How to find us


We run our courses in Witham, Essex and Basingstoke, Hampshire . We are close to all major road routes and there is access by train from Liverpool Street, London. We can collect from the Witham station by prior arrangement at a fixed time. Spaces would be limited. Please contact us to discuss this.



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Wildcrafts are a premier provider of Bushcraft instruction and training in the UK. Based in Essex we provide a range of services and courses for  public and corporate customers.

Headed by Les Davidson (Chief Instructor) and with Assistant Instructors, Wildcrafts can offer you an experience that you will always remember.

About Wildcrafts - Premier provider of Bushcraft training in Essex


Our courses are held in private woodland in the heart of Essex and Hampshire. We have access to two sites on the opposite side of the M25 that we use during our courses. Both are set in 100 acre woodland. We often see deer, rabbits, squirrels and Hare.

What ever time of the year or what ever the weather the woodland is an exciting place to be. It is the ideal environment to learn and practice the art of Bushcraft that the Wildcrafts team are dedicated and passionate about.

The base camp is set around a large parachute with a central fire that in the evenings we gather round to socialise and relax.

Our courses are suited to everyone of every age and even if you decide that you do not want to spend the night under the stars we can even organise a local hotel for you.

We are fully insured and have first aid trained staff on site.


Basics, Wildfire are weekend courses and start on a Friday with arrival between 5pm and 6pm and finish around 4pm on the Sunday.

Elementary and Survival Bushcraft courses run Monday to Friday.

Bitesize,Nature walks, Navigation, Bushcraft Parties and Archery are 1 or half day courses.

Corporate and private hire are available on a 1 day, Weekend or Mid Week basis. Please contact us direct to discuss your requirements.

We also run periodically through out the year Wildcrafts Student Weekends. This is a chance to get together with like minded people and practice the bushcraft art. We do not run a course structure but are on site to help and advise on all aspects. You do not have to have had Wildcrafts training but must be able to prove your competence or completed a course through a recognised provider. This is at the discretion of Wildcrafts. The cost per student is £35.00 for the weekend.


Man did not weave the web of life, he is merely a strand in it. Whatever he does to the web, he does to himself ... Chief Settle