Wild River

Mountain & Bushcraft Ways

Bushcraft Training & Assessments

What We Do

Over the last 15 years we have been specialising in providing bushcraft professional development, primarily based in Scotland.

In particular the Institute for Outdoor Learning approved training courses for those wishing to gain the Bushcraft Competency Certificate.

IOL Accredited Course

We like to keep participant numbers low on our bushcraft training courses, thus we have a teacher to student ratio of 1:6 to ensure plenty of personal attention. This is particularly useful when learning some of the more difficult bushcraft skills like "fire by friction".

Additional popular one day workshops we offer include:

  • Safety with sharp tools leading to making a spoon with leather pouch.
  • Exploring the curriculum through Bushcraft.
  • Introducing tracking through games and activities.
  • Simple fun camp fire cooking.
  • Fire through the ages from the Mesolithic to present day, leading to making a leather pouch with a flint a steel fire kit.
  • Effective shelter building using both natural materials and efficient knots with tarps.
  • Simple craft ideas using wood and natural cordage.

George Yeomans

Qualified in 1978 with a Teachers' Certificate in Outdoor Education followed by an Open University Degree in Environmental Sciences and Curriculum Development. He spent 14 years as a primary teacher finishing with the position of Headship.

George's other qualifications and relevant information:

  • IOL Approved Trainer and Senior Assessor for the Institute for Outdoor Learning "Bushcraft Competency Certificate".
  • NCFE Bushcraft Instructor Award with distinction.
  • OCN Forest School Leader Level 3.
  • Health & Safety at Work First Aid.
  • Food Safety in Catering Outdoors Level 2.
  • NGB Summer, Winter & International Mountain Leader Awards.
  • Enhanced CRB checked.
  • George was a member of a Scottish Mountain Rescue Team for 24 years.

Maggie Yeomans

Holds a Certificate in Education, has as enhanced CRB certificate and a Food Hygiene Award Level 2. She deals with the course arrangements as well as assisting with the woodland based Bushcraft courses.

We have worked with a variety of organisations delivering CPD to Forest School Leaders; Local Authority Outdoor Instructors; Rangers; Scout Leaders and private businesses and schools.


For all information on courses, dates and prices please contact us on the details below.

Contact Us

  • George Yeomans (B.A, Cert.ED, IML)
  • 4 Gedintailor
    Isle of Skye
    IV51 9NJ
  • Phone: 01478 650380
  • Mobile: 07748695531
  • Email: gyeomans2@aol.com