Abouts us at Dryad Bushcraft

Dryad Bushcraft offers a range of activity survival courses dedicated to personal development and teambuilding skills. This is achieved through the study of Bushcraft and survival techniques. Based on the Gower peninsular in southwest Wales this beautiful rugged peninsular was designated Britain’s first area of outstanding natural beauty (AONB) on the 9th of May 1956.

The Area covers 188 sq Km with a coastline of 59 Km. Its complex geological formation has created a diverse range of terrain, condensed into a relatively small area. The South coast of Gower is predominantly carboniferous limestone which has formed into spectacular cliffs and sandy bays, popular with Rock climbers and surfers. The north coast is dominated by salt marshes and sand dunes, which support a range of flora and fauna to rival any in the UK. The inland sections of Gower play host to large areas of common land and sandstone heath ridges, including the majestic Cefn Bryn. Steep sided glacial valleys support plentiful deciduous and coniferous woodlands, perfect for the study of Bushcraft skills.

We are committed to youth development and promoting the sustainable use of natural resources.

Bushcraft

The term Bushcraft is a recently adopted and more socially acceptable name for the practice of survival techniques and primitive living skills. What was once the exclusive preserve of a relatively small group of slightly odd people wearing camouflaged Jackets, wielding Axes, and  building bivouacs in the woods, has now become the fastest growing Outdoor Pursuit in the UK.

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Bushcraft Wales

Wales (The land of Song) is a country with its own parliamentary assembly and language (Welsh). It forms part of the United Kingdom. Bordered by England to its east and the Atlantic Ocean and Irish Sea to the west, the land mass of Wales is approximately 8000 square miles and it has a population of just under 3 million people (Mostly congregated along the M4 motorway on the South East Coast). This low population density and geographic diversity makes Wales the perfect location for learning Bushcraft and Survival skills.

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Dryad Bushcraft

Dryad Bushcraft Wales is one of the UK’s leading Bushcraft and Survival schools, and one of very few full time specialist providers of high quality practical instruction. Bushcraft instruction for us is not something we do on the weekends, or whenever we have spare time between our other jobs, we live it, all the time.

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Andrew Price

Andrew was born on the 15th of February 1974. Since then he has spent every spare moment in the pursuit of Adventure. He has travelled extensively all over the world in order to study the traditional skills of indigenous peoples including the Orang Astli people of the Cameron Highlands in Malaysia, as well as the native inhabitants of Australia and Canada.

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Bushcraft Courses

  • Family Bushcraft camp +

    Family Bushcraft camp The enjoyment of learning how to live comfortably in a wilderness environment is something that the whole family can now Read More
  • Primitive Living Skills Course (Flint knapping) +

    Primitive Living Skills Course (Flint knapping) The Gower Primitive Living Skills course will bring you closer to experiencing the lives of our Stone age ancestors than Read More
  • 2 day Practical Woodsman Course +

    2 day Practical Woodsman Course The Practical Woodsman Course is designed for those with little or no previous Bushcraft experience. The course will begin with Read More
  • 1 week Bushmaster Course +

    1 week Bushmaster Course This course is only for those who already have some experience of Bushcraft. A reasonable level of physical fitness is Read More
  • Gower Castaway Adventure +

    Gower Castaway Adventure Have you ever wondered how you would manage if you were trapped in the wilderness? Would you know how to Read More
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F.A.Q

  • Bushcraft Equipment +

    For overnight courses you should bring whatever items you would normally take Camping. We will supply most Read More
  • Clothing +

    Remember this is Wales; and it can get cold at night even in Summer, so bring plenty Read More
  • Wash Kit +

    Tooth brush, Tooth paste, Biodegradable Soap and Shampoo, small Towel + anything else you normally use. Sleeping bag Read More
  • Small First Aid Kit +

    Should include Scissors, Tweezers, adhesive dressings or a Plaster strip, antiseptic wipes and cream, Asprin or Paracetamol, Read More
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Bushcraft How to's

  • Cooking a Fish on a stick +

    Cooking a Fish on a stick What could be better on a warm spring day than to spend some quality time fishing for Read More
  • Damascene Knife Making with Lars Enander +

    Damascene Knife Making with Lars Enander The effective and safe use of a knife is one of the most fundamental aspects of Bushcraft, Read More
  • Hunting with an Air Rifle +

    Hunting with an Air Rifle Hunting with an Air Rifle If there’s one subject that seems to divide opinion within the Bushcraft Read More
  • Kayak Fishing open sea +

    Kayak Fishing open sea Fishing from a Kayak has been a tradition in my family for as long as I can Read More
  • Making a Sycamore Twig Whistle +

    Making a Sycamore Twig Whistle I am still receiving hate mail from the parents and teachers of all the kids I’ve shown Read More
  • Obtaining Water from Snow and Ice +

    Obtaining Water from Snow and Ice “Water Water everywhere, nor any drop to Drink” Samuel Taylor Coleridge (The Ancient Mariner) When Coleridge wrote Read More
  • Paiute Trap +

    Paiute Trap The skill of trapping is one of the most fascinating yet controversial aspects of Bushcraft. In an Read More
  • The Catapult as a Hunting Tool +

    The Catapult as a Hunting Tool In the minds of many people a catapult is nothing more than a child’s toy, or one Read More
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Primrose

Primula vulgaris

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Heath Spotted Orchid

Dactylorhiza Maculata

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The Scarlet Elf Cup

Sarcoscypha Coccinea

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Yellow Whitlow Grass

Draba aizoides