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  • Member of Cumbria Tourism

Bushcraft Experience, £39-£45



Our private woodland in the South Lakes



Get back to nature and share a new experience and join us in our private woodland.

An introductory Bushcraft experience designed specifically for families. The session is based on the core principles of survival and is presented in a fun and informative way. A great way to spend quality time with all the family.

This half day session will be a hands-on experience of shelter building, foraging, wild cooking and fire lighting.

The venue for the course is on a beautiful private country estate and takes place in a stunning oak woodland, with views of the surrounding mountains and out to the Duddon estuary. There is a central area covered with a large parachute so you can stay dry whatever the weather and also a composting toilet provided for your comfort throughout the day.

The session will start with a walk around the woodland, getting used to your surroundings and identifying potential resources.

You will find and identify a good shelter building site and construct a shelter from natural materials.

There will be the opportunity to have a go at building a fire using flint, steel and natural tinder. Adults can try out the fire bows! You'll have a go at cooking damper bread or mini pizzas over the open fire and boiling some water in a Ghillie kettle for making hot chocolate and brews.

You'll be shown how to safely use a knife and have a go at carving a whistle which you can take away with you.

A fantastic fun way to get out with the whole family, learn some new skills and enjoy the peace and tranquilly of the woodland and all it has to offer.

Suitable for children and families.

Allow up to 3 hrs.

Opening details

Advanced booking required.
We can be flexible regarding timings. Typically our half day activities last between 2 – 3hrs and a full day is 5 – 6hrs.


We run open, public sessions during the Holidays at only £39pp. If our times don't suit your plans - private sessions are available all year round and start from £45 per person (based on a party of 4). Visit our website for full prices.

Discounts for multi activities and large groups. Why not combine this with another activity to make the most of your adventure or spend a few days with us and see more of what the Lake District has to offer.


  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • PostboxPostbox
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome

Our activities take place in various locations around the Lake District National Park. For many of the activities there is a choice of suitable locations.


Keepers Cottage, Ashlack,
LA17 7XN


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Map reference: SD 246855  Lat: 54.25977 Long: -3.15776

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