Find out all about living on the wild side and learn the ways of survival. The Brecon Beacons National Park is an area rich in vegetation, wildlife and woodland. It’s where the elite SAS army go to learn about survival, and the mountainsides, forests, hedgerow and rivers are full of wild foods that are quite edible.
Another person inspired by the huge abundance of wild foods she found in the Brecon Beacons’ hedgerows, is the famous author Adele Nozedar, who wrote the hugely popular Hedgerow Handbook: Recipes, Remedies and Rituals. A vast proportion of the book was researched in the National Park.
So how about booking a bushcraft guide for the day? Here in the National Park you won’t struggle to find a knowledgeable guide who can take you out into the wild and teach you the ways of survival.
River and Mountains Activities run by an ex- Royal Marine are one the activity businesses who offer a range of courses on bush craft and survival. Courses start from £90.00.
So what does a bushcraft activity day include?
There are a range of courses on offer that are suitable for most people, including children courses, beginners and more advanced. Here are some of the the things these courses include:
- Light a fire without a lighter or matches. Using a flint and steel/ bow drilling method. Make a brushwood shelter that will keep you warm and dry.
- Sterilization of water.
- Recognition of edible and medicinal foraged foods.
- Trapping and preparing game to cook on your fire
- Making traps for wild game
- Natural navigation
- Lots more…