Take an outdoor course and you could learn a new skill and return home smugly clasping a new spoon, dreamcatcher... or goat (maybe not the goat)
There are plenty of local courses online, or look at those run by the National Trust (nationaltrust.org.uk/build-your-skills). Wild guides (wildthingspublishing.com) also list local courses by region.
Woodcarving with Woodmatters, Cumbria
Try your hand at carving anything from spoons to stools. From £65, woodmatters.org.uk.
Woodland Women, near Bristol
All-female day and weekend retreats in Tortworth Arboretum, eg, willow skills and campfire cooking. From £16.50, honeywoodscamping.co.uk.
Wild Things weekends, Scotland
Women-only wilderness weekenders include foraging, wild medicinal plants and natural navigation. From £160, wild-things.org.uk.
Wild Bushcraft Company knife-making course, Wales
You’ll use 100% recycled materials to forge your own knife, complete with an antler handle. Four-day course, from £350, wildbushcraft.co.uk.
Wood craft courses, Sheffield
Craft courses are run throughout the year in Ecclesall Woods in Sheffield. From blacksmithing to furniture- making, the bustling Woodland Discovery Centre is a hidden oasis in the city. From £85, ecclesallwoodscraftcourses.co.uk.