Surrounded by wildlife and stunning landscapes, this is the perfect place to relax, unwind and learn useful skills to make your stay in the countryside all the more comfortable. The site lies on the doorstep of the Northumberland National Park, which has been given Dark Skies status. The Park is now one of only 5 Dark Sky Parks within Europe. This is truly deepest, darkest Northumberland at its most beautiful.
Whether you are an experienced outdoor enthusiast or a complete novice, the bushcraft sessions we offer are ideal for everyone. Our instructors will tailor the session to suit all needs. If you are new to the outdoors we will help develop your abilities to build confidence. If you have lots of outdoor experience we will concentrate on expanding your skills with new challenges. Our sessions show how we have evolved over thousands of years from living an entirely outdoor lifestyle as hunter-gatherers to our modern lives. We show a mix of prehistoric and modern skills to ensure you enjoy your time outdoors to the max. Learn about the plants and animals in the local area, how to cook on an open fire, build your own shelter and much more…
Our instructors are friendly and love sharing bushcraft skills, they are there to support you in a relaxed atmosphere. The kettle is always boiling over a roaring log fire. Join us and learn new bushcraft skills so you get more out of your next outdoor adventure!
Camp in deepest, darkest, Northumberland.
- Trek to base camp
- How to set out a camp
- Psychology behind fire
- Prepare a fire
- Practical – Fire lighting using a variety of tinder’s and materials
- Knife handling & folding saw handling
- Shelter Build – using natural materials
- Two game preparations – either fish, rabbit or seasonal game bird over the open fire (Seasonal variations apply)
- Build an Earth Oven – leg of lamb or venison cooked slowly in the ground
- Bannock bread
- Water purification
- Star Gazing