Bushcraft in the Lake District

Bushcraft around an open fire

Activity Overview

Our Bushcraft in the Lake District activity sessions are designed to engage our innate instincts as hunter-gatherers and to help us connect with our environment harmoniously and sustainably. Bushcraft has been practiced by indigenous people throughout history, and with it, that knowledge has been passed down through successive generations.

Sadly our modern lives and new technologies have alienated many of us from nature and the need for these once essential survival skills is much less apparent. It’s not all bad news though as there are many well-known health benefits associated with bushcraft. It helps stimulate curiosity, creativity, and helps build friendships and kinship with the natural world.

Essential Details

  • Under 18s must be accompanied by a parent or guardian
  • Experienced and qualified instructors
  • All safety equipment provided
  • Half-day activity
  • Prices from £30 per person*

*Price based on a group of four or more participants

What to expect?

This is a fun and practical activity learning basic but essential bushcraft skills as well as learning about the natural environment. We aim to impart knowledge and practice skills such as tree and plant identification, wood collection and preparation, shelter building, and fire lighting. Learn to use a Kelly Kettle to make hot chocolate and roast marshmallows on an open fire! This activity can be run in a variety of woodland sites in the Lake District. Please contact us for more information

Activity Prices:

This activity is priced per person assuming a group of four or more. If your group is less than four, we charge a flat rate. Your booking will be treated as private unless you give us permission to open it up to the public as a scheduled activity. This could lower the overall cost in line with the rates below:

1-3 participants: £120 flat rate
4-6 participants: £35 per person
7-10 participants: £30 per person

* Please note that under 18s must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

How many can participate?

We believe that keeping group numbers low enhances your experience. Therefore, we run this with a maximum of ten people.

How to book?

Use the enquiry form on this page (it’s below if you’re on a mobile and on the right if you’re on a desktop device) and we’ll get back to you with all of the details. We require a 30% deposit to secure bookings. If you would like any more information or have a specific question, please get in touch.

*In extreme weather conditions this activity may be cancelled for safety reasons in which case a full refund will be issued or an option to re-book.

What do I need to bring with me?

All safety equipment will be provided but the following list covers the personal equipment that you will need for the activity. If you have any questions about any of the items listed here or are missing something, please get in touch and we will be happy to assist you further.

Walking Boots/Trainers
Warm layers (i.e. fleece)
Waterproof jacket
Waterproof overtrousers
Warm hat
Gloves
Packed Lunch
Hot/cold drink


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