Woodland Ways Weekend

Woodland Ways Weekend

Light the campfire and toast the marshmallows for this fun and friendly Woodland Ways bushcraft and survival weekend trip. Get ready for a thrilling two-night adventure teaching key survival skills allowing you to learn how to make the most of your open-air under the stars environment in an engaging exciting hands-on manner.

The Woodland Ways experience focuses on basic bushcraft and survival techniques which can be adapted to a range of outdoor situations. Running from Friday night through to Sunday morning this weekend foray into the wilderness allows you to develop practical skills such as fire-lighting food preparation shelter building and natural navigation over your two nights in the woods.

While you won’t be expected to survive solely off the land you’ll certainly be learning about and lending a hand cooking healthy and sustaining meals using typical woodland fare such as pheasant rabbit and trout. Foraged fruits vegetables and mushrooms may also make appearances depending on the time of year. Plant and tree identification is also a key component of your woodland bushcraft course so there’s no risk of accidentally eating the wrong plant.

What’s more the survival session shows you ways to master useful everyday skills like knot work water filtration and purification (as well as the initial collection!) and understanding the best uses for different knives and tools a well as some more unusual skills such as traps and snare laying. The course is fairly flexible and adapts to suit seasons and conditions – meaning you could take home some extra skills such as star navigation if you have clear skies at night.  This leafy lesson really does cover all aspects of bushcraft and survival in woodland wilderness!

Perfect for Bear Grylls wannabes this sensational course offers you the chance to do something completely different with your weekend. No prior experience is needed so whether you’re a novice naturalist or an experienced camping enthusiast this activity offers something new. A Woodland Ways bushcraft and survival expedition that makes an interesting and unusual gift experience for men or women seeking a little excitement and a touch of the intriguing unknown as you go into the wild.

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Gun Rush Experience Day

Gun Rush Experience Day

Learn how to be an all action film-style hero on the Gun Rush Experience! This is firearms training with a difference. Hosted by the UK’s leading screen action training academy you’ll find out if you’ve got what it takes to be a Lara ‘Tomb Raider’ Croft or a John ‘Die Hard’ McClane hero.

The Gun Rush experience is as intense as it sounds. Throughout the day you’ll be handling blank gas and even live firing weapons. As well as learning all the classic marksmanship skills there’s a definite performance element in the day’s programme too. After all this is where some of the world’s finest action performers come to train.

And the standard of training is truly second to none. These guys and girls are all highly experienced in the field of firearms and with backgrounds in the forces and as stunt performers many film and TV production companies have called upon their skills to bring all the best movie action scenes to life. Think Skyfall The Dark Knight Captain America and Saving Private Ryan – just a few of the films your tutors have worked on.

The venue for the Gun Rush in Woking is pretty impressive too. It’s a National Shooting Centre that has hosted Commonwealth Games events with 10 and 50m shooting ranges. This is where some of your firearms training takes place but there’s also lots of role play style action too where you get to take part in patrol cover to cover and engaging enemy personnel scenarios – just like you see all the time in the films.

One of the most popular modules of the day is the bullet hits workshop. This is where you learn to react as you take a ‘hit’ how to fall and how to ‘die’. It’s an essential part of any action film actor’s repertoire and it’s uttering enthralling and brilliant to learn about too.

To be accepted on this unique Gun Rush Experience you will need to have a DBS certificate. All firearms training is carried out by certified coaches and the sessions are designed to teach all skills safely and within the legal parameters of the current UK firearms act. Like we said it’s pretty full-on stuff but totally blockbusting!

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Bear Grylls Adventure

Bear Grylls Adventure

Dare to go on a thrilling Bear Grylls Adventure! As the man himself says: ‘When your fears are laid bare you have to keep your nerve and dig deep’. And that’s exactly what you’ll be doing when you launch yourself into the activities at this fantastical adventure in Birmingham!

Costing millions to create the Bear Grylls Adventure is totally different to any activity centre you’ll have ever seen. It takes on film-set proportions and includes everything from an indoor diving world to Europe’s biggest high ropes adventure course. Is it extreme? Yep it can be. Will you be scared? Quite possibly but it’s also an amazing experience and brilliant fun too.

All participants take part in your chosen ‘Hero’ activity depending on your voucher choice. You’ll need to have your ‘adventure ready’ clothes on a clear head and be raring to go for these experiences as your guide leads your group through the tasks and challenges.

