Haywards Heath and East Grinstead.
It is also only a short journey from London, the south coast and Gatwick
Courses for you: We run courses to
suit a range of different ages, groups and abilities. For example, we
are running courses for schools, families, corporate teams, outdoor
education organisations and teenagers with difficult backgrounds. We
offer a flexible approach and are always open to requests for customised
courses with respect to content, dates and location. We are particularly
good at drawing on a pool of business partners, locations and resources
to build a course that is exactly right for you.
Customer service: It is of utmost importance that you have a
safe, enjoyable, and educational experience. We always listen to our
customers and where appropriate act on their feedback to continually
Attitude: Our teaching style is relaxed, down to earth and flexible,
with an emphasis on the practical while enjoying the woodland experience.
Undoubtedly there are some good military style survival schools but
our chosen approach is more informal and person-centered.
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