Demonstrators & Traders

Front Desk

Check in point and where to buy your day tickets, course tickets and Wilderness Gathering T. Shirts.

Information & First Aid

The hub of the Gathering and where we endeavour to assist you with your problems and answer any questions you may have. Its also where you bring yourself if you are injured or require medical assistance.

Food Court

Food and drink available throughout the weekend includes:

  • Everything Under the Bun supplying amazing hot food cooked on-site - the full English breakfast, bison burgers throughout the day and delicious evening meals
  • Coffee and Cake wonderful home-made cakes, organic coffee and tea. Dave and Iona are back again with their phenomenal range of delicious treats - all served with a smile and a pinch of sarcasm!
  • Cider Man James again returns with his range of ciders, beers and mead. Come and taste what cider should be like
  • Suzette's Fresh Pancakes Hand cooked pancakes served hot and fresh straight from the pan with sweet and savoury fillings

Bring & Buy

An opportunity for you to bring your unwanted or surplus Bushcraft kit and put in up for sale on this stand.

Scout Groups

Wilderness Gathering has had a long association with various Scout groups almost since the very first Gathering, this year we are pleased to welcome:

  • Old Scout Bushcraft - Jim Cook whilst offering his and the scouts help with the site waste management will be actively recruiting scouts and leaders.
  • Hampshire Scout Group

You will see them helping out all over the site and have become an integral part of the Gathering so in passing show your appreciation to the lads for all their help.

Best in show...?

Want recognition and acknowledgement for having the best trade stand at the Gathering? For 2018, Roger and Dominic are continuing to encourage all traders to bring stands and displays that echo our Eco-Organic theme and reflect the ethos of Bushcraft, we will be giving an award for the stand that best represents this.

1948 Original Equipment

1948 Original Equipment has been conceived from experience, necessity and a desire to shape the future. Many great explorers, sportsmen and pioneers have made subtle modifications to their equipment to make tomorrow a little better. A group of friends, following in these footsteps, decided to do the same and 48 OE was born. We are a specialist company that provides equipment, clothing and gear for anyone interested in expeditions, travel and the great outdoors.

Tel: 0333 444 1948 Email: Website:


Timberhitch Archery target practice for all ages. Various weights of Bow provided.

A Squadron/Bob Podesta

Come and shoot on the A Squadron airsoft battle range, where you’ll be put through your paces by ex SAS hero Bob Podesta MID- star of BBC’s special forces Ultimate Hell Week. Plus learn essential survival skills from the military perspective.

Tel: 07762507146 Website: and

Army Sales*

Whilst army sales routes lie in supple of useful MOD surplus to the public, we now also stock a wide range of tried and tested high quality expedition kit and gear. So whether you are planning a solo adventure or a large scout camp we have the equipment you need.

Tel: 01405862208 Website:

Association of Pole Lathe Turners & Green Woodworkers

The purpose of this, the official Association of Polelathe Turners & Greenwood Workers web site, is to promote green woodworking and all its associated crafts so that once again the woodlands of the world are nurtured and valued as a source of employment and enjoyment.


Ben and Lois Orford*

Bushcraft knives, parangs, axes and crook knives. Leatherwork including knife sheaths, pouches, saw sheaths and axe covers. Demonstrations of sharpening and of leatherwork.

Tel: 01886 880410 Email: Website:

Beneath The Stars Leathercraft

Bushcraft leather goods, knife, axe and saw sheaths. Firesteels and exotic wood and antler jewellery.

Email: Website:


Handmade Bushcraft knives by Roger Harrington. The exclusive Bison Bushcraft clothing range including wool shirts and jackets. Axes, cookware, campfire tripods, sleeping bags, handmade leather goods and all your Bushcraft needs.

Contact Roger Harrington on Tel: 0845 8387062 or Email: Website:

The Bushcraft Magazine

The premier magazine dedicated to Bushcraft and written by experts.


