Hands On Bushcraft

5 Egypt, nailsworth, gl6 0ae
Stroud Road Nailsworth SN5 0AD GB

Here at Hands on Bushcraft we have a love for the outdoors, therefore all our courses are held in a deciduous woodland. Local trees such as hazel, silver birch, hawthorn, ash and oak will become your friends along side the barn owls, foxes, badgers and deer who roam through the woods.

We offer a great selection of Bushcraft and Survival courses starting with our day courses, which are designed to give you an insight into Bushcraft, through to more advanced weekend courses. Our courses are run in a fun and relaxing manor, there is an emphasis on learning and having a great time through practical experience. Our instructors will share their knowledge and experiences with you, guiding your through the various aspects of bushcraft and wilderness survival. Some of these skills include learning how to safely light a fire (with and without matches) and being able to maintain it in all weathers, how to build a shelter that not only looks great but will keep you warm and dry, how to prepare various game such as Deer, Rabbit and Fowl alongside wilderness cooking techniques.

Some of the more specialist subjects we cover include Willow Basket Weaving, Wild Food Forages and Wild Game Butchery amongst others. We pride ourselves on high quality value for money courses which are realistic, enjoyable and practical. If you enjoy being outdoors breathing in the fresh air, then why not join us in the woods on one of our courses. Here at Hands on Bushcraft we believe in high quality tuition, therefore a student to instructor ratio of 8:1 is adopted. We want you to learn new skills so that you can go out into the countryside and enjoy your bushcraft experiences more. We aim for you to go away from our courses with an increased confidence and a sense of achievement.

We also offer bespoke courses, tailor made especially for you. So whether you want 1-on-1 training, a birthday party or a stag or hen do, we can make it happen.

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Bushcraft Courses

Bushcraft Essentials

Bushcraft Fire Lighting

Our Bushcraft Essentials course is designed to teach you the essential bushcraft skills including fire lighting, improvised / natural shelters, tree and plant identification and wild game preparation




Bushcraft Experience Day

Bushcraft Courses

Join us on our bushcraft experience day, where we will ignite your interest and leave you wanting more!

Learn how to light a fire without matches, carve a wooden spoon and build a shelter using only what nature has to offer.



Bushcraft 24


This course is designed to give you an overnight bushcraft experience, putting your skills to the test under the guidance of our skilled instructor team. We cover shelter building, fire by friction, game preparation and much more!



Wild Game Butchery

Wild Game Butchery

Wild game such as Venison, Rabbit and Pigeon are becoming increasingly popular and therefore we have designed this course to take you through how to prepare these meats ready for the pot. This is a hands on course where you will get the chance to skin, pluck and prepare the various game/fowl. Your woodland lunch will be a mixed game cooked over the embers of a camp fire.



Wild Food Forages

Matthew Sell

Food for free! Join us a wild food forage and discover what delights nature has to offer. You will spend the day learning about plant lore, identification techniques and when and how to harvest. We then use what we’ve gathered to cook up a delicious woodland lunch.

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