Our project in partnership with Friends of the Lake District ...

Our main goal at DeWolf Bushcraft is to offer sanctuary and support for Emergency Services workers, NHS staff and Veterans dealing with moral injuries.   By using proven benefits of natural woodland and tranquil outdoor settings we aim to improve mental health,  physical health and well-being.

In order to achieve this we have set up a project in partnership with Friends of the Lake District, an independent charity dedicated to protecting and enhancing Cumbria's landscapes.

Using land owned by Friends of the Lake District, we have created a retreat offering a range of immersive woodland and outdoor activities to allow and enable a unique approach to healing, by way of reconnecting to nature. 

The project aims to be live in 2021, providing a funded programme, mixing activities such as primitive skills and bushcraft (see the Bushcraft page) and woodland management tasks, such as coppicing and personal discovery activities, such as ecotherapy  (mindfulness, fell-walking, open water swimming – accessible from Friends of the Lake District land).

The proven benefits of being in the mountains and woodlands are plentiful. 


Below are some links to articles and studies:

Two hour 'dose' of  nature significantly boosts health - Study

Natural Health Service: wildlife volunteers get mental health boost - Article

UK green spaces worth at least £30 billion a year in health welfare - Article

Wildlife Trust: Nature and Mental Health - Poster

For Veterans, outdoor therapy could become law - Article

Albeit the official project hasn’t started yet, we would never wantonly turn away those who wish to seek sanctuary.  Therefore, if you are in need of support, please contact us.

For more information on Friends of the Lake District please check them out here