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.

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).

Bushcraft Courses

  • 1 day Introduction to Bushcraft Course +

    1 day Introduction to Bushcraft Course The 1 day introduction to Bushcraft course is the perfect first step on your journey into the world of Bushcraft. 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
  • 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
  • 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 or 2 day Corporate Teambuilding Course +

    1 or 2 day Corporate Teambuilding Course Dryad Bushcraft offers a range of original corporate development courses which are highly enjoyable yet challenging and educational. In our Read More
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  • 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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Primula vulgaris


Heath Spotted Orchid

Dactylorhiza Maculata


The Scarlet Elf Cup

Sarcoscypha Coccinea


Yellow Whitlow Grass

Draba aizoides