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The Wilderness Bushcraft Society Woodland Weekend

The Wilderness Bushcraft Society Woodland Weekend


Course Location: Oxfordshire

Course Time: 15:00 Friday - 14:00 Sunday

Course Duration: 3 Days

Course size: 50 persons max

Course Age Range: 8+

Call US: 01234 351006 (09:30-16:30 7 Days) / 07843 064114 (Out of hours)

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The Wilderness Bushcraft Society Woodland Weekend

Organised and run by The Wilderness Bushcraft Society, this weekend is an opportunity for members, and potential members, to enjoy a weekend camping in our private woodland, meet like-minded people and take part in free skills workshops.

The weekend kicks off with arrivals on Friday between 15:00 and 22:00, or Saturday morning between 08:00 and 09:00. There are no workshops held on the Friday but you can relax around the communal fire, or have your own 'leave no trace' fire at your camp.

Workshops will be held from 09:30 - 11:30 on Saturday morning, and then again from 13:30 - 16:30 Saturday afternoon. The evening is yours for members and non-members alike to get to know each other and socialise. There will be a further workshops Sunday morning 09:30 - 11:30 before coming to a close by 14:00 on Sunday.

Workshops include:

  • Friction fire lighting
  • A foraging walk
  • Tree identification skills masterclass
  • Carving skills
  • Deer Butchery

Workshops are bookable on arrival although there is no obligation to attend the workshops - you can just enjoy the woods for the weekend.

All attendees will need to be totally self sufficient in relation to food, sleeping systems and a bit of water to see you through. We will always have a communal fire going with a kettle on and there will be some Jerry cans of communal water available, toilets are also provided. Please note this is a private woodlands and not a campsite and so there are no further facilities.

Cost to non-members is £120 per person although members can attend for only £20 per person and that includes up to one adult guest or two children!

If you would like to join the society and benefit from this huge saving, please find more details about membership on the TWBS website, or fill in the membership form HERE.

If you are a Professional Member or Fellow and would like to provide a workshop please contact TWBS on info@wildernessbushcraftsociety.org.

If you are a member and would like to volunteer we are looking for 5 people to assist with welcoming duties and general runners/fire wood collectors etc. Volunteers will be able to attend one workshop and there is no charge for the weekend.

  • Oxfordshire


    Nestling on the banks of the River Thames we have sole access to a 250 Acre Private Woodlands just outside the Village of Appleton, in Oxfordshire. With 125 Acres designated as SSSI (Site of Special Scientific Interest) there is an abundance of flora and fauna. With a mixed canopy throughout the woodlands and a mosaic of habitats this woodlands provides us with amazing resources, with Oak, Ash, Beech, Birch, Hazel, Hawthorn, Cherry, Blackthorn and more. We have resident populations of Muntjac, Roe and Fallow Deer. Plus a huge variety of other fauna with almost daily sightings of Stoat, Tawny Owl, Buzzard, Red Kite and so much more. We operate all of our courses here for individuals to book on to, including our Woodland Ways Weekend, we also offer private bookings, school bookings, stag do's and corporate events.

    Toilet facilities are available my means of composting toilets and a portaloo. There are central covered teaching area's within the woodlands comprising of timber and canvas structures.

    This wonderful wonderful woodlands is situated within 45 minutes of West London and the local train station (Oxford) is less than a 15 minute cab ride away. Please ensure when travelling to the venue you use the directions and not rely on Sat Nav in order to prevent getting lost.

This course can be purchased as an 18 month voucher, to book online choose "18 month voucher" from the options above and we will email the details over to you. Alternatively if you are purchasing this course as a gift we can post you a full colour gift presentation pack for just £4.25, just choose posted instead of emailed delivery option. Or contact us by phone to make the arrangements.

Call Us: 01234 351006 (09:30-16:30 7 Days) / 07843 064114 (Out of hours)

We’re happy to take course bookings and payments over the phone. Simply give us a call and we’ll place the booking for you before emailing through confirmation. Alternatively, drop us an email at info@woodland-ways.co.uk and we’ll call you back.

If your course booking is for a gift, no problem, just let us know at the time of booking and we’ll email you a personalised gift certificate or 18-month voucher to print at home. Or, for a small supplement, we’ll print out a gift pack and pop it in the post for you.