Check in point and where to buy your day tickets, course tickets and Wilderness Gathering T. Shirts.
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.
Food and drink available throughout the weekend includes:
An opportunity for you to bring your unwanted or surplus Bushcraft kit and put in up for sale on this stand.
Wilderness Gathering has had a long association with various Scout groups almost since the very first Gathering, this year we are pleased to welcome:
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.
Want recognition and acknowledgement for having the best trade stand at the Gathering? For 2020, Roger and Dominic are continuing to encourage all traders to bring stands and displays that echo our Eco-Organic theme and reflect the ethos of Bushcraft, we will be giving an award for the stand that best represents this.
2019 winners were 'Living By Nature'
Canoeing and other activities.
Group Scout Leader – Martin Gausden Tel: 01424 892603
1948 Original Equipment has been conceived from experience, necessity and a desire to shape the future. Many great explorers, sportsmen and pioneers have made subtle modifications to their equipment to make tomorrow a little better. A group of friends, following in these footsteps, decided to do the same and 48 OE was born. We are a specialist company that provides equipment, clothing and gear for anyone interested in expeditions, travel and the great outdoors.
Timberhitch Archery target practice for all ages. Various weights of Bow provided.
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.
The purpose of this, the official Association of Polelathe Turners & Greenwood Workers web site, is to promote green woodworking and all its associated crafts so that once again the woodlands of the world are nurtured and valued as a source of employment and enjoyment.
Backwoods Survival School, based in Scotland. Started in 2002 by Patrick McGlinchey, they run introductory and advanced courses in bushcraft, survival and wilderness living skills. Students come from all over the world and all age groups are welcome. The Veidemann – man of the wilderness, is an advanced course, run in the Telemark region of Norway.
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.
BodgerJohn may be seen demonstrating pole-lathe turning and running workshops at a number of festivals, gatherings and craft fairs throughout the year. Like most greenwood workers, he is always happy to share his knowledge and experience with anyone interested; and if they want to ‘have a go’, then so much the better.BodgerJohn enjoys applying his engineering knowledge and experience for the continual improvement and innovation of greenwood working equipment and tools, whilst retaining the essence of the fundamental principles of their operation and function..
Affordable secondhand knives, kit and tools.
Spoon, bowl and bow making, general green woodworking, peg loom weaving, spinning, clay modelling, Leaf and flower art. Sale of own made spoon carving knives and stools.
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.”
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.
Cornwall made, handmade knives and fire steel. Many types of knives design and shape to accommodate most of the outdoor savvy. all knives mad of O1 or 5160 steel and deferentially heat treated. During the event we will give a filed blade smith demonstration to forge knives with basic tools and we will invite the public to try the technique.
With over 70 years' experience as a family run business buying and selling Army Surplus and associated products we have established a system for (almost!) getting it RIGHT.
Tel: 01392 433331 Website: www.endicotts.co.uk
Promoting courses in bespoke woodcraft including steam bending, laminating compound and straight curves, scarf joints. From boat and canoe building to building a teardrop trailer. Demonstration to build an 8ft children's clinker canoe. We will have a 14ft clinker canoe, teardrop trailer and a laminated wooden wheel on show.
Tel: 07891 222974 Email: email@example.com
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.
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: 07801296255 or Website: www.germanscouttent.co.uk
Fine hand crafted knives for field and forest, kitchen and workshop. Tim Chilcott comes to knife making at Green Man Knives after a 25 year career as a master silversmith binging his meticulous eye for detail to his work making fine cutting tools and their sheathes.
Jackie Saull-Hunt, collecting and processing medicinal herbs. Herbal First Aid. Herb walk meeting point. Lotion and Potion Making.
Tel: 01424 871679 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
If Bushcraft was a material it would be leather. We sell natural, sustainable Bushcraft leather and everything else you need to make belts, knife sheaths, axe covers, bags, wallets and more. Performance with the right look we understand, and have developed several leathers specifically for Bushcraft.
Bringing us Lovington's ice creams.
