2016 09 17 18 20 47

Pick of the Month

£30.00 - £160.00

Wood Carving

Woodcarving is arguably one of the most enjoyable of forest crafts. Join Bushman Rob on this exciting new bushcraft experience where you will learn how to carve your very own woodland spatula. Rob will provide you with a general introduction to woodcarving and will teach you the various wood types and how to identify them. You will make your own 'try stick' using one knife. This 'try stick' will give you the opportunity to try carving points, dove tails, joints, reductions, holes, wedges and other techniques. After a gentle forage through the woods, we will gather around the campfire and start carving a woodland spatula. Once your spatula is complete, Rob will teach you the skill of kolrosing. Kolrosing is a very old method of giving fine line surface decoration to wood. It started centuries ago with simply using the tip of ones’ belt knife to make fine decorative cuts, and then rubbing coal dust into it to bring out the pattern.After you have incised the design on the spatula, you will rub in a darkening compound. Traditionally one uses sawdust from walnut or pine bark. However, fine dry coffee grounds, charcoal or paprika work beautifully.

This experience is suitable for those aged 14+. All children must be accompanied by a participating adult.

This full-day experiences (10am - 4pm) includes a seasonal woodland lunch

TICKET PRICES

  • Children £30.00
  • Adult £60.00
  • Family £160.00 (Includes 2 Adults & 2 Children)


Survival Trapping & Field Butchery

This is a very unique and exciting experience. Primitive trapping techniques were utilized by indigenous hunter-gatherers the world over as a means to procure food sustainably. Wild game is often the primary source of nutrients in a wilderness survival situation, especially in winter.

Our expert Bushman Rob will teach you modern trapping techniques, you will learn all the do’s and don'ts of trapping and the important field safety information.

The fun begins when you head into the woods to forage materials to build traps. Rob will give you practical hands-on advice on making primitive traps from carved sticks and natural plant fiber cordage. You will learn various knife and cordage techniques and the best way to make a natural survival trap.

After returning to camp, you will join Wild Chef Dan and cook some wild game over the fire. It will be something seasonal & delicious like rabbit, pigeon, pheasant or squirrel. Rob & Dan will teach you basic field butchery skills and give you the opportunity to skin or pluck your catch.

This experience is suitable for those aged 14+. All children must be accompanied by a participating adult.

This full-day experiences (10am - 4pm) includes a cooked game lunch

TICKET PRICES

  • Children £30.00
  • Adult £60.00
  • Family £160.00 (Includes 2 Adults & 2 Children)

Basketry

Come & explore the woods with Bushman Rob for the day as he guides you through the process of creating & making your own basket.Rob will take you on a guided walk through the woods to identify natural materials that can be used for making baskets. He will show you how to work with ivy, willow bark, birch bark and other alternative woodland & hedgerow foraged materials. Once you return to camp, you will start to make your own basket and Rob will guide you through the different techniques of how to do so. Weaving a basket is a very satisfying craft and after a relaxing and insightful day in the woods you will go home with a beautiful basket which you can treasure for years to come.

This experience is suitable for those aged 14+. All children must be accompanied by a participating adult.

This full-day experiences (10am - 4pm) includes a seasonal woodland lunch

TICKET PRICES

  • Children £30.00
  • Adult £60.00
  • Family £160.00 (Includes 2 Adults & 2 Children)


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Event Preparation Info

This experience commences at 10am- 4pm, follow the signs to the Bushcraft & Wild Cooking car park where you will be welcomed by Bushman Rob. The experience is outdoors so please come prepared to spend the whole time outdoors in all-weather types wearing sturdy footwear. A notepad and pencil are handy for taking notes.

Dietary Requirements

If you have any dietary requirements please email gowild@finnebroguewoods.com 48 hours prior to your experience.

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