This sounds like a dream event; take a place in the convoy and experience some of the best and most challenging natural off road trails in the Lakes. Drive your vehicle on the forest tracks, mountain trails and river crossings that make this off-road Lakeland safari so special then return to the secluded woodland base-camp in the heart of the Lake District National Park, where around the campfire you’ll learn expedition and wilderness survival skills that will enable you and your vehicle to ‘go beyond’. Each convoy is led by an experienced 4×4 guides who will safely steer you and your vehicle through the many natural obstacles as you tackle the steep boulder strewn trails of the Lakeland Fells, the tight and muddy winding tracks through the forests, and the stream and river crossings that will have you smiling from ear to ear.
The base-camp is set deep in the heart of the Lake District National Park. The estate boasts a tremendous range of plant and animal life, and with a spectacular backdrop of mountains, lakes and streams, it is a wonderful location to sit by the campfire, surrounded by coniferous woodland, tarns and meadows, and practice some Bushcraft skills. In a group no bigger than 24, you will be guided by our team of respected and highly professional bushcraft instructors in the skills of natural shelter construction, wilderness fire making (friction and spark), watercollection and purification, safe use and maintenance of cutting tools, natural bindings and cord, basha-boat building, star-craft navigation (weather permitting) and backwoods foraging and cookery.
2010 Dates: 17-19 September and 15-17 October at £395.00 inc VAT per person
A new event for 2010 is The Rhino Defender - 4x4 Bushcraft Namibia which will see you driving through some of the most fantastic wild scenery in Africa. Take the wheel on our expedition convoy of Land Rovers and conquer the mighty sand dunes of The Skeleton Coast, navigate unexplored dry riverbeds and experience true backcountry driving into the vast unspoiled wilderness of Damaraland. Each evening around the campfire our Bushcraft and instructors will guide you through native fire lighting techniques, shelter building and animal tracking.
Working in partnership with Save the Rhino International, you will have the once in a lifetime oppertunity to put your tracking skills to the test as we attempt to track the elusive Black Rhino on foot. More details on both courses at