Time for the Hero activities. Go climbing in the style of some of the world’s biggest peaks (with some bouldering to get you warmed up). Head outside to take on 36 high ropes challenges across five levels up to 20m off the ground. Snorkel in the underwater cage to meet the marine wildlife. Undertake longbow training to fire those arrows. Keep calm focus and take aim with your air pistols and rifles at the shooting range. Or go wild with the ‘Big 5’ which gives you five action-packed activities to enjoy in one voucher.

No matter which Bear Grylls Adventure package you pick it’s going to be one seriously adventurous day out filled with mentally and physically demanding challenges to triumph over. Time to escape the ordinary and achieve something epic.

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Woodland Survival & Bushcraft

Woodland Survival & Bushcraft

Have fun in the great outdoors and learn new skills when you try bushcraft in Shropshire or Guildford! These one and two-day courses are hosted and run by highly experienced military veterans. They’ll teach you all about the essential bushcraft and survival skills in the woodlands around Buildwas in the heart of Shropshire’s Ironbridge Gorge or Worplesdon near Guildford.

This team is super passionate about the outdoors. Many of the members are ex-frontline military and special forces having served all over the world. But their favourite missions of all are in the lush woods of Shropshire and Guildford. As the guys themselves say their mission is to ‘reconnect with nature and have a good time whilst learning some important lifelong skills’.

And that’s just what you’ll be doing on these fab courses. You’ll have the chance to leave the hustle and bustle of city life behind for a day or two and get back to real basics. If you want to survive in the wilds it’s shelter water and food that are top of the list. So you’ll spend time doing things like building a bivvy learning how to purify water lighting a camp fire and even preparing your fresh fish for supper.

A series of hands-on teaching group exercises and challenges means that all important sense of camaraderie is there right from the start as you all get stuck in. This is the sort of activity where you’ll learn lots laugh lots make new buddies and generally just open your eyes to a whole new world which takes a jaunt in the countryside to a whole new level.

Indeed if you really want to immerse yourself in survival skills for a weekend in Shropshire or Guildford with a difference we highly recommend the two-day course. You get to spend a night under the stars with some brill extra activities including night navigation (if conditions are right) orienteering and of course making breakfast in the morning. And we have to say nothing beats a brekkie cooked on the open fire. Enjoy it out there!

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Foraging and Cookery Course

Foraging and Cookery Course

It’s going to be lunch in the wild on these foraging experiences in Shropshire and Guildford! Spend the day preparing your meal outdoors – and eating it. Make no mistake this isn’t a BBQ with goodies from your local supermarket this is all about catching finding prepping and cooking the food yourselves for a tasty meal with a difference.

Leave the hob ditch the microwave and turn off the oven. This is al fresco dining foraging style. If you know where to look and what to look for Mother Nature provides you with everything you need to survive and eat. Right down to fashioning your own spoons out of wood this is taking food preparation back to basics.

You’ll be shown how to make and where to place a trap. You’ll discover which plants are edible and which are not. You’ll learn how to gather and purify water for drinking and cooking. You’ll help prepare the fire for cooking on. And you’ll be whittling those all important spoons yourselves too.

An integral part of these fascinating foraging experiences is the trap. The team has the full permission of the land owner to cull wild animals (and gather wild plants for that matter too). It might be pigeon rabbit or fish and that involves preparing what you’ve caught for cooking and you are welcome to participate or observe. If you’d rather not take part at all in this part of the course that’s fine too and shouldn’t put you off booking onto the experience – there’s plenty more foraging to do!

As you can imagine a bit of remoteness off the usual beaten paths of Shropshire or away from Guildford town centre is required for this course. But fear not it’ll just be a short walk from civilisation (or at least where you parked the car) to the basecamp. So there’s no trekking for hours on end in the middle of nowhere it’s all about getting stuck in and finding what rich flore and fauna is right at your feet. You might even get to cook up some insects!

Using a mix of team-based challenges demonstrations and tasks this full day out is bound to be fruitful in every sense of the word. You’ll learn lots discover new things and try out new skills. Who’d have thought you’d be eating a proper bush tucker meal thanks to everything you were taught on these foraging experiences available in Shropshire or Guildford.

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