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


Bushcrafts cooking fireCampfire cooking

Learn a range of set ups for cooking on an open fire

People often say food tastes better cooked outdoors over an open fire; it's not as straightforward as you may think though. Different types of fire set up are needed for different types of cooking and different areas of the fire can be used for different cooking techniques. We'll show you a good approach to make your fire as useful as possible for cooking over and talk you through some of the other methods.
  • You’ll set up a camp fire for cooking, without using matches
  • You’ll discover how to use the different areas of the fire for different cooking techniques
  • You’ll bake, grill, stew and smoke your way to a tasty meal of bread, fish, meat or veggie stew and a dessert if you fancy it. We’ll add a few seasonal wild ingredients as available.
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 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 over thirty years.

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

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