Events Program

These are some of the exciting courses that we offer at the Gathering, keeping checking back we add more.

Workshops & Demonstrations

FRIDAY Activities

Instructor guided projects

These projects will be facilitated for you to get involved in. Although started and mentored by instructors these are all opportunities for you to get your hands dirty and experience some larger Bushcraft and Wilderness Living Skills Projects.

  • Basket Weaving - Wyldwood Willow
  • British Wild Deer - Behaviour and Identification - Woodland Ways*
  • Cleaning & Scraping Deer Hide - Willow Lohr*
  • Cordage Making - Bushcraft Journal
  • Cord Making from Natural Fibres - Down in the Woods*
  • Deer Gralloch - Bison Bushcraft*
  • Drop-in Bowdrill Tuition - Woodlife Trails*
  • Felt Making - Amanda Critchlow Horning*
  • Fieldcraft for Professionals - Woodlife Trails*
  • Firelighting Skills - Serious Outdoor Skills*
  • Forgework - Dave Budd*
  • Greenwood Carving - Bushcraft Journal
  • Herb Walks - Hurst Cottage Herbal Clinic
  • Handcarving Techniques - Giles Newman*
  • Kuksa Carving Demonstrations - Jon Mac*
  • Make Your Own Cream from Wild Plants - Battle Clinic of Herbal Medicine
  • Modern & Primitive Firelighting Skills - Bushcraft UK
  • Net Making for Mammals and Birds - Survival School Bristol
  • Prehistoric Arts & Crafts - Smilodon Prehistoric Arts & Crafts*
  • Prehistoric Cave Art Workshop - Smilodon Prehistoric Arts & Crafts* - 10am Sat & Sun
  • Preparing, preserving & smoking fish/shellfish - Coastal Survival*
  • Principles of Bow design & Tillering - Chosen Paths Bushcraft*
  • Spoon Carving from Cherry and Birch - Down in the Woods*
  • Shelter Build - Den Building Area
  • Water Purification Demonstrations - Tom Linden Survival*
  • Wound Care in Wilderness - Survival & Medical*
  • Willow Basket Making - Wyldwood Willow
  • Whistle Making - Woodland Survival Crafts*

FRIDAY evening ENTERTAINMENT

Musician to play for us: Mike Dr.Blue followed by Vojta

Walk With Trees will providing Storytelling in the main field

Saturday & Sunday Activities

Throughout Saturday and Sunday there are one hour workshops and demonstrations running concurrently on a comprehensive range of Bushcraft and related subjects including:

 

