Bushcraft camp

Bushcraft and wilderness survival skills in North East England, the North Pennines, Northumberland, Durham and Kielder

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Bushcraft and Survival SkillsFire lighting - a key bushcraft and wilderness survival skill

Learn the full range of bushcraft and wilderness survival skills with a qualified trainer who's being doing it for over 30 years:
  • basic fire lighting, fire by friction, fire in wet conditions, cooking on fires, carrying fire
  • bushcraft hunting bows and their use, tracking and stalking, willow fish traps
  • survival shelter construction, use of tarpaulins and knots
  • water collection and treatment
  • useful bushcraft plants, natural cordage
  • wild food and wild medicine
  • basic baskets and containers
  •  knife and tool skills
Come on a pre-planned bushcraft and wilderness survival skills session or choose your own programme from the comprehensive range of activities from half a day to a full week. We also offer a range of family bushcraft activities.

"We had an excellent time on Monday. It was great to hear Thomas enthusing about the day on our way home. This is in no small part down to your manner and delivery which was informative, patient and unhurried."

"It was a really brilliant experience. Thank you for the photos and for a terrific three days. It is something I shall remember for a long time."

"Thank you very much for a very enjoyable and informative afternoon, it was brilliant."

Gift Vouchers

The ideal present; buy a half or full day activity gift voucher open for use on any of our activities emailed direct to you.

"I wanted to thank you for our bushcraft weekend. Both of us thoroughly enjoyed our time and have learned more than we both thought possible!"

"We had a brilliant time. Many thanks for your help and knowledge."

Bushcraft survival skills day 

Bushcraft survival skills weekend

Essential bushcraft survival skills week

Fire lighting

Family bushcrafts

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Shelter, fire, food and water
A one day bushcraft introduction to the basic survival skills
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Aimed at beginners and those with some basic bushcraft  knowledge. You’ll learn the key wilderness survival skills ........ find out more about bushcraft survival skills weekend  You’ll explore in some depth key wilderness survival skills and you’ll get plenty of practice with expert guidance in developing your skills ....... find out more about essential bushcraft survival skills week You’ll learn several different ways to light a fire in the wild without matches including with flint and steel ...... find out more about fire lighting We run several bushcraft activities designed for family groups which include fire lighting, survival shelter building and even an overnight in your shelter....... find out more about family bushcraft sessions

Fire by friction

Hunting bows

Willow fish traps

Foraging for wild food

Animal tracking and stalking

fire by friction
hunting bushcrafts bow
willow wicker fish trap
wild food foraging - fungi
tracking animals - roe deer prints
You’ll learn the ultimate in fire lighting techniques, fire by friction using a bow drill ........ find out more about fire by friction Learn how to make a bushcraft hunting bow and
learn to use it
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Make a fish trap from willow using an ancient design 
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There's plenty to eat growing wild for foraging it's just a matter of knowing what's safe and what isn't  ........ find out more about foraging for wild food  Learn the signs to look out for. Practice stalking and camouflage and have a bit of fun along the way ........ find out more about animal tracking and stalking

Camp fire cooking

Survival Shelters

Essential bushcraft  plants

Programmed bushcraft events

cooking on an open camp fire
debris emergency bushcrafts survival shelter
cord made from bark
Shelter building at Hamsterley Forest
Set up a camp fire for cooking and use the different areas of the fire for different cooking techniques ........ find out more about camp fire cooking Shelter is essential survival skill; make an emergency survival shelter using the materials found around you
and learn to use a tarp
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Learn the key bushcraft plants you'll need from making useful cordage to tools and medicines ........ find out more about essential bushcraft plants
We run bushcraft activities in the events programme for the Forestry Commission and for Northumbrian Water at Leaplish .......... find out more about programmed bushcraft events