Camp fire at Bushcraft Camp

School of Bushcraft

Finnebrogue Woods

Step into the Wild

Welcome to Finnebrogue Woods School of Bushcraft, all courses are held in our privately owned Woods just outside Downpatrick (45 minutes from Belfast and 2 hours from Dublin) the courses are designed and led by our expert bushman Robert Hill (Rob).

Rob Hill

Learn from the best

Rob has a wealth of knowledge and real world adventure experience. He is a qualified mountain leader and has led and participated in expeditions worldwide; from the Antarctic to the jungles of Central America; the Canadian wilderness to the peaks of the Andes. Rob has got East Prussian, Scottish and English blood, he grew up in the Black forest and as a teenager he travelled and spent long periods of time off grid and outdoors in Panama and other central American countries, learning and living with indigenous communities living off the land.

Rob thrives in passing on his outdoor knowledge to all, and if you manage to spend time with him by the campfire, he might spin you a yarn that will rival any adventure book.

Woodland trails on a sunny day in Finnebrogue Woods
Bushman Rob making a fire at bushcamp
Camp fire at Bushcraft Camp
View of lake through trees

Finnebrogue Woods School of Bushcraft Courses

Bushcraft Fundamentals

Finnebrogue Forage

Kids Summer Camp for 9-14 year olds


Bushcraft Fundamentals

Go Wild in the Woods with Rob Hill our expert bushman.

Rob will teach you essential survival skills & woodland bushcraft skills on this hands-on course including the basics of fire lighting and shelter building. A tasty lunch pack will be provided by Fodder including our very own Finnebrogue Dexter Burger which you will cook on the camp fire.

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Young girl makes a fire at last years Easter Camp

Finnebrogue Forage

Spend the day with expert bushman Rob exploring the Woods. Rob will safely guide you through you the rules, principles and background of foraging, kit & safety, plant and tree ID. This course is hands on learning involving walking and exploring the Woods with Robs guidance and expert eye.

A tasty lunch pack will be provided by Fodder including our very own Finnebrogue Dexter Burger which you will cook on the camp fire.

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Mushrooms growing on log

Kids Summer Camp

5 days of fun in Finnebrogue Woods for 9-14 year olds

The kids will spend the day outdoors in the natural environment with Rob our expert bushman learning new skills and making new friends in the wild outdoors. This course starts at 10am and finishes at 4pm each day at Fodder.





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Kids camp

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