Powderham Castle events day

Yesterday we were at Powderham Castle near Exeter with Woodland Fun Forest School and Camping. We did several fire lighting demos including fire by friction; we got members of the public involved and had a really good day. The weather was great and we are…

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Powderham Castle This Bank Holiday Monday.

We are heading to Powderham castle near Exeter this Bank holiday Monday to do some demonstrations and get involved with the woodland themed family weekend. We will be doing a fire by friction demo and you can even have a go yourself if you fancy…

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ALL 4 KIDS UK

You can now find Serious Outdoor Skills on All 4 kids UK, we are very keen on getting the younger generation involved in the outdoors.Checkout our school holiday activities for future events.

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Ten Edible and Medicinal plants to keep an eye out for this spring

Lesser Celandine No, 8 Lesser Celandine, spring messenger, pilewort (Ranunculus ficaria) is an early spring flowering perennial plant which you will find growing in deciduous woodland, damp meadows or hedgerows. The plant will flower from March through to May and can grow up to 30cm…

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New Courses for youths in the school holidays

We have added a new series of activities for the school term breaks this year at Cotehele, Cornwall. The events will be split into two groups over 13s and 7 to 12yr olds. The list of dates are on the course info. The day events…

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Making Charcloth for tinder

I thought I’d write a quick entry on the blog about making Charcloth. Charcloth is used as tinder due to its low ignition point. To make some you will need an item of old clothing, I find it best to use an old pair of…

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Ten Edible and Medicinal plants to keep an eye out for this spring

Galium Aparine (Goose Grass)no, 7 Galium aparine is a great example for why scientific names are used rather than common names when on the subject of wild flora. Nationally common names can vary greatly and for this reason this particular plant is best referred to…

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Wild Boar Trust UK

Serious Outdoor Skills have become a proud supporter of the Uk wild Boar trust, we will be keeping our eyes peeled for sightings and evidence here in the Southwest.The UK Wild Boar Trust aim to help wild boar thrive, and peacefully cohabit with humans, and…

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Making a knife strop by Adrian Watkins

After browsing the internet I came across a leather strop that had been fixed to a wooden block, these were selling for £13, I thought it looked like a good way to keep your knife honed and wouldn’t take up much room in a rucksack,…

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Ten Edible and Medicinal plants to keep an eye out for this spring

Navelwort,no 6 Navelwort, Penny pies, Pennywort and coolers are all common names given to Umbilicus Rupestris. Both the names Navel and Umbilicus in the plants title derive from the plants leaves looking similar in appearance to the belly button. Navelwort is a member of the…

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