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.

Local Scout Groups 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

Maggies Fish & Chips

Fish chips from Hastings.

We're in our third decade of serving you hearty portions of the freshest fish, cooked to order

Pandemania

supplying wood fired 12" pizzas - vegetarian or vegan

The Gather Inn By the Craft Beer Man

Serving us a variety of beers, ciders, meads and other local drinks is Chris Cheeseman AKA The Craft Beer Man.

The Seasoned sausage Co

Hog roast and barbeque

Carve Coffee Roasters

Dorset-based independent coffee roasters, supplying delicious speciality coffee to homes and wholesale. Inspired by the great outdoors and fuelled by world-class coffee.

Lilia" Kitchen

Madagascan fusion French. Vegan,vegetarian, gluten and dairy free options. Samosas bothe meat and veggiw, coconut chicken, ginger chicken, rice, lentil soup, tangy beans.

  • 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
    Email: sales@pmlgb.com

    Website: www.originalequipmentshop.com

  • 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 
    Email: 112survival@gmail.com 
    Website: www.112survival.com

  • 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.


    Tel:
     01757 606109 
    Email: info@armysales.co.uk 
    Website: www.armysales.co.uk

  • Tuff Trek

    TUFF-TREK ®Affordable Quality, Genuine Canvas Soft Top Roof Tents and Hard Shell Roof Tents, awnings and accessories you can trust. Established in 2013 our goal is to offer you the best choice of overland and expedition equipment.
    Tel: 01825 700876

    Email: contact@tuff-trek.com

    Website: www.tuff-tek.com

  • Beneath The Stars Leathercraft

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

    Email: beneaththestars@live.co.uk

    Website: www.beneaththestars.net

  • 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 
    Email:
     info@bisonbushcraft.co.uk 
    Website: www.bisonbushcraft.co.uk

  • Bushgear

    Retailer of bushcraft essentials and luxury items including woodfired Swedish hot tubs, pizza ovens, Redback boots and Barmah hats.


    Email: sales@bushgear.co.uk
    Website: www.bushgear.co.uk

    www.bushgear.co.uk 
  • Bushtrader UK

    Affordable secondhand knives, kit and tools.

    Email: bushtrader@btinternet.com

  • 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: coastalsurvival@gmail.com 
    Website: www.coastalsurvival.com

  • 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 
    Email:
     cowleysfinefoods@hotmail.co.uk 
    Website: www.cowleysfinefood.com

  • 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: buddknives@yahoo.co.uk 
    Website: www.davebudd.com

  • 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:
     info@downinthewoodsltd.co.uk 
    Website:
     www.downinthewoodsltd.co.uk

  • English Handmade Knives

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

    Tel: 01797 369424/01797 369100 
    Email:
     chris@english-handmade-knives.co.uk 
    Website:
     www.english-handmade-knives.co.uk

  • 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 
    Email:
     hello@forestbiltong.com
    Website:
     www.forestbiltong.com

  • 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.

    Website: www.gilesnewman.com

  • 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
    Website: www.germanscouttent.co.uk

  • Hurst Cottage Herbal Clinic/ Battle Herbal Clinic

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

    Tel: 01424 871679 
    Email: jackie.saullhunt@btinternet.com

  • Identity Store

    The unique properties of leather make it a bushcraft essential. Leather is protective, durable, aesthetic and functional, suitable for sheaths, covers, footwear, clothing and blacksmith aprons. Let us help you master leather skills; skills that emphasise harmony with nature, respecting the use of animal parts and utilising and contuing the development of primitive processes. Our range of bushcraft heritage leathers all encompass this way of living and being. Leathers made for natural resiliance.


    Tel:
     01629 581403 
    Email: sales@theidentitystore.co.uk 
    Website: www.identityleathercraft.com

  • 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: institute@outdoor-learning.org 
    Website: www.outdoor-learning.org

  • Alan Wood handnade knives

    Alan Wood has been a full time knifemaker since 1985. he specialises in traditional fieldsports and bushcraft knives in carbon and stainless steels. his construction utiles both natural and man made handle materials.

    email: alan85.wood@gmail.com

  • Hendon Soap Company

    We make 100% natural soap, both for the body and other purposes ( brushing teeth, washing up, laundry etc). We also teach how to make soap and lip balm.

    www.hendonsoap.co.uk 
  • Knot Tyers Guild

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

    Tel: 0117 9867146 
    Email:
     richard@hwlfordd.fsnet.co.uk
    Website: www.igkt.net

  • 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 
    Website: www.landandwave.co.uk

  • 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:
     www.lonescoutbushcraft.co.uk

  • The Association of Pole Lathe Turners and Greenwood workers

    A not for profit association promoting greenwood crafts and skills


    Website: www.bodgers.org

  • 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:
     www.mobilesolarchargers.co.uk

  • Nomad Knifeworks

    Custom handmade knives and leather products.


