West Country Bushcraft Outdoor Activity Providers (4)

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If your looking for Bushcraft activities or courses in the West Country, then check out these Bushcraft Providers below and contact them today to get involved in some Bushcraft yourself, or with your family, children, group or school.

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BF Adventure South East Cornwall -> Cornwall

Outdoor activities Cornwall, Rock climbing, Archery, Canoeing, Bush craft, Abseiling, Kayaking, Problem solving, Orienteering, Coasteering, Corporate Team building, Taster sessions, Holiday activities for children, Birthday parties, Stag and Hen plus more

Activities include Abseiling, Archery, Bushcraft, Canoeing, Coasteering, Kayaking, Raft Building, Rock Climbing and Zip Wire View All

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Activities from £25 per person

Min-age from 7 years (7 if unaccompanied)

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Brenscombe Outdoor Centre Dorset -> West Country

Adventure and Outdoor Activities in Dorset, West Country

Activities include Abseiling, Archery, Bushcraft, Canoeing, Clay Pigeon shooting, Dragon Boating, High Ropes, Kayaking, Mountain Biking, Orienteering, Power Boating, Raft Building, Rock Climbing, Wakeboarding, Water Skiing and Wind Surfing View All

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Min-age from 8 years (8 if unaccompanied)

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Adventure Okehampton West Devon & Dartmoor -> Devon

Get Active at Adventure Okehampton

Activities include Abseiling, Bushcraft, Gorge Walking and High Ropes View All

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Activities from £10 per person

Min-age from 5 years (12 if unaccompanied)

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Essential Adventure South Devon & Plymouth -> Devon

Adventure and Outdoor Activities in South Devon & Plymouth, Devon

Activities include Bushcraft, Canoeing and Coasteering View All

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Activities from £50 per person

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Low Mill Outdoor Centre Yorkshire Dales -> North Yorkshire

Adventure Activities in the heart of Wensleydale for schools and groups

Activities include Abseiling, Archery, Bushcraft, Canoeing, Caving, Gorge Walking, High Ropes, Hill Walking, Kayaking, Mountain Biking, Orienteering, Raft Building, Rock Climbing and Zip Wire View All

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Activities from £12.50 per person

Min-age from 8 years (18 if unaccompanied)

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Adventure 21 ltd Kendal & South Lakes -> Cumbria & Lake District National Park

Adventure Activities, outdoor pursuits and paintballing in the Lake District

Activities include Abseiling, Archery, Bushcraft and Rock Climbing View All

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Activities from £20 per person

Min-age from 7 years (10 if unaccompanied)

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New Forest Outdoor Centre Hampshire -> South of England

The experts in outdoor team building

Activities include Bushcraft, High Ropes, Rock Climbing and Zip Wire View All

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Min-age from 8 years (18 if unaccompanied)

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Woodland Ways Bushcraft & Survival Oxfordshire -> Cotswolds

Why not join our expert instructors on a bushcraft and survival course?

Activities include Bivouac/Camping, Bushcraft, Hill Walking and Off-Road Driving View All

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Activities from £55 per person

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Keswick Canoe Company Keswick & North Lakes -> Cumbria & Lake District National Park

Specialist providers of canoe tours, bush craft and wilderness skills, river trips and expeditions

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Activities from £35 per person

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Dow drill blowing tinder bundle Fire by Friction Buskcraft skills

If you were to ask a member of the public ways to start a fire in the wilderness, 9 times out of 10 they’ll reply with something along the lines of “rub two sticks together”. This is indeed the most basic form of fire creation, short of collecting fire from pyroclastic flows or harnessing fire from lightening strikes. What the majority of folk don’t understand is that these two sticks need to be of the correct type of wood (usually two used in conjunction) and must be seasoned precisely - a few months too young or too old can make the difference between success and failure!

It is important to consider the most appropriate friction fire-lighting method with relation to what’s around you and where you are. Due to the temperate weather that we have in this country, coupled with indigenous woods that are found here the practice of the Hand-drill (spinning a long thin spindle of wood on a hearth board with the palms of ones hands) could, in many places, be impractical. Hence in the Northern hemisphere one method was prevalent, being the most reliable and basic to learn - The Bow-drill.

The Bow-drill is comprised of four components; The (a) spindle, (b) hearth board, (c) bearing block and (d) strung bow.

The spindle as you can see from figure 1 has a sharp end and a blunt end and is usually made from a hard wood. The hearth board has a socket with a notch carved out to receive...more

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