Welcome to Red Oak Bushcrafts

Derbyshire / Peak District Bushcraft & Wilderness Skill Courses


Based in and around the fantastic Peak District National Park and within easy travel distance of Manchester, Sheffield and Birmingham we offer bushcraft, wilderness and survival skills courses in a friendly relaxed environment to enable you to learn the skills you want. We have several standard courses for adults or families but also offer private skills courses which can be tuned to your personal requirements.

If your company is in need of a team building / development day or maybe a stag, hen or birthday party then we can also cover that. We can provide schools with curriculum linked outdoor activities suitable for KS2, 3 & 4.

Take a look at our courses page or if you would like to learn a specific skill or two then get in touch and let’s see what we can arrange. We could even come to your site if that’s more convenient.

Bushcraft & Wilderness Skills Courses

Please choose an option below for more details, pick a course or make your own course with private tuition.

Introduction to Bushcraft

Introduction to Bushcraft

Step out into the woods and create some memories while learning new skills

Tools, Trees and Tinder

Tools, Trees & Tinder

An ideal follow on from our
Introduction to Bushcraft course

Tarps, Natural Nav and Man made tinders

Tarps, Natural Nav
and Man made tinders

The ideal follow on from our Introduction to Bushcraft

Family Bushcraft Day

Bushcraft Day

Let the family escape from the house and have a family adventure having fun and learning stuff!

Game Preparation and Cooking course

Game Preparation
and Cooking course

Learn how to and get hands on experience of gutting, skinning/plucking!

Introduction to Bushcraft (2 day)

to Bushcraft - 2 Day

Ever fancied sleeping out in the wild? A weekend to remember for young and old(er)!

Canoe / Bushcraft Courses

Canoe / Bushcraft Courses

Specialist courses
to fit your skills

Seasonal Wildfood course

Seasonal Wildfood course

Come and join us
for a day of learning

Bramble and Elder course

Bramble and Elder course

Introducing the wonderful properties of two our most common plants / shrubs

Lime Bark course

Lime Bark course

The fascinating process of turning coppiced bark into delightful containers

Introduction to Tracking course

Introduction to Tracking course

Introduction to the concepts of animal tracking, giving you an awareness of your surroundings and animal habitats

Private Bushcraft course

Private Bushcraft course

Quality time to develop your skills. We can custom build you a course to fit your requirement's

I thought it was pitched brilliantly for the age of the children, more challenging and more involved than I was expecting and much better for it. The way you managed to get 7 children all safely having a go at starting their own fires... meanwhile the big fire getting toasty for the marshmallows etc, the perfect way to end a party. We could have had fun for 4 hours easily, it felt a shame to end.

I also thought it was very stress-free for me and great value for money, when you saw what the kids learnt and how much fun we all had.


Bushcraft Party


Get in touch

Please contact us if you have an enquiry or question, either using the form on the Contact Us page or by phone on 07900 152345. We aim to respond within 48 hours as we may be in the woods!