Tracking Skills

Tracking Skills, This one day course is ideal for those interested in learning the techniques for tracking. The purpose of this one day introduction course is to give you the basic knowledge you require to develop your skills in this fascinating art. You will be taught about observation, how to stalk and sound mapping.

The age of signs is another subject we will look into, we will also introduce you to the sit spot which can be a real eye opener. When you walk into woodland you will have an impact on the wildlife around you. You will be taught about this and by the end of the day understand more about keeping your presence unnoticed in the wild. This really is a great day out and should be tried by anybody who has ever fancied a go at becoming a tracker.

Start: 9am

Finish: 4pm

Location: Cotehele National Trust, Cornwall



  • Practical outdoor clothing (WATERPROOFS)
  • Walking boots or similar (Wellies will do if we are in for a wet day)
  • A coat (Ideally waterproof)
  • Packed lunch
  • A mug or cup to drink from (hot drinks will be supplied)
  • A full 1 litre water bottle (for drinking)
  • Anti-bacterial wipes
  • Hand sanitiser
  • Rubbish bag/s (You will take your rubbish with you when bins are not available)


  • A notebook and pencil
  • Camera

We will supply:

  • Tools and equipment for taught sessions
  • Tarp (for shelter in bad weather)


Upon booking you will receive all the relevant information for your event via email. This will be to the email address provided upon booking. Please check your junk folder for this information.


Due to H&S requirements, it is essential that disclaimers are completed and returned for each participant prior to your course date. Failure to complete the required disclaimer will result in you being unable to attend the course.


Any photographs or photography taken by the instructors during the course may be used by Serious Outdoor Skills in promotional material or advertising either printed or on the internet. If you do not wish to be present in any photographs, please let your instructor know upon arrival to your event.


Please bring a packed lunch, snacks, and a drink with you.

Age Restrictions

Recommended minimum age 14+ (Must attend with a paying adult aged 18+) *It is the parent(s)/guardian(s) responsibility to determine if you feel the event is suitable for any child attending with you.

Q. Can I bring my dog?

  • Unfortunately, dogs cannot attend our events.


Q. I have made a booking, but I have not received any information about my event.

  • An email containing all the course details will be sent to the email address provided upon booking. Please ensure you have entered the correct email address.
  • Please check your junk/spam folder as the email may have been sent there.
  • If you have still not received the course details, please email


Q. I have booked a date I can no longer attend, what are my options?


Q. My event was postponed due to adverse weather, what happens now?

  • Due to the nature of our business, events may be postponed if it is deemed unsafe to run due to adverse weather. In this instance, you will be offered an alternative date to attend your event.


Q. What happens if my event is postponed because of Covid-19?

  • Option 1) You will be provided with a credit note which will be valid for 18 months.
  • Option 2) You will be offered an alternative date, providing availability.
  • Option 3) You will be provided with a refund.
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