Step away from your creature comforts and into one of the UK’s most important eco-systems, Stodmarsh in Kent, to learn a range of bushcraft skills.
On a one-day taster course, you’ll enter the wilderness alongside a qualified guide who’ll teach you the survival skills you’ll need for a life in the wild. Light a fire with your bare hands, build a shelter to protect you from the elements, carve your own knife to prepare your meals and even discover how to purify water.
Alongside all these new skills, you’ll fill your bellies with good, fresh food and learn more about the natural world, and how we can comfortably share our environment with these all-important eco-systems. And rest assured that, at the end of a jam-packed day, your own warm, cosy bed will still be waiting for you.
Set out on a seven-hour sailing adventure from Queenborough to the historic Grand Forts that lie a few miles of the Kent coastline. The Redsand and Shivering Sand Towers once protected the English shores from German attack in World War II, and in the 1960s and 70s, were used as pirate radio stations.
This farmer’s market, come food hall, come restaurant in Canterbury is all about fresh, local food. Independent suppliers stocking meat, fish, bread and colourful veg sell off their produce, and the onsite quick-stop cafés and restaurant use the market ingredients to produce light lunches and three-course delights.
Feel the wind in your hair as you twist and turn down the tree-lined Cresta Run at Chatham’s snow sports centre. This mini hilly rollercoaster is addictive, so buying a bundle of rides is definitely your best bet. Like a bit of variety? Try out tubing, or book into a ski or snowboard lesson.