Operating since 1996, Bison Bushcraft offers a wide range of courses in a number of different woodland locations across Kent and East Sussex. Courses can include anything from knife-making, wilderness first aid, tracking, firecraft and baking, and wildfood cooking, through to wood and leather working. All courses are fully safety accredited (e.g. risk-assessments, CRB checks and insurance) so you can relax and enjoy yourselves, knowing you are in the very best of hands.
Underlying all courses is an ethos of respect for the High Weald landscape. When attending a course, you’ll be taught about the history of the woodlands you’re working in – the majority of which will be ancient woodlands potentially dating as far back as Roman times. Central to this will be learning about the history of the area’s coppice industry and of bushwork; with techniques learnt on the courses having been developed hundreds of years ago to enable human management of the landscape for fuel and materials.
Bison Bushcraft will also offer you their extensive local knowledge: anything from the best locations for bluebell walks through to the best local pubs (including their personal favourite, The Halt at Salehurst!). Pick ups from local train stations for anyone not driving are also part of the offer.
Bison Bushcraft is signed up to Our Land, a website that promotes businesses based in protected landscapes who have pledged to care for their local landscape and promote what is special about it.