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Bushcraft – Tracking, Shelter, Fire & Cooking

Learn some core principles of bushcraft survival; tracking, shelter-building, fire and cooking.  Move up from surviving and begin to thrive. Explore cooking over open fire and discover some ways to make living in the wild a lot more comfortable. We will concentrate on a different bushcraft technique each session.


Be a real nature detective and head out on an animal tracking adventure. What will you identify? Tracks come in lots of different shapes and sizes, you’ll learn to look closely and spot the differences.

Shelter Building

Go back to the basics of survival with our instructors and learn to construct a shelter from natural resources that can be found in the woods.

Fire & Cooking

Fire is one of the key skills in bushcraft. Learn all about how to make and maintain a bushcraft fire whilst in the woods. Start a fire using friction – can you sustain the flame? Use your fire to cook, purify drinking water and more.

Knowledge is the key to survival, the real beauty of that is that it doesn't weigh anything.
– Ray Mears


This activity is suitable for children or adults. Please wear suitable outdoor clothing and don’t forget to dress for the weather.

Important Information:

  1. On the day of your activity, please go to the Caravan Park reception 10 mins before your activity is due to start. You will be asked for your completed consent form and given a voucher. You will not be able to take part without the completed consent form. Please give the voucher to the activity instructor on arrival at the activity as proof of payment.
  2. To participate in activities you must be a paying holiday guest staying at Cote Ghyll (caravan & camping park, holiday caravans, Mill or cottage). Sorry but we cannot offer activities to visitors or anybody not staying at least overnight at Cote Ghyll. Your holiday reservation will be checked before your activity reservation is confirmed.
  3. You will probably get wet and/or muddy! We do not provide protective clothing. Please wear old, comfortable clothes and old trainers/wellies suitable for your chosen activity.
  4. Please note, the weather is out of our control. If it is not safe for us to offer the scheduled activity on the day, we will offer an alternative activity or a refund.
  5. Payment in full is required at the time of booking activities. A full refund for activities can be offered with minimum 14 day notice. No refunds are available for cancellations with less than 14 days notice.

Activities Season Closed

All activities will resume in 2019. Please check back for details.