We deliver Bushcraft & Survival Skills Instruction & training across the UK, predominantly within Merseyside, Cheshire and North Wales. We regularly travel further afield, across the UK, to deliver corporate training and bespoke courses.
Our courses can cater for; adults, families, the corporate sector, and we provide professional fully accredited leadership & instructor training. We are also able to travel to your location to provide CPD training for outdoor leaders wishing to extend their skills. We regularly deliver training to outdoor leaders & professionals from disciplines including; canoeing, walking, climbing, sailing, dry-stone walling, Forest School etc.
At WILDWOOD TRAINING we teach the skills that work. Skills which have saved lives in actual survival emergencies, and the traditional skills which have allowed people to live and thrive in the remote wilderness areas on our amazing planet. We teach these skills extremely well! View our testimonials page to see for yourself.
Come and challenge yourself, whilst learning highly practical skills. Our clients love the training we provide and are always surprised by how much they learn and develop. You'll forge new and lasting friendships with like-minded people during our training and you'll be itching to return to us time and again!
Andy Lewis - Owner/Instructor
Andy was introduced to challenging outdoor activities at an early age by his father, hillwalking and mountaineering across England and Wales regularly from the age of 10.
During his teens, after receiving a copy of Lofty Wiseman’s SAS Survival Manual, Andy took every opportunity to get out into the woods and hills to learn and develop the practical skills of Survival. Andy has practiced these skills widely across the UK, and as far afield as trekking through the Nepalese Himalayas.
Andy is a passionate educator. He was a secondary school outdoor education teacher for over a decade, leading over six expeditions every year as the Duke of Edinburgh Award coordinator and introducing comprehensive outdoor education programs into PE department curriculum's, including; orienteering, NICAS, NNAS, problem-solving, etc.
Andy has taught Bushcraft and Survival skills to people of all ages, ranging from children as young as 4, to adults in their 70's. As a secondary school teacher Andy developed a hugely successful alternative provision program for pupils with SEN and challenging behaviour, delivering Bushcraft, Forest School and vocational qualifications. Andy has also worked as a Forest School trainer, developing future practitioners skills and leadership abilities.
Andy left mainstream education in 2016 to work full-time in the Bushcraft & Survival industry, as an instructor and trainer. He is a qualified Bushcraft instructor, holds the NCFE Level 4 Survival Instructors Award, is a qualified Mountain Leader with the MTA, and regularly delivers IOL accredited outdoor leadership training courses. If you attend a course with Andy, you will be inspired by his passion for learning and practicing outdoor skills, his enthusiasm for teaching people and his knowledge of Bushcraft & Survival.
"I would highly recommend any course run by Andy Lewis, his passion for Bushcraft & Survival is infectious!
I was lucky enough to be on the first WSL course he ran. The course was incredibly well run, and Andy has the ability to tailor his instruction to each individual within the group! Making sure no one is left behind, everyone is challenged, but nobody is over stretched!"
- G. Lee