Playing outdoors safely

Being outdoors and enjoying the natural environment is a key part of Woodcraft Folk but we need to do it safely and look after everybody's wellbeing. This web area has been set up to help Woodcraft Folk groups do outdoor activities safely.

From this page you can download:

  • General safety advice for any outdoor activity
  • Where to go for more support
  • Session plan, risk assessment and key guidance for these activities:

The webinars for these activities can be found here.

  1. Storing Tools Safely
  2. Nightwalks
  3. Riverside activities 
  4. Foraging
  5. Woodland walks
  6. Cycling
  7. Fire lighting
  • Hornsey Outdoor Skills Guide: A useful guide to outdoor skills created by Hornsey Woodcraft Folk
  • Example equipment list and consent form for a bushcraft camp
  • Risk assessment for a whole bushcraft camp
  • Risk assessments for a range of small outdoor activities 
Playing outdoor safety- Guidance.docx542.43 KB
Where to go for support with outdoor safety.docx681.36 KB
Hornsey Outdoor Skills Guide.pdf6.54 MB
Storing tools safely guidance.docx23.22 KB
Storing tools risk assessment.docx26.65 KB
Storing tools safely session plan.docx22.81 KB
Nightwalks guidance.docx22.56 KB
Nightwalk session plan.docx23.35 KB
Nightwalk risk assessment.docx748.62 KB
Night Hike RA Spring camp 2016.doc171 KB
Riverside activities guidance.docx25.17 KB
Riverside activities session plan.docx23.07 KB
Riverside risk assessment.docx29.89 KB
Foraging safely guidance.docx22.9 KB
Foraging session plan.docx23.63 KB
Foraging risk assessment.docx29.01 KB
Cycling safely guidance.docx23.17 KB
Cycling session plan.docx23.31 KB
Cycling risk assessment.docx28.57 KB
Fire lighting session plan and safety guidance page 1.jpg943.21 KB
Fire lighting session plan and safety guidance page 2.jpg999.7 KB
Fire lighting session plan and safety guidance page 3.jpg957.09 KB
FS Lesson Plan-firelighting & toast at stanmer may 2013.doc44 KB
Toasting marshmallows - risk assessment.doc34 KB
Example - Bushcraft Camp Equipment List.docx15.46 KB
Example - Bushcraft Camp consent & medical form.docx20.6 KB
Risk Assessment Lurgashall May 2011.doc54.5 KB
Den building risk assessment.docx74.97 KB