OF THE CITY
CAMPING IN ANCIENT WOODLANDS
Wish to get out of the city or escape the rat race? Tired of all the noise, artificial frequencies or fast paced life style? Take a break from the stresses of urban life. Wildeye Adventures presents the opportunity to camp out in private ancient woodlands for adults, families and anyone seeking solitude or quiet time in the woods.
You may bring personal tents/outdoor equipment along to this camp to sleep overnight. There is also the option of hiring a tarp or a hammock if you wish to sleep the bushcraft way. You will be shown techniques on how to keep warm, dry and comfortable.
This experience presents the opportunity independently camp in woodlands in solitude. You may light camp fires in the woods and cook food over a fire. However, for safety everyone in the group attending is required to receive fire lighting training on arrival from instructors.
You may choose to bring personal camping gas cookers along for cooking if you wish. However, there's nothing like staring at a fire (nature's t.v.) whilst camping overnight.
Arrive on camp at 12pm on day one. Everyone will receive an introductory to the woods, camp awareness, basic fire lighting training and a woodland safety briefing. From then, you may have the opportunity to explore the woods, find a spot to pitch up camp and spend an overnight left in solitude in the woods until 12pm next day (midday).
Create a camp in a private patch in the woods to enjoy independently with either family or friends. Our instructors will be on site, but out of site until your departure.
You may choose to add on a bushcraft or creative activity during your camping experience, however this is optional.
Take a look at the activity options below.
IT'S TIME TO
ESCAPE THE RAT RACE
CAMP FIRES & FIRE LIGHTING
If you wish to light personal camp fires in the woods, you are free to do so providing you have received basic fire lighting training, which is provided on arrival. For safety reasons each member of the group must receive this training.
You may also choose to bring along personal gas cookers for cooking your own food. You have the option adding on a fire lighting activity for more in depth fire lighting training. Please see activities below for further information on activities offered.
Please do not throw any plastic, cans or any glass bottles over fires. Respecting the woodland environment is a must and burning rubbish tends to leave behind remains, which can cause harm to wildlife. All trash must be taken away off and not thrown on fires please.
OPTION TO HIRE A TARP
It costs £5 to hire a tarp if you wish to try sleeping the wild way. Tarps can sleep two people.
You have the option to add up to 2 activities during your stay in the woods.
1 hour session
Discover useful techniques on how to light a fire without using matches or a lighter. Forage for tinder and fuel. Discover useful trees, plants and fungi in the woods that support in fire lighting. Discover how to light a fire even in wet conditions.
MAKING FIRE TORCHES
1 hour session
1 hour session
ARTS & CRAFTS
1 hour session
Making nature dreamcatchers and
creating tree spirits.
1 hour session
We run our camps in a 25 acre ancient woodland located in Brasted Chart in Sevenoaks, Kent.
The site is a mixed broadleaf woodland, with a nearby fields for sunset views and star gazing at night.
There is wildlife on site and if you are quiet enough in the morning time or around sunset, you might be lucky enough to spot deer.
Remember that wildlife only wonders closer when you are extremely quiet with no quick movements.
We have had minimal cases of ticks in our woods, however, where there is deer there are ticks.
Please be tick aware. Check yourselves and family members after spending time in any woodland.
Are there any toilets?
There are no toilets in the woods, so please be prepared in going back to basics. Bring toilet tissue & hand sanitiser. You’ll be advised on site on the best way to do so. Think like a wild cat.
What kit shall I bring?
What clothes do I wear?
Please wear suitable outdoor clothing (no jeans) take warm clothing, good socks, a good pair of outdoor shoes or boots. Bring a waterproof jacket. Waterproof trousers are optional.
Will I be comfortable sleeping on the forest floor?
You may hire a tarp if you wish to sleep the wild way. You will be shown bushcraft techniques on how to stay warm dry and comfortable. Applied survival skills make all the difference.
Is there any water?
Please bring a refillable water bottle. There is drinking water on site if you need to refill.
Can I cook my own food over a fire?
This camp is entirely self catered and you may wish cook food over camps fires provided you have received basic fire lighting training from our instructors. You may also choose to bring along personal gas stoves for cooking.
What if it's raining?
British weather can be unpredictable and we can get all the seasons in one day. It's advisable to bring waterproof clothing if you suspect the weather will be wet. If it isn't raining, than it isn't training! However, in cases of heavy rainfall and wind, camps may be subject to rescheduling or cancellation for safety reasons. Scheduling or refunds can be provided, if this is the case.
Any questions we haven't answered?
We are happy to answer any questions if you have any. Please contact us.
You are always welcome to get in touch if you wish to organise your own personal woodland experience for family or friends.
Tarps are available to hire for £5 on overnights camps. Hammocks are £10 to hire. You are required to bring a tent, sleeping bag, roll matt and travel pillow, personal food and cooking equipment to camp. These items are not supplied by Wildeye Adventures. If you have any questions on camping equipment, please ask we are happy to advise.
You will be sent a kit list via email before attending camp.
Or take a look at our "Kit List" page on the blog.
Don't believe that you need to buy lots of expensive outdoor equipment for this experience. If you are camping overnight, you will need a sleeping bag and roll matt (to keep you off the forest floor) a simple first aid kit and any personal medications.
Wildeye Adventures shares outdoor education in the aims to promote a connection to the natural world, personal responsibility and self-reliance.
Please be aware that you are responsible for your own health and safety whilst on camp.
Please ensure that you bring any required medications needed with you and take personal responsibility for them. We cannot carry or look after any medications on your behalf.
Please be aware that we encourage a strong sense of awareness towards the environment whilst on camp, bring rubbish bags to take away any trash with you off camp. Please d not leave any litter in the woods. Do not burn plastic on camp fires as this can create toxic chemicals which may be harmful to health and the environment. Please do not burn any cans or glass bottles on fires. If not burned out properly they can leave behind sharp objects which may harm wildlife.
Woodlands are always full of uneven grounds, falling branches and other risks to be aware of.
Please ensure you always wear suitable clothes and footwear whilst spending time in woodlands.
Absolutely no hunting, harming or the killing of wildlife is allowed on site.
Wildeye Adventure camps are all self-catered. Wildeye Adventures instructors are not responsible for any food you bring on camp and all food is your own responsibility. There are no shops in the woods so do organise yourself or your group before arrival on camp and come prepared for an overnight experience in the woods. There are no kitchen facilities on camp, after bushcraft training your camp is your own creation and you will be cooking food over an open fire.
There are no toilets on site, so it's going back to the wild way. You are advised best on how to do so in woodland awareness.
Please bring a small first aid kit with you, self-treat & self-care if and when needed. Woodlands are a wild and natural environment. Be aware that there may be trip hazards from tree roots or uneven ground, observation skills are needed. Look out for poisonous or stinging plants such as Foxglove, Nettles or Bramble.
Wildeye Adventures instructors are not responsible for any injuries or illnesses that may occur whilst on camp. However, we are first aid trained and can offer support, however your personal health and safety is in your own hands whilst on site.
Thank you for your understanding. Stay wild.