Frequently asked questions

What time do classes start and finish?

The Woodsman Bushcraft day classes start at 09:00 and finish at 17:00 Our multi-day classes start at 17:00 on the friday and finish on the sunday at 17:00 This is dependent on the time of year and the class content, but all information on your particular class will be emailed to you on enrolment.

How far is the camping site from the car parking area?

The camping area is very close to the car parking site, however it is advisable to remove all your belongings to the camp area so as not to disturb the other users of the wood as well as the wildlife.

Is food provided?

This is dependant on the class you are attending. if you have enrolled onto a Woodmans Kitchen class then the saturday evenng meal is catered for but all other meals are not. Tea, coffee and biscuits will be available throughout the day .

Can I bring alcohol?

No, Woodsman Bushcraft is an alcohol free zone. If you are found to be in possession of alcohol you will be asked to leave the site.

What equipment should i bring?

Once your deposit has been paid a comprehensive kit list will be sent to you Day classes: a day sack, water bottle, a mug for tea and coffee, lunch, snacks,small first aid kit and any personal medication. For our muti-day classes you will need the basic camping essentials such as a small 2 person tent (you could struggle trying to fit anything larger between the trees) a sleeping bag, roll mat, day sack, plate, mug , cutlery and food for the weekend.

Whats the toilet situation?

We dont have running water at the school but we do have a covered long drop which is just as comfortable as your loo at home.

What clothing should i bring?

all our classes will be held in all weathers at all times of the year so you need to bring clothing appropriate for the time of year and the weather conditions. Modern day fabrics have a tendancy to become damaged around the fire so Woodsman Bushcraft recommend wearing layered natural fabrics. A sturdy pair of waterproof boots, waterproof layers and if it will be cold hat and gloves.

What happens if a class gets cancelled or if I cancel the date I have booked?

We will only cancel a class due to the weather and in that case an alternate date will be made and if that doesnt work your money will be refunded. If you cancel 8 weeks prior to the class date you will recieve everything back apart from the non-returnable deposit. If you cancel between 8-4 weeks before the start date of the class we will return 60% of the class costs. If you cancel within 4 weeks of the class date you will not be refunded. All this information is available in our terms and conditions.

Do I need any experience?

Not at all, the classes at Woodsman Bushcraft are here for everyone. we will take you through everything step by step and if you need any help during the day, we are more then happy to assist, its what we are here for. If you have any questions just drop us an email. woodsmanbushcraftuk@gmail.com

What are the age limits for the classes?

Our minimum age limit is 8yrs but anyone under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Will the class be cancelled in bad weather?

Very rarely will we ever cancel classes due to the weather, the only time we ever would, would be because of safety reasons. If we do decide to cancel we will offer you a full refund or another place on a different course.

Can I go off site or leave the class and then return?

We understand that camping is not for everyone so if you are staying in a local guest house or hotel then yes you can leave the site although our ethos is that full immersion if for only a short time will accelerate your learning

Can I smoke?

We have a designated smoking area on site.

Do you take photographs and collect data?

Upon enrolment all our data permission forms will be sent to you, so you can either opt in or out of the photographic and data collection by us.

How do I pay?

The balance of the class/course fee can be made in person on the day or you can pay by bank transfer to Woodsman Bushcraft. Once your place has been booked we will send through joining instructions with all the relevant information.