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Courses & Prices

Glowing pottery from the fire

A focused and varied weekend designed for busy people

A Weekend in the Woods

Willow buds in Spring

Enjoy a Weekend in the Woods with extra days to discover the local surroundings at your own pace

Relax

Forage, eat, camp, create.

Shimmering pots by the fire

In depth courses

Mastery

Thrive Bushcraft runs courses on demand for small groups in Dartmoor National Park. All courses are fully customisable - examples and prices are outlined below. Talk to Alex directly to plan your time in the woods as you imagine it.

Bluebells in the woods

A fun introduction to

life in the woods

A Day in the Woods

Bow drill fire by friction

Hone your bushcraft skills 

One to One Tuition

Freediving Devon

Coastal foraging and

adventures by the sea

Escape to the Sea!

A Weekend in the woods

A Weekend in the Woods

A focused and varied weekend designed for busy people

Eat delicious fire-cooked food

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Forage edible wild plants.

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Camp in comfort

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Learn bushcraft skills

friends laughing by the fire

This course is all about getting you into the woods and leaving civilisation behind you. Unwind around the fire, enjoy a drink or two made from foraged botanicals, and catch up with your friends. 

Camp cosily in our bell tents, complete with carpets, candles, and hot water bottles.

Venture out on a local foraging walk and go wild swimming. Make primitive pottery, fired in the open fire.

Bake bread in a cast-iron Dutch oven, and enjoy fire cooked food with unique foraged flavours.

Embark on a night-walk with badger watching and some of the best stargazing in South UK.

Learn how to light a fire by friction.

A Weekend in the Woods Prices
Cosy camping bell tents colourful

A Weekend in the Woods Prices

(2 nights, 2 days)

2 people: £350 per person.

3 people: £295 per person.

4 people: £265 per person.

5 - 6 people: £235 per person.

7+ people: £195 per person.

Family groups:

£750 for 2 adults and up to 2 children (14 or under).

Discounted price for additional children.

A Weekend in the Woods can also run on any days of the week! (Alex just likes the name...)

home made blackberry cordial
snail on head
fire cooked bread
Relax

Relax

Relax courses cover A Weekend in the Woods (see above) with extra days to discover the local surroundings at your own pace.

For those wishing to venture out onto the Moors, there is an abundance of possibilities.  As a qualified trekking guide, Alex can take you on a walk suitable to your groups wishes, or provide maps and guidance for you to venture out yourselves.

The nearby village of Chagford is known for it's range of local shops, galleries, pubs and cafes.

Relax Prices

Prices as for A Weekend in the Woods (see above)

+£35-75 depending on group size and number of extra days.

 

Breakfast included on extra days.

boiling kettle over fire
Mastery
foraging devon mushrooms

Mastery

In depth courses focusing on a particular craft or skill.

Fire by friction

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Pit-fired pottery

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Foraging Plants and Fungi

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Advanced Bushcraft Skills

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Cordage and Weaving Skills

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Natural and Modern Navigation

happy forager devon mushrooms

All Mastery courses include delicious fire-cooked food and comfortable camping.

 

Several hours will be set aside each day to really focus on a particular craft or skill of your choice.

 

Add extra time to go into further depth, or to cover more topics.

primitive pottery woods bushcraft

Mastery Prices

(2 nights, 2 days)

2 people: £350 per person.

3 people: £295 per person.

4 people: £265 per person.

5 - 6 people: £235 per person.

7+ people: £195 per person.

Extra day & night:

2 people: £175 per person.

3 people: £150 per person.

4 people: £135 per person.

5 - 6 people: £120 per person.

7+ people: £100 per person.

Walk in the woods Dartmoor Lustleigh
Spoon carving in the woods by lantern light
Toasted sourdough with hummus, rock samphire, porcini crisps, pickled turnips
A Day in the Woods

A Day in the Woods

A fun introduction to life in the woods.

Sample foraged foods

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Drink tea

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Relax by the fire

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Add a night in a bell tent, or sleep out under the stars.

Rainy and smiling in the woods

Come to the woods for a day and see first hand how much the woods can offer.

 

Great for rainy days, sheltering round the fire and drinking wild tea!

 

Roast a marshmallow or two.

 

Learn how to light a fire by friction.

 

Enjoy a proper fire cooked feast!

A Day in the Woods Prices
Studying mushrooms in the woods

A Day in the Woods Prices

2 people: £125 per person.

3 people: £110 per person.

4 people: £95 per person

5 - 6 people: £80 per person.

7+ people: £70 per person.

Family groups:

£300 for 2 adults and up to 2 children (14 or under).

Discounted price for additional children.

Add a night:

2 people: +£125 per person.

3 people: +£100 per person.

4 people: +75 per person

5 - 6 people: +£60 per person.

7 + people: +£50 per person.

Family groups: +£200.

Old axe in tree stump
Deep fried battered parasol mushrooms
Crampball ink with hart's tongue fern quill
One to One Tuition

One to One Tuition

Focused sessions for individuals.

Fire by friction

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Foraging Plants and Fungi

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Advanced Bushcraft Skills

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Option to solo camp deep in the woods.

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Options for survival challenges.

Finding a cauliflower fungus

Take your bushcraft skills further with focused one to one tuition.

 

Whether you are interested in a half day of navigation practice on Dartmoor, or a multi-day survival challenge, the adventure is yours to create. Contact Alex directly to discuss

Options for Coastal and Woodland locations.

Very young horse mushroom

One to One Tuition Prices

Half day: £120

1 day: £200

24 hours: £300

48 hours: £450

Seaweed foraging at Thurlestone
Quiet cove in south devon
Large spider crab and diving mask
Escape to the Sea!

Escape to the Sea!

Canoe down the River Dart to the sea

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Hike the South West Coast Path

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Coastal foraging for plants, seaweed and shellfish

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Learn bushcraft skills

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Eat delicious fire cooked food

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Camp in comfort

Grey seal underwater

Visit secluded beaches and coves. Enjoy a proper ploughman's picnic with wild pickled mushrooms and home made ginger beer.

 

Wildlife watching from beautiful viewpoints: grey seals, gannets, kestrels and peregrine falcons are often spotted.

Single or multi-day courses with options to book extra days for sightseeing at your own pace. 

Foraged scallops on pit-fired plate

Escape to the Sea Prices

Please contact for accurate pricing (dependent on chosen activities).

Guideline prices:

Extra days:

+£35-120 per person depending on group size and chosen activities.

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mature woodland devon evening
wild woodland devon stream
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