  • ARROW, QUIVER & EEL TRAPS (on request) - Wyldwood Willow - Demonstration
  • ARCHERY RANGE - Nick Hitchens - Activity*
  • AXECRAFT - Rowland Jones - Demonstration
  • ADZE/AXE CRAFT - Pole Lathe Turners - Demonstration
  • AXE THROWING AREA - Kane Saull-Hunt - Activity
  • BOW MAKING IN UNDER 2 HOURS - IOL Bushcraft
  • BLACKSMITHING - Dave Budd - Demonstration*
  • BLACKSMITH DEMOS - Meadow Forge - Demonstration
  • BOB PODESTA'S TOP TEN SURVIVAL TIPS - Bob Podesta
  • BOW MAKING - Central Somerset Outdoor Learning - Demonstration
  • BRONZE ENAMELLING - Simon Barnard - Max 6 participants*
  • BREATHING TECHNIQUES TO INCREASE HEALTH & ENDURANCE - The Last bags - Demonstration
  • CANOE CONSTRUCTION, CLINKER & SKIN ON - Fudge the Boat Builder - Demonstration*
  • CATAPULT SKILLS - have a go - Wilderness Gathering Stand - Activity
  • CLEANING & SCRAPING DEER HIDE - Willow Lohr - Demonstration*
  • CONSIDERATIONS FOR OUTDOOR 1ST AID KIT - Survival Medical*
  • CORDAGE MAKING - Bushcraft Journal - Demonstration
  • COPPER BANGLES - Oak Clan Forge - Demonstration
  • DEER CARCASE PREPARATION - Bison Bushcraft - Demonstration
  • DISSECTING 6 USEFUL MATERIALS FROM DEER LEGS - Willow Lohr - Demonstration*
  • DREAMCATCHER MAKING - Grahame Taylor - Demonstration
  • DRUM MAKING & NEOLITHIC ACOUSTICS - Pagan Bushcraft
  • FELT MAKING - an introduction & basic techniques - Amanda Critchlow*
  • FORGING IN A GROUND LEVEL FORGE - Dave Budd - Demonstration*
  • FORGE WORK - Meadow Forge - Demonstration
  • FIRELIGHTING WITHOUT MATCHES, A COMPREHENSIVE LOOK - Bob Podesta
  • FIRELIGHTING GADGETS & GIZMOS - The Welsh Woodsman
  • FRICTION FIRELIGHTING - Woodland Survival Crafts - Demonstration*
  • FRICTION FIRELIGHTING - Bushcraft Journal - Demonstration
  • GAME MEAT HYGIENE AND DISEASES - Survival School Bristol
  • GREEN WOODCARVING - Bushcraft Journal - Demonstration
  • GREEN WOODWORKING - Central Somerset Outdoor Learning - Demonstration
  • GREENWOOD CRAFTS - Ben Orford - Demonstration
  • HISTORICAL WEAPONS & HOW TO MAKE THEM - IOL Bushcraft
  • HANDCRAFTING LEATHER POUCHES - Paul Pomfrey Leathercraft - Demonstration
  • HANDCRAFTING TOOLS & PENDANT - Oak Clan Forge - Demonstration
  • HANDCARVING TECNIQUES - Giles Newman - Demonstration & Interactive*
  • HERBAL MEDICINE - information & topics - Battle Clinic of Herbal Medicine
  • HIDE WORK - Woodland Ways
  • HOW TO MAKE GOOD FEATHERSTICKS - Willow Lohr*
  • INTERPRETING ANIMAL TRACKS & SIGNS - Woodlife Trails*
  • JERKY MAKING - Cowleys Fine Foods - Demonstration
  • KNOT TYING INSTRUCTION - Richard Hopkins - Demonstration
  • LEATHERWORK - Lois Orford - Demonstration
  • LEATHERCRAFT - Tibor Eperjessy - Demonstration
  • MAKE A DRY SCRAPE HIDE TANNING RACK - Survival School*
  • MAKING YOUR OWN QUALITY BOWDRILL KIT - Dave Watson*
  • MAKING NATURAL TOOTHPASTE - Green Wyse Stand - Demonstration*
  • MAKING & USING A COASTAL GILL NET - Coastal Survival*
  • MAKING & USING A BAMBOO FISHING SPEAR- Coastal Survival*
  • MAKING NATURAL OCHRE PIGMENTS FROM IRONSTONE - Pagan Bushcraft
  • MODERN & PRIMITIVE FIRELIGHTING SKILLS - Bushcraft UK
  • NATURAL BOTANICAL SKIN CARE PRODUCTS - Green Wyse - Demonstration*
  • POLE LATHE TURNING - Pole Lather Turners - Demonstration
  • PRINCIPLES OF BOW DESIGN & TILLERING - Chosen Paths Bushcraft*
  • MAKING GRASS MATS - Woodland Ways*
  • MEAT SMOKING - Cowleys Fine Foods - Demonstration
  • MEDICINE MAKING - Jackie Saull-Hunt - Demonstration/Workshop
  • NATURAL WASHING AND CLEANING - Natural Spa Supplies - Demonstration/Workshop
  • NATURAL TOOTHPASTE - Green Wyse - Demonstration
  • NAVIGATION SKILLS  - Serious Outdoor Skills*
  • NEOLITHIC HUNTING METHODS - Blighty Bushcraft
  • OFF GRID SOCK MAKING - Meadow Forge - Demonstration
  • PEMMICAN MAKING - Cowleys Fine Foods - Demonstration
  • PEWTER CASTING - Simon Barnard*
  • PREPPING & NUCLEAR SURVIVAL - Tom Linden Survival*
  • PRODUCING BIRCH TAR - @ Woodland Ways Stand*
  • ROCKET STOVING - Meadow Forge - Demonstration
  • SCULPTURE WORKSHOPS FOR ADULT & CHILDREN - Wyldwood Willow - Demonstration
  • STONE AGE TINDERS - Willow Lohr
  • SHARPENING - Ben & Lois Orford - Demonstration
  • SHARPENING SERVICES - Dave Budd Stand - Demonstration*
  • SPOON & BOWL CARVING - Central Somerset Outdoor Learning - Demonstration
  • STICK MAKING - Charles Hutcheon - Demonstration
  • SPOON & KUKSA CARVING - Spooncarving First Steps - Demonstration*
  • SURVIVAL FISHING TECHNIQUES - modern - Tony Deacon
  • TANNING FURS, HIDES AND FISH SKIN - Willow Lohr
  • TOOL SHARPENING - Ben Orford - Demonstration
  • TREE DYNAMICS, LOOKING BEYOND THE BARK - Survival School Bristol
  • TRUG MAKING AND WOVEN DISHES - Pole Lathe Turners - Demonstration
  • WATER PURIFICATION - Tom Linden Survival - Demonstration*
  • WHITTLING AN OWL, CARVING A SPOON - Down in the Woods*
  • WILLOW BASKET MAKING - Wyldwood Willow - Demonstration
  • WOODEN FLOWERS,SHUTTLE DARTS,FEATHER STICKS - Woodland Survival Crafts*
  • WOOD CARVING - Mark Collict
  • WOOD CARVING AND WHITTLING - Grahame Taylor - Demonstration
  • WORKING WITH BONE - Woodland Ways
  • WORKING WITH BONE FISH HOOK - Woodland Ways

Friday & Saturday Gig nights

Music starts at 7.00pm each evening.

Friday: Vojta, Mike Dr.Blue

Saturday: TBC

Masterclasses

Masterclass timetable, bookable in advance...2018 classes below:

  • BUILD A PREHISTORIC FORGE (3hrs) ~ Thursday 1500-1800
  • at Simon Barnard Stand

  • HAND DRILL (3hrs) ~ Friday 0830-1100
  • at Woodland Survival Crafts Stand

  • ARROW MAKING (3hrs) ~ Friday 1200-1500
  • at Chosen Paths Bushcraft Stand

  • CAMPFIRE BREADMAKING(3hrs) ~ Friday 1430-1730
  • at Down in the Woods Stand

  • MAKE YOUR OWN LONG LINE KIT (3hrs) ~ Saturday 0900-1200
  • at Coastal Survival Stand

  • PREHISTORIC FIRE JOURNEY (3hrs) ~ Saturday 1030-1330
  • at Willow Lohr Stand

  • MAKE BONE AWLS USING STONE AGE TOOLS (3hrs) ~ Saturday 1230-1530
  • at Dr Theresa Kamper Stand

  • NAVIGATATION & MAP READING (3hrs) ~ Saturday 1400-1700
  • at Serious Outdoor Skills Stand

  • CASUALTY ASSESSMENT IN THE WILDERNESS (3hrs)
  • at Survival Medical Stand ~ Sunday 1000-1300

  • NUCLEAR SURVIVAL (3hrs)
  • at Tom Linden Stand ~ 1100-1400