Bushcraft Courses

Sunrise Bushcraft runs a selection of UK based courses to suit all abilities from a day "taster session" to three day courses for the more experienced.

Below are details of the courses available, however please note that we are able to adapt these to your own specification should there be a specific subject you wish to cover.

All courses are held locally to the New Forest.

Groups will not usually exceed 20 people and there will be at least two qualified instructors on site at all times as well as a qualified first aider.

All the courses with available dates are also listed on the online booking pages.

Price £85

1 Day Introduction to Bushcraft

This is a gentle one day course aimed at introducing the participant to a range of useful bushcraft skills including:-



Wild Food & Medicinal Plants

Tool & Knife Use

Price £99

Sunsire Day Course

This day long course is aimed at people who have had some experience in the woods, camping or bushcraft activities.

We will cover everything from the introductory course as well as:-

Knife and Axe use

Craft work


Plant use

Price £199

Wild Wood Course

This course is designed to cover everything from the day courses but takes place over two days with a night of camping and is fully catered apart from lunch, this gives us a chance to include the following subjects:-

Outdoor Cooking and Bread Making

Plant and tree walks

Animal tracking

Price £95

Feast and Forage Taste the Seasons

This is a morning course of foraging for edible goodies in our woods, followed by a cook up around the campfire using some of the wild food ingredients you have collected as well as some surprise ingredients! 

The course takes place up to 4 times in each season Spring, Summer and Autumn with different plants, flowers, leaves, roots, berries and nuts to enjoy throughout the year.

Enjoy a fascinating two hour walk through the woods to discover what edible treats the woodland has to offer. We will explore wild foods, medicinal plants, trees and their uses picking and tasting as we go. You will learn which plants to avoid and how to process nuts and berries into delicious edible treats!

After an exciting morning of foraging, you will relax around the campfire. Our resident head chef and senior instructor will be cooking a variety of dishes for your lunch. As a regional “Masterchef” finalist James is never slow to join in and promises you such treats as:

Marinated seared local venison with a red wine and berry jus

Wild mushroom and wild garlic risotto

Wild gorse, salad and flower salad

Roasted vegetable style couscous

Fire roasted fish

Nettle soup

Cleaver shots

Hot smoked salmon

Nettle tea

And many other selections depending on seasonal produce and what you find! The day is hands on with participation from everyone!

Price £99

Sunrise Kids and Family Activity Day

Join us for a day in the woods with a range of activities including Archary, Low Rope Slack Line, Stealth Game, Team challanges and more! A fun day for the whole family.

Price £495

As Nature Intended

This is a 4 night 5 day course designed for the more adventurous! A fully catered week of bushcraft and survival training including game preparation, trapping, water purification, wild food, tracking, fire by friction, different natural shelters and sleeping methods. Wild cooking, bread making. Carving techniques including spoons and bowels. Plant and tree identification, woodland management and coppicing with greenwoodworking. This course is designed to test your skills and requires a certain level of fitness and commitment as your skills will be tested!

Price £75

Fungi Foray

Join us for the day with our resident expert considered one of the leading fungi masters! During the day you will get expert tuition to identify and pick a range of edible mushrooms as well as key points to safely identify poisnous ones! We will spend the day in the New Forest looking for different species and varities some of which we will cook and try at lunch time! A must for any serious cook or wild food fan.

Price £275

Bow Making Course

This fascinating course is suitable for both novices and practised bowman alike. You will learn the history of the bow, traditional methods of selecting wood, felling, shaping and tillering a bow. Our expert bowmaker considered one of the finest in the country will show you the secrets of bowmaking, arrow making and stringing. Over the 4 days you will get the opportunity to make your own longbow from scratch using hand tools such as axes, draw knives, scrapers and rasps. Every step of the way we will be on hand to guide you through the process from start to finish culminating in a contest on our own archery range! The finished article is yours to take home and use with pride!

Price £120

Whole of The Deer

Learn about humane killing, population management, butchery and much more in this exciting 1 day course.

An unprepared deer carcass is provided (after learning how you would have gone about aquiring your own) and you will get the opportunity to:-

* Skin the Deer

* Experience a full butchery masterclass

* Prepare all the cuts of the animal

* Learn the uses of all of the cuts of the animal

* Start the tanning process

* Learn and experience hot smoking

* Learn about air drying

* Learn about uses for sinue

* Learn the differences between tanning and drying

Price £85


A fascinating insight into what natural remedies nature holds for us!

During a gentle 2 hour walk through the woods you will discover and learn about the herbs and plants available to us to treat an array of everyday (and not so everyday) ailments.

Upon return to base camp you will get the opportunity to practice making an array of herbal medicines from teas and tinctures to decoctions and poultices.

You will also have the opportunity to make woodland soaps and creams - that you will be able to take home and show the family what you have been doing!

Price £95


Join us for a full day in the woods discovering the art of proper BBQ! During the day you will learn about different cuts of meat, how to prepare a selection of marinades, rubs and sauces including our famous BBQ sauce! You will learn to make a selection of amazing salads and dishes to accompany the star of the show the BBQ itself! For vegetarians you will learn a selection of veggie recipies which taste equally as good! We will supply all necessary food and ingrediants and comprehensive notes for you to take with you. The day is very hands on and you will get to cook and eat a selection of foods. The day is run by our resident head chef and our course director himself a masterchef regional finalist!

Places are limited to 8 per day.


A range of gift vouchers available for customers to personalise and give as unique gifts to friends and family!