Fire lighting

There is nothing more satisfying than to sit in front of a warm fire drinking a cup of your favourite beverage especially when you have used some new learnt skills to get the fire going. We will teach you several methods of fire lighting and several different types of camp fires.


Date Wednesday 25th October

Course duration 2 hrs 1:00-3:00pm

Cost £15.00

Age 7-14yrs


Please be aware that we are about to rebrand our business, all of our Survival and Bushcraft Courses will come under our new name

"The Rugged Outdoors".

The website for our new brand will be up and running in the near future and will have a link here to that site. This page will still be used but this will only be for the Bushcraft Family educational video's.


We would like to thank you for your custom and hope that we can continue to serve your Buscraft needs.


Knife Skills

Learn how to safely use a knife and then progress though different projects to improve your skills. You will make some useful tools that you can use while out in the woods.


Date Monday 23rd October

Course duration 2 hrs 1:00-3:00pm

Cost £15.00

Age 7-14yrs



Bushcraft for the young ones

Come along and enjoy the art of Bushcraft with your kids, we will do some tree rubbing, track animals, light fires (safely of course) and maybe get our wellies a little muddy.

Date Friday 27th October

Duration 2 hrs 1:00-3:00pm

Cost £15.00

Age 4-6yrs





Breaking News


To further progress the development of our business we are to introduce Axe Throwing as an activity. This is an extremely fun way of letting off steam and for those who really get into it we will be providing competition in our Viking Axe Throwing League. Who knows you could end up competing in the world championships. So watch this space for more details.

We are also mobile so if you have a suitable area we can tailor a session to meet your needs.


The Norse Hawk will be on sale here soon

£44.99 + P&P

We have been asked by several venues if we can put on an afternoon of Bushcraft activities for families and of course we said yes because we love to talk about and teach Bushcraft to anyone that would like to listen and learn.


We provide all of the resources required to keep the families engrosed in learning bushcraft skills.


Demonstrations on making wooden tools, firelighting, how to make Bannock and the traditions surrounding it and working safetly with knives. We can also show why walking staffs are starting to make a comeback and how to make one.

If you have a glamping site or camp site or a venue that people visit why not contact us.


"He came home and said that was the best 2 days of my life" Gillian Bentley


The second of our Kids 2 Day Woodland Survival Course went down really well just the same as the first one. We have had nothing but praise from the kids to their parents who have passed on their thanks for creating such a special time for them.


The two most popular parts of the course were fire lighting and the simulated hunting, check out the video to see what we mean about simulated hunting. We also do this as a separate course.

In fact all facets of our 2 day courses can be done as stand alone sessions and this is for all ages and of course the whole family. Just get in touch and we can tailor the course to meet your needs. Call Craig on 07809 716423 to talk over your needs.

A video of the first of our Kids Woodland Survival Courses, everyone had a wail of a time and learnt lots of cool survival skills


News ....A government report suggests that just 30 minutes of nature per week can reduce your risk of depression and heart disease. Why not get your whole family out and have some quality time together in a peaceful and inspiring setting, who know's it may become a regular activity.

Contact us for idea's and tips on activities that you can do in a woodland setting.

Meet us in nature


Visit our woodland venue's and learn a multitude of new skills such as firelighting with a flint and steel, cordage from tree bark and shelter building, you could even get the chance to make some anceint tools from flint. Whichever skills that you decide to try you will leave us filled with confidence.

Our activities are based in stunning woodland on the edge of the North York moors just outside of Helmsley