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.

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.

The Food Court

Linda's Loaf 

Amazing homemade cakes plus teas, coffee and hot drinks throughout the day.


supplying wood fired 12" pizzas - vegetarian or vegan

The Gather Inn

serving us a variety of beers, ciders, meads and other local drinks

Suzette's Fresh Pancakes

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

Oscar's Kitchen

Wild Game Barbecue, Vension, Boar and Rabbit Gourmet Burgers

Nomad by Oscar's Kitchen

A converted vintage horsebox selling Barista Coffees, Organic Teas and Infusions.

Burrito Boi

Mexican Street Food

  • 1948 Original Equipment

    1948 Original Equipment has been conceived from experience, necessity and a desire to shape the future. 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


  • 112 Survival

    Along with client specific bespoke Training we conduct survival courses using our A-Star method. We also rent out our site to other Training Providers, our site is near Telford in Shropshire.

    Tel: 07769 946600 

  • Archery

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

  • 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.

     01757 606109 

  • Beneath The Stars Leathercraft

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



  • Betty and Heather

    Learn to repair your kit with our vintage off-grid sewing machines, learn hand sewing techniques and emergency field repairs. Master the use of a treadle or hand crank machine, gain the skills to keep your gear in good condition, even when you're off thr grid. Demonstrations will include general use of machines, basic sewing skills and field repairs.

    Tel: 07848 499615


  • Bison Bushcraft

    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 

  • Browns Bushcraft

    Brown's Bushcraft is a small business from Wales who make hand crafted pouches, bags, gound cloths, and other bushcrafting essentials for all of your outdoor needs. Outfitting you for your next adventure.


  • Bushtrader UK

    Affordable secondhand knives, kit and tools.


  • Central Somerset Woodland Crafts

    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.

    Tel: 07935 254894 

  • Coastal Survival

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

    Tel: 07702 104644 

  • Cowley’s Fine Foods

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

    Contact: Martin Cowley 
    Tel: 01443 433506 

  • 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.

     0776 4742569 

  • 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.

     02083 361557 

  • English Handmade Knives

    Handmade knives for collectors, hunters, fishermen and bushcraft enthusiasts and all knife making componenets and accessories.

    Tel: 01797 369424/01797 369100 

  • Forest Biltong

    The Forest Biltong Project brainstormed how to use the wonderful venison which is a product of the annual fallow deer cull in Sussex.
    We set about finding a way to make it super convenient, appealing to eat and downright tasty.
    Of course we settled on Biltong!!!

    Tel: 0800 840 6385 

  • Giles Newman

    Giles handcarves art spoons, sculptures and jewellery from naturally fallentimber by axe and knife. Offering demonstrations and workshops in spoon and pendant carving, giving you the opportunity to learn the skills to carve your own decorative and artistic pieces by knife. Suitable for beginner to expert carver, all tools and materials provided.


  • German Scout Tent

    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: 0780129625

  • Green Fox Wild Crafts

    Nadine from Green Fox Wildcrafts is a wwodland crafts person working with materials she has grown, coppiced or foraged and works only with hand tools. She specialises in wood carving and bark craft. Nadine will be demonstrating these during the festival as well as offering sessions on knife sheath weaving with bark and how to make a bull roarer.

    Tel: 0775819374

  • Hurst Cottage Herbal Clinic

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

    Tel: 01424 871679 

  • 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.

     01629 581403 

  • 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 

  • Journeyman Handcrafts

    A family-business based in the heart of England, creating top quality bushcraft and camping gear from canvas and leather. We source our fabrics and materials from UK manufacturers so that we can be confident our gear will last a lifetime.

    Tel: 07903 778676 

  • Karla’s Kones

    Bringing us Lovington's ice creams.

    Tel: 07955 644287

  • Knot Tyers Guild

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

    Tel: 0117 9867146 

  • Land and Wave

    We're a close-knit bunch of family and friends who love working together and creating amazing adventures for everyone. Human beings are at the heart of everything we do. Every year our full time team is bolstered by around 35 energetic beauties that help us though Spring, Summer and Autumn. Our wonderful seasonal instructors are, without doubt, the best in the business.

    Tel: 01929 423031 

  • 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 

  • Mikes Knives

    Custom, collectable, rare knives for sale, specialising in Randall made knives and official UK Great Eastern Cutlery Dealer (best production slipjoints available today).

    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 

  • Nomad Knifeworks

    Custom handmade knives and leather products.

     07950 983836 

  • Paul Pomfrey Leathercraft

    Make your own leather pouches.

  • Phil Brooke Longbows

    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 

  • Primitive Ways

    John Hickman's Youtube channel demonstrating many different primitive skills.

     07530 477501
    YouTube: @primitiveways7183

  • Pippin and Gile

    Pippin & Gile delivers high quality bushcraft courses that develop your skills and understanding, in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. Founder, Lizzy Maskey, has vast knowledge of wilderness skills that have been tested and honed through experience.

    Tel: 07305 864078 

  • 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: 07754 591552

  • 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.

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

  • South Coast Axe Throwing Association

    Have a go axe throwing stand.

  • Survival School

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

    Tel: 0871222730

  • Suzettes Fresh Pancakes

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

     07889 78862

  • Tibor Leather Crafts

    Handstitched leathergoods including bags, belts, pouches and knife sheaths

    Tel: 01425 839642 

  • Trottiscliffe Willow

    Trottiscliffe Willow is a small, family run business based in a rural Kent village.

    Each animal is made to commission by Natalie and sculpted by hand using traditional methods and techniques, making each piece unique in its appearance and character. All our willow is of a high quality and sourced from the Somerset Levels.
    Famous for its wetland areas it has continued to produce some of the finest willow around for over 200 years. Willow is harvested during the winter months so provides an important ecological habitat for wildlife during the summer.

    Tel: 07748 516516 

  • Willslock Forge

    Bladesmith specialising in hand-forged knives and tools inspired by Viking, Anglo-saxon and Celtic Archaeological finds from around the British Isles and Europe. Handcrafted using natural materials only.

    Tel: 07729 240749 

  • Woodland Trust

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


  • 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

  • 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 

  • Woodsmith Store

    The finest tools, books and devices for woodcraft and woodland management.  Proud sellers of Scandinavia’s best toolmakers including Gränsfors Bruk, Hultafors, Svante Djarv, Hans Karlsson, Kay Embretsen and Julia Kalthoff 

    Tel: 0191 2524064

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