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Sun, 20 Mar


Bovey Tracey

Bushcraft Footpad Course

This third course in our training programme introduces a new range of skills, techniques and challenges encountered by those living on the road in the 16-19th century.

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Bushcraft Footpad Course
Bushcraft Footpad Course

Time & Location

20 Mar 2022, 10:00 – 17:00

Bovey Tracey, Bovey Tracey, Newton Abbot TQ13, UK


About the Event

Footpad was a name given to a highwayman in the 16th-19th century, who operated on foot rather than horseback. In this course we learn some of the skills that would have been needed for a life on the road (although we won't quite be going to the extent of teaching how to hijack a carriage!).

As with all our courses, this one can be attended in isolation depending on prior experience or following on from our Initiate and Apprentice courses.

Living comfortably for long lengths of time outdoors requires a serious level of self-reliance and resourcefulness. This includes being able to maintain your own equipment, an understanding of native flora & fauna and being able to light a fire & cook in all conditions.

While in modern times most people enjoy a solid roof over their head, travelling and living on the road required improvised shelters, often hastily constructed to avoid the worst of the weather. Within our woodland setting you’ll construct your own emergency shelter to help give some relief from the wind, rain and snow. This must have enough room to be able to complete other camp tasks, such as tool maintenance and cooking.

To make life somewhat easier, some items would be pre-prepared and carried on the person. We’ll look at methods for creating tinders from natural and man-made items which can be easily transported and taken away with you.

For lunch attendees are expected to bring ingredients to create their own one pot meal, using only a small fire and raw ingredients (no pre-prepared stuff thank you!).

This course expects attendees to have a good level of knowledge and application of core bushcraft skills, such as knife, saw and axe work and fire lighting. There will be a relaxed knowledge Q&A during the day.


  • Adult

    +£1.63 service fee



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