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  • Cyber Tracker Intro

    New course

    24-28 March 2020

    Combined tracker workshop and evaluation

    A 3 day Track and sign workshop followed by a 2 day evaluation

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    Dates for 2020

    Tracker Evaluations

    2020 dates available for track and sign and trailing

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  • Wildfood 02

    Places available

    29 June-3 July 2020

    Plant identification for wild foods and Medicine

    An excellent exploration into the world of plants and trees

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Welcome To Woodcraft School

Covid 19


We have written to all the clients booked on our courses several days ago explaining our position during these worrying times. Therefore some of you already know we have pushed back all of our long term programmes to the end of May in the hope that we gain some breathing space from the current crisis. We will continue to push these dates back until we are clear to continue safely.

We had hoped to complete shorter courses scheduled for spring and early summer but it is increasingly apparent that for our business, at this time this approach is not appropriate and we should all be minimising contact and travel as much as possible.

From today we have ceased face to face teaching at least until the end of May and possible later depending on circumstances

Our policy is to reschedule our workshops and programmes and not cancel them. However we guarantee to place you on another workshop later in the year or if needs be, 2021.

We would also like to extend a very genuine and heartfelt thanks to all of our clients who are supporting us during this time and having faith that we will so our absolute best to give you what you have paid for, we will not let you down.


Woodcraft School is a training company owned and created by John Rhyder who has subject specific teaching experience dating back to 1994. John and the small team at Woodcraft School have been responsible for creating and delivering innovative and respected courses highly sought after by beginners, enthusiasts, instructors and professional naturalists since 2000.

We specialise in teaching pragmatic and realistic skills that have close links to the traditional skills of our region especially bushcraft, wildlife & wildlife tracking, ethnobotany and bow making. Our specialisation in these key areas leads to an in-depth, intimate and unrivalled knowledge to rewild both people and the landscape.

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