TALTON MILL BUSHCRAFT, SURVIVAL, FORAGING & ECO THERAPY COURSES

 

We are delighted to be working with renowned outdoor specialist (Bsc Hons) and master herbalist Simon Birbeck to bring you a selection of bushcraft, survival, foraging and eco-therapy courses at Talton Mill. Simon has over 20 years experience in this field. Formerly a survival school co-ordinator who has worked with the Discovery Channel and The Bear Grylls Survival Academy and Young Survivor, Simon went on to set up UK Wild Adventures – the ‘go to’ company for experiencing the great outdoors!

All our workshops are suitable for both beginners and those with more outdoor experience.

FAMILY BUSHCRAFT & SURVIVAL COURSE

Sat 13th April : 10am to 3pm

Meeting Point : The Mill Woodhouse at Talton Mill

Suitable for children aged 8 upwards accompanied by a parent.

Price : £40 per adult.  £30 per child.  This includes coffee and lunch.

 

Learn how to survive in nature on our Family Bushcraft and Survival Course. Throughout the day survival and bushcraft specialist Simon will provide you and your child with the essential skills required to survive using fire, food, water and shelter. Build a fire, learn how to forage for food and medicines, find and filter water, brew up some foraged tea infusions, whittle essential equipment. Learn self reliance, team work, tracking and foraging skills.

 

This experience is an holistic way at looking at the environment and how all aspects link together.  Take time to reflect on the environment and discover what is out there. Get away from the trappings of modern technology and get back to basics!

 


 

FORAGING

Sat 11th May : 10am to 3pm

Price : £40 per adult. This includes coffee and lunch.

Simon will take you through the basics of foraging before heading out to explore the flora and fauna in our meadows and hedgerows of our 28 acre small-holding and the surrounding countryside and woodland. Throughout the day you will learn how to identify a selection of edible and poisonous plants and medicines. Simon, a master herbalist will give you cooking tips and recipe ideas and you will return to brew some nettle, pine or lemon balm tea on the open fire.

 


 

ECO THERAPY (adults only)

Sat 13 July : 10am to 3pm.

£40 per adult. This includes coffee and lunch

Do you work in a stressful job? Do you long to get outside and just chill.  Eco Therapy is where we have an holistic way of looking at the natural history of the UK, based on ecology, bushcraft, nature studies and conservation.  This course promotes reflective practices – what makes you sad, glad and mad! Throughout the day you will learn whittling, foraging, making dream catchers and building an open fire which will lead to group relaxation and talk time with an appreciation of the great outdoors and environmental artistry.  Enjoy nature for what it is.

 


 

FAMILY BUSHCRAFT & SURVIVAL COURSE

Sat 10th August : 10am to 3pm

Meeting Point : The Mill Woodhouse at Talton Mill

Suitable for children aged 8 upwards accompanied by a parent.

Price : £40 per adult.  £30 per child.  This includes coffee and lunch.

 

Learn how to survive in nature on our Family Bushcraft and Survival Course. Throughout the day survival and bushcraft specialist Simon will provide you and your child with the essential skills required to survive using fire, food, water and shelter. Build a fire, learn how to forage for food and medicines, find and filter water, brew up some foraged tea infusions, whittle essential equipment.  Learn self reliance, team work, tracking and foraging skills.

 

This experience is an holistic way at looking at the environment and how all aspects link together.  Take time to reflect on the environment and discover what is out there. Get away from the trappings of modern technology and get back to basics!

 


 

BUSHCRAFT & FORAGING (adults only)

Sat 14th September : 10am to 3pm

£40 per adult.  This includes coffee and lunch.

 

Learn how to thrive in the natural environment. Simon will give you the skills and knowledge to do so. Learn how to forage for natural foods and medicines on our 28 acre-small holding and around the local countryside meadows, hedgerows and woodlands.  Simon will teach you fire craft, tracking, navigation by natural means, water sourcing and filtration, wood whittling, and container construction from natural materials.  You will build a fire and brew up some nettle, pine or lemon balm tea on the open fire.

 

This experience is an holistic way at looking at the environment and how all aspects link together.  Take time to reflect on the environment and discover what is out there. Get away from the trappings of modern technology and get back to basics!

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