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

tinder fire bundleBasic Fire

The ability to light a fire in any conditions is a central survival skill

Fire is one of the oldest skills known to mankind. It warms us, dries us, makes water safe to drink, cooks our food and lifts morale:
  • you’ll learn several different ways to generate a flame without using matches including with flint and steel
  • you’ll find out about collecting, preparing and using a wide range of tinders to get the flame going
  • you’ll learn how to build the flame up into a fire you can cook over
  • you’ll learn ways of lighting fire in wet conditions
  • you’ll learn how to manage the fire from start to finish to minimise impact on the surroundings
Duration: 3 hours

Cost: Prices from 21 each for a group of 10, 30 per person for first two people, 15 per additional group member. Individual one-to-one booking available at 60.

Booking: Ring or email to book a day and time that suits you; tel. 01388 529154 or email 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 over thirty years. He is DBS cleared.

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

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