Events Program

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

Workshops & Demonstrations

THURSDAY 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.

  • Alternative Firelighting Skills - Serious Outdoor Skills
  • Basket Weaving - Wyldwood Willow
  • Cordage Making - Bushcraft Journal
  • Cord Making Demonstations - Down in the Woods
  • Deer Gralloch - Bison Bushcraft
  • Firelighting - Bushcraft Journal
  • Greenwood Carving - Bushcraft Journal
  • Herb Walks - Hurst Cottage Herbal Clinic
  • Iron Age Blacksmithing - Dave Budd
  • Make a Domed Shelter/Bender - Dave Watson
  • 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
  • Plant Lore - Bushcraft Journal
  • Spoon Carving Demonstration - Down in the Woods
  • Shelter Build - Den Building Area
  • Willow and Fish Trap Making - Coastal Survival
  • Wound Care in Wilderness - Survival & Medical
  • Working with Bone, Tool Manufacture - Woodland Ways
  • Willow Basket Making - Wyldwood Willow
  • Whistle Making - Woodland Survival Crafts

THURSDAY evening ENTERTAINMENT

Musician to play for us: Stamp Acoustic

Walk With Trees will providing Storytelling in the main field

FRIDAY, Saturday & Sunday Activities

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

 

  • ANCESTORS KIT BAG - whats in your bag? - Backwoods Survival
  • ANIMAL FIBRE PROCESSING - Woodland Ways
  • ARROW, QUIVER & EEL TRAPS (on request) - Wyldwood Willow - Demonstration
  • ARMCHAIR HERB WALK - Green Wyse Stand - 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 CASTING - Beyond 2000BC
  • BREATHING TECHNIQUES TO INCREASE HEALTH & ENDURANCE - The Last bags - Demonstration
  • BUSHCRAFT GAMES FOR ALL - Woodland Survival Crafts
  • BUILDING AN 8ft CHILDRENS CLINKER CANOE - Fudge the Boat Builder - Demonstration
  • CATAPULT SKILLS - have a go - Wilderness Gathering Stand - Activity
  • CORDAGE MAKING - Bushcraft Journal - Demonstration
  • COPPER BANGLES - Oak Clan Forge - Demonstration
  • DEER CARCASE PREPARATION - Bison Bushcraft - Demonstration
  • DREAMCATCHER MAKING - Grahame Taylor - Demonstration
  • DRUM MAKING & NEOLITHIC ACOUSTICS - Pagan Bushcraft
  • DISTILLING WITH HERBS TO MAKE HYDROSOLS - Green Wyse Stand - Demonstration
  • FLINTKNAPPING - Beyond 2000BC - Demonstration/Workshop
  • FORGING IN A PIT 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
  • HERBAL MEDICINE - information & topics - Battle Clinic of Herbal Medicine
  • HIDE TANNING - Beyond 2000BC - Demonstration
  • HIDE WORK - Woodland Ways
  • HOW TO MAKE NATURAL TOOTHPASTE - Green Wyse - Demonstration
  • IRON AGE BLACKSMITHING - Dave Budd Stand - Demonstration
  • JERKY MAKING - Cowleys Fine Foods - Demonstration
  • KNOT TYING INSTRUCTION - Richard Hopkins - Demonstration
  • LEATHERWORK - Lois Orford - Demonstration
  • LEATHERCRAFT - Tibor Eperjessy - Demonstration
  • MAKING NATURAL TOOTHPASTE - Green Wyse Stand - Demonstration
  • MAKING TRAPS FOR USE IN THE WILDERNESS - Craig Grant
  • MAKING A FISH TRAP - Coastal Survival
  • MAKING NATURAL OCHRE PIGMENTS FROM IRONSTONE - Pagan Bushcraft
  • MODERN & PRIMITIVE FIRELIGHTING SKILLS - Bushcraft UK
  • POLE LATHE TURNING - Pole Lather Turners - Demonstration
  • PLANT FIBRE PROCESSING - 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
  • NATURAL CORDAGE FOR DIFFERENT TASKS - Woodland Survival Crafts
  • NAVIGATION SKILLS  - Serious Outdoor Skills
  • NEOLITHIC HUNTING METHODS - Blighty Bushcraft
  • OFF GRID SOCK MAKING - Meadow Forge - Demonstration
  • PEMMICAN MAKING - Cowleys Fine Foods - Demonstration
  • PREPARATION, BUGGING OUT AND SURVIVAL - Tom Linden
  • PRIMITIVE TECHNOLOGY - Beyond 2000BC - Demonstration
  • ROCKET STOVING - Meadow Forge - Demonstration
  • SCIENCE OF WATER PREPARATION - from pond to palate - Survival School
  • SCULPTURE WORKSHOPS FOR ADULT & CHILDREN - Wyldwood Willow - Demonstration
  • SMOKING MEAT, FISH & SHELL FISH - Coastal Survival
  • STONE AGE TINDERS - Willow Lohr
  • SHARPENING - Ben & Lois Orford - Demonstration
  • SMOKING MEAT, FISH AND SHELLFISH - Coastal Survival
  • SPOON & BOWL CARVING - Central Somerset Outdoor Learning - Demonstration
  • STICK MAKING - Charles Hutcheon - Demonstration
  • SURVIVAL PHYSIOLOGY, ARE YOU PREPARED - Survival Medical
  • SPOON & KUKSA CARVING - Spooncarving First Steps - Demonstration
  • SURVIVAL FISHING TECHNIQUES - modern - Tony Deacon
  • TANNING FURS, HIDES AND FISH SKIN - Willow Lohr
  • THREE EASY WAYS TO MAKE CAMPFIRE BREAD - Down in the Woods
  • TOOL SHARPENING - Ben Orford - Demonstration
  • TREE DYNAMICS, LOOKING BEYOND THE BARK - Survival School Bristol
  • TRUG MAKING AND WOVEN DISHES - Pole Lathe Turners - Demonstration
  • WAYS TO COOK GAME OVER A FIRE - Down in the Woods
  • WAMPUM MAKING - Craig Grant
  • 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: Short Cover, Poppy WS, Mike DrBlue.

Saturday: Roseanna Ball, Vojta, Adam Sweet

A PREHISTORIC COMEDY SHOW with Will and Simon - 6pm at the Beyond2000BC stand

Masterclasses

Masterclass timetable, bookable in advance...2017 classes as below:

  • NAVIGATE & FIND DIRECTION IN REMOTE AREAS (3hrs)
  • at Serious Outdoor Skills Stand - Thursday 0830

  • MAKE A 4 LEGGED GREENWOOD STOOL (3hrs)
  • at Survival School Bristol Stand - Thursday 1200

  • ADVANCED CASUALTY ASSESSMENT IN THE WILDERNESS (3hrs)
  • at Survival Medical Stand - Thursday 1530

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

  • PREHISTORIC SKILLS (3hrs)
  • at Beyond 2000BC Stand - Friday 1200

  • LOSE YOUR GLOVES, LOSE YOUR LIFE (3hrs)
  • at Woodland Ways Stand - Friday 1530

  • MAKE YOUR OWN LONG LINE KIT (3hrs)
  • at Coastal Survival Stand - Saturday 0830

  • MAKE A SMALL BONE POT/CONTAINER (3hrs)
  • at Willow Lohr Stand - Saturday 1200

  • WORKING WITH BUCKSKIN - (3hrs)
  • with Theresa Kamper at Den Building area - Saturday 1530

  • BONE WORKING WITH FLINT TOOLS (3hrs)
  • with Morten Kutschera at Den Building area - Sunday 0930