The Bushcraft Journal*

Meet and greet the team, Fire by friction, Corage making, green woodworking demonstrations, tee shirts, hoodies and copies of the magazine.


Bushcraft Tools

Demonstrating Fire Pistons


Bushtrader UK

Affordable secondhand knives, kit and tools.


Central Somerset Outdoor Learning

Spoon, bowl and bow making, general green woodworking, peg loom weaving, spinning, clay modelling, Leaf and flower art. Sale of own made spoon carving knives and stools.


Coastal Survival*

Bushcraft, fishing, foraging, cooking and survival/off-grid living with Fraser Christian. Courses and expeditions. Professional skills from professionals.

Tel: 07702 104644 Email: Website:


Jerky: Beef, horse, rabbit, kangaroo, zebra, goat, tofu, mushroom, biltong, dried sausages, fruit leathers, smoked pickles and sauces.

Contact: Martin Cowley Tel: 01443 433506 Email: Website:

Dave Budd Handmade Tools

Demonstrating blacksmithing with his Iron Age forge, making blades and steels upon request. Also demonstrating freehand sharpening with waterstones. There will be a selection of his handmade knives, tools and other bushcraft kit for sale as well as the opportunity to sign up for his courses.

Tel: 0776 4742569 Email: Website:

Down in the woods Ltd*

A Bushcraft and Forest School company dedicated to teaching children and adults about the natural environment and how to be comforable in it.

Tel: 02083 361557 Email: Website:

The Dyslexic Craftsman*

I am a knife maker and will have my knives for sale at the Gathering.

Tel: 07800 880743 or Email:


With over 70 years' experience as a family run business buying and selling Army Surplus and associated products we have established a system for (almost!) getting it RIGHT.

Tel: 01392 433331 Website:

English Handmade Knives*

Chris Matthews sells all knife making supplies and ready made knives.

Tel: 01797 369424/01797 369100 Email: Website:

Fudge the boat builder*

Promoting courses in bespoke woodcraft including steam bending, laminating compound and straight curves, scarf joints. From boat and canoe building to building a teardrop trailer. Demonstration to build an 8ft children's clinker canoe. We will have a 14ft clinker canoe, teardrop trailer and a laminated wooden wheel on show.

Tel: 07891 222974 Email:


The black and white tents you see in use around the show ground used as classrooms and stands, plus bell tents and other canvas tents.

Tel: 07801296255 or Website:

Green Outdoor

Eco-friendly outdoor kits. Tents, tipis, tarps and shelters made using the most environmentally friendly materials and methods currently available.

Contact Marcus Allam on Tel: 0845 5082814 or Email:

Green Wyse

Armchair herb walk - we bring the herbs to you. Distilling for essential oils and medicinal waters as used in Culpepers time.

Distilling without a still. Display and information on herbal first aid.

Tel: 01803 315012 or Email:


Jackie Saull-Hunt, collecting and processing medicinal herbs. Herbal First Aid. Herb walk meeting point. Lotion and Potion Making.

Tel: 01424 871679 Email:


Hand forged Tracker Knives and sheaths.

Tel: 07876550706 Website: ibladesmith on Instagram, ibladesmith on Facebook

Identity Store

Our lives revolve around leather. We source it, we make it, we print it and most importantly, we quality assure it for our customers. So if you make, mend or adapt anything from leather give us a go. Many of the associated products can also be used with other materials such as fabrics, wood, willow, clay and much more. We'll try our best to give excellent service and impress you.

Tel: 07970 698115 Email: Website:

Institute for Outdoor Learning

The Institute for Outdoor Learning stand will be talking about what they do plus demonstrating quick bow making and atlatal / dutch arrow making sessions all weekend.

