About Us

About Us - Hands on BushcraftA little more about Hands on Bushcraft

Established by founder and head instructor Adam in 2010, Hands on Bushcraft are a wilderness bushcraft and survival school, offering courses all year round.

We offer a wide range of bushcraft and survival courses from our woodland site on the Wiltshire, Gloucestershire border.


We cover all things bushcraft as well as traditional woodland crafts such as bowmaking, basket weaving and spoon carving.

We also have a passion for wild foods, so have a few foodie courses on offer too. And alongside running our scheduled courses, we also offer corporate team days, bespoke training and stag and hen weekends.

All of our courses are designed to be fun as well as informative, our aim is for you to walk away with a sense of achievement and increased confidence in your abilities in bushcraft, wilderness living and sustainability.

We have a dedicated team of highly skilled instructors who don’t just teach bushcraft, they live it! Our experienced instructor team have been teaching and running courses for a number of years and we set out teaching plans for each course that makes sure we cover every skill we promise to.

The way we teach is through tried and tested methods, by which we introduce you to a new skill, explain the theory behind it and then give you a demo of how it’s done. We then hand the baton to you, to get hands on and give it a go, but don’t worry our instructors will always be on hand to provide all the support and guidance you need.

Whilst on a course any cooking will take place over our central camp fire, our instructors will always be on hand to offer advice and guidance on campfire cooking techniques. We provide you with all the ingredients for all your meals unless otherwise stated in the course content. Here at Hands on Bushcraft we want to provide you with delicious local foods that you may not eat everyday.

Therefore, we use local game such as rabbit, pheasant, partridge, pigeon, trout, salmon and venison, including seasonal herbs and vegetables. We like to involve everyone in the cooking process so there will be an opportunity for you to have a go at cooking during our courses.

If you are vegetarian or have any other dietary needs, please let us know when you make your booking and we can cater for you providing we know in advance.