Tel: 07955 644287
Interactive knot tying demonstration and instruction. Coyote and Coyote kids instruction
Tel: 0117 986 7146
Laura Carpenter is a medical herbalist registered with the National Institute of Medical Herbalists (NIMH). She gives talks and runs workshops on home remedies, and medicine making. She has a passion for native medicinal species and bringing that knowledge back into common use
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
Mobile blacksmiths and makers of Rocket stoves. Ongoing blacksmith demos throughout the weekend.
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
Pocket knives, stalking knives, fish filleting knives, larder knives and sharpening equipment.
Tel: 01747 830418 Website: www.moonrakerknives.co.uk
Traditional Green Woodworker. Hands on and have-a-go green woodworking making gypsy flowers, whistles, pegs and variuos other bits. Have-a-go mainly aimed at children, nothin more that £2 to make.
Nearly Wild has been set up by the founders of Nearly Wild Camping. We aim to bring together nature based business and organisations trading for nature, with those seeking nature based products. A community supporting the growth of a greener economy for the wellbeing of us and nature.
Make your own leather pouches
John Hickman's Youtube channel demonstrating many different primitive skills. Youtube Channel
Tel: 07530 477501
Sharpening and care of axes. Safety in use of axes - felling, side axe, froe adze. Demonstrations of the above including public participation with own axe.
Tel: 01237 425278 Email: email@example.com
Hampshire Explorer Scouts and Avon Scouts Stand for Scouting Recruitment, demonstrations of scouting skills designed to show the kinds of things youngsters can expect from modern scouting.
We are a friendly gaggle of witches which include wildcrafters, foragers, wild chefs, traditional crafts teachers, story tellers and lovers of all things wild. We are based in Northern England and we host seasonal workshops and gatherings at our beautiful three-acre site, where we also offer unique camping experiences for those coming from further afield.
Jon Mac - I am a spoon carver who lives and works on Dartmoor in Devon. I carve spoons and Kuksa from green wood, using the three main bushcraft tools. The Knife, Axe and Hook Knife. I find spoon carving gives me a greater understanding of these tools as I can demonstrate a precision of craft in the finished spoon.
Tel: 01626 833968 Website: www.spooncarvingfirststeps.blogspot.com
Have a go axe throwing stand.
Survival and Medical is run by former Search & Rescue winch man Ian Bonthrone and serves to provide training that is realistic and supply products that are suitable for those venturing off the beaten track.
Hand cooked pancakes served hot and fresh straight from the pan with sweet and savoury fillings.
Tel: 07889 788629 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ian Swain supplies traditional hand tools, carries out tool repairs and sharpening. He also delivers the occasional short course on tool maintenance and sharpening. He's one of the few people who will still re-handle garden, forestry and workshop tools.
Tom Linden will be promoting the UK Preppers Network show and demonstrating water filter bottles
Tel: 07704 703489 Website: www.ukpreppersradionetwork.co.uk
Custom blade smith, making hand made hunting, bushcraft, chef's knives, herb choppers and tactical style knives. Also selling White Tiger Knives branded T- Shirts as well as stabilised and hybrid woods for the hobbyist knife maker..
Selling edged Forsetry/Craft Tools, Axes, Hatchets, Drawknives, Billhooks and cooking items such as saucepans, frying pans, kettles etc.
Tel: 01404 850677 Email: email@example.com
Wild Harvest offer Wooden Tipi living, Courses and Activities in all things natural lifestyle and self-reliance. Experience TimberTipi living with your group, cook by fire, live by candle-light and slow your pace. Add on your own pick and mix choice from our famous range of bite-sized activities or come along to one of our popular Self-Reliance Crafts Retreats where we offer yoga, hot tub and massages so you go home empowered with lots of new skills
Specialist wilderness living skills workshops in fish skin tanning, tracking, birchbark, bone and antler crafts.For tools, tinders, containers, pouches bones and unusual nature crafts: Come and visit my stall where everything is genuinely hand made.
Our vision is a UK rich in woods and trees enjoyed and valued by everyone.
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.
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
Wyldwood Willow is a small business that was established in 2000. My aim is to re-educate people in the versatility and sustainability of this natural craft which I do by running and teaching workshops throughout the year. I keep in stock many types of baskets that I make during the year to provide the customer with a natural and beautiful handmade product.
Tel: 07816 005251 Website: www.wyldwoodwillow.co.uk