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Welcome to The Worcestershire Based British Bushcraft School

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New Dates Listed for 2016


  • 4 day and 2 day courses now available to book.
  • Bow dril and Hand drill courses now focussing on quality rather than quantity.



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2 day bushcraft courseEd Stafford bushcraft course testamonial



"Such an amazing weekend full of useful information and skills and so much of it not taught in books! Well taught and thoroughly enjoyed"




To see reviews and photos:


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Attend expertly run bushcraft courses with The British Bushcraft School in the heart of rural England.

Founded by Dale Collett in 2005, the school has now grown over 9 years and is becoming renowned as one of the top venues in both the UK & Europe to learn bushcraft and survival skills. We are also renowned around the world for our fire by friction training. People travel far and wide to attend our bushcraft courses, in the last year alone clients have travelled from Ireland, Canada, the Netherlands, Australia and from New Zealand.

Dale is famed for his skill with the hand drill and bow drill, with many people booking with the school for specific training in these bushcraft skills. The school isn't just about Fire by friction training though, as you can study a full range of bushcraft courses with us. We run taster weekends and four day long in depth bushcraft training in a wide variety of the most fundamental bushcraft skills. The school offers a comprehensive learning package with a large emphasis placed on practical learning, the school's motto is "less talking and more doing!"


Bushcraft is a vast subject, encompassing a vast array of survival skills and native living skills. Through years of experience and practice Dale and his team of instructors will guide and tutor you through all aspects of bushcraft-survial including shelter construction and identifying wild edibles, making fine cordage, providing a nutritional diet, natural navigation, making wonderful carvings, observing wildlife and learning essential wilderness journey skills.

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Upcoming bushcraft courses for all of 2016


A quick list of our most popular bushcraft courses. Please see individual course pages to book and for details of other courses.

4 Day Bushcraft Course dates

22nd - 25th July (Available)

9th - 12th Sept (Available


2 Day Taster Bushcraft Course dates

11th - 12th June (Available)

9th - 10th July (Available)

6th - 7th Aug (Available)

8th - 9th Oct (Available)


Bow drill and Hand drill courses are now run by request with a maximum of 2 people per course allowing us to give the highest possible level of instruction.

In short; we are running these courses, not to make large amounts of money, but simply because we love teaching them and enjoy seeing clients succeed in aquiring these ancient and essential outdoor firelighting skills.




Dale's youtube channel - giving lots of online bushcraft tips: http://www.youtube.com/user/LearnBushcraft


News 11th May 2016: New dates listed for our most popular 4 day and 2 day courses.