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*
  • Deer Gralloch - Bison Bushcraft*
  • Firelighting - Bushcraft Journal*
  • Field craft skills for professionals - Woodlife Trails
  • Greenwood Carving - Bushcraft Journal*
  • Shelter Build - Den Building Area*
  • Herb Walks - Hurst Cottage Herbal Clinic
  • Iron Age Blacksmithing - Dave Budd
  • Knife sharpening and Firelighting - Mark Hordon
  • Legal Trapping - Bushcraft Education
  • 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*
  • 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:

 

  • 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
  • BASKET MAKING - Bushcraft Journal - Demonstration
  • 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*
  • BREADMAKING IN THE FIELD - Dave Willis Bushcraft
  • BRONZE CAST AN AXE - Beyond 2000BC
  • BUSHCRAFT GAMES FOR ALL - Woodland Survival Crafts*
  • BUSHCRAFT AND THE LAW - Woodlife Trails
  • CATAPULT SKILLS - have a go - Wilderness Gathering Stand - Activity
  • CARVING, WEAVING & HIDE TANNING - Wilderness Survival Stand - Demonstration/Workshop
  • COPPER BANGLES - Oak Clan Forge - Demonstration*
  • CORDAGE FROM RUSH, REEDS & GRASSES - Native Hands - Demonstration/Workshop
  • DEER CARCASE PREPARATION - Bison Bushcraft - Demonstration
  • DREAMCATCHER MAKING - Grahame Taylor - Demonstration
  • DISTILLING WITH HERBS TO MAKE HYDROFOILS - Green Wyse Stand - Demonstration
  • FERRETING (Meet the Ferrets) - Survival School Bristol
  • 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
  • FIELD CRAFT FOR PROFESSIONALS - Woodlife Trails
  • FLINTKNAPPING - Wilderness Survival Skills - Demonstration/Workshop
  • FRICTION FIRELIGHTING - Woodland Survival Crafts - Demonstration*
  • GAME MEAT HYGIENE AND DISEASES - Survival School Bristol*
  • GREEN WOODWORKING - Central Somerset Outdoor Learning - Demonstration*
  • GREENWOOD CRAFTS - Ben Orford - Demonstration
  • HISTORICAL WEAPONS & HOW TO MAKE THEM - IOL Bushcraft*
  • HANDCRAFTING TOOLS & PENDANT - Oak Clan Forge - Demonstration*
  • HERBAL MEDICINE - information & topics - Battle Clinic of Herbal Medicine
  • HIDE TANNING - Beyond 2000BC - Demonstration
  • HOW TO MAKE LIP BALM - Green Wyse - Demonstration
  • HOW TO CAPTURE WILDLIFE ON GAME CAMERAS USING TRADITIONAL TRAPPING METHODS - Edward O'Toole
  • HOW TO ADJUST YOUR MINDSET/BEHAVIOUR TO GET MOST OUT OF YOUR TIME IN A WOOD - Edward O'Toole
  • IRON AGE BLACKSMITHING - Dave Budd Stand - Demonstration
  • JERKY MAKING - Cowleys Fine Foods - Demonstration*
  • KNOT TYING INSTRUCTION - Richard Hopkins - Demonstration*
  • LEATHERWORK - Lois Orford - Demonstration
  • LEATHERWORK - Green Man Knives - Demonstration
  • LEATHERCRAFT - Tibor Eperjessy - Demonstration
  • LEGAL TRAPPING - Bushcraft Education
  • MAKING NATURAL TOOTHPASTE - Green Wyse Stand - Demonstration
  • MAKING TRAPS FOR USE IN THE WILDERNESS - Craig Grant*
  • MODERN & PRIMITIVE FIRELIGHTING SKILLS - Bushcraft UK*
  • MAKING GRASS MATS - Woodland Ways
  • MAKING AND USING A SIMPLE FISHING SPEAR - Coastal Survival
  • NATURAL CORDAGE FOR DIFFERENT TASKS - Woodland Survival Crafts*
  • 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 FIBRES - Bushcraft Journal - Demonstration
  • NAVIGATION SKILLS  - Serious Outdoor Skills*
  • NATURAL & IMPROVISED CARRYING SYSTEMS - Wilderness Survival Skills
  • OWL PELLET DISSECTION - Bushcraft Education - Demonstration
  • OFF GRID SOCK MAKING - Meadow Forge - Demonstration
  • PEMMICAN MAKING - Cowleys Fine Foods - Demonstration*
  • PROCESSING ANIMAL/PLANT FIBRES FOR BUSHCRAFT USE - Woodland Ways*
  • 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*
  • STONE AGE TINDERS - Willow Lohr*
  • SHARPENING AND STROPPING - Beaver Bushcraft - Demonstration
  • SHARPENING - Ben & Lois Orford - Demonstration
  • SMOKING MEAT, FISH AND SHELLFISH - Coastal Survival*
  • TREE DYNAMICS, LOOKING BEYOND THE BARK - Survival School Bristol*
  • 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*
  • THE VALUE OF NATURAL SATURATED FATS - Keli Herriott-Sadler
  • TOOL SHARPENING - Ben Orford - Demonstration*
  • FERMENTED VEGETABLES AND DRINKS - Keli Herriott-Sadler
  • TRUG MAKING AND WOVEN DISHES - Pole Lathe Turners - Demonstration
  • 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 - Demonstration*
  • Friday & Saturday Gig nights

    Music starts at 7.00pm each evening.

    Friday: Roseanna Ball followed by Charley Hicks.

    Saturday: Short Cover, Poppy WS and Vojta

    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

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

    • MAKE YOUR OWN LONG LINE KIT (3hrs)
    • at Fraser Christian Coastal Survival Stand

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

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

    • ADVANCED CASUALTY ASSESSMENT IN THE WILDERNESS (3hrs)
    • at Survival & Medical Stand

    • PREHISTORIC SKILLS - Customer led (3hrs)
    • at Beyond 2000BC Stand

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