Family bushcraft activities

Wild North Discovery

Bushcrafts, wild food foraging, birdwatching, wildlife, nature and ancient craft skills in North East England and the North West Highlands of Scotland


learn to make a simple willow basketBasic baskets and clay pots

Learn to make a simple willow basket and a clay pot from locally dug clay

Willow can be used to make a range of useful objects from a simple basket to a fish trap or even a chair. By making a simple basket without a handle you'll learn all the basic techniques you'll need to make simple containers from easily collected hedgerow materials. You'll also make a small clay pot from locally dug clay that we'll prepare and refine and we'll fire one that has had time to dry out so you can see the firing process.

Duration: 7 - 8 hours

Cost: 63 per person for first two people plus 28 per additional group member. Individual one-to-one booking available at 126. Price includes materials.

Booking: Ring or email to book a day and time that suits you; tel. 01388 529154 or email enquiries@natureholiday.co.uk then fill in and return the booking form (by email or post) and click on the button below to pay online.

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Further information: Minimum group size two; maximum 12. Participants should be 16 or over.

The activity leader is qualified through the Institute for Outdoor Learning to teach bushcrafts to groups and has been involved in bushcrafts and woodland skills for nearly thirty years. He is DBS cleared.

Location: North Pennines - Harehope or Hamsterley Forest, Weardale or Kielder

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