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DofE Residential

DofE Bushcraft Residentials

Join us at our bushcraft camp in the heart of Sherwood Pines to complete the residential section of your Gold Duke of Edinburgh's Award.



Ranger demonstrating bushcraft skills to young adults

This five day, four night residential programme has been designed to equip you with a wide variety of bushcraft skills – from mastering fire lighting techniques, shelter building and tool use, through to traditional woodland crafts such as basketry woodworking and whittling.

DofE Bushcraft ResidentialsYou will build your own shelter to sleep in, enjoy night-time challenges and nature walks, and cook your food over the campfire.

By the time your adventure has ended you will have made some charcloth, a leather tinder pouch, a firesteel with an antler handle, a tent peg, a wooden mallet, peg board and spatula, a willow basket, some cordage, some artist’s charcoal and a willow tray. 

You will also have had an amazing experience, gained new skills and made some lasting memories and friends.

The Programme

Want to find out more about what's involved? Take a look at your DofE Residential programme here.

Participant feedback 

We love running our Bushcraft Residential - we think it's great - but don't just take our word for it. Have a look at what some of our participants have to say.

Why choose us?

Find out more about why you should choose us for your DofE Residential.

Frequently Asked Questions

Got a question? You might find the answer here but if you can't then just get in touch. We’re a friendly team and are happy to answer any questions you have.

I'm in! What next?

We run our DofE Residential programme twice a year.

Our next course is:

 Tuesday 2nd August - Saturday 6th August - Fully booked

2017 course dates coming soon

To book your adventure, please contact Karina on 0300 067 5463 or email  

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Last updated: 19th October 2016

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