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Pendulous Sedge, Carex pendula is an extremely widespread plant found throughout most of the United Kingdom. It is known to grow as far north as Denmark and Sweden up 58oN latitude, and as far south as West Africa and the Middle-East. It has been reported to be spreading across North America and has… Read more...


Post image for A Rough Weekend in the Midlands and an Object Lesson in Interconnectedness

Last weekend I jumped in my Land Rover and braved the motorways to visit a great group of bushcraft enthusiasts in the Midlands. The group are all active members of BushcraftUK and regularly get together at Rough Close Scout camp for social meets where they share skills and time in the woods together. On waking […] Read more...


A Pair of Perennial Edibles

by Paul Kirtley

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The word perennial derives from the Latin per (meaning throughout) and annus (meaning year), and applied to plants indicates species that persist from one year to the next. This doesn’t necessarily mean, though, that the above-ground parts of the plants persist throughout the winter. For example, a Daffodil is a perennial that survives from one […] Read more...


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Last weekend I headed north to run a private course for a group of bushcraft enthusiasts. The group are all active members of BushcraftUK and meet regularly to camp out and share skills. The venue of the course was the group’s usual camping ground, a wooded Scout campsite close to Coventry. I was contacted earlier […] Read more...


Happy campers!

I’ve just returned from running a private Family Bushcraft course at our new bushcraft course venue in East Sussex. We had an enjoyable, if busy, 4 days in the woods with a great group of people. Activities over the long-weekend included campcraft, fire-lighting, the safe use of saws and bushcraft knives, carving, small game preparation […] Read more...