“Bushcraft is low impact and involves highly sustainable activities,” says Craig Grant. “Bushcraft is not about survival it’s about sustainability, living comfortably within a natural environment. Enjoying and being part of our natural world with a more human approach.” Who would have thought you could engage in Bushcraft so close to London in Loughton?
As a taster coming soon there is a short Bushcraft workshop called Fire And Fieldcraft on Sunday 11th March between 10-13.0. It starts from Barn Hoppitt Carpark, Rangers Road, London, E4 6BD. The price per child is £12.50 for more information call 020 8532 1010.
Then a bit later in the print, you can look out for the Waltham Forest Holiday Activity Programme for 11 - 19-year-old Activities. They have a course that includes Bushcraft. It’s held at Suntrap Education Centre, Church Road, High Beach, Loughton, IG10 4AJ in April.
As part of the activity, you can spend 3 days in Epping Forest lighting fires, discovering wild foods, making food by a campfire and building your very own shelter. A minibus will be there to collect students from Chingford Railway Station at 10:15 am each morning of the course. The minibus will then return the students to Chingford Railway Station at 3:30 pm. Participants will need to bring a packed lunch, plenty of soft drinks and wear clothing suitable for spending the whole day outdoors. View Map Bushcraft can make a universal connection with people of all ages, at any stage in life, from primary kids to pensioners. Being in a natural environment allows learners to venture out and explore the world around them. With less 21st century distractions around bushcraft allows young people to focus more on themselves and the challenges they are presented with. Why not look out for teaching the kids some bushcraft in Loughton in the Easter holidays?