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South Penquite Farm

Cooking on an open fire.

Bushcraft Courses
"...essential field skills for all ages..."

For the third year running, Yurtworks and South Penquite Farm are running Wildworks Bushcraft days throughout the summer holidays. These family days are an introduction to bushcraft and nature awareness skills that you will be able to use and practice on your holiday and beyond. It is a course where you learn about the local wildlife and the environment in a fun and engaging way and take away skills that you can practice wherever you are. The day is made up of natural shelter building, exploring different ways of making fire, fire safety, and cooking on an open fire. The sessions are very hands on, and you will get to try all the activities

Fire Lighting: even these days of matches and lighters there is an everlasting appeal to lighting fires. During this session you will look at the different ways of making a spark to light a fire safely. We shall look at natural and artificial tinders as well as the different techniques for getting a fire going including flint and steel and the bowdrill

Tim starts a fire without matches!Cooking on an open fire: whether its just marshmallows or the whole hog, cooking on a supermarket barbecue tray cannot match the fun of an open fire. This session looks as safe fire preparation, some simple fire lays for cooking on, and some bannock cooking

Helter Shelter: using natural materials we shall look at the best places to build a shelter, what hazards to look out for, shelter design and construction. As well as being a lot of fun this activity is also good practice for working together in small groups. During the session we aim to build two or three designs of shelter. Sometimes natural materials are not always plentiful or the impact on the natural environment when using them is too great, so the second stage looks at putting up a simple shelter using man made materials

Course leader: Tim Hutton has worked with wood and in the natural environment for over twelve years. In 2008 he qualified as a Bushcraft and Nature Awareness instructor from Woodcraft School, under the guidance of John Rhyder, a former colleague of Ray Mears

Cost: 20 per person with no additional materials costs
50% is payable at time of booking with the balance due one month before the course starts
Minimum age 7. All children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult

Unfortunately we will not be able to offer these days for 2015 - but hope to again host them in the future

If you have any queries please contact Tim direct at:
email: timhutton@yurtworks.co.uk
tel: 01208 850670

Dominic & Cathy Fairman
South Penquite Farm, Blisland, Bodmin, Cornwall

Tel: 01208 850491