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Established in 2001, by Ben McNutt and Lisa Fenton, Woodsmoke is internationally respected for its pioneering bushcraft courses and professional approach to teaching you classical wilderness survival skills. Our bushcraft courses and wilderness expeditions are set in spectacular landscapes, both at home in the heart of England's Lake District National Park, and across environmental and climatic global extremes. Guided by inspirational educators and wilderness guides who have each spent significant time in wild places, our style is a 360 degree immersion in nature, enabling you to reach into the natural world and truly begin to master the full spectrum of traditional practices, hands-on skills and theoretical knowledge that is required to develop your ability to both inhabit and traverse natural landscapes, in a self-sufficient and environmentally considered way.

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Our courses, workshops and expeditions span a range of specialist knowledge and skill sets; from plantlore, foraging, wilderness/ expedition cooking, tracking and axe use, through to traditional winter, jungle, desert, riverine and ocean travel, using traditional techniques, modes of transport and the insights provided by local and indigenous people. Carefully designed for maximising the transferal of skill and knowledge, these courses are ideal opportunities for you to gain intensive professional tuition in highly applicable wilderness skills. Specialist courses provide you with focused study, highlighting the importance and relevance of specific interest areas within the study of bushcraft, whilst our expeditions equip you to travel across truly wild and beautiful places. Enhancing your backwoods competency, these courses enjoy the friendly atmosphere of the out-door campfire classroom, whilst you benefit from the relevance of in-situ learning - they cater to the novice, the specialist, the curious and the escapist alike!

Click on the following links to learn more about Woodsmoke's wilderness educators and guides, and begin exploring our bushcraft courses and bushcraft expedition menu, or use the navigation buttons at the top of each page to explore our website.