Explorers Club


(Price Shown – Covers all sessions and equipment, per person for the year inclusive)

**High Lodge Parking not included in the price**

**Parking Options are**

  1. £35 – One off additional flat fee payable to High Lodge
    • Provides specific parking for the 9 session dates listed, parking at any other time is not included. (terms & conditions apply, available on request)
  2. £64 – One off additional flat fee payable to High Lodge (Recommended)
    • Provides a High Lodge Membershipfor the year
    • There are many Local & National offers & discounts available for the life of the pass. If you plan to visit High Lodge through the year, this will more than pay for itself.

The Explorers Club is designed to build on the skills gained in the Junior Explorers Club. Further encouraging the awareness, education & development of Bushcraft, Survival & Wilderness Living skills, throughout the seasons.

This club is specifically for those who have demonstrated competency, as a Junior Explorer, or by special invitation.

Recommended age – 10yrs upward, with a participating adult. This club is designed to provide a parent child bonding platform with common experiences shared – see accompanying adult charges. Non-participating adults will only be able to assist their child where need be, rather than actively participate in the sessions.

There will be plenty of time to refine & hone a variety of basic wilderness living skills, in a friendly & welcoming environment.

All you need is suitable clothing for the season, a water bottle, & a willingness to learn – All equipment is provided for the duration.

Topics covered throughout the sessions in no particular order:

  • Fire Lighting Techniques – Initial Recap, followed by the production of your own fire bow drill set over the sessions!
  • Natural Cordage – Initial Recap, followed by the production of a useful length of cordage – target 20 metres or more over the sessions!
  • Making Pine Pitch
  • Cutting Safety & Techniques – Initial Recap, followed by the production of 3 items through the sessions, which you get to take home!
    • Simple Butter Knife
    • Spoon
    • Production of a “Try stick”

* Please advise of any special dietary requirements at the time of booking.

**Option for an additional overnight weekend (TBC), where we will spend the weekend:

  • Learning how to prepare Rabbit for eating and use.
  • Rabbit Skin Tanning
  • Making Jerky
  • Sleeping in the forest under a tarp
  • Managing the camp fire

Pricing guide

  • £150 per child for the year (assisting adults need not pay) 
  • £50 per actively participating Adult for the year
  • £50 per participant for the additional Explorer Weekend – minimum numbers required


SKU: BTW-ECTFHL-1 Category:


FCHLThe timings shown below are under normal circumstances – if nearer the club dates, COVID-19 social
distancing rules are in effect (e.g. max group size of 6), then there may be a need to start the club 1 hr
later than advertised to enable the morning clubs to run back to back. I will however advise nearer the time
and provide as much notice as is possible.

● 14:00-16:00

The Explorer Club would be split into 2 groups of 5 run in parallel by separate instructors in separate area’s
in Wild Wood.

Day / Date 2021
Start Time FinishTime Location
Sunday – 6th February 2022 13:00 15:00 High Lodge
Sunday – 6th March 2022 13:00 15:00 High Lodge
Sunday – 3rd April 2022 13:00 15:00 High Lodge
Sunday – 8th May 2022 13:00 15:00 High Lodge
Sat 28th – Sun 29th May 2022 Explorers Weekend TBC High Lodge
Sunday – 12th June 2022 13:00 15:00 High Lodge
Sunday – 10th July 2022 13:00 15:00 High Lodge
Sunday – 7th August 2022 13:00 15:00 High Lodge
Sunday – 4th September 2022 
13:00 15:00 High Lodge
Sunday – 9th October 2022 13:00 15:00 High Lodge

High Lodge, Thetford Forest will be the default location, on occasions however, there may alternative meeting locations provided with notice.

Note: Discovery Pass discount is not applicable for this club

Additional Information

Minimum Participant Age:

• Recommended 10yrs old
• Parents welcome to remain for the duration and assist their child.
• However if children are mature enough, they can be left for the duration and collected at the end.
• Parents are also welcome to pay a reduced fee if they wish to fully participate too.


• All participants must acknowledge, that the instructors word is final.
• No refunds for non-attendance.

Included in the price:

• Use of all equipment for the years sessions
• Tarp for overnight stay

Not included in the price:

• Parking at High Lodge – not included – contact me for details. If you have a discovery pass for the duration, then this is covered.
• Sleeping Bag and roll mat for the overnight stay

* Please advise of any special dietary requirements at the time of booking.

Kit List:

• Warm Outdoor Clothes
• Footwear suitable for walking in woodland and on muddy woodland trails
• Waterproof Clothing as weather dictates
• Water Bottle
• Notepad and Pen (Optional)
• Camera (Optional)
• An open mind and a willingness to learn and share


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