    Tel:
     07950 983836 
    Email: nomadknifeworks@aol.com 
    Website:
     www.nomadknifeworks.com

  • Fudge The Boat Builder

    Courses in traditional clinker construction canoes and small craft. Manufacturer of geodesic domes

  • 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 
    Email:
     info@philbrookelongbows.co.uk
    Website: www.philbrookelongbows.co.uk

  • Primitive Ways

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


    Tel:
     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 
    Email: hello@pippinandgile.co.uk
    Website: www.pippinandgile.co.uk

  • OUTDOOR GEAR ESSENTIALS

    Outdoor Gear Essentials provides the latest in lightweight wild camping equipment from cottage industry vendors to big brands. Customer service and satisfaction guaranteed

    Tel: 07952788286
    Email: outdoorgearessentials@outlook.com

    www.outdoorgearessentials.co.uk 
  • Rob Evans Bushtools

    Rob has his own youtube channel highlighing real bushcraft skills and kit reviews. He is also now an accomplished knife maker offering a broad range of bushcraft knives including his Tribute to The Mors Kochanski knife.

    Tel: 07989 407134
    Email: robevs73@gmail.com
    Website:
     www.bushtools.co.uk

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  • 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
    Email: jonny@survivalschool.co.uk 
    Website:www.survivalschool.co.uk

  • TP Knives

    TP Knives- Cutting edge craftsmanship, finest handmade bushcraft knives


    Tel:
     07479269006
    Email: itobyplatts@gmail.com

  • Tibor Leather Crafts

    Handstitched leathergoods including bags, belts, pouches and knife sheaths

    Tel: 01425 839642 
    Email: tiborcrafts@gmail.com
    Website: www.tiboreperjessy.com

  • 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 
    Email: natalie@trottiscliffewillow.co.uk
    Website: www.trottiscliffewillow.co.uk

  • Richard Ely Greenwood Craftsman

    Greenwood crafts and charcoal making. Richard makes Sweet chestnut rustic gates and fences as well as furniture.


    Tel: 07890 375282
    Email: greenwoodcraftsman@yahoo.co.uk

  • 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
    Email:
     info@woodland-ways.co.uk 
    Website: www.woodland-ways.co.uk

  • 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: www.woodlandsurvivalcrafts.com

  • 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
    Email: enquiries@woodsmith.co.uk
    Website: www.woodsmith.co.uk

  • William Agar

    trading in vintage edged tools, country bygones and bushcraft related items

  • Pirate Leathercraft

    Come to our stand and make your own leather pouches.

  • Mikes Militaria and Surplus

    A massive tent full of military surplus

    https://365armysurplus.com/home.php 
  • Wildroots Wood

    Demonstrations and talks about mushroom foraging, medicinal and other uses, mycology and the environment.

    https://wildrootswood.com 
  • Spoontown / Jill Swan

    Demonstrating the making of and selling wooden spoons and hand carved items. All hand made from sustainable and local woodlands.

  • Birch and Ember

    Handmade Bushcraft equipment and tools

  • Poppa Hobbits magicla wood workshop

    Phil Caira and his wonderful pole lathe and woodworking projects

    https://www.poppahobbit.co.uk 
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  • Needleworks Outdoors

    Lovingly hand crafted outdoor bags, pouches and clothing made in Northampton.

    Designed and built for people with a passion for the outdoors.

    Website: https://www.etsy.com/shop/NeedleWorksOutdoors

  • Nearly Wild Camping Club

    The Nearly wild camping club is a member owned organisation supporting a network of diverse locations across The UK offering nearly wild camping experiences.

    Tel: 07815 861480
    Email: hello@nearlywildcamping.org
    Website: www.nearlywildcamping.org

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  • 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.


    Tel:
     01757 606109 
    Email: info@armysales.co.uk 
    Website: www.armysales.co.uk

  • Tuff Trek

    TUFF-TREK ®Affordable Quality, Genuine Canvas Soft Top Roof Tents and Hard Shell Roof Tents, awnings and accessories you can trust. Established in 2013 our goal is to offer you the best choice of overland and expedition equipment.
    Tel: 01825 700876

    Email: contact@tuff-trek.com

    Website: www.tuff-tek.com

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