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This was a lifetime experience. So well organized and practicle learning. I was there together with... read more

Reviewed September 19, 2018
Dirk Z
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Fun Bushcraft Survival Experience

Neil provides an excellent days experience for anyone interested in bushcraft or survival. The... read more

Reviewed August 6, 2018
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BUSHCRAFT & WILDERNESS SKILLS Enjoy a unique experience in the wild and stunning environment of the Scottish Highlands. Backcountry Survival – 57.19’40” °N, -3.82’30” °W – the furthest North Survival school in Britain provides tailored courses and...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
| Alvie estate, Aviemore PH21 1NE, Scotland
+44 7769 355005
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Reviewed September 19, 2018 via mobile

This was a lifetime experience. So well organized and practicle learning. I was there together with my son and joined 5 others, incredible people, great team. Something never to forget!

Thank Dirk Z
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

Neil provides an excellent days experience for anyone interested in bushcraft or survival. The group of 5 I was meant to be in turned out to be just me as they postponed last minute on Neil but thankfully I wasn’t disappointed and was able to...More

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Reviewed April 16, 2017

Me and my pal headed off up to the Cairngorms last weekend for a three day expedition with Back Country Survival and it was certainly an experience I will remember and cherish for the rest of my days. We were kindly picked up at our...More

Thank John M
Reviewed November 15, 2016

Very complete course in a beautiful setting. Planning a return trip in winter with both my sons. Don't hesitate.

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Reviewed September 27, 2016

Completed the 3 day bushcraft survival at the weekend, what a bloody good experience!! It was a challenge at times, giving you the real feel of what it might be like in a survival situation, but both Neil and Brad were excellent at judging our...More

Thank Isabel K
Reviewed September 22, 2016

Me and my dad went for the full day course whilst we were on holiday in Aviemore and can't praise it enough. Neil helped plan everything with fantastic communication via email and Brad provide us with the knowledge during the course. If anyone wants to...More

Thank Craig F
Reviewed August 28, 2016

Just back from a three day course with my eldest son. Very impressed by the set up and especially the instructors. Learned a huge amount, especially about myself. Could not recommend this more highly.

Thank rasmats
Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

Just arrived back home after the 3 day course. I can't thank the instructors enough for this amazing experience, the knowledge and expertise between them is brilliant. They take the time to teach you the skills you need and have plenty patience. It has been...More

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Reviewed August 17, 2016 via mobile

What a course! Organised as my 40th birthday with some friends and we couldn't have asked for a better weekend. Everything from arranging the course with us to the course itself was superbly ran and anyone that wants a realistic survival course should not look...More

Thank Stu_innes
Reviewed August 16, 2016

Last minute decision to do this with two teenagers - great fun, with a really knowledgeable guide, thanks Robbie. Kept us all engaged and happy - and left us with some new skills. Not easy to deliver this in a way that keeps everyone happy....More

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