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Welcome to Farafoot Bushcraft & Survival

 

Farafoot is a bushcraft company started by Nick and Karen Davenport and Andrew and Yvette Primrose in 2012 based on a life-time of adventure and experience from just outside the backdoor to the Himalayas. Rather than just watching us perform, we believe in dynamic and sometimes challenging courses designed to provide you with a hands-on experience of the skills and technologies that the make-up the forgotten world of bushcraft and survival, which vitally and importantly re-engages people with the natural environment.

 

Farafoot is a bushcraft and survival skills company based on 16,000 acres of woodland and upland moorland on the Burwarton Estate of Lord Boyne in South Shropshire, with its HQ and Activity Centre in Burwarton, on the Estate. This unique site amongst the Shropshire Hills AONB (Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty) is a remote, upland rural location that contains a diverse number of habitats. Therefore, Farafoot Bushcraft is able to offer a wide range of dynamic bushcraft and survival courses, moving between different locations, tailored to adults and children of all ages and abilities. Farafoot's HQ and Activity Centre (the HORSA hut, Burwarton) is equipped for indoor tuition and activities to augment the outdoor courses on offer. 

 

 

Bushcraft and Survival Courses

 

 

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Farafoot guides people through all the skills, techniques and knowledge that you need to live comfortably in the natural environment. These Bushcraft courses are much much more than simply outdoor survival courses in that our bushcraft and survival courses will teach you how to live "generously" or comfortably outdoors, but also challenge you with the phsyicallity of that way of living.

 

Farafoot Bushcraft guides you through how vastly important fire is outdoors and how to light fires and what kind of fires suit which situations. The types of shelters that are suitable for different situations and that sometimes simpliest is best. Foraging for food that goes beyond just collecting leaves, but also involves hunting and the preparation of meat and other foods that taste fantastic and will provide you with much more than simply keeping yourself alive. Sourcing water that is safe to drink and tastes better than anything that comes out of a tap. Looking after yourself and generally keeping yourself sparkling clean in camp.

 

On top of this, Farafoot bushcraft guides people in all those craft skills that you need to live outdoors, such as cordage, hide tanning for clothing and footwear, basketry and bark vessel making to store or transport items, using tools and how not to cut off significant bits of yourself or your friend, tool making from scratch using flint knapping techniques to make blades that are far sharper than any steel blade or razor and how to make a decent bushcraft bed that will that will let you sleep like a "bush baby".

 

Choose from our extensive range of bushcraft courses, such as the introductionary Bushcraft Day Skills Course where we introduce a few of the basic bushcraft skills over the course of a day.

 

Our Overnight Bushcraft Tester Courses which provide a longer period where we can guide people through a far greater range of skills and provide a real test to an budding "Ray Mears" or "Bear Grylls".


For a real bushcraft experience, try our Long Bushcraft Weekends and Five Day Bushcraft courses where you will sleep in the same bed more than once, so you learn quite quickly how to get your bushcraft right.

 

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