Essential Info & Booking
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Hurrah, we hope you have chosen to join us on one of our courses...
If so here’s how you do it...
- Contact us to let us know which course you are interested in, please include your contact details!
- We will email you a booking form and your place will be provisionally booked as soon as we receive the form back from you.
- We will require a 50% deposit at the time of booking to confirm your place. Course fees can be paid via bank transfer, cheque (made payable to Z. Atterbury) or Paypal.
- The remaining balance will be due one month before the course starts.
- You will receive a receipt for your payment, directions to the site and and any further instructions by post.
Woo hoo... we will see you there!
At Beyond Bushcraft we don’t expect you to forgo comfort in exchange for a wild experience. We know how grim it can be when you have to sleep on the woodland floor and wake up with slugs in your sleeping bag and damp feet because you have wriggled out from under your tarp.
We provide your accommodation for you, pre set up and ready, with comfortable touches too.
Our beautiful Soulpad bell tents will be dotted amongst the trees and come with special cosy touches such as futon mattresses, sheepskins and woolly blankets. Each bell tent has a 3m diameter and can sleep one or two.
This accommodation also gives you an essential feeling of privacy and personal space. You will enjoy them so much you won’t want to get up in the morning and join in!
Not only do we provide your tented home for the weekend but also all your cooking and eating equipment will be supplied to save you lugging plates and mugs from home.
We have put together a recommended kit list, however this is not a compulsory list of what you should definitely pack. We shall leave that to your discretion (but this is what we would bring!)
- A couple of warm baser layers (natural fibres are ALWAYS better than synthetic)
- A couple of mid layers i.e. cotton jumper or thin wool jumper
- A big sweater
- Fast drying but sturdy bottoms, jeans take ages to dry if they get wet and can rub.
- Something to sleep in – its alway best to change for bed so your clothes are not damp from perspiration. Include fresh socks for sleeping.
- A decent waterproof jacket
- Waterproof trousers
- Hat, scarf and gloves (it’s amazing the difference these make if you are chilly)
- Proper footwear that is comfortable, warm and waterproof. I warn you now that wellies make your feet freezing!
- Good thick socks and plenty of them.
- Wash kit and personal medication, please try to bring organic products as they will be emptied onto the ground
- Insect repellent/sun screen
- Head torch plus batteries
- Notepad and pens
- Water bottle
- Sleeping bag, ideally a 3-4 season one that will actually keep you warm.
- A small rucksack/day bag for use while away from camp.
Please line your bag with a dry bag or a couple of bin bags so if we get rained on our kit will stay dry.
Please be aware that we will be a 10-15min walk away from your car so a sensible rucksack rather than a wheelie suitcase would be advised.
We also recommend that you bring an entire change of fresh clothes in a separate dry bag and leave it in your car in case of an emergency (or if we push you in the river!)
Travel and Transport
Obviously we like to have as little impact on the environment as possible therefore we would like you to know that the nearest train station to our camp is Axminster, on the London Waterloo to Exeter line. We are happy to pick you up from the train if you give us a bit of notice. Axminster is about 15 minutes drive from camp.
If you want to arrive on bicycles then we will be very impressed! We can also offer dry bike storage at the farm nearest camp.
Those arriving by car, please be aware that parking space is limited so please park as snugly as possible. Also please note that we won’t be returning to the vehicles throughout the duration of the course so please bring everything you need with you to camp.
If you arrive on foot, you are a hero.