Welcome to Countrylore Bushcraft
Inspired and essential outdoor learning experiences…….
Our passion is the British countryside and reconnecting people with it. We have found that everyone carries the ‘tools’ within themselves to manage and understand the ‘outdoors’. ‘Bushcraft is the art of possibility’!
Over time man has become disconnected from his natural environment, the trappings of modern society have created easier access to the essential commodities.
By taking students out in to our woodland facilities on the Wiltshire-Somerset borders, we have noticed that with a little bit of basic ‘know how’ and encouragement they discover the arts of self reliance and natural ingenuity… ‘The more you know, the less you carry!’.
Our aim is to demonstrate, how much nature has to offer and to reintroduce something in to people’s lifes that is, so often missing… Countrylore. Our society and education system is just starting to wake up to the realisation that a good solid foundation of knowledge based on Bushcraft is more than essential in our everyday lives. Our education system, on the whole, is leaving our children with a void of knowledge regarding their natural environment. Often many of our past and present educators and clients have been absolutely amazed by the size of this ‘pool of knowledge’ none of them had ever dreamed of dipping in to…
Within hours adults and children alike, whilst out with us in the woods, start to slow down, take notice of their surroundings and rediscover their natural place. Enhance this ‘awareness’ with some knifecraft, sheltercraft, plantlore, firecraft and wilderness living skills people then start to become self reliant and confident.
Almost without exception, every pupil or student who has made a ‘journey’ in to bushcraft and nature with us has been inspired. We would like to think we play our part , but the subject is full of revelations and is very humbling. As you start to learn you realise there are no bounds and even across a life time you are still left a student.
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Mark, Lucy, John and Tim.
Situated on the Wiltshire & Somerset borders, a leading provider of Bushcraft experiences.