Bushcraft in the Dorset Forest

Join our bushcraft Courses in Dorset. We LOVE the woods, getting our hands dirty and getting to grips with grizzled outdoor skills from tool use to shelter building on our bushcraft courses in Dorset . We thought it would be mean to keep such fun to ourselves and so we are sharing it with you too, delivering high quality bushcraft sessions from our woodland spot in deepest Dorset countryside.

Bushcraft Courses on Offer

  • Bushcraft courses in Dorset (half day) £50pp - min age 12+

  • Family Bushcraft courses in Dorset (half day) kids £35pp adults £50pp - min age 8+

  • Bushcraft & Foraging Course in Dorset (full day) £90pp - min age 12+

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  • click here for Foraging courses

  • click here for our Forage & Feast events.

  • click here for our family adventures suitable for age 4+

Bushcraft and Foraging Course (full day) £90pp

We are lucky enough to have some well skilled guys n gals on team Fore who can help us to deliver a whole array of adventures and here's one of our faves..

You can spend a day exploring what the seasons have to offer, foraging and learning the tricks of tree and plant identification. Alongside this we will practice a whole host of bushcraft skills, from shelter building to water purification and woodwork to fire building before feasting on soup with foraged goodies by the seaside. An unbeatable experience.

These full days allow us to share all of our wild ways from bushcraft skills, to foraging for wild foods and teaching you the skills needed to get the most out of your time in the great outdoors.



Dorset Bushcraft course (half day) £50pp

We get up to all sorts in our patch of woodland, covering all the bushcraft essentials from shelter building to fire, water purification to plant and tree identification, tracks and signs, tool use, carving and camp crafts.

On the half day course we explore a variety of shelter building techniques from natural thermal shelters to the use of tarps and para cord to rig up a home away from home.  Once your shelter is set up we explore one of the fundamentals of Bushcraft, fire lighting, enabling us to stay warm, cook and provide comfort.

We look at the main fire lighting methods and experiment with firesteels, as well as more conventional techniques involving matches and lighters. We cover the use of different tinders and kindling and explore the different burning qualities of a variety of woods as well as looking at different fire lays from cooking fires to fires built for warmth.

bushcraft courses in dorset

On our bushcraft courses we also cover the main tools used in the bushcraft environment - the knife and saw. We believe with these two tools most jobs can be completed, from splitting wood to intricate greenwood carving.

With water being the source of all life we also practice different ways to ensure water is ready to be used - using different water filtering and purification techniques (we strongly believe in regular tea breaks and the kettle is always on the fire!). On our bushcraft courses we will give you the skills you need to start your own journey of exploration that we are sure you will continue after your time with us.

All of our outdoor experiences are centered around people coming together and enjoying a new environment and we think eating and comfort plays a part in that. So, if you want to learn more about wild foods and foraging join us for the whole day to extend your knowledge further. On this whole day we teach you new skills to share our ethos, from making pot hangers to cooking the food we have foraged, all with the aim of putting tasty food in our bellies in a beautiful outdoor environment.

Forage & Feast

Join one of our signature Forage & Feast events in dorset, where the connection between the great outdoors and our plate is made abundantly clear and where we’ll explore the skills needed to enjoy nature’s larder, teaching you foraging, bushcraft & wild cooking skills that will ensure you leave us with full bellies & some core camp skills! Head on over to our Forage & Feast page for more info and images.

Our forage and feast events run quarterly in line with the seasons, or monthly as part of the Kayak, Fish, Forage & Feast events. We can also organise bespoke events for private groups, corporate and team building experiences.


The bushcraft buffs

Dan who trained with the well renowned Woodcraft School, who holds his NCFE Level 3 in Bushcraft and Level 4 in Ethnobotany is more than passionate about the subject. Even when they're not working, Dan, his partner in adventure Jade and the 3 littlies can be found having fun in Dorset's woods!

You can be rest assured the rest of the team are equally as committed to teaching and sharing their knowledge and love of the subject, and as with all our activities we are fully insured and our fully trained staff operate in line with industry standard best practice. 


Half day bushcraft courses are priced between £35-£50 per person and full days are £90 per person and can be booked through the bookings page. Prices for children vary per activity.

If you're looking for something extra special hop on over to our events page to see what we've got scheduled this year.

Our bushcraft courses cater for individuals, families, schools and groups. Bespoke options are priced according to group size and the scope of your adventure imagination- give us a bell for more information.

All of the equipment you need is provided and if the weather gods let us down and we have to cancel then we promise a full refund or a chance to rebook.

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