Woodlife Trails Winter Newsletter 2013

In this issue we look at what is in store for next year.

Welcome our winter newsletter.!  
In this newsletter update we will let you know what exciting projects we have in the pipeline as we move into the new year. We will also let you know our 2014 dates and events.
As always our courses are popular so you are encouraged to book up sooner than later for all our courses. View all the courses on our Course List page on the website.We also have an events and calendar page.

National Trust's Hatfield Forest

We continue to work in association with the National Trust at Hatfield Forest, Essex, and we are indebted to the staff there for their assistance. We were delighted to announce that once again we will be able to run all our 2014  courses in the "Last Forest". Even if you don't come on one of our courses, visit the wonderful and ancient medieval hunting forest with its magnificent ancient trees. We will meet you there and give you a tour of the Forest and help you get closer to its inhabitants.
Contact us at

Diploma Registration

We are now taking registrations for our 2014 intake of Diploma students. We already have 6 people on the programme.
This year we have only 3 places! So please get your registrations in as soon as possible.
The Diploma gives you a structured learning platform for cradle-to-grave knowledge about Bushcraft, Tracking and the Natural History. Many other aspects of outdoor living are also covered such as food preparation and cooking; natural navigation, astronomy, camp craft, survival, climate, environments - even up to leading overseas expeditions.
Of course you don't have to use the programme to study. You can just take advantage of the fact you get all your courses paid for a whole year. You can attend as many as you want, even attend the same course twice.
Have a look at our Diploma page.

Instructor Module

We have had another 2 people sign-up for our insructor's module. This means that we have reached the capacity for this module until 2015.
If you are interested, then please register an interest in our 2015 intake by emailing Pablo at
Don't forget that you must have a good basic grounding of Bushcraft, Tracking and Natural History before you commence the module. What better way to do this than to sign up for the Diploma? All our potential instructors have achieved level one of the Diploma. Why not follow in their footsteps.

Tracking Fundementals

We are introducing a one-day Tracking Fundementals course next year.
This course recognises that not everyone can come out for a full weekend; so it will mirror the first day of the Immersion Course.
The course will raise your awareness of nature and you will be introduced to the art of tracking. You will be looking at the fundementals of tracking, compression shapes, feeding signs, scat, hairs and you will be starting to put together a picture of what's happening in the Forest even though you weren't there to see it.
The course costs only £85 per person.
To book go here

Current List of Courses

Here's the current course list:

Family Courses
Family Bushcraft & Tracking Day

Family Bushcraft & Tracking Weekend
Family/Family Pairs Courses
Bushcraft & Wildcamping

Wilderness Camp Course
Tracking Courses
Tracking Fundementals
Wilderness Immersion Course
Woodland Tracker Course

Forest Tracker
Countryside Courses
Forest Feast - The Warrener
Falconry Course (Details soon)
Stalking course (Details Soon)
Non-Scheduled Courses
Bespoke Courses

Course Dates 2014

Our scheduled Course Dates at Hatfield Forest for 2014 have now been published and you can see them all on our Calendar page here
Just scroll through the calendar and click on an the event or course for more details.
We will be adding some more dates as we go through the year so keep an eye on this page.
Here is our full course list including bespoke courses

Xmas Gift Voucher Offer

Stuck for a present this Chrstmas?
Just pay a £25-00 deposit. We will send you a Gift voucher made out to whoever you want.  There’s space for a personal message from you to fill in as well – or we can just email you a voucher code.
The voucher secures you a place (subject to terms and conditions) on any advertised Woodlife Trails one-day or weekend (Friday to Sunday) course for one person aged 16 or over. This includes any bespoke one-to-one course.
Pay the balance at a later date when you, (or the recipient of the voucher) decides which course is the most suitable and when you would like to go on the course (subject to availability). At this stage, you can go on to the course page and book the course online. Have a look at the Gift Voucher page on the website.


Closer to Nature...

All our courses help you get closer to nature. Whether you are a bushcraft or tracking enthusiast; or whether you a naturalist, photogrpaher, conservationalist or even if you permanenty work in an outdoor envirnment, there's so much more to learn, much more to see and much more to realise.
Join us and ..."We will show you how..."
Come and join us on one of our exciting and unique courses in Hatfield Forest, Essex..

Birds of Prey

All our courses now feature an appearance by either Harry the Hawk (pictured) or Mr Spock the Owl (or both.)
You may even have a chance to fly them - so feel free to go onto our course pages and pick a course for next year.

That time of Year!

No self-respecting newsletter issued at this time of year wouldn't include a mention about seasonal festivities and we would like to wish all our contacts, participants, assistants, mentors and everyone who has assisted us over the last year all the very best for the season.
We hope you and your loved ones have a wonderful seasonal break and all the best for the New Year.
Pablo & JP

...And Finally...

Have a look at our main website There is something there for everyone.
"We are not just an outdoor skills school - we are a family. Come along and be part of it."
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.
Enjoy the rest of the summer.
Pablo & JP.

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