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Robert & Kathryn Harrison

Auvergne Naturelle
Le Cros,
Laval sur Doulon,
France 43440

Tel :00 33 (0)4 71 76 38 53
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Auvergne Activities

Please view just some of the activities you can enjoy while you stay with Auvergne Naturelle.

Bushcraft Courses

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Bushcraft Courses

Bushcraft is an excellent way of learning about nature and the wild in a fun and exciting way and in which the whole family can enjoy. The bushcraft courses that we offer are suitable for all ages from young children to older people. All you need is an interest in nature and be willing to get stuck in and have some fun! We have a selection of courses which are available 3 times per week and last around 2- 3 hours.  Courses are 20 Euros per adult and 10 Euros per child under 12.

Woodland Crafts

Spend the morning whittling away, making a spoon or a walking stick. You will cut the wood from the woodland and use this to carve your own spoon or walking stick. For the younger ones, there is the popular bow and arrow making, followed with a walk through the woods to catch some wild boar or even the Beast of Gevauden - the wolf-like creature of the Auvergne! A great relaxing way to spend a morning and you can show off your end product when you arrive back home!

Fire Making

Learn the different techniques used to make a fire from using a fire stick to just the sun ! Once you know how - you can light the camp fire to make a delicious cake and also make the camp fire in the evening! You will learn about the best woods to use and the way in which you can create fire without any lighters or matches.

Tracking & Trapping

A discovery course which involves setting traps over the site to catch small mammals, insects and anything that may be swimming in the river. A wildlife camera is also used which can often capture wild boar images. Find footprints and faeces ( if you feel brave!) to help identify animals.

Target Practice

Practice your aim and fire with 20 shots of an air rifle at targets. For children age 10 and over and adults.

Make your own Paracord Survival Bracelet

Surviving the unexpected is about being prepared and just like Bear Grylls, you will be with your own paracord bracelet.  Using several feet of paracord, the same nylon cord used in parachutes, it is woven into a compact bracelet and then unravelled if needed! An essential for survival and can be used for anything from marking trails, fishing, hanging a hammock,to lighting a fire!  A creative and fun course with a great souvenir to take home and show your friends!

Bushcraft Week September 2017

Get Back to Nature/ Bushcraft Week

Saturday 16 September - Saturday 23 September 2017

or Saturday 23 September - Saturday 30 September 2017

Introducing an exciting new week long bushcraft course for September with courses each day covering fundamental survival skills. Suitable for anyone age 18 years and over with luxury yurt accommodation, set amongst a stunning natural woodland. It is a gentle introduction to bushcraft and survival skills and suits couples as well as those who would like to come with friends.

The week will include the following:

  • Woodland Crafts including spoon making and bows and arrows
  • Firemaking, different methods of lighting a fire campfire cooking
  • Fire by Friction
  • Tree & plant identification
  • Natural cordage
  • Water Filtration
  • Basket Making demonstration
  • Fungi Foraging
  • Wild Boar Watch
  • Game preparation

A great week in a beautiful, remote setting with the freedom to practice your new skills.

Your accommodation for the week will be in one of our luxury yurts. Yurts have a king size bed and additional camp beds. The yurts can accommodate up to 2 adults. Bedding and towels are included. Each yurt has its own composting toilet and separate shower cubicle

All meals are provided, included is a hearty continental breakfast, light lunch and 2 course dinner with wine.

Prices per person: 600 Euros for 7 nights including accommodation, courses and all meals. (Based on two people sharing a yurt)

1000 Euros for single occupancy in a yurt.

Maximum group size 8 people

Contact us for more information.


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