Tel: 01228 564580 Email: Website:


Interactive knot tying demonstration and instruction. Coyote and Coyote kids instruction

Tel: 0117 986 7146

Last Bags

High quality handmade leather goods. Website:

Lonescout Bushcraft*

Lonescout Bushcraft is born of a lifetime of working with people and a passion for the outdoors. Understanding that not everyone has the ability or the desire to spend an extended period of time outdoors, Lonescout Bushcraft can bring elements of the adventure to you. As an Accredited Practitioner with the Institute for Outdoor Learning and a holder of their Foundational Bushcraft Competency Certificate Ian Cresswell offers a flexible response to your Bushcraft and Survival educational needs.

Tel: 07971 197109 Website:

Lovington Ice Creams*

Lovingtons Ice Cream. Real Dairy Ice Cream, various flavours.

Tel: 01452 314091

Mark Collict


Meadow Forge

Mobile blacksmiths and makers of Rocket stoves. Ongoing blacksmith demos throughout the weekend.


Mobile Solar Chargers

Mobile Solar chargers have specialised in portable power for 4 years. Our products have powered expeditions across the Artic/Antartic, K2, Himalayas and Gobi Desert.

Tel:01935 225914 Website:

Moonraker Accessories

Pocket knives, stalking knives, fish filleting knives, larder knives and sharpening equipment.

Tel: 01747 830418 Website:

Natural Spa Supplies*

Clay washing, natural body care and cleaning, practical demonstrations, from a National Eco-Award Winning Company. Clay, alum deodorant, argan oil, soapnuts, insect bite relief, shaving soaps, sponges, parasite cleanses. Cleaning with soapnuts and hemp oil soft soap.

Contact Sally Mittuch Tel: 01379 588100 or freephone 0800 023 5008 or Email:

Giles Newman*

Giles Newman is a self taught woodcarver, hand carving artful spoons and jewellery from naturally fallen timber by axe and knife. Offering short and extended spoon and pendant carving courses, giving you the opportunity to learn the skills to carve your own decorative and artistic pieces by knife. Suitable for all levels from beginner to experienced carver, all tools and materials provided.



Take a Journey back to the iron age and learn the ancient art of metalwork with blacksmith Simon Summers. Hand craft your own tools and pendants and use the technique of repousse to create Celtic copper bangles and sacred offerings. With a charcoal powered forge powered by leather bellows. Oak Clan Forge invites adults and children to sit by the fire and explore their hidden potential to create ancient treasures.


Paul Dore Bushcraft*

Paul Dore Bushcraft offers handmade leather and canvas work, catapults and outdoor accessories.

Tel: 07525944240 Email: Website:

Paul Pomfrey Leathercraft*

Make your own leather pouches

Richard Hopkins

International Guild of Knot Tyers. Knot Tying Demonstrations and hands on instruction at his stand.

Tel: 0117 9867146 Email: Website:

Rowland Jones

Sharpening and care of axes. Safety in use of axes - felling, side axe, froe adze. Demonstrations of the above including public participation with own axe.

Tel: 01237 425278 Email:


Serious Outdoor Skills is all about developing your knowledge of survival, bushcraft and wilderness skills. Our courses and sessions are aimed at catering for all your outdoor needs whilst delivering professional, informative and fun tuition. We also believe that a hands on experience is the best way to learn so prepare to get stuck in. Our expert instructors have countless years of outdoor experience ensuring that you get the most out of your visit.

Tel: 01822259249/07730278108 Website:

Scouts Association

Hampshire Explorer Scouts and Avon Scouts Stand for Scouting Recruitment, demonstrations of scouting skills designed to show the kinds of things youngsters can expect from modern scouting.

Jim Cook on 02380 422098, Simon Crowden on 07968 484766 Email: or and


Take a Journey back to the iron age and learn the ancient art of metalwork with blacksmith Simon Summers. Hand craft your own tools and pendants and use the technique of repousse to create Celtic copper bangles and sacred offerings. With a charcoal powered forge powered by leather bellows. Oak Clan Forge invites adults and children to sit by the fire and explore their hidden potential to create ancient treasures.

