David provides wilderness living skills, nature connection and woodland crafts. He runs scheduled courses throughout the year and events for organisations, schools, families, and youth groups, with activities to suit all ages, abilities and needs!
See below for David’s scheduled Bushcraft courses – all available for private group bookings and, yes, they can be tailored to suit all ages, abilities and needs, do just ask!
Why David? He has been teaching Bushcraft since 2010. He trained with some of the most knowledgeable and experienced in Bushcraft, spent a year studying many aspects of this craft, and continues to engage in on-going professional development. Above all he loves his job, being out doors close to nature, sharing and teaching his skills. Find out more – read David’s about page.
The Guardian picked David’s woodland walks as one of the best guided walks around Britain – “Embracing the great outdoors in the dead of winter is a lot easier in a group and with a knowledgeable leader for motivation” (read this article in The Guardian).
Bushcraft 101 – Woodland Weekend
Have you got an adventure planned and want to learn a few skills or just want to be confident when out in the wilds. These wilderness living skills will provide confidence and the inspiration to spend more time outdoors, expect to be learning tool use; knives and saws, creating a successful campfire, building cosy shelters and finding water and making it safe to drink – find out more about the Bushcraft 101 – Woodland Weekend course.
Fire and Feast – Campfire Cookery
Enjoy learning the art of making tasty meals over a campfire with less reliance on modern gadgetry and of course feasting on the results – find out more about the Fire and Feast course.
Campfire Bread Baking
Bread baking as it’s meant to be, in the outdoors, baked on a campfire! The fresh air scented with aromas of freshly baked bread, smell of the campfire and the taste of warm bread – find out more about the Campfire Bread Baking course.
The Art of Fire – Fire by Friction
Learn different methods to create fire, modern and primitive, fire-steels through to fire-by-friction and make your own bow-drill kit to practice with and take home – find out more about the Art of Fire – Fire by Friction course.
Whittling and Woodcraft – Spoon Carving
Another favourite, learning about the trees and the properties of their wood, before harvesting some and then carving beautiful and functional utensils such as spoons and other woodland crafts – learn more about Whittling and Woodcraft – Spoon Carving course.
Family Bushcraft – Nature Connection
This Bushcraft experience is aimed at families with young children (there is no minimum age). It is all about having fun in the woods; learning about campfires, and keeping safe, baking bread, foraging in the woods, crafts and games that will help connect your family more closely with nature.
A favourite with families, David’s guided woodland walks take you on a journey through the Chilterns, learning about the trees and plants of the woodlands – find out more about these Woodland Walks and book places.