Cost – £350.00 pp


Duration – 2 day


Location – Dartmouth, South Devon.


The Experience – A great couple of days spent living and learning in the coastal maritime environment.


You will enjoy the experience of a night under canvas amongst some of the most beautiful and breath taking areas of the UK in the South Hams area of Devon. 

Setting up camp in amongst the trees on the banks of the River Dart, where bush craft can enhance your enjoyment of the natural world.  Introduction to traditional navigation techniques (No GPS required) and traveling by water and land overcoming obstacles, hazard awareness. Over the course of the 2 days you will enjoy the simplicity of outdoors living, fairly minimalistic but in comfort maintaining the sustainability of the environment.

The aim is that by the end of the course, you will feel confident to throw a ruck sack on your back and head out into the wild, be it Dartmoor, the Scottish Highlands or those untouched places in the world, that as yet, have seen little foot traffic, being still as nature intended.


Course outline

Prelims – Introductions, issue of equipment, any other admin.  Safety briefs and program.

Move into the woods to the camp

Working through a series of stances we will cover the following;

  • The principles of bush craft and outdoor living.
  • Make camp
  • Navigation with or without a compass and map.
  • Fire lighting – the camp fire.
  • Food and water – the natural resources around us.
  • Cooking outdoor cuisine.
  • Exploring the local area – land, river and coast
  • Obstacle recognition and methods of overcoming them
  • Emergency shelter construction
  • Staying safe
  • Micro Expedition planning
  • Weather

Kit Required

Kit Required


What you will need to bring:
  • ParQ & Disclaimer forms
  • Appropriate footwear (walking boots/sturdy trainers)
  • Appropriate walking trousers/tracksuit bottoms (comfortable, lightweight)
  • Jumper/Fleece
  • Warm jacket or additional jumper/fleece
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Thermal top/base layer shirt or additional T-shirt
  • Hat and gloves
  • Wash kit (towel, wet wipes, flannel, toothbrush etc.)
  • Spare walking trousers/tracksuit bottoms
  • Socks x 3
  • Spare underwear
  • T-shirt x2
  • Spare footwear/trainers


Optional equipment you may want to bring
  • Camera
  • Gopro or similar
What Kit you will be issued
  • Sleeping system including Shelter, sleeping bag and roll matt
  • Bergan/Rucksack
  • Rations/food
  • Whistle
  • Navigation equipment including compass, map
  • Head Torch
  • Water bottle
  • Cooking equipment
  • Waterproof note pad and pencil
  • Knife

£350.00 Per Person

When you submit a booking, you will be redirected to PayPal to pay a deposit of £100. A PayPal account is required to do this. The remaining balance must then be paid 14 days prior to the start of the course.



To learn how to plan, prepare, develop and implement an expedition to the far flung corners of the world or within your own national wilder areas. 


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Our trips operates out of Dartmouth and use the beautiful Start bay as our playground.  We also run trips up and down the river Dart and can arrange a variety of pick up and drop off points

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