Welcome to Red Oak Bushcrafts

Derbyshire / Peak District Bushcraft & Wilderness Skill Courses


COVID 19 UPDATE – 16TH May 2020

Like most people we are subject to lockdown / restrictions on activities which is the correct thing to do.

Also like most people we are itching to get out and start doing stuff again, we are well aware of the mental and physical benefits of being in the outdoors and woodlands in particular.

As soon as restrictions allow we will be opening for courses again, however we will be limiting places on all standard courses to 6 people to allow for social distancing and for the time being there will not be family courses running (we all know how kids like to play together and this will make social distancing very hard).

If you feel that 6 people is still too large, we can offer you a private day to suit your requirements.

If, as a family, you wish to come and have a private day which will allow for social distancing then we will be happy to arrange that, the day can obviously be tailored to your family's requirements.

There is obviously an additional cost to private days, but we are reducing this to make it more accessible so please get in touch.

We look forward to welcoming you to the woods soon.

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

Family Bushcraft Day

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

Introduction to Bushcraft

Specialist Bushcraft Courses

Specialist courses
to fit your skills

Introduction to Bushcraft

Introduction to Bushcraft - Level I

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

Introduction to Bushcraft (2 day)

Introduction to Bushcraft - Level II

The ideal follow up to the standard Introduction to Bushcraft Course

Introduction to Bushcraft (2 day)

Introduction to Bushcraft - 2 Day

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

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!