Tel: 07791511941 or Facebook:


Jon Mac - I am a spoon carver who lives and works on Dartmoor in Devon. I carve spoons and Kuksa from green wood, using the three main bushcraft tools. The Knife, Axe and Hook Knife. I find spoon carving gives me a greater understanding of these tools as I can demonstrate a precision of craft in the finished spoon.

Tel: 01626 833968 Website:

South Coast Axe Throwing Association*

Have a go axe throwing stand.

Step Out

Welcome to Step-Out, a Community Interest Company and the home of outdoor learning and experiences. For over 10 years Sarah Robertshaw, APIOL has been working with children and adults in the outdoors using the natural environment as a tool to inspire people. Coming initially from a youthwork and counselling background Sarah turned her skills to development training, teambuilding and then bushcraft and Forest School. As a Forest School Training Centre, join the Step-Out team for Forest School programmes - specialising in behaviour - OCN Forest School practitioner awards, 'Challenging Behaviour' WMOCN accredited courses, CPD training, mountain bike programmes, bushcraft experiences and training, person centred counselling and outdoor therapy or corporate days - live life, step-out!

Tel: +44 (0) 7962 446 886 Email: Website:

Survival School*

Fire lighting tools, sharpening tools, water purification aids plus an extensive range of Bushcraft and survival equipment and courses.

Contact: Survival School on Tel: 08712227304 -

Survival School Bristol

Matt and the Survival School Bristol team will be on hand to chat and answer questions, we will also be running demonstrations in rabbit hide tanning and net making whilst selling products made in-house.

Contact: Survival School Bristol on Tel: 07884216397 Website:

Survival and Medical*

Survival and Medical is run by former Search & Rescue winch man Ian Bonthrone and serves to provide training that is realistic and supply products that are suitable for those venturing off the beaten track.

Tel: 01255 886809 Email: Website:

Suzettes Fresh Pancakes*

Hand cooked pancakes served hot and fresh straight from the pan with sweet and savoury fillings.

Tel: 07889 788629 or Email:

Tibor Leather Crafts*

Handstitched leathergoods including bags, belts, pouches and knife sheaths

Tel: 01425 839642 Email: Website: href="">

UK Preppers Network

Tom Linden will be promoting the UK Preppers Network show and demonstrating water filter bottles

Tel: 07704 703489

Willows Bushcraft

Specialist wilderness living skills workshops in fish skin tanning, tracking, birchbark, bone and antler crafts.For tools, tinders, containers, pouches bones and unusual nature crafts: Come and visit my stall where everything is genuinely hand made.

Tel: 07837420494 Email: Website: Willow on Facebook

Woodland Trust*

Our vision is a UK rich in woods and trees enjoyed and valued by everyone.


Woodland Bushcraft and Survival

Affordable Bushcraft. Large range of handmade paracord products and DIY kits. As well as a full range of firestarters, knives, machetes, axes and saws, various handmade leather products supplemented by an array of camping bushcraft supplies and literature.

Contact on Tel: 07748406809 or Email: Website:

Woodland Ways*

Demonstrations and Bushcraft Equipment. Our courses cover a wide variety of subjects aimed at a variety of levels, but each and every one of them are designed to give you a fun experience within beautiful & relaxed surroundings.

Contact Jason Ingamells on Tel: 0784 3064114 or Email: Website:

Woodland Survival Crafts*

Dave Watsons' stall selling lots of Bushcraft stuff including Wooden whistles and Friction firelighting kits. Fire Lighting Demonstrations.

Contact Dave Watson on Tel: 07736225035 Website:


Trade Charity. WWF are the world's leading conservation organisation, we are determined to ensure that people and nature can thrive together for generations to come.

Contact: Tel: 01483 Website:

Wyldwood Willow*

Wyldwood Willow is a small business that was established in 2000. My aim is to re-educate people in the versatility and sustainability of this natural craft which I do by running and teaching workshops throughout the year. I keep in stock many types of baskets that I make during the year to provide the customer with a natural and beautiful handmade product.

Tel: 07816 005251 Website: