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Bushcraft at Clyne - 20 years on

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There is a tradition of bushcraft and survival (do you know the difference?) at Clyne Farm which goes back a long way. In fact, all the way to when Clyne Farm opened as an activity centre in 1989.


Our very first course – for a group of Post Office trainees from Norwich - featured what became known as The Gower Challenge – an 8 mile hike around the beautiful South Gower coast ending up at a secluded campsite. Many, even today, didn’t realise that the campsite was only 200 yards from the main farm complex!


Overnight shelter soon became a plastic sheet or hurriedly made shelter and food for an evening meal had to be bought en route.


Our Big Bushcraft Weekend follows a similar pattern but is geared towards learning bushcraft techniques on site. Many of our instructors have worked at Clyne Farm for much of that period so know Gower and our small part very well.


It is a perfect programme for school and youth groups, stag and hen groups and individuals who want to learn how to live off the land and in the process find out a lot about themselves and their fellow participants.


We are only three miles from the bustling city of Swansea and the village of Mumbles but when you get into our woods you would think that you are a million miles from anywhere.


Our standard programme gives you a gentle lead in with a night under canvas, a hearty cooked breakfast before you spend part of the next day building your own shelter and cooking your own food over an open fire (that’s, of course, if you succeed in lighting the fire – Stone Age style!)

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The Big Bushcraft Weekend 

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Extra options available, see below



After Dark  


Arrive 18.30

Last minute packing, remember plenty of clothes, sleeping bags and other items on the kit list we sent you., , bore envious friends, family and colleagues about your trip and then…  

…travel to arrive anytime after 5.00ish in time to check out the tents, admire the spectacular views and meet your fellow survivors… 

It’s time for one last night of civilisation where you can descend on Swansea or Mumbles. There’s something for every taste from clubs top pubs to theatres to restaurants – just let us know and we’ll advise you on the best! Don’t forget – early to bed – big day ahead!



The Mabinogion Big Breakfast A breakfast to set you up for the next two days day including a local delicacy known to be an aphrodisiac!  

The Challenge
We have over 100 acres of woodland surrounded by 1500 acres of a country park and common land which is great for learning the very best bushcraft and survival techniques.

Building shelters, identifying food from the land, making fire are all in a day’s work.

After a sumptuous home cooked meal (or whatever!) settle down for tales around the camp fire with, perhaps, a bottle or two.



Break camp and return to the Centre. If you’ve gone for the bigger option then the finale to the weekend is Challenge Valley – the muddiest assault course in the world!! Squelch your way through - The Swamp, The Pig Pen, Mary Rose rope swing and more...

Its “Home James!” by about noon…  

Home for a well earned bath, feet up and fall asleep in front of the telly – and dream of what to tell the people at work and of coming back  Well done!  



Min group size 2          

£190 per person

Extra! Challenge Valley (normal price £22 per person) when booked at same time - Sunday morning                           

£9 per person

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includes all food from Saturday breakfast to Sunday breakfast

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