Bushcraft and Wild Camping

Forest School Training

Forest School Training Crann Og Eco Farm

There are still free places in the upcoming Forest School Training here at the Crann Og Eco Farm in July!
With the ever-increasing interest in place-based learning as part of the national curriculum in Ireland and the increased understanding of the benefits of nature connection it is the perfect time for training as a Forest School leader.  On successful completion of the course, students will be awarded an Open College Network, level 3, Forest School Programme Leadership Qualification with an established organisation.
You can contact Leanne on 0852710443 if you would like any further information.
Or check out this website: http://forestschoolsgalway.wix.com/forest-schools

 Forest School Training Crann Og EcoFarm

Congrats to Clifden Eco Beach Camping & Caravanning park

Clifden Eco Beach Camping & Caravanning park win Save Our Planet Award

http://www.saveourplanetawards.comClifden Eco Beach Camping & Caravanning park wins “Save Our Planet Award 2014”, ‘Environmentally Responsible Business’
Kris & Tatjana manage & operate the Clifden EcoBeach Campsite. The ecological Natura Camping is situated on the shores of the beautiful ‘Wild Atlantic Way’ at the estuary of Streamstown Bay. Unique to the park is an ecosystem called ‘Machair’, listed as a priority habitat in Ireland under the EU Habitats Directive.
Todate eight species of bumblebee occupy this Machair habitat, additionally the ecosystem borders the West Connacht SAC. These are marine habitats which are important for Bottlenose Dolphins that frequent these shores. Seven Natura 2000 sites are within a 5 km radius of our campsite with Natura 2000 being a European network of important ecological sites.
They are the first business in Ireland to ban single use plastic water bottles & the first campsite/Caravan park to ban formaldehyde based toilet additives all of which has been a great environmental success.
Kris is so passionate about the environment, banning plastic water bottles from his eco campsite and campaigning for same globally. His campsite is a lesson in natural balance.
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Well Done to everyone involved and to all who voted for them! 

Sweden bushcraft courses

Sweden bushcraft courses with Coastal Survival

North Sweden – Arctic circle – Summer 2015.

Wilderness river canoe and coastal experience.
Canoe – forage – fish – prepare and cook – wild camp.
coastal-survival-swedenExperience Sweden and the Arctic Circle in the most perfect of settings, canoe remote wilds stretches of rivers before embarking on a trip along to the coast, foraging, fishing and cooking a long way in the land of the midnight sun.
Experience more than just a simple canoe trip!
On our expedition there will be plenty of time to forage and fish under the guidance of both our local Swedish resident guide and outdoor instructor Toby and Coastal Survivals chief instructor Fraser, both very practically experienced in wilderness living, fishing and foraging, together they will teach you the many ways of how to confidently canoe, find food, prepare and cook it in a variety of ways, in a truly wild environment, along with how to plan, pack and perform any wilderness canoeing and coastal experience.
Basic bushcraft skills such as fire lighting, shelter requirements, water and food will be covered as a matter of course.
This is an excellent course for anybody who wishes to experience the thrills and rewards of truly remote wilderness living canoeing along the river and then onto the beach, giving you the personal confidence and skills for any further planned expeditions or trips.
This wilderness canoeing and coastal experience is shared across two locations the first three days canoeing along remote wild stretches of the upper river before transferring (missing populated areas of the river) as we head straight to the coast for three days foraging, fishing and living wild on the beach!
Bushcraft skills taught and experienced on this course will include: fishing in both river and sea using different techniques including: Rod and line spinning, netting and trapping. Wild camp fire cookery and preserving food will be hands on, surrounded with how to camp safely in the wilderness including the tools and equipment used.
The course is fully catered. Food on the course is a mix of pantry stores and rations that we will supply along with any wild foraged or fished food that we may get along the way. Everything else is included from the moment we pick you up from the airport, including all transfers, canoe hire and safety equipment, fishing license along with any specialist equipment needed for the course duration.
All you need bring is your personal camping equipment, which will include a small tent, sleeping bag and mat, along with 2 easy to dry light weight changes of cloths in a waterproof bag and wet shoes.
If your unsure of what kit you will need or require hiring equipment please contact us.
Transfers will be from Lulea airport, both Scandinavian and Norwegian airlines have regular flights.
This course requires a minimum of 7 attending with a maximum of 10.
This course will be confirmed once 7 people have booked. Notification is given when the final remaining 3 places are available.
Confirmation of this course will be given by the end of February 2015 and all bookings should be made well in advance of that date.
Please book early to avoid disappointment on this of the first of our courses north of the Arctic Circle.
We are pleased to offer you this course and introduction rate of £685:00 per person. Deposit payment £175:00 available to secure your place/s. Full payment needed 2 months prior to course date.
We would advise you not to book any flights until the confirmation of this course is given.
This course does not include personal or possession travel insurance.
Please ensure you have fully read, understood and agreed to our standard terms and conditions before booking any course, if you’re unsure of the suitability or the requirements for this course please contact us personally.

Dates: 22nd – 29th August 2015.

  • Day 1 – Flight arrival, transfer to course start, briefing, food and camp fire.
  • Day 2/4 – Remote wilderness canoe and wild camping.
  • Day 5/7 – Transfer to coast wild camping.
  • Day 8 – Transfer to airport.

Please email  coastalsurvival@gmail.com for online booking links or to arrange payment.
Please call Fraser on 07702 104644 if you wish to discuss details or have any questions.
Web: coastalsurvival.com/bushcraft-courses/sweden-courses/