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Here are just a few of the many comments that we receive from our customers.

Hi  Kevin,

Just a quick note to thank you and Richard for Saturday’s course.   It was pitched at absolutely the right level and covered all I felt was required at the outset of learning this skill.   I was very pleased with the afternoon aspect of the tree identification and use of various trees, flowers etc.   The combination of both was exactly what I was after, so I could pass on these skills correctly, once practised, to our Son.   Thanks again,   Certainly wont be the last of your courses either I or my family, when a little older, attend.

Alex. Graham.


A great day

“Just a quick email to say thanks for a great day, I learnt a lot and am now more confident that when I venture out on the hill I wont get lost.”      

Derek Fenton,  Navigation course

Thanks again

“Hello Kevin, thanks again for a great day in the woods, I’m off to get a book on trees and funghi today, plus some heavy duty gloves for picking dead bracken!

The cramp balls that I put in my pocket are turning black which is a good sign.”

James Chappell   Survival weekend

Excellent weekend

“Just wanted to drop you a quick note to say thanks very much to you and Dick for providing such an excellent weekend for us.  We learned loads, had a great experience and had a great craic into the bargain.

You were an excellent trainer and host, and I’d like to say that we appreciate the flexibility you offered us by constantly checking what we wanted to do next. 

Your approach is very very refreshing.  I wish you and your family all the very best for the future. ”


Professionally run weekend

“I take this opportunity to thank you both for a very pleasant, informative and professionally run weekend.

I found all the activities very interesting and thoroughly enjoyable (apart from the walk from the car). I feel a great sense of achievement was gained from the course and will be out shortly trying out my new skills. I have remembered a great deal of what was taught ( it takes a couple of days to sink in), especially the fire lighting techniques, and will pass them on to others (maybe). I found the ‘walkabout’ on Sunday particularly interesting.  On the drive home, Mark commented:  ” I feel that I could live in a wood now”, that coming from a person who is a total ‘towny’ must be a compliment to your teachings. I have always had a deep love for the ‘countryside’ and nature , but you have now set me on another level.”


Thoroughly enjoyable

“Thanks again for the course – thoroughly enjoyable, and excellently delivered by you guys. We both really enjoyed ourselves and will probably come on some of your others.
Thanks again,

Paul & Megumi

I had the best time

“Thanks for an absolutely great day on Sunday,the introduction to bushcraft course is a must for all.
I had the best time all day,count me in for another one.  Thanks again.”

Graham Pullen

Very knowledgeable and professional

Hi Kevin,   I wanted to drop you an email to say thank you very much for a great weekend.  I felt I learnt a lot and did many things I’ve wanted to learn/do for quite some time.  I found yourself, Richard and Brian very easy to get on with but also very knowledgeable and professional in what you do.   This is something I’d like to come back and do again or try some of your other courses you take.   Hope to see you again and I also hope things get better for you personally.   Great meeting you.”


What lovely people you are

“Hi Kevin,   Just a quick email to say thank you so much for a great weekend – Toby really enjoyed himself at the survival weekend and had such a great time, he commented on what lovely people you, Brian and Richard are. I am sure he will be back next year!!”


Loved every minute and learned loads

“Thanks for a brilliant weekend course Kevin. The two lads loved every minute and learned loads. I was very impressed with the style and pace of your teaching, and your use of the woodland to provide learning opportunities was excellent. I appreciated the way you treated our young teenagers with respect without once patronising them. I observed that you skillfully recognised their confidence and supported it while gently correcting their misconceptions. You then added to their knowledge and skills in ways that they can remember. I can’t walk 100 yards with Callum now without him pointing out some new plant or tree he’s familiar with! You are clearly a very experienced instructor with a well established set-up of equipment to cover all eventualities. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend you.”

Sam Piper


Thank you

very much for an enjoyable day and for emparting your knowledge on maps, reading the scales,compass use, bearings,contours, symbols and much more. I also found the area of the South Downs chosen for the course enjoyable, with time to take in the  scenery as well as having time to answer my questions and to correct and explain my errors.
Once again thanks


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