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Be immersed in the natural beauty of the private Graythwaite Estate on the shores of Windermere as you learn the ancient skills of bushcraft and outdoor survival. Having spent a lifetime learning bushcraft we love the opportunity to pass this knowledge on to groups and individuals whilst sharing stories and experiences of our expeditions across the globe.
During the day you’ll learn the essential elements of survival including fire lighting, knife skills, shelter building, foraging, water preparation, natural cordage and wild food cooking. The bushcraft experience is an amazing opportunity to detox from your digital lifestyle, slow down, learn new skills and enjoy being at one with your surroundings.
• Exclusive access to a family-owned estate on the shores of Lake Windermere
• Leave technology behind and immerse yourself in the environment of a World Heritage Site
• Get back to nature and learn survival skills used by ancient civilisations
Upon arrival at our 4x4 and Shooting Lodge, please make use of our free parking before meeting one of our team of experienced and friendly instructors. Following introductions, you'll make your way to our bushcraft site in the heart of Graythwaite Estate's ancient woodland. You'll experience all the bushcraft elements mentioned in the description although the exact itinerary will be tailored to suit the group, time of year and the weather on the day.
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From Ambleside (The North) Continue along the B5825 until you reach Hawkshead. From Hawkshead, follow signs towards Newby Bridge. Stay on this road for roughly 5 miles. You’ll pass Esthwaite Water Trout Fishery on your left, continue on past. You’ll then see Graythwaite Saw Mill on your right then you’ll pass the entrance to Graythwaite Gardens which are also on your right. From here continue for approximately 150m. The entrance gate to the car park is on your left and marked with a Graythwaite Adventure sign either side of the gate. Please turn into the field and follow the track to our car park. If you miss the gate and reach the main entrance to Graythwaite Hall, please turn around. From Newby Bridge (The South) Follow signs towards Lakeside, YMCA Centre and Hawkshead and continue on the B5825. You’ll pass the YMCA Centre on your right before passing the entrance to Silverholme Manor. When you see a small post box installed in a wall on your right continue straight on, the main entrance to Graythwaite Hall will be on your left. After a few hundred yards you’ll reach our entrance gate on the right with the Graythwaite Adventure either side. Please turn into the field and follow the track to our car park. From the Windermere Car Ferry When you disembark the ferry continue on the road until you come to the first left turning, the turning is just before a white and black sign for Far Sawrey. Take this turning and follow the road for approx. 2.9 miles. At the end of this road you will reach a T junction. Turn right at the T junction. Follow the road for 0.2 miles and the entrance to our site will be on your right with a Graythwaite Adventure sign either side of the gate. Please turn into the field and follow the track to our car park. Transport available by request. We’re happy to collect you from your accommodation by 4x4, boat or minibus!
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