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.

So; when you attend one of our Bushcraft and Survival courses you can be assured that the techniques you learn will be accurate tried and tested methods, which will work when you most need them.

Dryad Bushcraft is based on the Gower Peninsular in South Wales. The natural beauty of the location earned it the prestigious honour of being awarded the UK’s first AONB (Area ofoutstanding natural beauty) in 1959. Although the majority of our courses are situated on Gower in South Wales, we also run survival courses and Expeditions throughout Wales as well as the rest of the UK and internationally.

Bushcraft Courses

  • Scout association Badge Course +

    Scout association Badge Course This course has been especially designed to incorporate all the requirements for the Scout association Survival Badge. During this course 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
  • 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
  • 1 day Wilderness Gourmet +

    1 day Wilderness Gourmet This is a fantastic day out for all the family. We will be preparing a meal in the great outdoors, 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
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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