Croeso-a warm Welsh welcome from Firefox Bushcraft! Join us around our virtual campfire.
What could be more enjoyable than learning exciting new skills out in nature?
We specialise in teaching all kinds of people all kinds of skills for living, working and spending time in the Great Outdoors, or as it has come to be known -- Bushcraft.
A taster of what to expect from a Firefox Bushcraft and Nature awareness course.
Here’s an invitation
Join us on the Welsh Oak wooded slopes and riverbanks of the Snowdonia mountains for wood smoke, sea air, birdsong, a crackling campfire, woodland teas, and wild food as we learn the skills, lore and secrets of the expedition traveller, the naturalist, the pioneer, the backwoodsman, and of our ancestors.
Our Bushcraft events help you to develop a sense of wellbeing, self reliance and kinship with Nature.
It’s the ultimate antidote to the stresses of modern life, as Jimmy can testify
in a recent TV series called ‘Jimmy’s Forest’ on More4 -
Spring – Episode 1
Autumn – Episode 3
Winter – Episode 4
Events for 2014
An Introduction to Wildlife Tracks and Signs and Bird Language. Friday 18thApril, 1:30pm-4:00pm at Penmaenpool -suitable for families, adults £20-00, accompanied children £10. Contact us via the website to book.
Bushcraft Professional Development Course
Take yourself seriously and raise the standard of your Wilderness skills with a professional development course in Bushcraft and Nature awareness with Firefox Bushcraft.
Dates - Two consecutive days with overnight 7th & 8th May 2014.
Duration - from 9am to 4:30pm next day.
Cost - £160 food and certificate provided.
Location - Mawddach Estuary, Dolgellau, Gwynedd, within Snowdonia National Park. Pick ups can be arranged from Barmouth and Morfa Mawddach railway stations- please arrange with us.
Suitable for Adventure Activity instructors, Forest School leaders and outdoor education professionals seeking to develop competence in core Bushcraft skills and provide ideas, inspiration and guidelines for safe and sustainable practice in outdoor contexts. The course is packed with information, very hands-on and a great confidence booster for working with groups.
See our courses page for more details.
Vital Bushcraft -all the vital Bushcraft skills for outdoor living.
A packed day that’s practical, fun and inspiring, in the safe hands of a qualified and experienced Firefox Bushcraft guide. Suitable for beginners and those that want to get the basics right.
Sat 5th July.
Sat 12th July
Duration -- 9am to 5pm with wild camping overnight option.
Cost -- £80-00 per person including lunch.
Overnight with breakfast is an additional £25per person.
Location - Mawddach Estuary, near Barmouth and Dolgellau, Gwynedd, within Snowdonia National Park.Meeting point-
Pick-ups can be arranged from Dolgellau bus station or Barmouth and Morfa Mawddach railway stations- please arrange with us.
We will cover
- Firecraft - friction fire-lighting and firesteel training, tinders and fire-building principles.
- Knife skills- safe and sound tool use (inc. saws), making useful woodcraft items.
- Water strategy - finding and making water safe to drink.
- Campfire cooking - creating a ‘woodsman’s kitchen’ and recipes from the pioneers.
- Plant-lore - wildfoods, purposeful plants and trees, their uses and folklore.
- Sheltercraft - vital rope-work, debris shelters and bashas and hammocks.
- Nature awareness skills - getting closer to Wild Wales with wildlife tracking and field skills.
The day includes a simple lunch and great views from the wooded slopes of the Snowdonia Mountains.
Wild camping overnight option- put your new-found skills to the test with a night out in a hammock (bring a sleeping bag and mat- kit list provided with bookings) and a well-earned full campfire breakfast at 7:30am, finish for 8:30 am.
Accommodation is available before or after courses, please contact us for more information.
Check out our latest videos on Youtube’s Firefox Bushcraft Channel.
Cost £110 per person for a Bushcraft challenge day with 2 nights stay at the cracking Cefn Coed bunkhouse.
Graig Wen, Snowdonia and throughout the holidays in 2014.
Bushcraft for families, full day adults-£35, half day-£20, accompanied kids over 8 years £15/£10. Call or email to book on.