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Bushcraft Courses

The Joy of Carving

The following post was written by Senior Assistant Mark Booton: I am, if I’m being entirely honest, not a natural when it comes to carving. It is one of those Bushcraft skills which I need to work on. The fact … Continue reading

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The Woodlore Course Season Begins…

Last week saw the first Woodlore U.K. course of 2014 take place. This year we kicked things off with our Advanced Tracking course, held in the beautiful countryside of East Sussex. Guided by the staff, the clients roamed amongst ancient … Continue reading

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Swift Water Training 2014

Water is essential to life, beautiful and extremely hazardous; crossing water is one of the most dangerous undertakings in the outdoor world and the decision to do so must never be taken lightly. Inevitably though, there will come a time … Continue reading

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Win a Birch Bark Canoe

We are delighted to announce an exciting new development for the Birch Bark Canoe Building course taking place in July this year.  One lucky course participant will leave the course with the completed Birch Bark Canoe!  Each client on arrival … Continue reading

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Woodlore Staff Training 2014

Last weekend at Woodlore there was a fantastic atmosphere and a tremendous enthusiasm for the coming year as our outdoor team assembled for the annual staff training meet. We were blessed with gorgeous weather more reminiscent of June than mid … Continue reading

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Fitness isn’t Just for Gym Bunnies

You’ve skied a full day, flattened out a platform, set up your camp and set off to find, fell, retrieve and process your firewood for the night. Sat in your warm tent drinking a brew, you look over your route for … Continue reading

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Time for Change: My Experience of the Fundamental Bushcraft Course

The following post was written by Woodlore’s Quartermaster and Aspirant Instructor Keith Whitehead: I’m sometimes asked during the winter months if things at Woodlore are quiet. Nothing could be further from the truth. It’s true that our UK season has … Continue reading

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Navigation – The Key to the Wilderness

The following post was written by Woodlore Aspirant Instructor Rob Bashford: The Art of Navigation I have often heard Ray refer to the compass as the ‘key to the wilderness’. By this I believe he means it unlocks the full potential of … Continue reading

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Tracking in Namibia with Ray Mears

The following post was written by Woodlore’s Fundamental Instructor and Head of Operations, Dan Hume. Following the success and popularity of our 2012 expedition, in October 2014 we will be returning to the African bush to run our Tracking in Namibia Expedition … Continue reading

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Meddling with Medlars

The following post was written by Woodlore Aspirant Instructor Sarah Day: This year has been a good one for many fruits (and fungi) – bumper crops of blackberries, apples and wild plums have been gathered in profusion by all who keep … Continue reading

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