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.

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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:

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

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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 bushcraft gear. So whether you are planning a solo adventure or a large scout camp we have the equipment you need.

Tel: 01405862208 Email: Website:

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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.


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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:

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Beneath The Stars Leathercraft

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

Email: Website:

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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:

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The Bushcraft Magazine

The premier magazine dedicated to Bushcraft and written by experts.


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The Bushcraft Journal

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


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Bushcraft Tools

Demonstrating Fire Pistons


Bushtrader UK

Affordable secondhand knives, kit and tools.


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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.



Chosen Paths Bushcraft

Traditional longbows & Flatbows made sustainably felling our own timber. Bows are very personal to the Archer and of course you have to have bows in stock that might well fit the archers needs perfectly but in the majority of times my bows are made to order. In the words of Hilary Greenland “A longbow is a very personal thing. I would no more buy a longbow off the peg than I would purchase a set of second- hand false teeth.”

Tel: 07866 758772 Email: Website:

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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:

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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:

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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:

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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

Cornwall made, handmade knives and fire steel. Many types of knives design and shape to accommodate most of the outdoor savvy. all knives mad of O1 or 5160 steel and deferentially heat treated. During the event we will give a filed blade smith demonstration to forge knives with basic tools and we will invite the public to try the technique.

Tel: 07800 880743 or Email: Website:


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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:

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English Handmade Knives

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

Tel: 01797 369424/01797 369100 Email: Website:

Forest Edge Supplies

Forest Edge Supplies

We bring a range of interesting and innovative products ideal for those who enjoy outdoor pursuits. Forest Edge Supplies is a mobile country store. We specialise in anything from high end Leatherman, Gerber and Swiss army knives, though to survival equipment and country accessories; keeping you alive and active in the field, whatever your outdoor sport. Based in Churcham, on the edge of the famous Forest of Dean, we have close connections to the heart of the forest. We know that all of our products are tried and tested in the best of British conditions (mud, sweat, tears and beers!)

Tel: 07894 585523 Email:

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:

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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.



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:

Greenbox Lighting

The company is founded on years of experience of outdoors activities. We realised there is a need for well built,tough,reliable & affordable 12v power & lighting solutions. Green Box Lighting Company can if you like custom build your power supply into virtually any container that will hold the equipment, ammo tins, tool boxes, jerry cans etc etc the list is endless.

Contact Andy Case on Tel: 07801 505789 or Email:

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Green Man Knives

Fine hand crafted knives for field and forest, kitchen and workshop. Tim Chilcott comes to knife making at Green Man Knives after a 25 year career as a master silversmith binging his meticulous eye for detail to his work making fine cutting tools and their sheathes.

Contact Andy Case on Tel: 07974 983709 Email: Website:

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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 Knives. Hand made fire pits. Leather products.

Tel: 07876 550706 Email: Website:

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Identity Store

If Bushcraft was a material it would be leather. We sell natural, sustainable Bushcraft leather and everything else you need to make belts, knife sheaths, axe covers, bags, wallets and more. Performance with the right look we understand, and have developed several leathers specifically for Bushcraft.

Tel: 01629 581403 Email: Website:

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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.

Email: Website:

Laura Carpenter

Laura Carpenter

Laura Carpenter is a medical herbalist registered with the National Institute of Medical Herbalists (NIMH). She gives talks and runs workshops on home remedies, and medicine making. She has a passion for native medicinal species and bringing that knowledge back into common use

Tel: 07946 150721 Email: 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 Email:

Mark Collict


Meadow Forge

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

Tel: 07773006743

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:


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.


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Outdoor Food Ltd

FIREPOT meals are delicious and nutritious dehydrated meals, free of artificial preservatives and designed with a focus specifically on flavour. Hand made in Dorset and perfect for wild camping and bushcraft.

Tel: 07753 577031 Email: Website:

Paul Dore Bushcraft

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


Raymond Noakes

Learn the art of ancient hunting techniques. Offering you the chance of throwing a variety of projectiles including Spears, Boomerangs and Bolas at specially made targets in a safe and respectful way. Handle replica objects from the past and learn history through having a go. Prizes to be won and a sense of enrichment and respect to be gained.

Tel: 07521 302141 Email: Website:

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R J Bushcraft

Scotlands first and only dedicated bushcraft store, we sell a vast range of items - Bushcraft, Camping, Survival and offer a variety of bespoke courses in a private woodland.

Tel: 01501 741849 Email: Website:

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 Website: 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:

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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:

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Tibor Leather Crafts

Handstitched leathergoods including bags, belts, pouches and knife sheaths

Tel: 01425 839642 Email: Website:


UK Preppers Network

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

Tel: 07704 703489 Website:

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White Tiger Knives

Custom blade smith, making hand made hunting, bushcraft, chef's knives, herb choppers and tactical style knives. Also selling White Tiger Knives branded T- Shirts as well as stabilised and hybrid woods for the hobbyist knife maker..

Tel: 07929 737872 Email: Website:


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

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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:

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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:

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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: