Bushcraft at St Nicks Ecotherapy

Centre for nature and green living


Ecotherapy Bushcraft tutor Andrew Garner making tea on an open fire in the woods
Bushcraft tutor Andrew Garner making tea on an open fire in the woods

The Bushcraft Course is a completely hands-on, practical experience. Guided throughout by Andrew Garner, your qualified bushcraft instructor, you will develop skills and knowledge that can be applied to survive and thrive in a natural environment.  We will discover fire lighting, hand tool use, water purification, shelter construction, open fire cooking (on the 12 week course) and something of the natural world about us.  It does not include catching, harming or eating any wildlife! Each session will feature a different aspect of bushcraft and there will be plenty of time to develop skills at your own pace.  Sessions will be outside whatever the weather, so it will be important to dress appropriately; however, the course will be a relaxing, focussed oasis of calm and exploration amongst the trees. Bushcraft participants sitting around a fire pit

One-day Bushcraft Course dates

Monday (bank holiday) 31st May 10am-4pm

Sunday 18th July 10am-4pm

Sunday 26th September 10am-4pm

12 places each day, open to anyone over the age of 14.

Young people (age 14-17) must be accompanied by an adult.

12 week Bushcraft Course datesYoung people inside a shelter they constructed at the St Nicks Bushcraft course

This group runs 6-8pm on Wednesday evenings starting on:

Wednesday 9th June – Wednesday 12th September (no session on 4th August)

9 places, open to anyone over the age of 18.

To join Andrew’s group please complete our Ecotherapy Enrolment Form or email Ecotherapy Project Manager Kathy Sturgess at ecotherapy@stnicks.org.uk

You can find out more about Andrew’s work at his website Forest Quest.





This page was last updated 29 Jun 2021