About Us




Yorkshire Dales Bushcraft was created and founded by Jonathan Stodart. Born and raised in the Yorkshire Dales, he has been practicing bushcraft and survival skills for almost 20 years. He is also a keen underground cave explorer, focusing on the discovery of new cave systems throughout the county. Jonathan has traveled extensively through the Middle East, India, Canada, and Africa. Living with indigenous tribes and learning about how they survive and thrive in some of the harshest environments on the planet. Jonathan also has a real passion for wilderness cookery. ( As seen previously on the Channel 5 on the Farm show)

A note from our founder;

” Thank you for visiting our website. I and my team are extremely passionate about what we do here at YDB. It’s an absolute privilege to be in a position to teach the subject which I’m immensely passionate about. We have welcomed many people, from a variety of backgrounds in the last 4 years and visited numerous schools in the local area delivering our Bushcraft Award Scheme. I look forward to welcoming you around the fire and having a chat over a hot chocolate “