Woodlife Trails Newsletter - Spring 2012

In this issue we look at what is in store for spring and into summer. We will also let you know what exciting projects we've got in the pipe-line.


15% off all weekend courses!

Woodlife Trails are offering 15% off all scheduled weekend courses if you book between now and June.
Go to the scheduled courses list and book up for a course. Pay the deposit and you will be given 15% off the balance. It's as easy as that.
What better way for you or the whole family to spend a weekend, learning about Bushcraft, Tracking and nature in the wonderful and ancient Hatfield Forest, Essex.

Current List of Courses

Here's the current course list:

Countryside and Woodland
Awareness Course

Family Bushcraft & Tracking

Wilderness Camp Course
Wilderness Immersion Course
Family/Family Pairs Courses

Bespoke Courses

If there is no date available next to the course, select "Register Interest" to receive information when a course is available.

National Trust Conference

Woodlife Trails are delighted to announce that they have been invited to attend one of the National Trust's yearly conferences.
They will be demonstrating and talking to 200 NT staff delegates about their unique tracking and bushcraft courses and how they successfully work with National Trust staff at Hatfield Forest.

Pablo Speaks!

Pablo has been booked for 6 wildlife and tracking talks this year already including a talk to the Essex Wildlife Trust. The talks are part of educational packages delivered to schools, colleges and other organisations. Woodlife Trails can visit organisations to deliver sessions which could include a walk in your local woods identifying trees, plants and wildlife tracks and signs. We can also bring along our famous 'Table of Death' which includes nature artefacts and other educational objects from the woods and forests of England...and beyond! Read more here...

Welcome to our Spring 2012 Newsletter

Woodlife Trails is kicking off 2012 with a great programme of events and courses.
Bookings are going well so if you would like to come on a course at Hatfield Forest, have a look at the course list and book up before all the places go.
Woodlife Trails are cutting down on the number of courses this year, especially our day courses, so please be aware there's not as many places as last year.

Red squirrel


  The Woodlife Trails Diploma kicks off this month. There are 7 participants who are all raring to go!
The first session took place at the end of March during the Wilderness Camp Course.
If you're serious about bushcraft, tracking and natural history, and wish to go on all our courses for free then register your interest in the Diploma on the website.

A Helping Hand

We welcome our assistants for this year who are Linda, John Scrivy, Trooper, Griggers and Rich.
Being an assistant isn't just a case of setting up camp and digging the latrines! Our assistants provide valuable assistance to particpants and clients on the courses and develop a mentoring role.
They also provide valuable assistance when we are doing shows, talks, and educational visits.

You've Seen The Rest... book with the best! Not just a cliche! One of Woodlife Trails' clients described a recent Woodlife Trails course as better than a certain other famous Bushcraft School he had previously attended.
Pablo says, "Of course we're proud of that accolade; and we're too modest to say we're not surprised. But we're not! Oooops! There... I said it!"
Just look at the experience JP and Pablo has and perhaps you won't be surprised either.
Come and join them on one of their courses in Hatfield Forest, Essex..

First Fire

Show Time...

Again, Woodlife Trails will be attending a number of shows this year. We will be helping the National Trust at Hatfield Forest by running two Wild Camping Experience weekends later on in the summer.
We will also be attending the Bushcraft Show in June. This year's event will be in Derbyshire and will feature Lofty Wiseman and Les Stroud. JP will, as normal, be doing fire-lighting demos, and we will both be doing tracking and natural camouflage demos.
Pablo will be centre stage again talking about how to get closer to wildlife.
We will be at the Bushcraft Mag May meet in Kent from 5th - 7th May, and the Wilderness Gathering in Wiltshire in August.
Our local event, the National Trust's Woodfest, will be in September at Hatfield Forest.

Tick Bite Awareness week may well be over but Woodlife Trails continues to promote TickWatch through the spring months and into early summer.
Have a good read via the link above to see why we need to look after ourselves in the woods against these nasty little arachnids.

...And Finally...

Have a look at our main website There is something there for everyone.
As always leave a comment or join the Woodlife Network Community (it's free!) and discover a new world of Bushcraft, Tracking and Natural History.
Have a great spring.
Pablo & JP.
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