Forest Skills is one of the longest established bushcraft skills companies in the UK. We offer a range of courses & experience sessions, including;

  • Bushcraft & survival courses
  • Traditional craft courses,
  • Forest school sessions,
  • Private bookings for parties, schools & groups,
  • First Aid training; both regulated course and bespoke,
  • Food Hygiene training.
Come and learn fascinating skills with our team of expert instructors at our venues in Cheshire and Gloucestershire.

We’ll guide you through your course, giving you plenty of time to get hands-on with the practical elements, while you learn the skills needed to survive and thrive in the wilderness.
We provide the knowledge, the experiences & the kit – have a look in our shop to see what’s in stock today.
Our first aid courses include bespoke courses for everyone, to Ofqual regulated First Aid at Work & Outdoor First Aid, with lots more in between. Our main first aid training venue’s in Cheshire, but we’re more than happy to travel to you & run a course at your place of work, or a venue nearby. Have a look on our First Aid page for more details.

Here’s our Chief Instructor, Chris Garland, with a personal welcome;


Come and join us in the woods for one of our brilliant courses! With courses suitable for the complete novice, families & for the more experienced, there’s a course for you!

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Forest School

Schools, Home Ed groups, SEN organisations – Come and join us in the woods, have fun & learn in natures classroom. We offer forest school sessions as well as curriculum enhancement days, terms & academic years. We also run AQA UAS qualifications, so they can achieve while having fun!

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Private Bookings

Corporate events, 1-2-1 Bushcraft tuition, birthdays, stag & hen parties, Guides/Scouts/Cadets – whatever you’re looking for, we can create a course for you!

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First Aid

We deliver a range of certified (Ofqual regulated) first aid courses as well as bespoke courses for clients. We run open courses at our venues & deliver to corporate clients, schools & groups. We’re more than happy to travel to you & run a course at your place of work, or a venue nearby, so get in touch today!

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Food Training

We offer level 2 food hygiene courses at both our training venues, but we could also run them at yours. These Ofqual regulated courses are ideal for you if you handle food in a workplace environment. The Outdoor food hygiene course is also a firm favourite with forest school leaders and bushcraft instructors alike.

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A great range of excellent products, from camping & bushcraft essentials to gift ideas for all the family. These & more all at the best prices, especially as they include standard UK delivery!

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As we say at Forest Skills;

Let the adventure begin!

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