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The Old School House

Survival Bushcraft and Wilderness Skills Weekend

  • Location Saltash
  • Price from £188.00


Our Survival, Bushcraft and Wilderness Skills Weekend is an action packed event covering many sessions that will leave you feeling more confident in your future outdoor adventures. This course is tailored for all abilities and experiences. We have planned this event so you get the most out of your weekend, learn some essential skills and truly enjoy your experience. 

Here is what you will get up to: 
  • Knife safety and cutting techniques 
  • How to use a tarp 
  • Game preparation- Bird & Mammal 
  • Making damper bread 
  • Shelter building 
  • Traps, snares and the legal aspects 
  • Cordage and knots 
  • Foraging- An insight into edible, medicinal and poisonous flora 
  • Signalling and rescue 
  • Knife law and maintenance 
  • Natural navigation and moving on 
  • Finding and making safe water 
  • Fire lighting

All of the sessions that we teach over the duration of this event will be delivered by an experienced member of our team. The sessions will be both informative and hands-on. As action packed as this course is you will have some down time to do as you wish; perhaps to practice some of your newly found skills or to just sit back and take in the surrounding scenery and wildlife.

This really is an unforgettable weekend. Don’t just take our word for it, come along and experience it! A great weekend event that is packed with informative hands-on sessions. Ideal for anyone wanting to learn or build on existing knowledge of survival, bushcraft and wilderness skills.

2022 Dates   13th - 15th May 2022
                         12th - 14th August 2022
                          7th 9th October 2022
Start: Friday 5.00pm – Please arrive 15-mins early to avoid a delayed start. 

Finish: Sunday approx. 11.30am 

Location: Cotehele National Trust, Cornwall

Age: 16+ (Must attend with a paying adult aged 18+)

Meals: Evening meals will be provided by Serious Outdoor Skills – you will be responsible for your own breakfast and lunch. Please bring any extra snacks if you wish. Serious Outdoor Skills will supply a campfire kettle as well as tea, coffee, milk, and sugar. Evening meals will usually consist of either of the following: 
  • Friday: Vegetable stir-fry and noodles. You will have the option to add the pigeon previously prepared during the game prep session to your meal. 
  • Saturday: Rabbit stew and handmade flat breads. Vegetable stew for vegetarians

If you have any food allergies or would prefer to self-cater for evening meals, please email to inform us of this upon booking.

Dates are transferable with 72-hours notice subject to availability.

Cancellations and refunds are subject to terms and conditions.

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    What's included

  • Food Evening Meals Only
  • Equipment Tools needed for taught sessions

    What you'll need

  • Warm Clothing
  • Waterproofs
  • Food Breakfast, Lunch & Additional Snacks
  • Drink
  • Camping Equipment
  • Other A Full Kit List will be provided upon booking.




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Serious Outdoor Skills

Serious Outdoor Skills is the experience provider for Survival Bushcraft and Wilderness Skills Weekend