Hone your survival skills

Roam across 70 acres of woodland on Bridgend's glorious Merthyr Mawr Estate and hone your survival skills in a fun and friendly atmosphere with a course at Wild Spirit Bushcraft. Having built a fire and found fresh food, you can even sleep in a native American tipi under the stars. 

Skills and craft perfection

If you've never wondered whether a sycamore twig would make an effective whistle or creating a catapult would be fun, this is your chance to find out in the company of a group determined to make sure your family's wilderness abilities are up to scratch on Gower with Dryad Bushcraft.

female using stick to create a fire.
group of people foraging for wild garlic.

Dryad Bushcraft, Gower, West Wales

Exploring the woods of Pembrokeshire

Buzzard Chris offers an all round master class of bushcraft skills, including fire-making, shelter construction and bow-making. A day in the ancient woodland near Creswell Quay, or at Fir Hill Wood in Slebech Park will also give you a much finer sense of the natural habitat around you, something that will give you the confidence to explore for yourself in the future.

A day spent foraging with Matt Powell in woodland, foreshore and beaches in beautiful Pembrokeshire.


A family-run outdoor centre

Morfa Bay is a pretty spectacular outdoor adventure centre, but it's an even better place to learn skills past down through the centuries around the surrounding forests and woodlands. Try fire-craft, cooking, foraging, hand-carving and shelter-building where the on-site experts are happy to tailor their tutorials to suit all abilities and ages.

Food, fire & shelter in the forests

Bushcraft Adventures, in a combination of horsing around outdoors and learning a few long forgotten skills, these sessions– you can choose between CardiffBridgend and the Vale of Glamorgan – teach foraging, skills and being at one with the great outdoors. Fire, food and shelter are the key elements, not to mention the odd toasted marshmallow.

Idyllic outdoor education centre

Lledr Hall, outdoor education and adventure: if outdoor skills are seen as a thing of the past in the technological age, these Snowdonia adventurers are determined to prove those preconceptions wrong through the sheer fun of lighting a fire, building a shelter, tying an unbreakable knot and working out which foods are best to eat in the wilderness.

Fire, foraging in Pembrokeshire.
two females and boiling kettle in wilderness.

Camp fires in the wilderness

Spend a night under the stars

 Everybody wants to be as invincible as Ray Mears, but you'll never know whether you can match his survival skills until you try. Shaggy Sheep Wales aims to teach you how to purify water, build a shelter and cook on a wood fire, among other forgotten talents.

Build skills you never knew you had

Set in a forest near Ruthin, this is your chance to learn skills which have all but disappeared since they were perfected hundreds of years ago. The Original Outdoors courses you can choose from range from a one-day adventure building simple skills to a full camp journey full of foraging and fire-building.

Adventure in the Brecon Beacons

From bushcraft and survival weekends to gorge walking and expeditions, the Mountain and River Activities team organise outdoor activities within the beautiful Brecon Beacons. Aiming to improve the confidence and belief of those taking part, they offer activity days for young adventurers, families and groups around 'Waterfall Country' and the GeoPark. 

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