Bushcraft
Bushcraft Camp

Mountain and River Activities Limited, deliver an exciting, diverse programme of courses, events, and camps for adults, children, and families to inspire and inform you about the natural world. We create exceptional opportunities in bushcraft and survival, nature awareness and outdoor education for the general public, environmental organisations, events,  and team building for corporate, and private client groups. Our bushcraft courses are designed around a hands-on and practical approach, skills development, recreational learning and environmental appreciation, teaching not by long winded lectures, but by“ doing and living” with the skills. We believe that our approach enables each student to learn more quickly, thoroughly and ensures that they have the abilities to meet the challenges, opportunities, and goals of the training given, the end result is more than a collection of skills and knowledge but an entirely different view of our natural environment and resources.

Bushcraft and Survival Courses

These Bushcraft/Survival Courses run in the Brecon Beacons South Wales, are designed to give you an insight into what wilderness survival is all about, learning the skills needed to live in relative comfort in a sometimes hostile environment, using methods of our ancestors. Construction of brushwood shelters, finding collecting and sterilization of water, fire lighting without matches, introduction to collecting edible plants and fungi, uses of medicinal plants, traps and snares, game preparation, backwoods cooking, map and compass, survival navigation, river crossings, abseiling, S.O.S. The Bushcraft, Survival and Falconry courses are run in the Brecon Beacons National Park.


Jeff with his many years experience as a survival instructor in the UK, Australia, Malaysia, Norway, became the lead instructor and trainer in South Wales for BGSA from April 2014 continuing through 2021. Jeff helped train candidates from various parts of the UK as potential leaders for enrolment into the BGSA. Bear Grylls Survival Academy partnering with Mountain and River Activities Ltd was launched April 26th 2014 in the Brecon Beacons at Pontneddfechan, Ystradfellte, Neath, South Wales.

Bushcraft Boiling Water
Stoking the fire on Bushcraft Course
Bushcraft Camp

 1 Day Bushcraft Discovery £90.00

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Course Location

Brecon Beacon

Course Time

08:45 - 16:30

Course Size

Min 6 

Max 12

Course Age

18+

Gift Vouchers Available

Water Filter
Raised Platform Shelter
Shelter Building

Basic Survival / Bushcraft Skills

2 Days £219.00

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Course Location

Brecon Beacon

Course Time

19:00 Friday Night till 12:00 Sunday

Course Size

Min 4 

Max 12

Course Age

18+

Gift Vouchers Available

Fire Light Kit
Fire Lighting
Cooking on the Camp Fire

Youth Wilderness Survival

3 Days £225.00

 Course Details

Course Location

Brecon Beacon

Course Time

09:30 Friday Morning till 16:30 Sunday

Course Size

Min 6 

Max 12

Course Age

Range

15 t0 18 yrs

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Trying some Bugs
Bushcraft - Survival
Getting the Fire Started

24 Hour Family Course

£175 for 1 Adult + 1 Child

Add £50.00 per additional Child

 Course Details

Course Location

Brecon Beacon

Course Time

11:00 Saturday Morning

till 11:00 Sunday

Course Size

Min 4 Families

Max 6 Families

Course Age

Range 8 yrs

 onwards

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Wild Foraging
Figure of 4 trap
Jeff Calligan Lead Instructor with Bear Grylls

Survival / Bushcraft Experience

5 Days £496

 Course Details

Course Location

Brecon Beacon

Course Time

10:00 Saturday Morning till 10:00 Wednesday

Course Size

Min 3 

Max 12

Course Age

18+

Gift Vouchers Available