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Welcome to Woodlanders Bushcraft & Survival Tours

Our Bushcraft Courses are designed to allow you to be at one with your environment.
Using ancient techniques we will show you the many key areas of general bushcraft, perfecting them as we go.

At the end of the course you will have a greater understanding of the natural world around you and be able to use your new skills and natural resources to survive in the wilderness.

The courses are designed to be fun and safe, whilst passing on the knowledge you need to live comfortably in the wilderness.

Our instructors will spend time with you ensuring that you get enough knowledge and practice on each skill. You will learn fire making techniques, how to build a shelter from natural resources, food preparation, tracking, stealth and many other techniques.

Brennin ForestWe are now running Courses in Snowdonia National Park, North Wales, Near Dolgellau. Call us on 01341 423 407 for more information or to arrange a booking.

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Courses are run at Brin Y Gwin, by Nick Gough, a qualified NCFE instructor (National Certificate for Outdoor Learning)

There is a 5% discount when booking one of our courses from the Bushcraft Store.

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Ian and Tracey Davie

Ian and Tracey Davie live with their 4 children in a farmhouse, at the heart of the Snowdonia National Park. The site at Brin Y Gwin is nestled in the foothills of Cader Idris, Wales' 3rd highest mountain and enjoys stunning views. It offers a feeling of seclusion but is still close to the market town of Dolgellau. In addition to the 'Woodlanders' courses and herbal walks, it also offers both camping and caravan sites, along with a 1 acre mixed coarse fishery.

From a young age Ian has lead a countryman's life working on a farm, working for the Environment Agency and working as a Gamekeeper on two estates. Ian has a real knowledge and feel for the woodland environment, this coupled with his extensive skills makes him a true woodsman. He has an empathy and understanding of how the British Flora and Fauna interact and work together. As a multi award winning wildlife artist, Ians acclaim is worldwide, his feather paintings and driftwood sculptures need to be seen to be believed. This artistic talent is now brought to bear on some of his instructional courses demonstrating how to create simple but highly effective wood sculptures. Tracking, trapping, foraging and wild fishing are to name but a few of his numerous skills.

Tracey spent three and half years studying to gain a Diploma in Herbal Medicine with Honours and now runs a successful clinic in the Dolgellau area. She also leads informative identification/foraging walks, with the emphasis towards medicinal plants and their uses. She is passionate about her home produce from eggs to honey, vegetables to bread and her onsite woodland cooking is mouthwatering.

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