Learn the core Bushcraft ‘wilderness living’ skills of creating fire from flint and steel using only natural materials, and develop knife skills to craft camp tools essential for wilderness living. Book your Dorset introductory bushcraft course at Insight Activities today!
DORSET BUSHCRAFT & WOODLAND HUNTER ARCHERY
- Person Ages 12+
Bushcraft & Woodland Hunter Archery * Vegan Friendly
The ultimate hunter gatherer day, you’ll learn the skills required to hunt and survive in the woods, as our ancestors did. In the morning, learn core bushcraft skills including fire lighting techniques using only natural materials and a magnesium striker or traditional flint and steel. Look at different fire lays and their benefits. Light your fires and boil some water for a brew.
Camp craft involves developing safe and efficient knife working skills required for preparing wood for the fire and also making a splitting wedge, pot hanger or tent pegs for a tarp shelter. Then a brief lunch in the woods before an awesome afternoon of Field Archery awaits.
This is not your standard archery experience! ‘Woodland Hunter’ Archery at our Dorset woodland is a masterclass in stealth and adopting primitive hunting skills with a bow and arrow, honing your archery skills to precision and accuracy.
You’ll learn all you need to know on an archery training session, then head deep into the woods, take shots from elevation, longer distances and through vegetation. Here you’ll put your new knowledge to the test as you keep your eyes peeled, moving stealthily through the forest and firing at animal or zombie themed targets.
‘Woodland Hunter’ Archery is archery, but, more like how our ancestors did it – instinctively! Although our targets are animal (or Zombie) themed, we absolutely do not condone hunting animals for sport! (Vegan friendly, Zombies are fair game)
Ages 12+. No previous experience required. A fair level of physical ability and agility is required as this is a full day in a rustic woodland, involving moving through the woods without any man made paths. Water will be available for refills and there’s a composting toilet in the woods.
For Bushcraft & Wooodland Hunter Archery courses, we require an initial booking of 5 people, perfect for larger families and groups. Smaller numbers can then book once a session is confirmed (Ages 12+)
- No previous experience expected or required. Pre-booking is essential. We welcome families, couples, businesses and stag & hen parties. Located 30 mins from Swanage, Bournemouth and Weymouth.
- Please see our YouTube videos for an idea of what to expect.
- Comfortable outdoor clothing suitable for the weather conditions. Waterproofs, spare layers, suncream / hat if required.
- Closed-toe shoes, trainers are fine
- Please bring soft drinks / snacks if required
- Any medication if required
- Please ensure you arrive 15 mins before the session start time
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