Why You Should Do a Survival Training Course in 2024

Essential Survival Training Courses to Book Now

In today’s uncertain world, when it feels like our lives are filtered through the virtual world contained in our devices that rarely leave our hands, it’s all too easy to feel disconnected from our real world. Tangible skills feel alien and it feels uncomfortable to be immersed into the wilderness of the natural world, it’s time to do something about it.

Whether you are simply looking for your next challenge, or you wish to learn or even expand on some existing skills that will stand you in good stead in any potential SHTF situation, our survival courses have something for everyone. On our courses you will learn to reconnect with nature and work with your resources around you.

Green Man Survival offers practical, reality-based training in the heart of the Lake District. Our courses are developed to allow you to learn the keys areas of bushcraft and survival in a real world setting, with as much practical hands-on learning as possible.

Challenge yourself in 2024 – what are you waiting for?


Offered on set dates as a group course open to mixed bookings, suitable for individuals, friends, couples and more, this course takes a maximum group size of 8.

Spend a weekend in the Lake District with Green Man Survival learning survival skills and useful bushcraft techniques that you can take with you on all your outdoor adventures. This is all about practical application in real world situations, to arm you with knowledge and the ability to be prepared to deal with the unexpected.

On this course we will cover the same skills as delivered on our one day Thriver experience (shelter, fire, water, food, navigation, signalling, medical and movement) but with much more time allowed to immerse yourself and refine the techniques. With hands on learning to hone your skills over this extended period, you will leave with the confidence that you now own those skills to put in to use when it really matters.

Max group size of 8.



Our most in depth and demanding survival challenge. You will spend 72 hours surviving in our private woodland learning a wealth of skills and knowledge that will enable you to thrive in this stunning habitat. Throughout this rigorous experience you will be taught and then encouraged to demonstrate and develop the skills so that you leave us owning the knowledge. This is a VERY hands on course and requires significant input from the learner. We would advise having a background in the outdoors, however, all skills will be thoroughly taught in a nurturing environment to aid in your learning.

Running over four days and three nights in our woods, this course is offered on a private booking basis. You can pick any available date to suit you. The only requirement to fulfil the course is two adult tickets as a minimum.

48 – Private two day survival training course

This two day course is offered on a private booking basis just for you and your friends/family/significant other. You can pick any available date to suit you and the content can also be tailored to better fit your preferences. Just get in touch to discuss and we will be happy to advise. The only requirement to fulfil the course is two adult tickets as a minimum. Oh and of course an enthusiastic attitude to learning and getting stuck in!

We can take up to a maximum of 8 on this private course.


Learn to make fire with natural materials

Short on time and only have a day available? This is the course for you. Covering all the bushcraft and survival fundamentals in a one day course, you won’t find better value learning on the market. Offered on a private booking basis, you have the flexibility to pick the best available date to fit into your busy schedule. Again, all we ask is for a minimum of two adult tickets to book the day. All you need to bring with you is your personal kit as detailed in the one day kit list – all other learning tools will be provided.

Course Testimonials

“This is an amazing course!! I’ve always had an interest in “real” camping. The skills you learn here set you up for exactly that. James and the team have such a worldly experience that they love to share with others. Plenty of camp fires, learning new skills and sharing stories such a fantastic experience. We slept under a tarp all night in the pouring rain in possibly the most beautiful part of the country and it was heaven! If you’re looking for a bit of adventure and learning new skills this is for you.

Spending my time so much with technology as most of us do now, it’s so good to get away from it all. My phone stayed in my bag for most of the trip but I did manage to get a couple of good photos of building a fire in the rain! And yes it is more than possible with the right skills but I won’t give anything away! 😁

The food was great, the other survivalists were great people too and of course the teaching trio were fantastic. Could not fault this trip in any way.”
– Robert S, Oct 2023, Google Review

“Spending a night under a tarp, next to Lake Windermere is DEFFO a must-do! We learned so much about the woodland environment and so many interesting and useful skills in regards to surviving off the environment. James and Rick were the best guides ever! Kept it fun and light hearted and the two days were packed with laughs, biscuits and lots of knowledge! Thanks so much to everyone who made the experience what it was! Now, to sign up for the Mountain survival!”
– Melia B, Oct 2023, TripAdvisor Review

“My dad and I went on the 2 day wilderness survival course, and we loved it. James was very welcoming throughout and showed us so many bushcraft and survival skills from foraging, water purification, making shelters, setting snares and of course, fire making. I couldn’t recommend it more highly. We truly loved it. The only thing I would warn against is once you leave the forest after the survival bootcamp, you will never look at the lovely scenery of the Lake District the same way ever again, you’ll constantly be scanning the trees for what can be used for firewood, scanning the flora for what’s edible and you won’t leave home without your fire-making kit.”
– Tom G, May 2023, TripAdvisor Review

“We did a day survival course with James as a couple and all I can say is wow what an experience!!
We learned so much in such a small amount of time from building shelters to filtering water.
Also learnt some amazing knots which have become so useful even in every day life!
Definitely would recommend to anyone who even spends just a small amount of time outdoors hiking etc the skills you learn could save your life!
Will be booking again next time we are home!”
– Kieren B, Nov 2023, Google Review