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.
The History of Wales is a fascinating and often troubled one, with evidence of human habitation dating back at least 30,000 years. Many of our course locations are situated in areas with significant historical connections. Archaeological sites from the Palaeolithic, Mesolithic and Neolithic can be found all over Wales, and we incorporate aspects of primitive technology such as natural cordage, friction fire lighting and flint knapping into our courses.
Over the past 200 years Wales has been at the hub of the Industrialised world, indeed many would claim that the industrial revolution started in Wales, and the landscape still bares testimony to the intensive mining of Coal as well as the production of Iron and Steel, Copper and other raw materials. The scars on the landscape still bare testimony to Wales’s Industrial past, but now many of the old coal tips have been turned into parks, and the foundries are slowly being reclaimed by nature and have become so overgrown that they have more in common with a lost Mayan City than a site of industry.
Tourism has taken over industry as the backbone of our economy, and with miles of sandy beaches, clean Sea, great surf and spectacular Mountains it’s not hard to see why so many people return year after year.
Dryad Bushcraft is proud of its connections with Wales and we run our courses at several locations throughout the country. We also have Bilingual instructors so we can offer any of our courses through the medium of Welsh and English (Prior notification required).