Easter holiday Dorset 2016 - 2017

We travelled to Dorset via train and buses during the Easter holiday in 2016. It was our first Dorset holiday with my 5 years old and found the way to the camp absolutely beautiful. Leaving a noisy city like Brighton and Hove and go into the nature , always has a wonderful impact on my…



Bivi training Tarner Park Saturday 11 March 2017 - 2017

Even though it was a bit misty and cold, 14 members of Craggers met up in Tarner Park on Saturday 11 March at 11.00. Tony was leading the first session of Craggers’ Survival And Bushcraft School, (SABS).   First the children did a rescue drill. They had to pretend one of them was injured and…



May Half Term Dorset 2017 - 2017

When we started the camp I had around £16 and couple of pences with me. I had to pay for the cab to get to the meeting point. It was £15.00, as I started our trip to say this is all I have for this taxi ride.  So we started our week long camp with a bit…



Adventure Camp 2017 - 2017

Henrietta I want to say a special thank you to Tony and his lovely family,Becci , Andrew, and to all the volunteers, who provided such an outstanding summer time week for us. Seven days with lots of challenges and so many wonderful activities and fun times. What an amazing piece of organisation you put together….



Blackland Farm – October - 2017

How can it comes to word this five intensive day workshops and trainings.It was such a hard work for Tony and Becci and for us to catch every singleprecious lessons .   In second day we  had map reading and Navigation, how to use compass and measure pacing which was great fun for everyone. In…



SDW walk, Bivi and One Tigris Winter Under Quilt - 2017

SDW walk, Bivi and One Tigris Winter Under Quilt   The scream jolted me awake. It was close. The bird could have been perching at the end of my hammock. In the distance, I could hear the timorous, call response of a female Tawny Owl. It may have been a couple of days before Halloween,…



Family First Aid training - 2017

On Saturday 30 Sept, I attended a Family First Aid training.   It was led by Agnes Munday, an extremely wise and skilled person with a great, clear teaching style and an ability to get the most important points across.   We covered: – what is first aid, when and how to proceed safely -…



South Downs Way Bivi Walk 23rd.-24th. September 2017 - 2017

This was, for me, an epoch-making trip.  The main reason why is that it is something I’ve always wanted to do but have never got around to/ found the right people to do it with.  To be able to carry everything you need on your back, do a long hike with a 3 and a…



South Downs Way Bivi Walk 23rd.-24th. September 2017 - 2017

The sun was down. We approached the clutch of trees; stunted and twisted by the south easterly wind. In the crepuscular light, they seemed quite forbidding. By the time we had set up camp, the owls were calling. Down in the valley a train, segmented by the light bursting from its windows, wound its sinuous…



Bivi weekend Sat/sun 13/14 May 2017 - 2017

    Sadly, even though I really wanted to, I decided not to stay the night out in the wood. My joints have been very sore and stiff recently.   Clouds gave way to soaring blue sky and sun on Saturday afternoon. The woods were beautiful; the new leaves all shades of fresh and vibrant…



Bivi Workshop March 11th. - 2017

Even though it was a bit misty and cold, 14 members of Craggers met up in Tarner Park on Saturday 11 March at 11.00. Tony was leading the first session of Craggers’ Survival And Bushcraft School, (SABS). First the children did a rescue drill. They had to pretend one of them was injured and they…



murmuration 4th. February 2017 - 2017

A group of 8 Craggers members, kids and adults met at the Peace Statue on Hove seafront. It was really cold and the sky grey with clouds. We met a 3pm with the intention to walk to Brighton Pier to watch the Starling murmuration. We walked for about an hour but it was cold so…



May Bank Holiday Bivvy - 2016

We had a great weekend by the Seven Sisters with the Craggers. On Saturday morning we discovered 4 Sisters and had a lovely walk even with a bit of rock climbing at the end. Than some of us went to the Friston Forest to spend the night under bashas. Mark and me got lost for…



Managing risk and bushcraft tools - 2016

Managing risk and bushcraft tools   We are just back from a fantastic Adventure Camp and I wanted to share a few thoughts. Everyone who came to the camp was required to sign a declaration confirming they understood that the activities we provide carry the risk of injury or death. Quite a sobering statement. Accidents,…



Adventure Camp August 2016 - 2016

    Some lovely times this summer at Craggers..What’s not to like..beautiful countryside,good company,lovely veggie food and plenty of things to do.Mostly we had amazing blue skies and ofcourse the wonderful  forest trees to wake up to every morning. Always tired at night due to breathing in the fresh air all day and definitely more…