All our bushcraft sessions are with qualified professionals who have trained extensively. The sessions should be booked with as much prior notice as possible. If one yurt guest books we can of course notify other guests on the same dates so that they too can join in and thus spread the cost.
Plant and Tree Identification Walk – This walk in the woods is designed to open your eyes to the trees and plants around you. It introduces the trees, their historic and current relevance to us and some of the edible, poisonous and medicinal plants in the woods. There is a maximum of 10 adults per instructor. £80 for one hour.
Whittling for Children and Whittling/ Bushcraft knives for Adults – How to choose, use and care for a Bushcraft Knife and how to whittle your own tools. For children the course is 90 mins and £90 with a maximum of four children per instructor. For adults it’s one hour and £80 to a maximum of eight per instructor.
Spoon Carving – how to find the spoon in the stick and how to release it. Four adults to one instructor. 90 mins to 2 hours from £90 to £120
Fire – The Masterclass – the various methods of lighting and fire, maintaining it and cooking over it. 6 children or 8 adults. 90 mins to 2 hours from £90 to £120
Bread Baking – bread in its various forms from damper, Bannock and risen loaves. 8 adults and two to three hours from £120 to £180
Cooking Systems and Seats – a demonstration and introduction to the various means of cooking with a pot over a fire and then sitting comfortably by it. 6 children or 8 adults from 2-3 hours from £120 to £160
Ponassing a Fish – various ways of cooking a fish over a fire and making the hazel frame to cook it with. You will be sourcing the hazel from Adhurst Wood and fish can be bought from the visiting fishmonger at the farm up the road on Wednesdays and Saturdays. 8 adults, 2-3 hours from £120 to £180
Slow Cooking Using a Dutch Oven – How to slow things down from a slow stew to a roasted joint. 8 adults from 2-3 hours from£120 to £180
Adhurst Wild Flyfishing Syndicate fish 3/4 mile of the River Rother running through Adhurst Estate.
The ethos of the Syndicate is to provide wild, native trout fishing, on a strict catch-and-release basis, to a small group of anglers who value truly wild fishing in an unspoilt rural environment. The emphasis is on conservation and enhancement of this valued wild trout fishing habitat, adding value to the river and its environs through considered stewardship.
The river is divided into two beats from 1st April until 30th September. AWFS consists of 4 annual members only, in addition to the Committee – with time reserved for yurt guests on an informal but pre-booked day-rate basis.
Fishing at Adhurst is not suitable for beginners. But we do offer the services of a ghillie who can take yurt guests a few miles away to trout lakes where you can learn the gentle art. The benefit of this is you can cook what you catch whereas at Adhurst you have to put all the fish back unharmed. This is because we are home to a rare habitat and have a conservation program for some rare strains of our native trout.
Fishing is catch-and-release, by fly only, fished upstream, with dry flies and nymphs permitted, maximum size 10 standard barbless hook. Lures are not permitted.