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The World of Bushcraft Centres

Bedford (Priory Marina) & Bakewell (Peak District, Derbyshire)

The World of Bushcraft Centre Bakewell
The World of Bushcraft Centre UK
The World of Bushcraft Centre UK
The World of Bushcraft Centre UK

As well as operating our National and International Award Winning courses, Woodland Ways operates two completely unique World of Bushcraft Retail Centre’s in the UK, one in the stunning Peak District town of Bakewell in Derbyshire and the other in the tranquil setting of Priory Marina, Bedford.

Both Centre’s have their own unique charm. Or click here to simply buy our vast range of Bushcraft equipment online here.


World Of Bushcraft Retail Centre

Bedford - Woodland Ways, Priory Marina, Barkers Lane, Bedford. MK41 9DJ

School Youth Group Bushcraft Activity

Our Bedfordshire store is the home of our office, telephone lines and online hub. This centre is staffed by both a retail team and instructors, supported by the management team. Here, as well as offering incredible hard to get equipment we also offer a series of short instructor led sessions from spoon carving to basketry and more. We have a large craft display highlighting some of the skills you can learn on courses, you can also sit and research with the instructors on topics of relevance, and we can also assist you in your skills acquisition.

Until now there has been no-where available in the UK where in one place you can go and research a particular fire lighting technique, speak to someone who has lived with a massai tribe, test a woods man’s axe before buying, source a specialist piece of kit from Sweden or discuss with experienced instructors the pro's and cons of all things outdoors… until now.


7 days a week
Mon-Sun : 9.30am - 16:30pm



There is convenient parking both immediately outside aswell as in the neighbouring Priory Country Park. We can be a little tricky to find! So we suggest you follow these directions.

  • As you leave Barkers Lane (the yellow road on the map) into the entrance to Priory Country Park, before you enter the park gates there is a turning on your right to head towards the Premier Inn Hotel.
  • Take this turning and keep the hotel on your right.
  • Go past the hotel and then subsequently the Beefeater pub, as the lane bends to the right you will go through the marina gates and we are right in front of you, just look for the deer.

We recommend you do not use sat nav as this can sometimes take you to the opposite side of the river and you will not reach us!


World Of Bushcraft Retail Centre

Bakewell - Woodland Ways, Unit 1 Kings Court, Kings Street, Bakewell. DE45 1DZ

School Youth Group Bushcraft Activity

Our Bakewell World of Bushcraft Centre has a more traditional Outdoor shop feel, only with the expedition equipment you won’t find elsewhere! Staffed by a highly trained team of retail assistants, supported on some days by an instructor, heRE you will be amazed with our wooden displays and craft items. You can look at and test drive a knife, fit that item of clothing or climb inside your sleeping bag. We can show you how to string a tarp or get the best from your hammock.

Both retail Centres are open 7 days a week, a physical place where anyone young and old can visit, research, discuss and purchase all things relating to Bushcraft & Survival. Each day the centres are manned by very experienced staff and there is a very regular instructors’ presence.


7 days a week
Sat 09:00-17:30 | Sun 10:00-16:00
Mon-Fri : 10.00am - 17:30pm



Ample pay and display parking in various nearby car parks in Bakewell