Wildwood Bushcraft runs a wide range of courses in beautiful ancient woodlands in Sussex. Various survival challenges and family bushcraft days are offered: alongside more specialist courses such as foraging and bushcraft cooking; carving and woodcraft; knots and cord making; plants used in bushcraft; a woodland nature day; and tracking foundation and navigation courses.
All courses are managed to encourage the sustainability of the natural resources within the woods. The majority are based in deciduous ancient woodland, typical of the High Weald, near Nutley on the southern edge of the Ashdown Forest, whilst survival weekends are staged in woodlands belonging to a private school near Lindfield. Both locations are beautiful, quiet tracts of broadleaved woodland with a variety of interesting wildlife, such as badgers, deer, foxes and rabbits.
Ashdown Forest is a stunning nearby place to visit, with its extensive open access heathland and cultural associations with the Winnie the Pooh stories of A.A. Milne. Other places well worth a visit are Wilderness Wood - a family-run, sustainably-managed working woodland at Hadlow Down - and Sheffield Park, the National Trust’s magnificent landscape garden created by Capability Brown.
Wildwood 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.