Into The Woods...

This is where you'll find everything I do to enthuse people about the wonders of the woods.

FOREST JOURNEYS

.The clamour and noise of the modern world can feel relentless.

Do you yearn to escape it - just for one day?

Are you intrigued to walk where our ancestors once trod,

to step quietly in their footsteps

to glimpse the natural world through their eyes?

Do you dream of discovering how they saw

the trees,

the plants,

the rocks,

the animals?

Do you dare to try your hand at some of their skills?...

Make soap from leaves

Fashion tools from rocks

Weave cordage from plants

Kindle fire from trees

Track animals in the forest

Discover medicine growing all around you

Blend into the rhythms of the forest...

If so, then let's journey into the forest...just for one day.

Just an hour from central London, these popular bespoke one day journeys deep in the stunning woodlands of the North Downs are a great way to dip your toe into the ways of the forest. Each journey is crafted to the unique interests of your group. You might be a couple of friends wanting a guided journey, a family looking to explore your shared passion for nature and bushcraft, work colleagues seeking a chance to relax away from the office, a corporate group thinking about how to 'green' your business model, a circle of friends wanting to celebrate that special occasion, a university group keen to enhance their coursework... In the past I've created Forest Journeys for ALL of these groups and many more.

 

PRICE

 

One day journey for groups of up to 25 : £240

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Schools Workshops

'I've been at this school for six years and that was the best workshop we've ever had. It was wicked!'

 

'My favourites were the nettle soup, the birch bark pots, the funny pole-lathe and the fire. It was fun and fun and fun!'

'The children loved every minute, thank you.  The day was superbly organised and is what childhood should be all about!  We were exhausted after all that fresh air and excitement!'

Workshops are run from a unique expedition-style camp pitched to create an exciting backdrop for our activities.

 My long experience working in schools enables me to craft a bespoke learning experience to suit the needs of each group and tie in with many aspects of the National Curriculum (History, Science, Environmental Studies, Art etc).

I also specialise in linking the ancient ways of the woods with age-appropriate introductions to climate change, environmental stewardship and carbon footprinting.

Skills we explore include:
Fire-making
Foraging (including wonderful nettle soup!)
Making soap from leaves
Making cordage from plants and trees

Natural medicines

Carving skills  

Tracking

Flint knapping

Pole Lathe turning

Carbon footprinting

Storytelling....​

And to give your group an even more immersive experience I can also call on the talents of fellow instructors to run complimentary workshops in fascinating skills such as traditional basket making, willow weaving and Cave Art Techniques.

PRICE

Day rate for Bushcraft and Environmental awareness workshops: £380
Longer workshop of 2 days or more are subject to a 10% discount.

Schools Workshops are usually 1 hour long for groups of 15 students. During a normal school day I run 4 workshops, and can work with up to 60 pupils.

Overnight Camps

 

For the REALLY adventurous I also run bespoke overnight workshops at my own woodland at the heart of the Sussex Weald. This is a great chance for smaller groups to immerse themselves deeply into the rhythm of the woods…perfect for families, groups of friends and corporate groups. 

 

 

What people say about my workshops :

'I've been at this school for six years and that was the best workshop we've ever had. It was wicked!'

'My favourites were the nettle soup, the birch bark pots, the funny pole-lathe and the fire. It was fun and fun and fun!'


'The children loved every minute, thank you.  The day was superbly organised and is what childhood should be all about!  We were exhausted after all that fresh air and excitement!'

​'Big thank you for the brilliant day. We all enjoyed it so much and the children had a fantastic time. They were really inspired by the activities and I would imagine there will be lots more shelters in the woods after this weekend!' 

'Oliver's party was a huge success, enjoyed by all generations!' 

'Thank you so much for such a wonderful morning. The children went home and talked about it so enthusiastically.  They really enjoyed your knowledge and enthusiasm. Amazing!'

'What an incredible time we all had  – both adults & kids thoroughly enjoyed our time with you and the boys are convinced it is their best birthday party ever!  I’m going to have a challenge to find something anywhere near as exciting next year!!!  All the children have been talking non-stop about their time with you and all that they learnt.'  


To inquire further about any of the above workshops, or creating your own bespoke event please email david.antrobus.hunt@gmail.com or use the form on the contact page.

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