Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Bushcraft Experience at Wildwood

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Bushcraft experience at Wildwood

Wildwood Bushcraft Experience - Saturday 15th October - 10-4pm - £35 per person (min age 12yrs)

Join our natural heritage officer, Steve Kirk for a day of bushcraft and survival techniques at Wildwood. The day is your chance to get back to nature and learn basic bushcraft techniques with tutition and practical activities. To book call the office on 01227 712 111

Practical activities will include:

  • Building a debris shelter
  • Foraging for wild plants and/or fungi
  • Animal tracking using Wildwood's animals, wild animals and casts of tracks
  • Water collection and filtering
  • Fire lighting including fire by friction
  • Preparing and cooking a rabbit *
  • Atlatl (spear thrower) demonstration and practice (space permitting)
  • Making cordage from natural materials


  • How to tune in to your environment using all your senses
  • How to recognise some edible and useful wild plants and fungi
  • Which animals we would have traditionally eaten, and how you would find enough food to survive
  • Tracking skills
  • How to prepare a rabbit for the pot*
  • How to find and prepare water safely for drinking
  • How to build a safe fire and some of the methods for lighting fires
  • What plants make good tinder and their other uses beyond food
  • Basic shelter building techniques


The day runs from 10-4pm (with one hour for lunch, bring a packed lunch or purchase lunch in our cafe). *Preparing a rabbit is an optional activity. Please note this event is subject to weather conditions.


To book please call the office on 01227 712 111



The Wildwood Team

Tel 01227 712 111



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