Green Man Survival
Green Man Survival
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9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
At Green Man Survival we specialize in real world, reality-based survival training. Our bushcraft courses and survival training experiences are based in the Lake District National Park and are suitable for all, from adventurous young families to born survivors. Join us at our private forest camp on the shores of Windermere to try something new, learn valuable outdoor survival skills and thrive in any environment!
Windermere, Cumbria, England

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Travellers' Choice
2024

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Sally N
Manchester, UK37 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Great combination of archery and shooting!
James is fantastic, really knowledgeable and shares his experience and expertise in a calm, friendly and professional way. I bought The Marksman for my husband’s birthday and I really enjoyed it too! Awesome to be in nature in the forest and the location next to Lake Windermere is really lovely. Definitely recommend this for friends, family, anyone really who wants to try their hand at archery, air riffles and BB pistols.
Written 1 April 2024
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Dani Glover
29 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
What an amazing experience! I booked the 24 hour survival experience for my partners birthday, and kept it all a surprise right up until we arrived.

James met us on the car park and took care of us from there, the experience was private so just the three of us the entire time but no awkwardness at all, which I was slightly worried about after hearing of different kinds of experiences.

Learning different ways to start a fire, how to filter water and how to build the shelter that we slept in, right on Lake Windermere! We love camping but have never done anything like this before, we certainly won’t be paying for a fire kit ever again!

James went the extra mile and brought pasta with meatballs for dinner for us to cook, and a red velvet cake for the birthday boy! Such a nice touch and so wholesome sitting around the fire eating dinner together and chatting!

I was brave (naive) to book in January as it was FREEZING but it definitely added to the experience and, no bugs or spiders. The fire that we made kept us warm until we were nodding off, after that it was hope and prayers for the sleeping bags😂 We met James at the camp early morning for a brew, bacon butty and a quiet walk around the forest to spot some deer, all the way down to the lake with a gorgeous peaceful view.

Overall, 10/10 experience as long as you don’t mind getting dirty!

James is super knowledgeable, has a lot of experience to talk about and a very nice guy in general!

Thanks so much, we will definitely be back for more!!
Written 5 February 2024
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Lisa
Cumbria, UK6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
Thanks James my son done this for his Christmas present, he throughly enjoyed it and also he learnt so much.
Written 2 January 2024
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Rachel K
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
We had a great time on the 1/2 day survival course. James was really knowledgeable and patient. We learned a lot and had a lot of fun too. I would definitely recommend to anyone wanting to learn some survival basics with someone who really knows their stuff!
Written 20 November 2023
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Clare ED
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Friends
James was great and am so happy I booked with him. We were celebrating special birthdays and I wanted something memorable to do with a friend. James was very knowledgeable of the area and our day passed quickly and would definitely book again with Green Man Survival.
Written 13 November 2023
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KayBailey91
Leicester, United Kingdom2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
I can't rate Jame's and the whole experience high enough.
The experience had been bought as a gift (and surprise) for me and my brother; James completely tailored the 2 days to our mixed abilities and what we wanted to get out of the weekend.
We started the weekend with abseiling, followed by introduction to wilderness survival, followed by a day of trekking and navigation skills.

James was ready waiting for us both days, and ensured there was a timescale given to our lift (organiser). Despite being a little nervous about abseiling, his calm and confident demeanour meant I got straight into it and had no time to overthink. He gave us both time to learn survival skills independently and ensured that the level of which we were learning was challenging to each of us.

James had called the organiser ahead of the weekend to discuss some changes, as he advised the original booked activity would be less valuable due to the recent dry weather, he was open to suggestions of what we may like to do instead.

We had a great day of navigating and trekking, James was patient and encouraging, and also allowed us time to take in the views and share personal stories. We learnt lots of skills and gained so much advice about what to do right and how important it is to be prepared for walking anywhere.

I would highly recommend Green Man Survival to anyone! The experience is fabulous, James is extremely knowledgable and easy to get along with. We learnt so much during the weekend, and felt elated after both days.

Thanks Green Man Survival - we plan to join you again sometime soon!
Written 21 October 2023
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ally
Liverpool, UK7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
We had a great day learning so much about bushcraft and survival. We covered so many topics and built our own shelter/made our own fire/foraged for mushrooms. James is a great instructor and we really enjoyed our day with him! Thanks James :)
Written 17 October 2023
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Damian M
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
What an amazing day spent with son-in-law and grandson. Excellent tuition from one of the most knowledgeable individuals I’ve ever met. The whole day was full of not just information but practical skills too. I would recommend anyone doing this either on their own or with friends and family. James is one top bloke who gets the best out of you at your own pace. We’ll definitely be back to do the rest of the days James and the other top instructors put on
Written 9 October 2023
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Thanks for such a great review Damian. It's always a pleasure having three generations in the woods and all learning and enjoying the experience. Look forward to meeting you all again soon.
Written 10 October 2023
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Melia B
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
Spending a night under a tarp, next to Lake Windermere is DEFFO a must-do! We learned so much about the woodland environment and so many interesting and useful skills in regards to surviving off the environment. James and Rick were the best guides ever! Kept it fun and light hearted and the two days were packed with laughs, biscuits and lots of knowledge! Thanks so much to everyone who made the experience what it was! Now, to sign up for the Mountain survival!
Written 3 October 2023
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Thanks so much and I'm really pleased you both enjoyed it!
Written 10 October 2023
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Aeron C
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
What an awesome day! Loved it beginning to end, would highly recommend! Something really different and valuable
Written 1 September 2023
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Cheers Aeron, I hope you're adventures are going well.
Written 10 October 2023
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